Upcoming international friendlies…
Two promising Under-23 youngsters have been drafted into the Golden Jaguars squad ahead of this weekend’s international friendly against St Lucia.
They are Jermine “Panky” Junior of Fruta Conquerors and Delano Mentore, originally from Port Kaituma, of Slingerz FC.
In drafting the two youngsters Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz said, “”Panky” is quite a character; he is quick and explosive and is a pretty fast learner. Delano has a touch of gold – it may be early days yet, but he can be the future Shawn “Fatso” Bishop that our football needs.”
Shabazz added that the youngsters have talent, but need international exposure for them to materialise into ‘real’ players.
“And I am very eager to throw these young Jags into the wild world of international football,” Shabazz said.
Meanwhile, foreign-based players Brandon Beresford and Jamaal Smith have linked up with the Golden Jaguars squad and have participated in training sessions.
Beresford is a skilful midfielder, who plays for Graceland College in the USA and has played with the Jaguars before.
Smith is the six-footer centre back, who has been involved with the Jaguars since the 2012 World Cup Qualifiers.
The rest of the month will be busy for the Golden Jaguars with the St Lucia clash on Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium and a clash with Grenada on March 29. (Avenash Ramzan)