Guyana’s two leading women referees Diane Ferreira-James and Nykasie Liverpool have been selected to officiate in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s championship from May 2-12 in Guatemala, the confederation has announced.
The two FIFA-accredited officials will join 19 other officials for the regional finals which will see the top three teams advancing to the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan from September 22 to October 13.
Liverpool will officiate in Group ‘A’ as an assistant referee. Teams contesting that group are Mexico, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas.
The experienced Ferreira-James, who resides in the Bahamas, was chosen to officiate in Group ‘B’ which comprises host nation Guatemala, Panama, Canada and Jamaica.
Ferreira-James recently officiated in the Under-20 Women’s championship and Olympic women’s qualifying finals.
Meanwhile, local FIFA referee and assistant referee Sherwin Johnson and Dion Inniss were selected to officiate in Group 5 matches of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club championships from April 29 – May 6 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Johnson, who was appointed to the FIFA list for the first time this year, is from Berbice.
The competing teams are Antigua Barracudas, W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago and the winners of Group two (currently being played in Guyana) and Group three.