The national U15 male team will today wrap up a five-day encampment on the West Coast of Demerara.
The camp was held in preparation for the CONCACAF U-15 Boys Championship in the United States of America (USA) slated for August 13 – 19.
In a release to the media, Bryan Joseph, Head Coach of the National U-15 Boys team said he was pleased with the progress made by the players from the last camp: “We’ve seen progress faster than we’d expected. The team has grown a lot over the last few months and the several encampments we’ve had. We’re now in a position where we have a clear picture of our potential based on what we have been able to achieve. We also have a better understanding of how to prepare the guys,” Joseph said.
The former national striker noted that the new players from the GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres (ATC) included in the squad have added a competitive edge. “The camp has gotten very competitive and every position within the squad is being challenged by new members so we have observed that both the level of play and commitment have improved. Clearly we have seen the importance of the ATCs and how the developmental pathway of the players is coming together.”
Joseph pointed out that he expects Guyana to be very competitive in the August tournament: “This is still a process, we don’t have the final product as yet, we continue to build with a solid technical unit that is working together to bring out the best in the team. We expect a competitive tournament and we plan to be equal to the task. Therefore, we’re working to get the young footballers ready to face whoever comes before us.”