Guyana manager Jamaal Shabazz will be absent for their World Cup qualifier with Mexico in Houston, although he intends to coach from afar.
Shabazz’s assistant Wayne Dover said while he could take the lion’s share of duties away from Shabazz for the match, they will use an alternate strategy in order to allow Shabazz control at the BBVA Compass Stadium – Skype – after the coach did not travel with his side due to personal reasons.
“There are technology systems (Skype) that will allow him to communicate with the group,” Dover said.
“The players here know the style of play, and I’m sure they’ll give a great exhibition.”
Guyana is bottom of the group that includes El Salvador, Costa Rica and Mexico. The Mexicans have already qualified for the final round.
“They’re a superior team, they’re at all the World Cups,” Dover said of Mexico, adding that the experience will ultimately benefit his side.
The first match between Mexico and Guyana ended with Jose Manuel de la Torre’s boys notching a 3-1 win at the Estadio Azteca.