‘Lady Jags’ beaten 1-2 by Antigua in Concacaf Gold Cup qualifier


Guyana’s Lady Jags suffered an opening round defeat to Antigua and Barbuda in their Concacaf Road to Gold Cup 2023.

On Tuesday, the senior national women’s football team went down 1-2 at the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association Technical Centre.

Gabrielle De Suza scored a brace for the home side, netting in the 13th and 51st, while Brianne Desa scored a consolation goal for Guyana in the 62nd.

Guyana’s next match is a must-win encounter with Dominica on Sunday at Wildey Turf, Barbados, from 16:00h.

The other team in the Group is Suriname, who defeated Dominica 4-0 in their opening match.

The Lady Jags have their sights set on securing victory and claiming the top spot in Group A of League B as the first-place finishers from each League B group, totaling three teams, will advance to the 2024 W Gold Cup Prelims.

The Road To Concacaf W Gold Cup, with 34 registered senior women’s national teams, is the qualifying tournament for the highly anticipated 2024 W Gold Cup, the top-tier competition for senior footballers in the Concacaf region.

Lady Jags Squad:

Goalkeepers: Chante Sandiford, Raven Edwards-Dowdall and Ludesha Reynolds

Defenders: Rylee Traicoff, Savanna Mondesir-Singh, Shennel Daniels and Brianne Desa

Midfielders: Alleia Alleyne, Dylana Makarowski, Ghilene Joseph, Hannah Baptiste, Masani Springer, Jalade Trim, Sandra Johnson, Stefanie Kouzas and Samantha Banfield

Forwards: Anya Tribune, Otesha Charles and Shyla Murray

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