Guyana moves 23 spots up FIFA ranking

— to host Canada on May 15

The Golden Jaguars continue their steady climb up the ranking system of FIFA, this time jumping 23 spots to 133 in latest ranking on Thursday.

Alex Bunbury
Alex Bunbury

Guyana’s latest wins against Anguilla and Puerto Rico in Round One of the Caribbean Football Union 2016 Scotiabank Men’s Caribbean Cup during last month was the reason for the sudden spike in the ranking.
Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President, Wayne Forde was pleased with the move, “I’m indeed very happy and exceptionally proud of the players, the coaching staff and the management team for the tremendous work they’ve been doing with that team. The senior male’s team represents a brand and it’s a brand that the Executive Committee of the Guyana Football Federation will manage very carefully.
“We believe that is the brand that will position Guyana on the international stage to our rightful place so I want to encourage the nation to join me in extending a heartfelt thank you to the guys for putting in the hard work that they have over the past three international engagements and to encourage them to strive to do better as we go forward in the Caribbean Football Union’s Scotiabank Caribbean Cup,” Forde noted.
While Guyana will play in Round two of the Men’s Caribbean Cup in June against Curacao and the United States Virgin Islands, the Golden Jaguars will host the Canadian National Team in an International friendly at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on May 15 as part of the Government of Guyana’s 50th Jubilee celebrations.
The game is being facilitated by GFF’s International Ambassador and former International Football Player/Canadian Hall of Famer, Alex Bunbury and is slated to start at 19:00h.