THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normalisation Committee yesterday confirmed that the country’s Senior National Team, popularly known as the Golden Jaguars, will face St Lucia in a Friendly International on March 22 at the Guyana National Stadium.
“This game follows on the heels of the Barbados encounter on February 01 when the Senior Men’s National Team (Golden Jaguars) drew with the host nation 2-2,” the Normalisation Committee said in a release yesterday.
According to the Normalisation Committee, “in a similar vein, the St. Lucia engagement will serve to also give the Head Coach and Technical Team another chance to further assess where our competitive game is as we continue to prepare for the CONCACAF preliminary qualifying round in June for the 2018 FIFA World Cup”.
The Committee pointed out that more players would be given the opportunity to impress the technical staff as GFF aims to put together the best possible team to represent Guyana.
Trinidadian Jamaal Shabazz was hired as the Head Coach for the Barbados game and the GFF was tight lipped on if the country’s former Technical Director would’ve been given the permanent position.
However, in the release yesterday, the Normalisation Committee said that a press conference will be hosted on Wednesday March 4 at their Georgetown head office where further details on the game and the composition of the team will be announced.
The GFF Normalisation Committee also informed that they are currently exploring the possibility of hosting another friendly international against a yet to be named country almost immediately following the St. Lucia game.