TT and Guyana to face off in two international friendlies

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TT and Guyana to face off in two international friendlies

Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Team will face Guyana’s Senior Men in two international friendlies on May 13th and 15th at 7:00pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Both countries will be using the matches as part of preparations for upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers in June as well as Concacaf Nations League action which begins in September. Guyana,like T&T are in League A and have been grouped with Costa Rica, Guatemala, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Suriname.

T&T last met Guyana in a friendly at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on March 22nd, 2022, both teams playing to a 1-1 draw in the Courts Caribbean Classic

Trinidad and Tobago head coach Angus Eve said:

“We see these games as very important cog in the wheel of our preparations going into the World Cup campaign for 2026. It is an ongoing program that we have started since I have come on board where we get some international games to get the locally based players up to speed, see how they perform against international opposition. Guyana is also in the League A of the Nations League so it’s not slouches we will be playing. It gives the local players a final opportunity to be seen outside of their league against international opposition so that we can pick the final squad. That is what these exercise are about,” Eve told TTFA Media.

“The composition of the team consist of most of the players who have been with us throughout the campaign with a couple new players that we want to give that exposure to. We tried a couple players in the window against Jamaica and we will try to give an opportunity to some more players in these games.

“We also have a couple players in the country at this time as their leagues have finished. Andre Raymond, Josiah Trimmingham and Sheldon Bateau will be part of this group for the two games. We have a couple new players from the local league such as Daniel David, Matthew Woo-Ling, Ezekiel Kezar has been doing really well for Point Fortin Civic, as well as young Bailey from Police, Isaiah Lee and Josiah Wilson are players we all want to give an opportunity. It’s very difficult as in most windows we have a competitive game so these games are a good chance for them.”

Eve added that the discussions with TTFA President Kieron Edwards and his executive have been positive and encouraging.

“Everything that we are doing is geared up towards 2026, every player that we invite it’s an opportunity for them to stake a claim. We continue to go through the process to select the best team for Trinidad and Tobago.

“I think the three meetings that we have had with the President have been very fruitful. The President has been in the media saying how positive they were and we think they were also positive from our end. He and his new board is committed to helping us and the country to qualify for another World Cup and so far we think it has been very positive.”

Guyana Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz said:
“These two matches are a great opportunity to look at our home-based players fresh out of playing in the KFC Elite League. Trinidad and Tobago are formidable opponents and it will provide a stern test for the home-based players vying for a spot in the final squad for our FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June. The matches are a huge investment by both the GFF and TTFA because it helps to expose the home-based talent and widen the international team pool. Of course whether it is football, cricket, hockey or Rugby when Guyana plays Trinidad and Tobago we want to win so it ’s also going to be a title-fight.

Tickets will be on sale at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on both matchdays, priced at $75 for Covered and $50 for the Uncovered section.