Malta Handball announce friendly match against Italy
The Malta Handball Association announced a high-profile friendly with Italy Under 23 at the
University Sports Hall on Sunday 1st November at 1900. This match will be part of the Association’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The Italians will use this friendly match as part of their preparations for the World championship qualifiers of France 2017.
Nonetheless, Malta coach, Joseph Tanti, will use this match as part of a development project MHA are doing till 2018. This match will also serve as a continuation of the players’ performance during the International Handball Federation emerging nations tournament that was held in Kosovo. Malta placed in the eight position in a 16 Nation tournament.
The Maltese squad is composed of –
Coach – Joseph Tanti
Clinton Mifsud (Swieqi Phoenix), Daniel Tanti (luxol), Maurice Meli (La Salle), Alan Portelli (La Salle) , Aidan Tanti (Luxol), Zack Mizzi (Luxol), Philip Mifsud (Aloysians), Christian McClean (Kavallieri), Alex DiPilato (Aloysians), Peter Naudi (Aloysians), Imed Ben Moussa (Luxol), Andrew Tabone (HMS), James Rausi (Kavallieri), Mauro Camilleri Darmanin (La Salle), Mark Borg Swieqi Phoenix), Jeremy Fenech (Swieqi Phoenix).
Italy Under 23 will be represented by –
Coach – Fredi Radojkovic,
Postogna Thomas (1993 – Trieste), Crosara Riccardo (1998 – Malo), Arcieri Stefano (1998 – Junior Fasano), Bettini Pierluca (1996 – Malo), Dapiran Gianluca (1994 – Trieste), Angiolini Filippo (1999 – Junior Fasano), Aragona Francesco (1996 – Malo), 8Mazza Federico (1998 – Crenna), Matha Jonas (1998 – Meran)
Recchiuti Daniel (1996 – Malo), Saitta Gabriele (1998 – Kelona), Sonnerer Martin (1992 – Forst Brixen), Marino Vito Claudio (1996 – Junior Fasano), Savini Giacomo (1998 – Bologna), Parisini Andrea (1994 – Terraquilia Carpi)
Men’s Final: La Salle Unique vs Aloysians Von Taine 18-22
Women’s Final: Aloysians Zmerc vs La Salle Rivareno 27-24