Guyana’s U17 Golden Jaguars are set for a Saint Martin Challenge on the horizon as they aim for a top spot in Group A that would allow the young footballers to advance to the Championship stage of the Concacaf tournament.
On Wednesday evening, Guyana picked up our first win of the tournament by defeating Bahamas 4-0.
The Under-17 Golden Jaguars scored in the 4’ to gain a 1-0 lead over the Bahamas. Guyana went on to tack on another three scores via a Bryan Wharton brace (9’, 30’) and Christopher Whitter goal (18’).
On Saturday, the boys take on Saint Martin who currently sit at the bottom of the table with no points.
Their most recent loss came against Bermuda who triumphed 9-0 to take the victory.
Bonaire made it two wins out of two by edging British Virgin Islands 2-1.
Top two teams Bermuda and Bonaire, who defeated Guyana in the opening match, have played undefeated thus far in the tournament. The teams face off against each other on Saturday.
After facing Saint Martin on Saturday, Guyana’s boys take on British Virgin Islands on Monday then close out the group stage with a Bermuda face off to see who will progress to the championship stages.
The top finishers in each group will join the 16 top-ranked nations in the region to compete for the confederation’s title in 2023.
The Concacaf finals will take place in Guatemala in February 2023, with the four semi-finalists progressing to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.