Malta to prepare for friendly against Liechtenstein

Sunday, January 8, 2012, 16:48

Following the Euro 2012 group matches which came to an end last autumn Malta’s national team will again charge their batteries when they resume training prior to the first friendly of the year against Liechtenstein at Ta’ Qali National Stadium on 29th February. This match, possibly followed by other preparatory ones, should be a prelude to our World Cup 2014 preliminary group campaign.

Until a new national team coach is appointed, Malta’s senior team for this upcoming match will be under caretaker manager Robert Gatt who is occupying the post of MFA Technical Director.

Gatt selected an 18-man squad built on home-based players. These will undergo regular training sessions which will resume on the 16th of January.

Prior to the start of this build-up, all those selected will be subjected to routine physical tests under the surveillance of physical trainer Luca Pagani. In this way their fitness levels can be gauged.

The training programme includes training sessions every Monday and Tuesday.

The foreign-based players selected for the Malta squad will be called up prior to this match.

The selected players are:

Goalkeepers

Andrew Hogg – Valletta FC
Henry Bonello – Sliema Wanderers FC

Defenders
Steve Borg – Valletta FC
Roderick Briffa – Valletta FC
Jonathan Caruana – Valletta FC
Edward Herrera – Hibernians FC
Clayton Failla – Hibernians FC
Alex Muscat – Sliema Wanderers FC
Zack Muscat – Pietà Hotspurs FC

Midfielders
Gareth Sciberras – Birkirkara FC
Rowen Muscat – Birkirkara FC
Shaun Bajada - Birkirkara FC
Edmond Agius – Valletta FC
Dyson Falzon - Valletta FC
Ryan Fenech – Valletta FC
Bjorn Kristensen – Hibernians FC

Forwards
Michael Mifsud – Valletta FC
Andrew Cohen – Hibernians

Meanwhile, training sessions for the other national teams, namely, U-21, U-19, U-17 and the Women’s national team, together with the Academy, will also start training on 16th January.

 

 





2 Comments

  1. AHDAR SAL MEWT says:

    mano ? lboqli? il yayya? possibli hadt minnhom umbat tajtu players tal first ara vera pajjiz tal micky mouse

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  2. DB says:

    U l players li sena l ohra gew 2nd u rebhu trophy u dis sena ghedin 3rd place fejnhom? Hadd ma haqqu jkun ma 18? PASTAZATA..ara jithajrux ihallu l Robert Gatt hemm ta halli nibbojkotjaw lin nazzjonal 

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