Silvio Vella names squad for Under-21 friendly match

Malta Under-21 coach Silvio Vella named the 20-man squad for the friendly match against Bosnia Herzegovina at the National Stadium on Wednesday, kick-off at 18:00.

This game will serve as preparation ahead of the first four Under-21 Championship matches away from home against Northern Ireland and Ukraine in October, Finland in October and Denmark in November. In March, Malta defeated Turkmenistan 2-1 but lost 0-1 to Kosovo.

From the provisional squad, Vella dropped Maverick Buhagiar, Dejan Debono, Marcus Grima and Jamie Zerafa.

The players selected by Vella are:
goalkeepers Timothy Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers), Andreas Vella (Mosta)

defenders Jean Borg (Valletta), Kurt Shaw (Sliema Wanderers), Connor Zammit (Hibernians), Michele Sansone (Sliema Wanderers), Nicholas Pulis (Valletta), Zachary Karl Grech (Pembroke Athleta).

midfielders Myles Beerman (Gżira United), Gary Camilleri (Senglea Athletic), Neil Frendo (FK Beograd, Serbia), Russell Fenech (Sirens), David Xuereb (Hibernians), Aidan Jake Friggieri (St Andrews), Jan Tanti (San Ġwann), Zachary Cassar (Senglea Athletic), Ayrton Attard (Birkirkara)

forwards Jan Busuttil (Pietà Hotspurs), Zachary Brincat (Mosta), Omar Elouni (Sliema Wanderers)

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