Gilbert Agius names squad ahead of Greece, Ireland

Interim coach Gilbert Agius and his assistants Davide Mazzotta and Alessandro Zinnari have named a 28-man squad for the November International Friendly games.  Malta is due to play against Greece on the 17th of November and four days after face Ireland in another friendly match at National Stadium.

The squad was unveiled on Friday ahead of the players arriving in camp on Monday morning after this weekend’s domestic club fixtures.

Floriana forward Kyrian Nwoko and Sliema Wanderers goalkeeper Rashed Al Tumi were included again after a very long time.  The list also sees the return of Sutton United’s Luke Gambin, Gudja United’s Karl Micallef, and Hibernians’ duo Kurt Shaw and Dunstan Vella. Hamrun Spartans’ Juan Corbalan and Gzira’s Steven Pisani have also been once again included in the list having missed the last National Team outings.

The selection includes a group with a blend of youth and experience, with 5 players born in 2000 or after.  The coach has named 3 goalkeepers, 7 defenders, 9 midfielders and 8 forwards in his group.

Photo courtesy of Mark Zammit Cordina

The squad list is as follows:

Henry Bonello (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Jake Galea (Ettelbruck – LUX), Rashed Al Tumi (Sliema Wanderers FC).

Ferdinando Apap (Hibernians FC), Jean Borg (Valletta FC), Steve Borg (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Karl Micallef (Gudja United FC), Kurt Shaw (Hibernians FC), Zach Muscat (Farense – POR), Enrico Pepe (Birkirkara FC).

Juan Corbalan (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Ryan Camenzuli (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Steven Pisani (Gżira United FC), Matthew Guillaumier (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians FC), Adam Magri Overend (Floriana FC), Brandon Diego Paiber (Valletta FC), Teddy Teuma (R.U. Saint Gilloise – BEL), Dunstan Vella (Hibernians FC).

Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians FC), Shaun Dimech (Valletta FC), Luke Gambin (Sutton United FC – ENG), Jodi Felice Jones (Oxford United FC – ENG), Joseph Essien Mbong (Kiryat Shmona – ISR), Paul Mbong (Birkirkara FC), Luke Montebello (Ħamrun Spartans FC), Kyrian Nwoko (Floriana), Alexander Satariano (Balzan FC).