17-year-old Golden Jaguar ready to roar

Curtez Kellman is currently in the Guyana Golden Jaguars training camp ahead of the national side’s big clash against Canada’s Olympic team this Sunday, May 15 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. Kellman, at 17 years old, is the baby of the team and is eager to showcase his skills on the international scene.

The former St Mary’s High student is a brilliant young central midfielder that Georgetown Football Club (GFC) has nurtured who has been playing in the first team since joining the club in 2014.

The humble Georgetown youth, expressed his delight at being called up to the National team; “This has always been a dream for me; to be selected on the National Team, it has been a great moment for me to make my family and my club [GFC] proud, and I am full of joy.”

Kellman executes comfortably in a number of different positions, systems and formations while playing for GFC where he has started in over 20 games in the Stag Elite League Genesis and Finale segments combined.

Curtez Kellman taking part in the Golden Jaguars training session
Curtez Kellman taking part in the Golden Jaguars training session

Kellman has also scored some important free kicks for GFC and made numerous key tackles in the middle of the park. His series of impressive performances undoubtedly led to him being called up to the National Side.

Coach of GFC, Faizal Khan expressed his admiration for Kellman’s work-rate on and off the field. Khan praised Kellman as a “young, hard working, humble footballer who rarely misses a single minute of training. A great example of how a young Guyanese footballer should conduct himself in order to have a chance of making a life out of pro football in the future.”

Kellman’s family and friends all sent their well wishes and congratulations to the player. Khan gave his support to his star player saying he is extremely happy to see the GFC home grown philosophy continuing to bear fruit.

“Congrats to Curtez fly your club and country’s flags high our youth! We are proud!”

Sunday’s main event will be preceded by a preliminary showdown between the Digicel’s Inter-Secondary School Football Competition Champion Christiansburg/Wismar Secondary as they take on the Milo Secondary School Under-20 champion, Chase Academy at 16:00hrs. Players from both sides will be looking to impress on the grand stage as they also seek to don national colours one day.

The feature game will see the Golden Jaguars battle Canada’s Olympic team in a much anticipated game set to kick off at 19:00hrs. This exciting double header forms part of the calendar of events for our nation’s Independence jubilee celebrations this month.