Turner selects U-16 squad for UEFA Development Tournament

Malta Under-16 coach Noel Turner has named a squad of 20 players for next week’s UEFA Youth Boys Development Tournament.

The Maltese boys are in a for a stern challenge as they will be testing themselves against Albania, Denmark and Scotland. All matches will be staged at the Centenary Stadium between Monday and Friday.

As part of their preparations for this tournament, the Malta Under-16 team last week played two friendlies against Luxembourg who won both matches 2-0 and 4-2. These warm-ups served as a useful experience for the members of Turner’s squad who were making their first appearance at this level on the international stage.

On Monday, March 4, the Malta U-16 team meet Albania in their opening match. On Wednesday, they face Denmark before ending their commitments with another tough match against Scotland on Friday, March 8.

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Miguel Spiteri (Getafe, Spain); Daniel Grima (Mosta).

Sebastian Cassar Torregiani (St Andrews); Isaac Cutajar (Żebbuġ Rangers); Russel Decesare Micallef (St Andrews); Zean Leonardi (Pietà Hotspurs); Nicholai Micallef (Ħamrun Spartans); Owen Sammut (Mosta); James Vella (San Ġwann).

Nathan Agius (Mosta); Azriel Borg (Mosta); Kurt Briffa (Pietà Hotspurs); Zachary Chetcuti (Valletta); Glending Farrugia (Birkirkara); Jake Grech (San Ġwann); Brite Ihuomah (Hibernians).

Matteo Gambin (Żabbar St Patrick); Antheos Spiteri (Valletta); Nathan Sultana (San Ġwann); Andrea Zammit (San Ġwann).

FIXTURES – Centenary Stadium

Monday, 4th March, 2019
11.00 – Malta vs Albania
15.00 – Denmark vs Scotland

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019
11.00 – Scotland vs Albania
15.00 – Malta vs Denmark

Friday, 8th March, 2019
11.00 – Denmark vs Albania
15.00 – Scotland vs Malta