Walter Moore, ‘Jackie Chan’ in Golden Jaguars squad to face Suriname tomorrow

first_imgFINLAND-based and long-serving Golden Jaguars defender Walter Moore, along with Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson, was named in the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) 18-man squad that was announced yesterday.Golden Jaguars will play Suriname Senior Men’s National team tomorrow, as Guyana wrap up their training matches before their final CONCACAF Nation’s League Qualifier against Belize on March 23.Walter MooreThe squad, while predominantly Guyana-based, includes two international-based players – Sheldon Holder and Walter Moore. The latter arrived in Guyana last Monday.The squad consists of two goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders and four forwards.Guyana-based assistant coach Charles Pollard explained the criteria used to select the 18 shortlisted players: “Selection was down to hard work. Over the eight weeks, the players have demonstrated dedication, willpower and good attitude towards the programme.“Fitness was one of the key areas considered. They rose from an amateur level to an almost professional level in this regard. Tactical awareness was also another element considered, which is one of the areas where there is still some work to be done, but the players have been showing great improvement towards the playing philosophy.”Tomorrow’s match, scheduled for the Pierkhan Stadium, Nickerie, Suriname from 16:30hrs or 15:30hrs (local time), will see the team play a stronger opponent following previous training matches with Regional Member Associations teams and one from an elite club. Pollard said while the results are not the key focus, “an overall good performance will be required”.Among the technical squad are: head coach Michael Johnson; assistant coach Charles Pollard; goalkeeper coach Eon De Veira; team doctor, Dr Kojo Sandiford; physiotherapist Quacy Paddy; head of Sports Science, Wilson Toledo; head of Recruitment, Faizal Khan; Team Operations manager Rawle Adams; Equipment manager Trevor Burnett and assistant Equipment manager Levi Braithwaite.The training matches are part of the preparation for Guyana’s final CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against Belize at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.Tickets for the match are $1500 at the following locations: Andrew’s Supermarket – Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, The Guinness Bar – D’Urban Street, GT; West Indian Sports Complex, Robb Street; Nice Restaurant, Status Hotel, Croal Street, GT; Pegasus Hotel Guyana; KFC Outlets – Regent Street & Mandela Avenue; Dad’s Fish Shop (Den Amstel), Patsy Food Court and Bar, Linden Soesdyke Junction and The Fashion Box, Vendors Arcade, Bartica.Fan jerseys are also available at GFF Secretariat and Guyana Pegasus at G$5 000.The squad: Akel Clarke and Alex Murray (GK). William Europe, Walter Moore, Quincy Adams, King Solomon Austin, Sherwin Skeete and Kevin Layne (defenders). Leo Lovell, Trayon Bobb, Vurlon Mills, Clive Nobrega, Kelsey Benjamin and Pernel Schultz (midfielders). Gregory Richardson, Delon Lanferman, Sheldon Holder and Delroy Fraser (forwards).last_img read more

Ding Junhui battles back at snooker World Championships

first_imgHe leads China’s Ding Junhui by 10-frames-to-7 ahead of this afternoons session at 2pm, and needs just eight more to clinch the title for the second time.Ding is looking to become just the fourth player from outside Britain to lift the trophy in Sheffield.last_img