Glasgow ‘grateful for opportunities’ following Senior team call-up

In the world of competitive sport, making the National Senior Team is a momentous occasion for any athlete.
In the world of football, making the Senior National Team is an outstanding achievement in its own right, but when it’s done at the tender age of 17 years, it is undeniably quite remarkable.
The youngest member in the Senior Men’s Football Team, and quite frankly one of the most talented, is Omari Glasgow, who is poised to make his international debut this week, if he is given the nod, against the Trinidad and Tobago football team.
“I felt very happy, ‘cause I always wanted to make the National Senior Team,” the youngster told <<Guyana Times Sport>> as he described his reaction to the call-up during an exclusive telephone interview.

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He continued, “It means a lot to me, and I will try to work hard and do my best so I could make use of the opportunity.”
The local contingent of the team departed Guyana on Wednesday (March 17) for the Dominican Republic, where they will commence their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign. Thus far, the Golden Jaguars (inclusive of international players) have had several practice sessions.
Speaking on the experience thus far, Glasgow shared, “It’s been very great. I’m learning a lot from the players and the coaching staff so that I can improve on my game.”
Probed about what he hopes to grasp from the senior players, especially the internationally based ones, the teenager said, “What it’s like playing at the other levels, and highest level of football.”
It’s no secret that Omari Glasgow had his beginning in school football. A lightning bolt to watch on the wings, the youngster quickly gained recognition for his talent, and was subsequently integrated into the Guyana Football Federation’s Academy Training Center.
According to Glasgow, these experiences have proved valuable, since, “It helped a lot to create opportunities for me.”
No doubt, the opportunity would be a “dream come true” for the 17-year-old if he is selected as part of Guyana’s starting XI against the Soca Warriors.
Probed about his support system, the lad shared that several persons’ assistance has propelled him to this stage.
“A lot of people! Cause everyone played a part in my career so far, especially my grandparents, and I thank God for this so far,” Omari answered.
Sharing advice for other youngsters who are pursuing a similar dream, Glasgow said, “I would just say to ‘keep working hard, stay in school, take in your education and you will be successful in life someday.”