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Gambin, Yankam, and Xuereb in Malta travelling party heading to Slovenia

The Malta national team contingent celebrate their 3-0 victory over Cyprus. Photo: Domenic Aquilina

Malta coach Devis Mangia has added three players to his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Saturday as Luke Gambin, Yannick Yankam and Dexter Xuereb were all include in the travelling contingent.

Ħamrun Spartans midfielder Gambin had been omitted from the initial 30-man squad after testing positive for COVID-19 but he has now fully recovered and has been handed a recall to Mangia’s 26-man squad.

On the other hand, Yannick Yankam and Dexter Xuereb had made the 30-man squad but have now been included in the squad that left Malta for Ljubljana for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.

Mangia has not reported any injury problems following Wednesday’s 3-0 win at the National Stadium.

After the match in Slovenia, Malta will head to Moscow to face Russia on Tuesday.

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS: Henry Bonello (Ħamrun Spartans) Jake Galea (No Club); Matthew Grech (Pembroke Athleta).

DEFENDERS: Andrei Agius (Hibernians); Steve Borg (Gżira United); Karl Micallef (Ħamrun Spartans); Zach Muscat (Casa Pia); Enrico Pepe (Birkirkara); Kurt Shaw (Sliema Wanderers).

MIDFIELDERS: Cain Attard (Birkirkara); Ryan Camenzuli (Floriana); Triston Caruana (Valletta); Juan Carlos Corbolan (Ħamrun Spartans); Joseph Essien Mbong (Ħamrun Spartans); Nicolai Muscat (Gżira United); Steven Pisani (Gżira United); Teddy Teuma (R.U. Saint Gilloise); Dunstan Vella (Hibernians); Dexter Xuereb (Gżira United); Yannick Yankam (Birkirkara).

FORWARDS: Shaun Dimech (Valletta); Luke Gambin (Hamrun Spartans); Jake Grech (Hibernians); Paul Mbong (Birkirkara); Luke Montebello (Birkirkara); Alexander Satariano (Frosinone Calcio).

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