Women’s national team hopes to extend positive run on Friday

As the women’s national team prepare to face Andorra at the Centenary Stadium on Friday, kick-off at 20:00, head coach Manuela Tesse has described the match as a tough one especially since Malta will face Andorra again on Tuesday away from home. 

Malta is currently on the top spot of the group with 6 points out of two matches played.  Tesse hopes that the players will be able to dictate play on Friday, repeating the positive performance and result of their last outing against Moldova. 

Photos courtesy of domenic aquilina

Tesse has already affected a couple of changes in this window’s call up, as she believes in giving national team duty opportunities to players who are performing well in the domestic league at the moment.  With the national team travelling to Andorra on Saturday, she does not exclude any necessary changes the team might have to make in preparation for the away match.

The women’s national team coach once again stressed on the importance of playing on home soil in front of a good number of spectators who will help boost and motivate the players.

The players at the disposal of Manuela Tesse are:


Patricia Ebejer (Mgarr United FC), Janice Xuereb (Birkirkara FC)


Mariah Cardona (Birkirkara FC), Jessica Lee Dimech (Swieqi United FC), Stephania Farrugia (Birkirkara FC), Emma Lipman (FC Como Women – ITA), Valentina Rapa (Birkirkara FC), Ann-Marie Said (Birkirkara FC), Emma Xuereb (Swieqi United FC), Charlene Zammit (Birkirkara FC)


Brenda Borg (Mgarr United FC), Rachel Cuschieri (UC Sampdoria Women – ITA), Veronique Mifsud (Birkirkara FC), Nicole Sciberras (Hibernians FC), Dorianne Theuma (Swieqi United FC), Shona Zammit (Swieqi United FC)


Leah Alice Ayres (Hibernians FC), Haley Bugeja (Inter Women – ITA), Ylenia Carabott (London Seaward FC – ENG), Maria Farrugia (Lewes LFC – ENG), Alishia Sultana (Birkirkara FC), Kailey Willis (As Meran Women – ITA)