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After playing 17 years for Guyana, talent defender Walter Andre Moore has announced his retirement from International Football on Tuesday after the Golden Jaguars were booted from round three of the Scotiabank Men’s Caribbean Cup by defending champions Jamaica.
Speaking to the media, Moore said, “I Have been playing for Guyana since 1999 and I have played at every level and I think it is time for me to step away and give some of the youngsters an opportunity, to progress on the national scene”.
He added, “Me stepping away from the game does not mean I’m turning my back on Guyana football, I will look at it from a different perspective and help the younger ones in contracts and try outs in Europe”.
Moore, who made his first appearance for the senior team in 2004, says it has been a pleasure playing for the Jaguars.
It has been a pleasure, we have had one good and some bad times but everyone good story must come to an end and I think this is the end for me”, the 32 year old emotionally stated.
Quizzed as to whether the loss was a determining factor in the retirement he responded saying, Not really, I think I did everything I could have for Guyana football in terms of playing now its time for me take it to a next level and help the kids get an opportunity to live a professional life I was given the opportunity.
The left back further stated, “It was not the loss, I was thinking about it for a while, I have dedicated most of my life to Guyana football, sometime you need a new challenge it is time for me to focus on my professional career I got a few offers at the end of the season; I’m 32, the body can’t take the travelling and playing day in and day out and that made my decision much easier”.
In March 2015, Moore signed a two-year contract with Finland based club FF Jaro and has played extensively in Trinidad and Tobago TT Pro League, for North East Stars and Caledonia AIA. He was part of the Caledonia team which won both the Trinidad and Tobago Cup and the Trinidad and Tobago Pro Bowl in 2008.
Moore was loaned by Caledonia AIA to Charlotte Eagles of the USL Pro league in April 2011
Moore has played left back for the Guyana national football team since 2004. He scored his first international goal on October 13, 2010 in a 2010 Caribbean Championship game against the Netherlands Antilles.