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Malta U-16’s girls set to host annual UEFA Development Tournament

The Malta U-16’s girls’ selection will be involved in the annual UEFA Development Tournament which will be hosted on our shores between Wednesday and next Monday.

Led by coach Kathleen Saliba, the young Maltese girls will be playing three international matches against Latvia, Slovakia and the Faroe Islands.

For this tournament, coach Saliba named 20 players including several players who were recently with the U-19’s selection during the European Championship qualifications in Armenia.

Birkirkara’s Sara Saliba and Lexine Farrugia of Raiders Lija scored during the 4-1 victory over Armenia in the opening match.

Kaysia Micallef of Swieqi United, Raiders Lija’s Francesca Bartolo, Ylenia Azzopardi of Birkirkara and Nyorah Celeste who is on the books of Hibernians were also part of the Armenia expedition.


Malta vs Latvia – Wednesday, 11am, Centenary Stadium.
Malta vs Slovakia – Friday, 11am, Centenary Stadium.
Malta vs Faroe Islands – Monday, 3pm, Centenary Stadium.


Erika Muscat (Birkirkara), Maya Muscat (Hibernians).

Maia Gauci (Birkirkara), Kaysia Micallef (Swieqi United), Thea Ida Scicluna (Mtarfa FC), Francesca Bartolo (Raiders Lija FC), Ylenia Azzopardi (Birkirkara) Amber Galea (Zebbug Rangers FC).

Sara Saliba (Birkirkara) Ilona Abela (Swieqi United), Stella Francalanza (Birkirkara), Ema Micallef (Swieqi United), Lexine Farrugia (Raiders Lija FC), Leanne Frendo (Swieqi United).

Amelia Vassallo (Birkirkara), Lara May Azzopardi (Birkirkara), Lisa Calleja (Melita), Nyorah Celeste (Hibernians), Aisha Micallef (Swieqi United), Nilayza Attard (San Gwann).

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