Malta Football Association
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Malta U-19 squad heading for Austria training camp
Jun 12, 2019
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The Malta Under-19 squad are heading to Austria for a six-day training camp during which they will also play two friendly matches.


Winston Muscat, the Malta Under-19 coach who is assisted by Stefano Grima, has selected a squad of 20 players for this training camp which is part of the team’s build-up for their UEFA Under-19 Championship qualifiers against hosts Italy, Slovakia and Cyprus in November.

 

Muscat’s squad is a mix of players who featured at the last UEFA U-19 qualifying mini-tournament at the Centenary Stadium in November, where the Malta U-19s finished third with four points, and a host of new players who have been promoted from the Malta U-17 squad.

 

“We have been training for the past thee weeks,” Muscat told www.mfa.com.mt.

 

“After the end of the youth league, we did our best in the circumstances to gather a squad of 30 players

 

“We had to contend with some injuries, especially since it was the end of the season.

 

“We’ve monitored the players, especially their fitness levels which were good, but apart from the physical aspect, we’ve also focused on the tactical aspect which is also very important as we’re preparing for the UEFA Under-19 qualifiers in November.

 

“We are looking at this training camp as an opportunity to further unite this group.

 

“We will also work on the psychological aspect to strengthen the players’ self-belief.

 

“We are playing two friendly matches against FC Tirol and Jenbach which will be very useful for us to keep working on our gameplan.”

 

SQUAD

 

GOALKEEPERS
Amara Sylla (Birkirkara); Matthias Debono (Ħamrun Spartans).

 

DEFENDERS
Sheldon Mizzi (Pietà Hotspurs); Andreas Vella (Hibernians); Ismael Borg (Lija Athletic); Glenn Attard (Birkirkara); Owen Spiteri (San Ġwann); Liam McKay (Pietà Hotspurs); Christian Gauci (San Ġwann); Shaun Dimech (Valletta).

 

MIDFIELDERS
Carlo Zammit Lonardelli (Birkirkara); Bradley Sciberras (Floriana); Matthew Portelli (Hibernians); Russell Vella (Ħamrun Spartans); Jake Engerer (Cesena SC); Jake Ghio (Pietà Hotspurs).

 

FORWARDS
Paul Mbong (Birkirkara); Alexander Satariano (St Andrews); Mattia Veselji (St Andrews); Ryan Tonna (Valletta).

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