Trials to be held for Futsal tourney

Guyana is officially slated to start preparation for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2016 Futsal Tournament via closed door tryouts for members of the team at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

According to a press release from the GFF “With Guyana set to participate at the January 22 – 26 CFU Futsal Tournament in Cuba, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will be hosting a closed door tryout for prospective Futsal National team members at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall”.

The release further said “The trial which runs from December 10 – 12 will see some of the country’s top Futsal players being scrutinized by Technical Director Claude Bolton and former National coaches Joseph ‘Bill’ Wilson and Denzil Thompson”.

It continued “Successful participants at the tryouts will be asked to join a minicamp in the first part of January where the final selection will be made. Guyana will be placed in Group ‘A’ with Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and Haiti, while in Group ‘B’, host Cuba will be joined by St Maarten, Costa Rica and Guadeloupe”.

The document noted “The top two teams from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) tournament will advance to the CONCACAF Futsal Championship. The 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship will be held in Costa Rica in May”.

The correspondence further stated “Same as previous editions, the tournament acts as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the CONCACAF representatives”.

“Guyana last participated at the CFU Futsal Tournament in 2008, finishing fourth behind winners and host Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti (second place) and Suriname (third place)”, it concluded.

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