After beating Latvia 1-0 away from home on Friday, Malta hosts Moldova in another match from League C1 of the UEFA Women’s Nations League at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday, kick-off at 20:00.
Speaking ahead of this game, Women’s National Teams Head Coach Manuela Tesse said “We need to concentrate and be confident in our style of play despite of the improvement shown by the teams we are playing against. The girls did a good recovery after the difficult game in Latvia.”
She stressed that she and the team are hoping that the Maltese fans will be the 12th player at the Centenary Stadium.
“The players want to be an inspiration to other players who hope to play football in the future.”
Photos courtesy of Andre Farrugia
Head Coach Manuela Tesse was forced to make two changes from last week’s call up as both Veronique Mifsud and Maria Farrugia have been ruled out due to injury sustained in the past days and were replaced by Alishia Sultana, who has decided to return to National Team duties after announcing her retirement earlier this year, and Mariah Cardona respectively.
Haley Bugeja, scorer of the goal in Latvia, said that she is hoping for a better performance from the team stressing the fact that all the players believe in their capabilities and expressed her hope of continuing this campaign in the best possible way.
The two nations faced each other last in 2022, with the Malta WNT winning the encounter 3-1. Moldova have been on the losing side of the first game also played last Friday when they were defeated by Andorra in their inaugural home game.
Tickets for Malta vs Moldova are available from tickets.mfa.com.mt or from designated ticket booths at the stadium on matchday.