Ebbsfleet United striker Ricky Shakes called up for Guyana World Cup squad
Ebbsfleet United striker Ricky Shakes has been included in
the Guyana squad for their World Cup qualifying games against
Barbados and Bermuda.
Shakes flew out to join his international team-mates
after Fleet’s 1-0 defeat at Wrexham on Saturday for
the matches on Friday and the following
He will miss Fleet's home games against Blue
Square Bet Premier leaders Gateshead on Saturday and
Luton Town next Tuesday.
Shakes, who qualifies through his father’s Guyanese birth,
played 10 minutes for Trinidad & Tobago in 2006, whom he
originally opted for via his mother’s heritage.
Although he did not meet FIFA’s age rules for switching
international allegiance, Guyana were successful in an appeal last
year to allow Shakes to represent their country.
He will be joined in Barbados and Bermuda by Burnley
defender Leon Cort.
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