Be patient with us; we’ll get the job done! – coach Maximo

first_imgGOLDEN Jaguars head coach Marcio Maximo, is asking football fans to be a bit more patient with the country’s Senior Men’s National football team, as they push to qualify for another CONCACAF Gold Cup.Competing in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League, Guyana are currently second place in Group C of League B on six points from four matches, behind leaders Jamaica (nine points from three games), while Antigua and Barbuda are third and Aruba at the bottom of the table.Despite having two wins and a loss with six points like Guyana, the ‘Benna Boys’, who conceded 13 goals (the most in their group) scored just five of their own and are a -8 in goal difference. Guyana netted seven times, but had the exact number scored against them.Speaking to reporters following Guyana’s 5-1 win against Antigua and Barbuda on Monday at the National Track and Field Centre, the Golden Jaguars’ Brazilian coach said that apart from being happy with the win, he was happy to see the younger players and those based locally have a chance to shine on the biggest football stage in the region.Maximo came in for criticism following Guyana’s back-to-back defeats to Jamaica at home (0-4) and away to Antigua (1-2), but made it clear that fans and supporters of the team should be patient for results they want, since the team is going through a rebuilding stage following the players’ showing at this year’s Gold Cup.“We just need time and patience to improve this team. You wouldn’t have real development without giving chances to local players. This combination for me is a secret for Guyana where we have a team and a good squad.“I’m very happy with the win and of course we should develop a lot, we just started the job, and I think if we develop this way, great days are coming for Guyana,” Maximo said.With Jamaica almost certain about booking their ticket to the 2021 as an automatic qualifier, as the group winners, Maximo believes the second spot, which will see that team playing in qualifying tournament next March, is still open, adding I’m happy for this win because we take a few wins away … the amount of goals we scored also was very important.”In their latest fixture, Trayon Bobb scored two exceptional goals in the first half, while Kadell Daniel, Sheldon Holder and Pernell Schultz netted a goal each in what was Guyana’s first win against Antigua and Barbuda in 13 years.The last time Guyana defeated Antigua, they walked away 6-0 winners on November 24, 2006. Since then, the ‘Benna Boys’ won five consecutive games, with the latest being a 2-1 victory last Friday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.Guyana will host Aruba on November 15, and will then travel to Jamaica for their return clash on November 18.last_img