SINTRA, Portugal– The name of Trayon Bobb will forever belong in the Concacaf history books.
The Guyana National Team midfielder stenciled his name into Concacaf lore by becoming not only Guyana’s first ever player to score in the Concacaf Nations League, but the first goalscorer in the history of the tournament when he fired in a 46thminute shot during Guyana’s 2-2 draw with Barbados last Thursday.
Bobb, who plays his club football with Portuguese side S.U. 1 de Dezembro, spoke recently with Concacaf.com and recalled his historical strike.
“It was wonderful feeling,” said Bobb in an exclusive interview.
“It was great to represent my country and I’m very happy to have scored in such a big game. I only wish that we could have won the game, but I guess a draw is better than a loss and now we move on to the next game,” added Bobb.
The 24-year-old says he is hoping to be part of a Guyana team that clinches the country’s first ever Concacaf Gold Cup berth.
“I think if we can continue to work together, we can get results. Qualifying for the Gold Cup would mean a lot to us. We would be very happy,” said Bobb.
Buoyed by a boisterous crowd of 1,505 at the Synthetic Track and Field Facility in Leonora, Guyana overcame a late 2-1 deficit to Barbados to earn a draw.
The support they feel back home has Bobb and his teammates believing that the future is bright for Guyana football.
“It is great to play in front of our home fans, especially these big matches. Playing for your country is a wonderful feeling. The fans really keep us going,” concluded Bobb.