Women’s national team defeats Cyprus

A Brenda Borg goal early in the second half gave the Malta women’s national team a deserved win and a morale boosting result over hosts Cyprus in the second match from the Aphrodite Cup on Thursday morning.

This victory followed the goalless stalemate on Wednesday against Estonia.

In the first half, the Maltese controlled the proceedings before the decisive strike in the opening minutes of the second half as Mgarr United’s Brenda Borg scored the decisive goal to obtain this prestigious win for Malta girls in Cyprus.

Malta wrap up their commitments against Lithuania on Saturday (kick-off: 9am).

Meanwhile this Aphrodite Cup will spur our ladies prior to their UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualifiers as the Malta women’s team have been drawn against Italy, Denmark, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Israel and Georgia.

After their participation in the Aphrodite Cup, Gatt’s side will be playing two friendly matches against Romania in April, and one against English side Bolton Wanderers in May.

In August, Malta kick off their UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 Group B campaign with an away match against Denmark followed by another trip to Bosnia four days later.

Malta are taking part in the Aphrodite Cup for the fourth time following their participation in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

MALTA Janice Xuereb; Nicole Sciberras, Jade Flask, Stephania Farrugia, Dorianne Theuma (c), Brenda Borg, Kayleigh Chetcuti, Maria Farrugia, Shona Zammit, Alishia Sultana, Charlene Zammit

Photo courtesy of Malta FA