GUYANA’s World Cup qualifying campaign received a significant morale boost with a clear 4-team win against the Bahamas last Tuesday in the Dominican Republic
This World Cup qualifying victory is only second to Earl O’Neal’s 5-2 men’s defeat to Grenada on GCC ground, Bourda in March 1980. Guyana’s World Cup qualifying campaign began some 45 years ago, July 4, 1976.
Chronicle Sport and statistician Charwayne Walker will today take readers back beginning with that historic 2-nil victory over Suriname on GCC ground, Bourda.
The Guyana World Cup qualifiers defeated former Nemeses Surma in the notorious GCC 2-no Bourda. Goalscorers Vibert Butts and Keith Niles. Maurice Enmore’s men lost the game back 0-3 at the 1976 Paramaribo.
World Cup Qualification # 3: Guyana defeated Grenada 5-2 at GCC Bourda, March 1980. Goalscorers: Clyde Watson, who registered double. Forde Clyde, Gordon Braithwaite and Ashton Taylor.
Qualification # 4: Guyana defeated Grenada 3-2 at St. George’s. Goalscorers: Clyde Watson scored another double and Ashton Taylor. Qualification # 5: Missing 0-1 to Suriname at GCC Bourda 1980. Qualification # 6: Missing to Suriname 0-4 nil, Paramaribo 1980 and in the qualifying game # 7, missing to Cuba Havana 1980.
Qualification # 8: Missing for Cuba 0-3 at Mackenzie Sports Club, 1980. Qualification # 9: Missing for Suriname 0-1, Paramaribo 1984. Qualification # 10: Drew with Suriname one-all, GCC Bourda 1984. Goalscorer Terrence Archer.
Qualifier # 11: Guyana lost to Trinidad and Tobago 0-4 at Camp Ayanganna 1988, qualifier # 12: Trinidad and Tobago won a one-off, Arima 1988.
Qualification # 13: Suriname won 2-1, GCC Bourda 1992. Goalkeeper Anthony Stanton. Qualification # 14 was drawn with a one-all Suriname, Paramaribo. Kevin Archer, Goalscorer, 1992.
Qualification # 15: Lost to Grenada 1-3, GCC Bourda 1996. Goalkeeper Bryan Joseph. Qualification # 16: Lost to Grenada 0-5, St George’s 1996. Qualification # 17: Grenada won 6-nil, St George’s 2004. Qualification # 18: Grenada won 3-1, Blairmont Community Center. Goalcorer Carey Harris 2004.
Qualification # 19: Lost 0-1 to Suriname, Paramaribo 2008. Qualification # 20: Missing for Suriname 1-2, Providence National Stadium 2008. Goalkeeper Nigel Codrington 2008. Qualification # 21: Defended Barbados 2-nil, Providence National Stadium 2011. Goalscorers Charles Pollard and Shawn Beveney. Qualification # 22: Barbados 2-not defended, Bridgetown 2011. Goalscorers Anthony Abrams and Christopher Nurse.
Qualifier # 23 defeated Guyana Bermuda 2-1, Providence National Stadium 2011. Goarcorer Vurlon Mills, who scored the double. Qualification # 24: drawn with Bermuda one-all in Hamilton. Goalcorer Ricky Shakes. Qualification # 25: Trinidad and Tobago defended, Providence National Stadium 2011, 2-no, Goalscorers Ricky Shakes and Carl Cort. Qualification # 26: Lost to Trinidad and Tobago 0-3, Port of Spain 2011.
Qualification # 27: Guyana lost to Mexico 1-3, Azteac Stadium 2012. Mexico scored a goal of its own. Qualified # 28 Costa Rica won 4-nil, Providence National Stadium 2012. Qualification # 29: Drawn, El Salvador 2-all, San Salvador 2012. Goals goalkeeper Trayon Bobb scored the double. Qualifier # 30: Missing El Salvador 2-3, Providence National Stadium 2012. Goalkeepers Gregory Richardson and Christopher Nurse. Qualification # 31: Guyana beaten by Mexico 0-5, Houston Texas 2012. Qualification # 32: Missing for Costa Rica 0-7, San Jose 2012. Qualification # 33: Taken game with St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown 2016 with goalkeepers Ricky Shakes and Brandon Beresford. Qualification # 34: Game drawn with St Vincent and the Grenadines, Providence National Stadium 2016. Goalscorers Avery Welshman (2) and Neil Danns (2).
Qualification # 35: Lost to Trinidad and Tobago 0-3, Dominican Republic 2021. Qualification # 36: Bahamas defended 4-nil, Dominican Republic 2021. Goalscorers Terrence Vancooten, Kadell Daniels, Omari Glasgow and Avery Welshman.