CFU U-17 Tournament Trials recommence Saturday … Inclement weather is a controlling factor

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THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) shortlisted 40 Under-17 players last Saturday from its initial trials in preparation for this year’s Caribbean Football Union’s Men’s Under-17 Tournament in mid-July 2016. The session is scheduled for the Guyana Defence Force ground, Camp Ayanganna at 13:00hrs with the alternative venue being the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora.
The shortlist also includes six players from the Bartica Football Association (BFA), who were unavoidably absent at the session last weekend.
Last weekend saw 72 players participate in the trials but inclement weather forced the abandonment of the GFF Technical Development Officer Lyndon France’s session.
The national squad will consist of 26 players and will be finalised on the day of the trials with encampment set to begin on the same day.
Members of the technical squad include Carlos Bernard (manager), Vurlon Mills (assistant coach), Andrew Hazel (goalkeeper coach) and Pablino Cupideo (physiotherapist).
The tournament will commence in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Guyana team is scheduled to depart Guyana on July 13, 2016.
Guyana have been placed in Group Four with USVI, Jamaica and Antigua & Barbuda.Their first game will be against Jamaica on July 15, 2016 at the Lionel Roberts Stadium, USVI at 14:30hrs.
The second and third matches in the round will be played on July 17 against USVI commencing at 17:00hrs and then July 19 against Antigua & Barbuda from 14:30hrs. The tournament will conclude on September 25 in Trinidad & Tobago.