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Malta lose to Ukraine in U-19’s Euro qualifier

Paul Gatt’s selection face Slovakia in next home appointment

MALTA 1-3 UKRAINE
Bogdan Manuylov 17 (U), Matviy Ponomarenko 71 (U), Timur Tutierov 88 (U); Zak Barbara 59 (M).


Two late goals in the second half condemned Malta to a defeat in the opening game of the U-19’s European qualifications.

Under the guidance of coach Paul Gatt, Malta is hosting this qualifying group which includes Slovakia and Kosovo as well.

Both Slovakia and Kosovo will cross swords in the late kick-off on Wednesday.

Malta’s upcoming match will be against Slovakia, this Saturday (kick-off: 2.30pm).

For this tournament, coach Gatt has selected the following players:

SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS
Luca Camilleri (Mosta), Reece Cutajar (Floriana), Jake Scicluna (Valletta).

DEFENDERS
Myron Micallef (San Ġwann), Kelvin Baldacchino (Valletta), Ivin Farrugia (Pieta’ Hotspurs), Adnrew Apap Bologna (Loughborough FC, England), Sven Xerri (Santa Lucia).

MIDFIELDERS
Kaydon Catania (Pieta’ Hotspurs), Isaiah Chuckunyere (Hibernians), Kian Vella (Ħamrun Spartans), Kaiden Fenech (Birkirkara), Kian Leonardi (Pieta’ Hotspurs). Lucas Caruana (Hibernians), Matthias Fenech (San Ġwann).

FORWARDS
Zak Barbara (Valletta), Ensell Attard (Mosta), Sean Gatt (Varzim S.C, Portugal), Ethan Debono (Central Coast Mariners, Australia), Trezeguet Zammit (Ħamrun Spartans).

Photo: Stephen Gatt

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