As the Guyana Senior Men’s National Team, the Golden Jaguars, prepare to make history, having qualified for their first ever CONCACAF Gold Cup Competition, the team will commence preparations on June 1 with an international camp that will include two international friendly matches.
The camp begins on June 1 in Bermuda, where they will come up against fellow Gold Cup debutants Bermuda in an international friendly on June 6. The Jaguars then travel to Costa Rica to continue their camp over the period June 9 – 13; and while there, they will play another international friendly, this time against Caribbean powerhouse Haiti, on June 11.
From Costa Rica, the team would travel to their base in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, for their opening game of CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019, on June 18 at the Allianz Field against defending champions USA.
Head Coach of the Golden Jaguars, Michael Johnson, said: “We look forward to working with the squad over the coming days and weeks as we aim to build on the success of our qualification campaign. The selection process was not easy, and I understand there will be disappointment among some players; however, I’m encouraging players, fans and the media to get behind the squad as we aim to do the people of Guyana proud.
“Wherever you are in the world, we, the staff & camp players, are asking you to get behind the team and enjoy this historical moment. Your country needs you!”
The Golden Jaguars were drawn in Group D of the 16-team tournament with the USA, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago; and following their USA match, will travel to Cleveland, Ohio to take on Panama on June 22 at the First Energy Stadium, then play their final group game against Caribbean Football Union rivals Trinidad and Tobago on June 26 at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.