Gilbert Agius names squad ahead of final two Under-21 qualifiers

The Malta Under-21 national team is back in action next month in the final Qualifying UEFA Group C matches as they host Slovakia before flying to Spain for this second June encounter.

Coach Gilbert Agius has selected a provisional squad of 28 players for this June double fixture before the end of the current cycle and competition.

Birkirkara keeper Amara Sylla makes his return to the squad along with Karl Mohnani who is foreign-based in the UK, playing his trade with Swansea University.

Also notable is the return to the squad of experienced Valletta player, at this level, Shaun Dimech who will surely be a vital figure for coach Agius as the team will be vying to add to the six points underlying tally for the boys in standings.

The team will be also relying on the ever-presence of established players in this squad, captain Ayrton Attard, Marcus Grima, Christian Gauci, and Carlo Zammit Lonardelli.

Provisional 28-man squad:-

Goalkeepers – Rashed Al-Tumi (Sliema Wanderers), Dylan Ciappara (Mosta FC), Matthias Debono (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Amara Sylla (Birkirkara FC).

Defenders – Matthew Ellul (Hibernians FC), Christian Gauci (Valletta FC), Zean Leonardi (Pieta’ Hotspurs FC), Glenn Mifsud (Żebbuġ Rangers FC), Sheldon Mizzi (Pieta’ Hotspurs FC), James Vella (San Ġwann FC), Carlo Zammit Lonardelli (Sirens FC).

Midfielders – Ayrton Attard (Hibernians FC), Jean Paul Attard (Gżira United FC), Adam Bradshaw (Balzan FC), Aleandro Garzia (Floriana FC), Jake Ghio (Pieta’ Hotspurs FC),. Marcus Grima (Balzan FC), Sheldon Mackay (Valletta FC), Karl Mohnani (Swansea University FC), Andreas Vella (Floriana FC).

Offensive players – Jamie Carbone (Santa Lucia FC), Matthew Debattista (Melita FC), Shaun Dimech (Valletta FC), Joshua Micallef (Luqa SA FC), Dale Mifsud (San Ġwann FC), Bradley Sciberras (Floriana FC), Joseph Zammit (Nadur Youngsters FC), Andrea Zammit (Valletta FC).