Guyana Gets Grant For Nations League Matches
York United defender Jonathan Grant will feature for Guyana in the country’s upcoming Concacaf Nations League B matches against the Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda.
The three-time CPL champion is coming off of his first season with York United, having been a Forge FC original before trading orange for green this season.
While the Golden Jaguars haven’t released their full national team roster of yet, we’ve confirmed the out-of-contract Nine Stripes defender has accepted the call back to national team action.
The 30-year-old defender introduced himself to Guyana in some style this March, snatching an assist in a 2-0 Nations League win over Bermuda. After featuring against Montserrat, he returned to aid them in their Gold Cup qualification efforts this summer, last featuring in a 3-1 Nations League win over Puerto Rico.
That squad also featured his former Forge teammate Quillan Roberts, who now plies his trade in New Zealand. Both of them had once featured for Canada at the youth level.
The 2023 CPL season saw Grant fill in on both the middle and right flank for York United’s defensive line, making 17 appearances in a campaign that saw a collision with Theo Collomb leave him sidelined for a few weeks.
His four seasons with Forge prior saw him make 55 appearances and establish himself as quite a versatile player in both league and continental play.
Having now concluded his one-year deal with York United, it’s unclear if Grant will return to the club come 2024 – particularly given York United’s looming sale and a potential new direction for the team.
Guyana will kick off against the Bahamas on Saturday, November 18 before hosting Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday, November 21.