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York United Osaze De Rosario

De Rosario Scores On Guyana Debut

By on November 22, 2023 0 1179 Views

York United striker Osaze De Rosario found the back of the net to mark his first international appearance with Guyana.

The son of Canadian soccer icon Dwayne De Rosario accepted his Guyanese call up last week, but saw his planned debut against Bahamas this past weekend delayed due to adverse weather conditions in the Dominican Republic.

The country’s second match against Antigua and Barbuda took place last night and went swimmingly for the group leaders, who finished as six-nil victors. Osaze came on for Guyana at the start of the second halt, scoring a goal just about twenty minutes later by coolly curling one in for Guyana’s fourth of the night.

The win was Guyana’s fifth in a row, cementing the country as the group’s first place winners and earning them promotion into Concacaf Nations League A, where Canada also happens to rest.

The eldest De Rosario brother wasn’t the only Canadian Premier League athlete to feature for the victors, with out-of-contract York United defender Jonathan Grant getting 55 minutes of game time. Former CPL talents Marcus Simmons and Quillan Roberts also featured for the match, the former having broken into the national team setup this March.

Guyana Osaze De Rosario
Photo Credit: Guyana

This year saw Osaze tally up six goals in league play highlighted by a decision day brace that saw the club lock in a postseason berth. His prior season saw him earn a Best U-21 Canadian Player of the Year nomination after a 13 goal introduction, with York United inking him to a deal that runs through to 2024.

While his father Dwayne De Rosario made 81 appearances for the Canadian national team, Osaze never established roots with Les Rouges, instead recently answering the call from Guyana. With one goal already down, it remains to be seen if there will be any shake-and-bake celebrations for the Golden Jaguars.

Header Image Photo Credit: John Jacques

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