Soldano names final squad for UEFA Under-17 Championship

under-17-malta-wales130822Malta Under-17 coach Sergio Soldano named the final eighteen-man squad ahead of the UEFA Under-17 Championship which kick-off on Friday.

Although most players are born 1997, the squad also includes four players born 1998 and one born 1999. Two players are foreign-based – Conor Borg of Chievo Verona and Myles Beerman of Manchester City.

Malta plays its first game against England on Friday at the National Stadium at 18:00, then faces the Netherlands on Monday at the Gozo Stadium at 15:15 while the third game from Group A is against Turkey on Thursday at the National Stadium at 11:00.

The players selected by Soldano are:
goalkeepers Jamie Azzopardi (Mosta), Mikhail Sciberras (Balzan);
defenders Daniel Buckle (Hibs), Christian Degabriele (Pietà), Iousef Meli (Sliema), Neil Spiteri (Floriana), Jean Borg (Valletta), Nick Ghio (Hibs);
midfielders Conor Borg (Chievo), Juan Corbalan (Balzan), Jake Grech (Hamrun), Mark Scicluna (Sliema), Neil Tabone (Floriana), Myles Beerman (Floriana), Matthew Guillaumier (St. Andrews);
forwards Joseph Mbong (Hibs), Kyrian Nwoko (St. Andrews), Aidan Jake Friggieri (Sliema)