Guyana’s female National Football team; the ‘Lady Jags’, today made a courtesy call on Director Sports Christopher Jones at his Home Stretch Avenue office.
The team, who are in full preparation mode for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2016 Olympic Qualifier in the Dominican Republic next month, were told of how much the people of Guyana are rallying behind them, just like they did for the ‘Golden Jaguars’.
Jones, said the he’s “expecting the Lady Jags to do well and you’re going with the blessing from the Government of Guyana”
The Director of Sports extended an arm of gratitude to the ladies, stating that through his office, “the government will do whatever we can do to assist. Our doors are open, just for the calling we are prepared to represent Guyana”
Head Coach Mark Rodrigues thanked Jones for entertaining his team and stated that the ‘Lady Jags’ are being used as the machine to kick start awareness towards women’s football in Guyana.
Rodrigues pointed out that the ladies, unlike most other national teams do not desire remuneration from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), but rather have the resources spent in other areas of development of the game locally.
Guyana will play St Kitts and Nevis on August 21 and Cuba two days later with the winner from the Group advancing to the next round of the qualifier.
The ‘Lady Jags’ are hoping to become the first football team from Guyana to play at the Olympic Games which will be held in Brazil.