The Guyana Football Federation Men’s National Futsal Team is preparing for the Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Qualifying Tournament scheduled for the end of January, 2016 in Havana, Cuba.
The Men’s National Futsal Team, Head Coach and Technical Director of the GFF, Claude Bolton states “It is a significant moment in our football development. The assembly of this National Team demonstrates our commitment to grow the game of futsal. This venture, regardless of results, can be the catalyst for the new Futsal Association to organize the game across the country and deliver it to a new breed of players.”
Bolton further states “It is a talented group that at first glance seems excited and anxious to see what the tournament will hold. They genuinely look eager to get to know each other on field. However, they do understand where we are right now and that this is a starting point. Importantly it is a group that is most proud to dawn the colours of Guyana.”
The Officials of the team are as follows:
- Claude Bolton, Head Coach
- Joseph (Bill) Wilson, Assistant Coach
- Denzel Thompson, GK Coach
- Mark Young, Manager
- Team Members Selected to Squad:
- Travis Bess
- Konata Mannings
- Eusi Phillips
- Daniel Favourite
- Austin Solomon
- Jerome Richardson
- Travis Grant
- Daniel Wilson
- Sherwin Skeete
- Richard Reynolds
GFF’s President Wayne Forde has noted “This is an opportunity to bring prominence to this version of football. Guyana has a rich tradition in the small-sided format but have, yet, to reach its full potential. We hope this experience to now inspire a new generation of young players.”
The Group Qualifiers Round is scheduled for the 22nd -24th January, 2016. The three Teams in the Group I, which Guyana will be competing is Antigua & Barbuda, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago. The winners of the Group Stage will then move onto the Qualifiers Final Round which is scheduled be played 24th -26th January, 2016.
The Team will be encamped from 15th -18th January, 2016 in Georgetown. The Media is hereby invited to a facilitated media session where they will be able to view the final half an hour of the last Training Session and conduct question and answer interviews with the staff and players on Monday 18th January, 2016 from 10:00a.m. -11:00a.m.