Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Technical Director Bryan Joseph has confirmed that preparations for the much-anticipated Under-17 Girls’ international friendly series between Guyana and Suriname are well on track.
The series is poised to kick off on November 25, with two home games scheduled in and around Georgetown.
Joseph expressed his enthusiasm for the bilateral series, highlighting its significance in fostering collaboration between the two nations in various youth football development activities.
He noted that over the coming years, both countries plan to engage in several male and female youth series, providing invaluable exposure to international football for young players.
The Under-17 Girls from Guyana and Suriname missed out on the CONCACAF U17 Qualifiers earlier in the year, making this series a crucial opportunity for them to gain international experience.
The friendly matches will allow the players to have four international games under their belts before the year’s conclusion.
The rarity of youth national teams playing on home soil has prompted the GFF to encourage fans to come out and support the Junior Lady Jags in their home games on November 25 and 26.
This initiative aims to boost the players‘ morale and create a vibrant atmosphere for the youth teams.
Technical Director Bryan Joseph emphasized the importance of these matches for developing young talents. He expressed optimism that the Junior Lady Jags would deliver impressive performances and thwart Suriname from securing victories on their home turf.
The series will extend into December, with Guyana set to compete in Suriname on December 16 and 17, marking the conclusion of the 2023 competitive season for both teams.
Suriname Football Association (SFA) Technical Director Biswajeet Kali echoed Joseph’s sentiments, stating that the agreement with Guyana is a fantastic opportunity for Surinamese young female players to gain international experience early in their careers.
Kali emphasized the collaborative nature of the initiative, with plans to include French Guiana in the process next year.
The matches are not only anticipated for their competitive edge but also for the broader goal of nurturing young talent and fostering regional cooperation in football development.
As both nations gear up for the U-17 Girls’ international friendly series, football fans anticipate the clash between the Junior Lady Jags and Suriname’s youth squad.
The GFF encourages supporters to unite and rally behind the teams as they proudly represent Guyana on the international stage, concluding what has been a competitive and developmental season for both sides.
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