Cuba beats Guyana 2-0 in Olympic football qualifier

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UYANA went down 2-0 to regional powerhouse Cuba in their first game at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Olympic Qualifiers, played yesterday at the Antigua Recreational Ground. The Guyanese conceded both goals in the first half with Cubans first finding the net in the seventh minute through Frank Manuel Lopez and in the 41st minute off the boot of Darian Perez.

Guyana started with Anthony Whyte between the uprights and a defensive line-up that featured Joshua Brown, Daniel Whyte, Les Charles Critchlow and William Europe.

In the midfield, head coach Jamaal Shabazz turned to English-based Kadell Daniel, Alpha United’s Daniel Wilson, GFC’s Kareem Knights and Trayon Bobb who plays in the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League with Caledonia AIA.

Up front, Bobb’s teammate at Caledonia Pernell Schultz and Den Amstel forward Dellon Lanferman were responsible for getting the goals.

With only one team making it out of the group, yesterday’s encounter was a must-win for the Golden Jaguars who will now face Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday.

The Guyanese will wrap up their campaign against Aruba on Sunday, June 28.

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