The Guyana Embassy in Brazil has been providing moral support to the Golden Jaguars setup during their historic Brazilian tour of Rio de Janeiro.
Jevon Rodrigues, the First Secretary of the Consulate, who represented Guyana’s Ambassador George Talbot, said, “This encampment is historic as it is happening in a year when Guyana and Brazil are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. Events to celebrate this milestone would be taking place in Brazil and Guyana. I would like to wish the team and management, on behalf of Ambassador Talbot, the very best going forward and encourage you to be the best, work hard and the good results will follow.” Rodrigues, a former President for the West Demerara Football Association, praised the Guyana Football Federation for the initiative which can boost the sport locally, and improve cultural relations between the nations.
According to Rodrigues, “Later in the year we should issue some stamps to commemorate the event so I think a team coming here at this time is very significant. It may have taken us 50 years to bring a squad to Brazil but I think our development is getting closer to the level that Brazil is. My word to the players is, remain committed, remain disciplined and doors will open for you. I am excited about the new management and coach; the atmosphere is just positive and I really admire that. I know that we are going to go places.”