Ghedin, Vella name senior, Under-21 squads

National coach Pietro Ghedin and Under-21 national coach Silvio Vella named the senior and the Under-21 national squads for their commitments later this month.

The Malta A national team hosts Moldova in a friendly match on Thursday 24 at the National Stadium while the Under-21 side takes on Montenegro at the Hibernians Stadium on Wednesday 23 and then the Czech Republic on Tuesday 29 at the National Stadium in two UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

For the senior side this is the first of four friendly matches ahead of the European Qualifiers leading to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On the other hand, the Under-21 side earned five points so far following a win over Latvia and two draws with Moldova and Montenegro in three games away from home.

Ghedin named the following players:
goalkeepers Andrew Hogg (AEL Kalloni), Justin Haber (Hibernians), Henry Bonello (Valletta)
defenders Andrei Agius (Hibernians), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Steve Borg (Aris Limassol), Zach Muscat (SS Akragas Citta’ Dei Templi), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Justin Grioli (Balzan), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara), Clayton Failla (Hibernians)
midfielders Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians), Paul Fenech (Balzan), Rowen Muscat (AC Pavia), Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara), Andre’ Schembri (AC Omonia Nicosia)
forwards Michael Mifsud (Valletta), Terrence Vella (Qormi), Jean Paul Farrugia (Sliema Wanderers), Alfred Effiong (Balzan).

On the other hand, Vella selected the following players:
goalkeepers Jurgen Borg (Hibernians), Matthew Calleja Cremona (Floriana), Yenz Cini (Mosta)
defenders Samir Arab (Balzan), Cain Attard (Birkirkara), Emanuel Briffa (Floriana), Michael Johnson (St. Andrews), Samuel Magri (Dover Athletic), Karl Micallef (Pietà Hotspurs), Brandon Muscat (Tarxien Rainbows), Daniel Zerafa (Tarxien Rainbows)
midfielders Johann Bezzina (Sliema Wanderers), James Brincat (Mosta), Jake Grech (Hamrun Spartans), Ryan Camenzuli (Birkirkara), Kyle Cesare (Pietà Hotspurs), Llywelyn Cremona (Valletta), Matthew Guillaumier (Birkirkara)
forwards Siraj Eddin Arab (Pembroke), Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians), Joseph Mbong (Hibernians), Luke Montebello (Tarxien Rainbows)

8 comments
  1. Kif jista ikun li lydon micallef qijad forma tajba u jithala barra. Virus kbir gewwa l’Mfa li majfiq qatt. Ta linqas zewg strikers min erba maghzula bilkem qedin jilghabu jew jilghabu ftit wisq ma team rispetiv taghhom.inkredibli…..

  2. Nafu li sentejn u nofs ohra jibda n Nations League u jidher li ha nibqaw ma natux cans players li sa dak iz zmien jafu jkunu fil peak tal karriera taghhom. nispera li l istaff tekniku ta l MFA qed jahseb fuq in Nations League ghax hemm ha nkunu qed nikkompetu ma timijiet li jkunu fl istess ilma, jew harira ahjar minna. Jekk ma naghmlux success fin Nations League ma nafx fejn qatt nistaw niksbu rizultati f loghob kompetittiv

  3. Ma jistax ikun tigi friendly u ma taghtix cans lil players godda. Nahseb Ayrton Azzopardi u Lydon Micallef setghu intghazlu. hasra!

  4. Nispera f’Alla li meta Pawlu Zammit jiddeciedi li jieqaf minn mal Belt (ghax zgur hu irid jiddeciedi ghax zgur mhux se jergghu jaghmlu zball il-Belt) jilhaq hu kowc nazzjonali

      • jien ma ghedtx bxi malizja imma ghax tant nemmen fil-kwalitajiet tieghu, mhux biss teknici imma ukoll amministrattivi… a true manager.
        Jista’ jkun ukoll kowc kemm man Nazz u jibqa ma’Valletta. Niftakar ir-Russja ghamlu zmien hekk.

        Heqq ifhem Ghedin baqalu zgur sentejn u jekk sa dak iz-zmien Pawlu jkaxkar kollox mal-Belt ma jkun baqalu xejn x jilhaq aktar.

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