Unbeaten Golden Jaguars hunt vital point for League A promotion
Golden Jaguars’ Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz is counting on his troops to deliver a stellar performance against The Bahamas on Saturday (November 18) and clinch the crucial point needed for promotion to League A of the Concacaf Nations League.
Shabazz is confident in the chosen squad, featuring two goalkeepers, ten defenders, five midfielders, and five forwards.
Among them is Omari Glasgow, Guyana’s top goal scorer and the second-highest scorer in League B with six goals.
Shabazz anticipates their domination over The Bahamas at the Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium in the Dominican Republic.
Match time is 18:00h.
“The players know this is a big moment for Guyana and what a win can do for our lives and our country. So our attitude is to give total effort,” Shabazz said.
Adding that, “we go into the game with tremendous respect for our opponent but with a deep desire to get a positive result.
Injury to Reiss Greenidge, Jeremy Garrett, and Elliot Bonds means that we have had to find replacements in the squad and the starting team since they are usually the first eleven players.
These two matches will test the depth of the squad, and we are happy to have a newcomer in Canadian-based Osaze DeRosario.”
Golden Jaguars Squad:
Goalkeepers: Quillan Roberts and Akel Clarke
Defenders: Curtez Kellman, Jalen Jones, Marcus Wilson, Colin Nelson, Leo Lovell, Raushan Ritch, Liam Gordon, Jonathan Grant, Amos Ramsay and Marcus Simmons.
Midfielders: Daniel Wilson, Stephen Duke-McKenna, Nathan Moriah-Welch, Darron Niles and Ryan Hackett.
Forwards: Omari Glasgow, Kadel Daniels, Osaze DeRosario, Deon Moore and Kelsey Benjamin
The team boasts a favourable record against The Bahamas this season, having triumphed over them 3 – 2 on September 12.
The Golden Jaguars presently lead the standings in League B, Group D of the 2023/2024 Concacaf Nations League Group Stage with four points earned from three successive victories.
Their winning streak includes triumphs over Antigua and Puerto Rico.
Their sole aim for Saturday’s game is precise: secure one point for the promotion to League A, attainable through either a win or a draw.
Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde said the squad can deliver a historic victory on Saturday.
“The Golden Jaguars, holding a substantial lead in the standings, are steadfast in their quest for victory to advance to League A.
Their commitment is evident in their dedication in training. GFF and the entire football fraternity stand fully behind the Golden Jaguars on this history journey,” the GFF top executive shared. (GFF)