9 th March, 2017; Georgetown:
The Guyana Senior Men’s National Team will play Martinique in a friendly international match on Tuesday, 28th March, as part of the French Overseas Department’s preparations for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The game, part of the official FIFA calendar window for international matches, will take place at the McKenzie Sports Ground in Linden at 20:00hrs. Tickets for the game will cost GYD 1,500 each Martinique, which is funded and supported by the French Football Federation, also plays Barbados on 26th March.
“We are delighted that the Golden Jaguars will face Martinique this month as part of its warm up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup,” said GFF President Wayne Forde.
“This is going to be a great occasion and a challenging game against a very tough regional team that feeds a lot of players into the top leagues in Europe, as well as the French set-up.
It is vital for our own development that we use these international calendar opportunities to expose the Jaguars to strong opposition. We urge all of our football fans to come out and support the team.”
The last time Guyana played an international match in Linden was 19th May 2011, when Guyana beat Barbados 1-0. In July, Martinique plays in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup against the United States, Panama and either Haiti or Nicaragua.