York United Football Club defender, Jonathan Grant, is the lone newcomer in Coach Jamaal Shabazz’s 23-man squad for Guyana’s teams upcoming campaign in the CONCACAF Nations League.
The country’s senior Men’s National Football team will be in action on March 23rd in an away game against Bermuda after winning the first leg at the National Track and Field Centre 2 – 1, thanks to goals from Trayon Bobb and Omari Glasgow.
The Guyanese men are sitting second in Group B of League B in the CONCACAF Nations League behind an unbeaten Haiti on six points, while Bermuda are in third with 4 points.
Grant, 28, who plays along with Golden Jaguars forward, Emery Welshman with Forge FC in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), is born to Guyanese parents. In terms of international exposure, Grant was a call-up for Canada in 2015 for their two friendlies against Iceland, while also playing for the Canadians in the Pan Am Games (2015) and the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying.
Grant will have his former Forge FC teammate, Emery Welshman as his forwards, along with Chicago Fire talisman Omari Glasgow, Pernel Schultz (Police FC), Trayon Bobb (Western Tigers), Kelsey Benjamin (GDF) and Tre Medford (Boston United FC).
The other defenders are Colin Nelson (GDF), Jeremy Garrett (Slingerz FC), Jaylen Jones (Cray Wanderers FC), Bayli Spencer Adams (Leicester City), Marcus Wilson (Caledonia AIA), Liam Gordon (Walsall FC), Kadel Daniel (Folkestone Invicta FC) and Samuel Cox (Welling United FC)
Nathan Moriah-Welch, who is enjoying an exceptional season with Newport County FC, will be in the midfield along with Elliot Bonds (Cheltenham FC), Leo Lovell (Slingerz FC), Curtez Kelman (Police FC) and Daniel Wilson (Western Tigers).
Quillan Roberts (Western Suburbs FC, New Zealand), Akel Clarke (Slingerz FC), and Kai Mckenzie-Lyle (Welling United FC) are the goalkeepers.