Manuela Tesse, the women’s national teams’ head coach, has named a provisional squad of 29 players for the next two international friendly matches against Luxembourg on February 17 and 20.
Valentina Rapa of (Birkirkara), Mariah Sciberras (Swieqi United) have been called up for the first time to the provisional squad.
Veronique Mifsud, of Birkirkara, is back in the fray after recovering from injury whilst Alexandra Gatt has been promoted from the Under-19 squad.
The Malta women’s squad also sees the return of Jessica Lee Dimech, Maia Debono, Martina Borg, Kailey Willis, Kaileigh Chetcuti, Leah Alice Ayres and Ylenia Carabott who were all left out during the last international window.
The training schedule for the national squad kicks off on Thursday.
The Malta women’s national team friendlies against Luxembourg will be the first international commitment for Manuela Tesse as Malta coach.
Goalkeepers: Giulia D’Antuono (Raiders Lija), Janice Xuereb (Birkirkara).
Defenders: Alexandra Gatt (Durham – England), Ann Marie Said (Birkirkara), Charlene Zammit (Birkirkara), Emma Lipman (Como Women – Italy), Emma Xuereb (Swieqi United), Jade Schembri (Swieqi United), Jessica Lee Dimech (Swieqi United), Maia Debono (Mgarr United), Stephania Farrugia (Birkirkara), Valentina Rapa (Birkirkara).
Midfielders: Brenda Borg (Mġarr United), Dorianne Theuma (Swieqi United), Martina Borg (Hibernians), Nicole Sciberras (Hibernians), Rachel Cuschieri (Sampdoria – Italy), Shona Zammit (Swieqi United), Veronique Mifsud (Birkirkara).
Forwards: Haley Bugeja (Orlando – USA), Jade Flask (Swieqi United) Kailey Willis (Chievo Verona – Italy), Kaileigh Chetcuti (Hibernians), Leah Alice Ayres (Raiders Lija), Maria Farrugia (Durham – England), Mariah Sciberras (Swieqi United), Alishia Sultana (Birkirkara), Raina Giusti (Birkirkara), Ylenia Carabott (Spezia – Italy).
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