Malta lost 1-6 to Turkey in the first of two futsal friendly matches which will be played at the Hibernians Pavilion, Corradino. The matches are part of the team’s preparation ahead of their international competitive commitments later this year.
Dean Gera scored Malta’s only goal.
The Maltese squad, under the guidance of coach Vic Hermans and his assistant Bert Kessen, is made up of:
goalkeepers Brian Baldacchino (Pentagon Properties), Matthew Mifsud (Naxxar Motors);
players Darren Agius (Paola Stars), Glenn Bonello (Naxxar Motors), Paul Bugeja (Paola Downtown), James Ciangura (ZC Excess), Clint Cope (Southenders), John Cutajar (Naxxar Motors), Jeanbert Gatt (Luxol Amazon), Dean Gera (Sliema Bilbao), Robert Magro (Naxxar Motors), Xavier Saliba (Paola Downtown), Carlos Scicluna (Naxxar Motors), David Smith (Los Street Boyz), Nicola Del Re (Pentagon Properties).
The two teams will be facing each other once again on Saturday, kick-off at 18:00.