A three-man team from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) left for the mining town of Bartica yesterday to conduct a players’ assessment exercise with the aim of selecting players for a national under-17 camp to be held in Georgetown from July 17-25. This programme, which was also conducted in Georgetown and Lethem, is geared towards preparing a national unit to participate in the Under-17 World Cup qualifiers that will be hosted by Guyana in
mid-August. Guyana will play host to Anguilla and the Netherland Antilles.
The three-man delegation includes Technical Director of the GFF Mark Rodrigues, Colin Baker, Programme Director and Lawrence Griffith, Administrator. Stabroek Sport understands that players will be undergoing a series of tests before selection is made.
This publication also understands that the three officials were impressed with the passion displayed by the Lethem players, coupled with their aggressive nature and technical ability.
According to word coming out of the GFF the three GFF officials will also be travelling to Berbice today where the process will be repeated.
Linden and West Demerara will be the last and final stops on the scouting tour of the country tomorrow. Meanwhile, the first two recruitment stages were completed in Georgetown at the Carifesta Avenue Ground on Tuesday and in Lethem on Wednesday. Selections were also made after those exercises from the more than 30 players from both associations.