Pi­etro Ghedin, Sil­vio Vella name pro­vi­sional squads

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Na­tional coaches Pi­etro Ghedin and Sil­vio Vella have named pro­vi­sional squads for next week’s in­ter­na­tional com­mit­ments.

Ghedin’s na­tional team will be fac­ing Eng­land at Wem­b­ley on 8 Oc­to­ber and plays Lithua­nia away on 11 Oc­to­ber.

Vella’s Un­der 21 side is to play against Latvia on 7 Oc­to­ber and then faces Moldova on 11 Oc­to­ber with both matches be­ing played at the Hiber­ni­ans Sta­dium, start­ing at 6pm.

Ghedin’s 25-man squad does not in­clude Luke Gam­bin of Bar­net who is sus­pended for two matches af­ter be­ing dis­missed dur­ing the Malta-Scot­land match last month at Ta’ Qali.

Jonathan Caru­ana, of Val­letta, is how­ever in­cluded in the squad. In fact, he is only sus­pended for to­day week’s clash against Eng­land at Wem­b­ley, but is avail­able to play against Lithua­nia. He was sus­pended for one match only.

Also miss­ing from the squad is Val­letta’s veteran mid­fielder Rod­er­ick Briffa. He is ruled out through in­jury.

The squad also in­cludes Balzan’s Ly­don Mi­callef, Jur­gen Pisani and Steve Pisani of Flo­ri­ana and Mark Scerri of Sliema. Ghedin’s squad is the fol­low­ing: Goal­keep­ers: Justin Haber (Flo­ri­ana), An­drew Hogg (Hiber­ni­ans), Henry Bonello (Val­letta).

De­fend­ers: Steve Borg, Val­letta), An­drei Agius (Hiber­ni­ans), Jonathan Caru­ana (Val­letta), Zach Mus­cat (Arezzo, Italy), Alex Mus­cat (Sliema W.), Ryan Camil­leri (Val­letta), Jur­gen Pisani (Flo­ri­ana), Joseph Zer­afa (Birkirkara), Clay­ton Failla (Hiber­ni­ans) and Justin Gri­oli (Balzan).

Mid­field­ers: Paul Fenech (Balzan), Bjorn Kris­tensen (Hiber­ni­ans), Mark Scerri (Sliema W.), Gareth Sciber­ras (Birkirkara), Rowen Mus­cat (Birkirkara), Ryan Sci­cluna (Birkirkara), Steve Pisani (Flo­ri­ana).

Strik­ers: Michael Mif­sud (Val­letta), Jean Paul Far­ru­gia (Sliema W.), Al­fred Ef­fiong (Balzan), An­dre Schem­bri (Boav­ista, Por­tu­gal), Ly­don Mi­callef (Balzan).

Vella’s 23-man squad is the fol­low­ing:

Goal­keep­ers: Matthew Calleja Cre­mona (Pem­broke), Yenz Cini (Mosta), Jur­gen Borg (Gzira U.).

De­fend­ers: Samir Arab (Balzan), Cain At­tard (Birkirkara), Jean Borg (Val­letta), Michael Johnson (St An­drews), Sa­muel Ma­gri (Dover Ath, Eng­land), Karl Mi­callef (Pi­eta H.), Daniel Zer­afa (Tarx­ien R.).

Mid­field­ers: Myles Beer­man (Rangers FC, Scot­land), Johann Bezzina (Hiber­ni­ans), James Brin­cat (Birkirkara), Ryan Ca­men­zuli (Flo­ri­ana), Llewe­lyn Cre­mona (Val­letta), Jake Grech (Ham­run S.), Matthew Guil­lau­mier (Birkirkara), Bran­don Mus­cat (Pem­broke).

Strik­ers: Si­raj Arab (Pem­broke), Jur­gen De­gabriele (Hiber­ni­ans), Joseph Mbong (Hiber­ni­ans), Luke Mon­te­bello (Pem­broke) and Kurt Zam­mit (Tarx­ien R.).

Pi­etro Ghedin

Sil­vio Vella

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