THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has promoted Assistant Technical Director and former senior men’s national team player, Bryan Joseph, to the position of Technical Director (acting), in recognition of his strong record of implementing results-driven youth development programmes across Guyana.
Joseph has previously worked as GFF Youth Development Officer and coached various national youth teams. One of three Guyanese coaches with a valid CONCACAF ‘B’ Licence, he is currently training for an ‘A’ coaching qualification facilitated by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.
“Bryan has been instrumental in the great strides we have made, developing sustainable development programmes across Guyana for boys and girls,” GFF president Wayne Forde said. “His appointment underlines our long-term commitment to up-skill and empower Guyana-based talent across the spectrum of our activities.”
“As part of GFF’s commitment to Bryan’s long-term development, he is actively working his way through the CONCACAF coaching licence pathway, in addition to further up-skilling opportunities through our partnership with UEFA Assist and the Danish Football Association,” he added. “All this is geared towards ensuring that Guyana produces an eminently qualified Technical Director in the future.”
Joseph rose through the ranks at the GFF to serve as Assistant Technical Director under former Technical Director Ian Greenwood, who had been charged with designing and orchestrating capacity-building across GFF’s national technical and coaching structure. Since 2015, the GFF has facilitated official coaching certification at various levels for more than 70 home-based coaches.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to further serve Guyana’s football in this capacity,” Joseph said. “It is another step in working towards my dream. I am committed to ensuring that the development curve of Guyana’s football remains on the incline as I look to further strengthen the existing programmes that are working well for us, as well as to design and implement new programmes to take us even further.”
“I am happy that my commitment and hard work over the years have been recognised by president Forde and the executive committee,” he added. “They’ve invested tremendously in my professional development over the years and I will do everything within my power to ensure that the rewards match that investment.
“I look forward to the usual support of the stakeholders in the game as we push forward collectively.”