Grenada Football Association Unveils 21-Man Squad for 2023-2024 CNL Opener Against Suriname

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St. George’s, 5th September, 2023 – The Grenada Football Association (GFA) has released its 21-man squad for the eagerly anticipated opening match of the 2023-2024 Concacaf Nations League (CNL) against Suriname on Friday September 8 at 7pm (Kirani James Athletics Stadium). The showdown is set to rekindle a 17-year-old rivalry between the two nations, with the last encounter taking place in the Caribbean Cup on September 8, 2006, resulting in a 1-0 victory in favor of Suriname.

Head Coach Terry Connor is confident, believing that Team Grenada will rewrite history this time around. The squad is a blend of local talent and overseas-based players, with a total of 13 homegrown players proudly representing Grenada, comprising 62% of the squad.

The new additions to the squad bring fresh energy and international experience. Jermaine Francis, who plays for Chelmsford City FC in the UK, Jacob Bedeau, a player at English professional club Morecambe FC, and Darius Johnson, joining from FC Volendam in the Netherlands, will don the Grenadian jersey for the first time.

As the team prepares to compete in the top tier of the Concacaf Nations League, known as League A, the goal remains to maintain their hard-earned status. Grenada was drawn in Group B alongside Jamaica, Suriname, Honduras, Haiti, and Cuba.

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Grenada’s upcoming CNL fixtures are as follows:

September 12, 2023: Grenada vs. Honduras (Venue: Honduras)

October 12, 2023: Grenada vs. Jamaica (Venue: Home)

October 15, 2023: Grenada vs. Suriname (Venue: Suriname)

Senior Men’s Head Coach, Terry Connor, has been meticulously working with the team to create a positive training environment while focusing on enhancing player fitness. The GFA is proud to introduce the dedicated staff and talented players of the Senior Men’s Team who will carry the nation’s hopes and dreams on the football field.

Player Name Club Position
RIECE CHARLES-COOK Unattached Goalkeeper
JASON BELFON Paradise FCI Goalkeeper
CHAD PHILLIP FC Camerhogne Goalkeeper
BENJAMIN ETTIENNE Queen’s Park Rangers Defender
KAYDEN HARRACK Queen’s Park Rangers UK Defender
JOSH GABRIEL Unattached Defender
MACKELL GANNESS Hurricanes SC Defender
RHYIM GRIFFITH FC Camerhogne Defender
JACOB BEDEAU Morecambe FC Defender
KIMRON MARSHALL FC Camerhogne Defender
JACOB BERKELEY-AGYEPONG Unattached Midfielder
DARIUS JOHNSON FC Volendam, Netherlands Midfielder
ASHLEY CHARLES Wealdstone FC Midfielder
TREVON WILLIAMS Queen’s Park Rangers Midfielder
STEFFON ABRAHAM Paradise FCI Midfielder
DEON PHILLIP Queens Park Rangers Midfielder
SAYDREL LEWIS Paradise FCI Forward
JOSHUA ISAAC Paradise FCI Forward
KRISTON JULIEN Hurricanes SC Forward
JERMAINE FRANCIS Chelmsford City FC Forward
KHARLTON BELMAR Richmond Kickers Forward

Staff Name Position
Terry Connor Head Coach
Marc Marshall Assistant Coach
Desmond Noel Goalkeeper Coach
Wayne Andrews Fitness Coach
Mario Christopher Physiotherapist
Renaldo Clarke Team Doctor
Franklyn Baptiste Equipment Manager
Joel Calliste Team Manager

The Grenada Football Association invites all football enthusiasts and fans to join us in supporting our Senior Men’s Team as they embark on this exciting journey in the 2023-2024 season.

Ticket prices:

Main Stand- $30                       Secondary Stand-$20              

Secondary School and TAMCC students (Secondary stand)- $10    Children 12 and under free

Ticket outlets:

Gitten Healthcare Pharmacy, Grenville                             Shy’s Bar (Victoria)

Chucky’s Bar                                                                           Kalico Shopping Center (Sauteurs)

Grenadian Optical                                                                  gfatickets.com

Heather’s Boutique                                                                go2fete.com

Kelly’s Hotspot (Gouyave)


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