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

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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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