Senior Men National Team Remains In Training

PR – The Senior Men’s National team will remain in training despite the  postponement of the Concacaf Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. 

That is according to the Grenada Football Association (GFA) Technical Director,  Jerry Alexis.  

“We must keep ourselves in training. We are quite aware that the Qualifiers are being suspended until next year. However, we decided we will continue with our  training. It is very important to us that we remain focus and do not deviate from  our plan,” Alexis stated. 

The preliminary matches which were scheduled to be played during FIFA match  window in October and November were called off because of the ongoing  COVID-19 global pandemic. Concacaf made the announcement in a recent  statement. 

Grenada is drawn in Group A and was set to meet El Salvador on October 8 in  an away game, before facing off against US Virgin Island a week later (October  13) at the Kirani James Athletes Stadium. In November, they were scheduled to  face Antigua and Barbuda away on November 13, rounding off Round one (1) four days later at home against Montserrat on November 17. 

All matches will now be played during FIFA’s match window in March 2021 and  the new schedule will be released in due course. 

Aware the team was looking forward to playing football again after all sporting  events were suspended in March when the country went on lockdown, GFA’s  Technical Director said the safety of the players will always be put first working  in this new COVID -19 environment.  

He noted that the Spice Boyz team will continue to work hard to continue with its  success coming out of the Concacaf Nations league (CNL) matches. 

“We would use the extra time to continue with our preparation, this gives us  some more time to develop some of the younger players he concluded.