On Behalf of Grenada Football Association allow me to extend heartfelt public appreciation to the players for the grit, fervor, tenacity and patriotism displayed in their first match.
We put the two human errors behind us and prepare for the next one against Qatar.
Saturday’s sold out match warrants some viewing parties in Grenada and all of the Diaspora as we pray for a more favorable result.
While the view sometime expressed by some of our fans are not always favorable to the team and selection of starting lineup, we know deep down inside everyone is wishing well for the team.
As you assemble wherever you may be on Saturday don’t forget to wear the national colors and to wish for a most favorable result.
We thank you our local fans for believing in us and our abilities to rise to the occasion.
They offered themselves as ambassadors, gave their best though it was not enough to bring glory to especially thir fans.
While we lost all three matches, conceded some goals that were our errors (tactical and technical unforced), we also rose above every dubious decisions that have affected our true potential and performances.
We shall not lament on the things we could not change, nor the forces that worked adversely to our pursuit. Instead we go at it again and get ready for our third attempt at the elite tournaments when they come around.
The 2021 Gold Cup started with 35 of those teams pursuing a spot, Grenada like a few others qualified by winning our group and getting promoted to Concacaf League A. ( Premier League of Concacaf).
Each of our individual players those at the Gold Cup and others pursuing selection must be realistic with where they are with their game and work ten times harder to get closer to matching with the best of our Confederation.
Finally, thank you to our fans in the Diaspora, well wishers, pundits, critiques and everyone else who saw us complete our journey in this leg.
They say apple’s don’t fall far from the tree and this might be the case of Grenada’s wonder boy Kwazin “Kante” Theodore. He is the son of current GFA Youth Parish coach and former national player Christopher Joseph.
Kwazim started his GFA club football playing for Honved FC then moved to Queen’s Park Rangers FC (1969) then unto FC Camerhogne and is now playing for St. David’s FC.
He has a stint in Antigua in 2019 playing for All Saints FC.
Kwazim is quite an unassuming midfielder whose work rate is very high and though he is not compared to Kante, his energies and work ethics is similar on the field of play.
The 25 year old started playing for Grenada in 2017 and has been a stable player on the midfield ever since.
His high work rate and de deprive moves has seen him create problems for many of his opponents in regional and international matches.
With 29 caps and one International goal under his belt, the Grand Anse native wants to make as name for himself in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
He is credited for taking his current club St. David’s FC to a new level in domestic football and is also hoping the club will secure promotion to GFA Premier League this season.
Kwazim local coach Albert ” Max ” Hercules describes him as the Rolls Royce for his club. In describing his importance to the club he said ” Kwazim is a silent deadly weapon, very deceptive and full of energy. He is part of the reason we are doing well this season”.
Former SMNT coach Shalrie Joseph placed plenty of confidence in the midfielder whose father Christopher Joseph also played on a similar position.
We wish him all the best in the upcoming matches and hope for his best ever game to emerge in the tournament.