Andrea Vella names Under-16 squad for La Spezia, Pisa friendlies

Malta National U16 coach Andrea Vella has selected a squad of 20 players who will travel to Italy on Friday and play two friendly matches against La Spezia and Pisa.  The games are scheduled to be played on Saturday 25th (kick-off 17:00) at the Centro Sportivo B. Ferdeghini and Monday 27th (kick-off 15:00) at the ASD San Giuliano Sport (Centro Tecnico).

Coach Vella has selected two new faces when compared to the call up for the friendly matches against Lithuania held in February.  Mainly he included Jerome Baldacchino of Valletta who missed the recent commitments due to injury and gave the first nod to Pietà Hotspurs’ Shaun Xiberras.

Pietà Hotspurs are the team mostly represented with five players, with Valletta and Floriana following closely with four. 

The 20-man squad is made up of the following players:

James Sissons (Melita), Miguel Camilleri (Birkirkara)

Shelom Magri (Birkirkara), Karl Grima (Melita), Nathan Joyce (Floriana), Sheldon Borg (Pietà Hotspurs)

RIGHT WINGBACK                                                  
Jake Attard (Floriana), Shaun Xiberras (Pietà Hotspurs)

LEFT WINGBACK                                                             
Nathan Grech (Melita), Jayden Vella (Pietà Hotspurs)

Jerome Baldacchino (Valletta), Thomas Melillo (Pietà Hotspurs), Luke Bugeja (Birkirkara), Dejan Farrugia (Floriana)

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS                                                      
Hijazi Ubada (Sliema Wanderers), Keyon Ewurun (Valletta), Ethan Muscat (Valletta), Nathan Zerafa (Floriana), Denzil Muscat (Pietà Hotspurs), Claude Mercieca (Valletta)