Forde engages Brazilian Federation President in historic meeting

– Establishment of Development MoU discussed

The presidents of neighbouring football federations in Guyana and Brazil have engaged each other in discussion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two nations for the further advancement of the game in Guyana.
The discussions were held at the Brazilian Football Federation (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol – CBF) on Thursday, and the MoU was high on the agenda.
President of the Guyana Football Federation, Wayne Forde, in presenting the MoU to his counterpart, CBF President Rogerio Caboclo, indicated that the historic agreement would be very beneficial to the continued development of football in Guyana.

GFF President, Wayne Forde, displaying a custom-made Brazilian jersey presented to him by Confederação Brasileira de Futebol President, Rogerio Caboclo

Included in that MoU are areas for coaches, referees, competitions management, sports marketing, infrastructure development and pitch maintenance.
The Brazil interface between the two federation presidents would be followed up with another meeting when the presidents assemble for the 69th FIFA Congress, which will take place in Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, on June 5th, 2019. This meeting would involve key officials of FIFA.
Commenting on the engagement with his counterpart, GFF President Wayne Forde said: “There is no quick-fix to genuine football development; however, the process could be less arduous with technical assistance from the Brazil Football Federation. The CBF has been very positive throughout our discussion, and they, too, have asked what took us this long to engage them.”
President Forde’s visit was a multi-faceted one, since similar MoUs are being pursued with other Brazilian clubs.
The journey from Guyana’s historical qualification to its first ever participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament commenced in Brazil last August when the Senior National Team, known as the ‘Golden Jaguars’, engaged in a two-week train-and-play camp, setting the foundation for its eventual qualification via matches in the CONCACAF Nations League.