After watching the local players in action during the four teams, a two-day Bounce Back Football Classic, Guyana Football Federation President Wayne Forde believes the technical staff have “something really good to work with” before preparing for forthcoming international commitments.
Guyana is down to compete in this year’s 2022 World Cup Qualifiers and Concacaf Gold Cup Qualifiers, and Forde was passionate about the level of football displayed in the Classic, despite players being inactive for 10 months, due to COVID-19.
“I think everyone was surprised at the quality of the game (final between Georgetown and Linden All Stars),” Forde told the media after the championship match.
“Obviously, for someone with a slightly deeper understanding of the game, you’ll know that the pace is a little slow; there were times when you could see that the technical ability of the men was a bit off, but when you consider that most of these players have been inactive in a very structured way for the better part of 10 months and to come out and give With this kind of performance, we have to be proud. “
Forde continued: “I’ve been sitting with the national technical team doing the assessments and they feel they have something good to begin with. We are a little late on when we would like to start national team preparations, but I think this is very encouraging signs, although there is still a lot of work ahead, we have something really good to work with. “
The technical staff, noted Forde, will call for a preparation format for the Golden Jaguars, once that process gets all clear to begin with.
“I know we have plans for international friends, but until the technical staff have made those decisions it is not for me to pronounce those things,” explains Forde.