The Golden Jaguars commenced training yesterday at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary ahead of back to back friendly internationals commencing on March 22 against St. Lucia and March 29 against Grenada.
Under the guidance of Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz and his Assistant Wayne Dover, yesterday’s session was shortened due to a late start since the ground was also being used for the Guyana Cricket Board Under-17 competition match between Demerara and Essequibo.
Speaking with the media, Shabazz noted that a number of young players would be used for the St. Lucia encounter the likes of USA based Brandon Beresford, Canada based Jamaal Smith and some of the T&T based players who will likely join the team closer to game date.
He noted that this is the rebuilding process that will return Guyana to a formidable unit accepting that there will be a lot of work and the process would not be easy.
Commenting on back to back matches, Shabazz, complimenting the Normalization Committee said that it was a huge step to organize the matches to bring back international matches to Guyana after such a long layoff.
Given the short time frame, Shabazz shared that the focus would be on tactical work with a view of getting the team to play the way they want them to in attack and defence.
“We are happy that the players are engaged in their clubs with the Kashif & Shanghai tournament preparations so they are coming in a lot better than the last time.”