Cyprus test for women's national team

Malta’s women’s team will be engaged in yet another friendly, this time against Cyprus, in a match which will be played at the Paphiako Stadium in Paphos on Saturday.

The match will give the opportunity to coach Pierre Brincat to provide his units with ample playing time, with the possibility of being able to assess more thoroughly their potential at international level. It will also give the team the chance of extending their recent winning run and thus confirm their progress in these last two seasons.

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Cyprus should be a good test for our girls who are in the phase of preparation for stiff international competition.

Brincat, who is assisted by Mark Gatt, has picked 18 players from six different teams, Birkirkara, Hibernians, Gozo, Mġarr, Mosta and Pembroke.

The players selected by Brincat are:
goalkeepers Sharon Costantino (Mosta), Janice Xuereb (Birkirkara);
defenders Rebecca D’Agostino (Mosta), Stefania Farrugia (Birkirkara), Kelly Agius Pace (Birkirkara), Ann Marie Said (Gozo), Gabriella Zahra (Birkirkara), Charlene Zammit (Hibs);
midfielders Nicole Buttigieg (Mosta), Ylenia Carabott (Hibs), Rachael Cuschieri (Birkirkara), Amber Grech (Pembroke), Natasha Pace (Mosta), Antoinette Sammut (Mgarr), Dorianne Theuma (Mosta), Emma Xuereb (Mosta);
forwards Jade Flask (Mosta), Tracy Theuma (Gozo).