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NATIONAL UNDER-17 TRIALS FOR CARIBBEAN FOOTBALL UNION’S (CFU) UNDER-17 TOURNAMENT TO RECOMMENCE ON SATURDAY

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NATIONAL UNDER-17 TRIALS FOR CARIBBEAN FOOTBALL UNION’S (CFU) UNDER-17 TOURNAMENT TO RECOMMENCE ON SATURDAY

– inclement weather is a contributing factor

30th June, 2016; Georgetown: National trials for the Under-17 players who will participate in the Caribbean Football Union’s Under-17 Tournament will recommence this Saturday at the Guyana Defence Force Ground, Camp Ayanganna at 13:00hrs with the alternate venue being the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora.

It will also include six players from the Bartica Football Association (BFA), who were unavoidably absent in the last session.

According to Lyndon France, GFF’s Technical Development Officer, last weekend saw 72 players participating in the trials but due to the inclement weather, it was abandoned on Saturday. However, 40 players were shortlisted by the Guyana Football Federation’s technical squad following trials last Saturday.

The national squad, which will consist of 26 players, will be finalized on the day of the trials and encampment will begin on the said day. The team is scheduled to depart Guyana for USVI on the 13th July, 2016.

Guyana has been placed in Group Four with USVI, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda and will play their first game against Jamaica on 15th July, 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 the 19th July against Antigua and Barbuda commencing at 14:30hrs – please see tournament fixtures attached. The tournament is scheduled to conclude on 25th September, 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Other members of the technical squad include Carlos Bernard (Manager), Vurlon Mills (Assistant Coach), Andrew Hazel (Goal Keeper Coach) and Pablino Cupideo (Physiotherapist).

Facilitated interviews with players will be accommodated at the venue during the course of the trails.

For more information, please contact:

Debra Francis (Ms.)

Communications and Public Relations Officer

Tel: 592 227 8758 (o)

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