Women’s National Team in driving seat for positive results

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 19:32

 by Sandro Micallef.

Coach Pierre Brincat during today's press conference

Coach Pierre Brincat during today's press conference

The Malta Women’s National Football Team will be in action later this week in the EURO 2013 Group Qualifier against Armenia, Georgia and the Faroe Islands. Malta has encountered only once Armenia in its short history of Women’s football where we had lost 2-1.

National Coach Pierre Brincat is optimistic that following the recent qualifying group which saw us play against top national teams like England and Spain, this time it will be a total different story. Brincat said that he is planning to play with a different approach against these three modest National teams, describing them as to be ‘the same level or a bit better than our National team’.

During his address to the media, in a press conference called earlier today, Brincat remarked that whilst he is very happy that the level of football in the women’s sector has improved drastically, he is very disappointed due to the fact that he will have various key players missing from this tournament mainly due to work commitments and other problems related to players having to attend University lectures.

An English based Maltese player Kirsty Seasey playing with Reading will most probably be given her first International cap. On the negative aspect, Pierre Brincat will have to do without the services of Chantal Fenech who is suffering from a hamstring injury. Oriana Bedingfield has been called to replace her in the 18 woman squad.

When asked by this website, what will be the tactical approach for the scheduled three games this week, Brincat said he was working on a possible 4-4-1-1 formation. During question time, Brincat who was also accompanied by the MFA technical director Robert Gatt, was asked about the future of Women’s football. He highlighted the fact that in order to improve the level and to attract more girls to the game of football, this sports discipline has to be included at a very young age in schools. He also stressed that local clubs should help more the women’s football section by providing them with possible administration and facilities assistance.

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