Tom Saintfiet, Malta’s new coach picked up a provisional 25-man Malta squad for his debut game against Estonia. Subsequently, the match will be played on Sunday 12th November at the National Stadium. The Belgian man took over from Pietro Ghedin this month and brought new hopes for the Malta team with his approach. Apart all, Saintfiet put faith in most established players and also some young elements.
Among the mentioned young talents are Rangers’ defender Myles Beerman and also Valletta’s striker Kyrian Nwoko. The pair are expected to join the senior squad after playing with the Under 21s in their Euro qualifiers against Turkey two days before the friendly.
Additionally a surprise recall came to Rowen Muscat. Even though, the Valletta midfielder struggled with a long-term injury, Muscat made the cut. Also, Saintfiet called up for the first time Hamrun midfielder Triston Caruana following a positive start to his season.
Malta’s foreign-based players Jean Paul Farrugia, Andre Schembri, Zach Muscat and Luke Gambin are also in the list. Furthermore, here is the full squad:
Henry Bonello (Valletta); Andrew Hogg (Hibernians); Steve Sultana (Ħamrun Spartans).
Andrei Agius (Hibernians); Cain Attard (Birkirkara); Steve Borg (Valletta); Ryan Camilleri (Valletta); Clayton Failla (Hibernians); Clifford Gatt Baldacchino (Gżira United); Zach Muscat (US Arezzo); Joseph Zerafa (Valletta).
Myles Beerman (Glasgow Rangers); Triston Caruana (Ħamrun Spartans); Ryan Fenech (Balzan); Paul Fenech (Balzan); Luke Gambin (Luton Town); Rowen Muscat (Valletta); Steve Pisani (Floriana); Andrè Schembri (Apollon Limassol); Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara).
Alfred Effiong (Balzan); Jean Paul Farrugia (FC Chiasso); Lydon Micallef (Ħamrun Spartans); Michael Mifsud (Valletta); Kyrian Nwoko (Valletta).