In terms of geography, Guyana
belongs to South America, but with regard to football, the country is part of the North, Central American and Caribbean confederation. In recent years, internal political wrangling has beset Guyana
. These problems have naturally affected football, which is only behind cricket in terms of popularity. However, the national association is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to develop youth football to provide a solid foundation for the future. All ten regions conduct championships at U-13, U-17, U-20, U-23 and full (A) level. The national association also enrols its teams for all competitions organised by the CFU (Caribbean Football Union), CONCACAF and FIFA. A number of players and coaches have exerted a positive influence on football in Guyana
, including George Greene, who was part of the West Indies football team that played against England in September 1959. Clive Brown was the first Guyanese player to receive a grant to study at a university in the USA (Clemson). He later became coach at Clemson and recruited more players from his home country.