Angelovski reveals squad for NT mini training camp

National team coach Igor Angelovski announced a list of summoned players for a training camp that will take place in the first days of next week.

photo by FFM: Igor Angelovski

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It will not be a gather of the very best team, but players from the U21 and U19 national team, other domestic based players that are or were part of the national team and some players that play in the neighboring countries and have been allowed to come to Macedonia in these difficult times.

“I have summoned 20 players for the training camp. Most of them come from the domestic league, while a few from abroad. The clubs were given permission by FIFA not to allow their players to take part in the March qualifiers and that means that the list off potential players is not a bit thinner, except for those that will be allowed to show up”, says Angelovski for FFM.

“Our intention is to add dept to our main list of players with footballers that will leave a strong impression at this training camp and on the test match against Rabotnichki. I hope that this training camp will benefit everyone”, added the coach.

Totre, Doriev and Kitanovski were called up in the national team for the last Nations League matches in November, while Stoilov, Radeski and Zahov have also been summoned before, but not recently.

It is good to see on the list the likes of young players like Luka Stankovski, Dashmir Elezi and Matej Cvetanovski, who have played well and deserved a call, but other names put this list into question. For example, Ali Adem hasn’t played a match for like 10 months, Djemal Ibishi has played only 1 for the same period, Agon Elezi is just a reserve in a week Croat club, Gjorgjievski plays the Serbian 2nd tier, while Islaimi is a reserve at Shkupi. So, we rightfully wonder how this players will be able to impress the coach. Adem, for example, was standard player last season at Vardar and even among the better players in the team, but never got a call, instead, now gets a call without even playing.

Risto Jankov – Rabotnichki Macedonia
Kostadin Zahov – Shkendija Macedonia

Filip Najdovski – Tirana Albania
Tome Kitanovski – Makedonija GjP Macedonia
Kosta Manev – Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Esmin Lichina – Makedonija GjP Macedonia
Fati Ismaili – Shkupi Macedonia
Blerton Sheji – Struгa Macedonia
Angelche Timovski – Sileks Macedonia
*Stefan Ashkovski – Botoșani Romania

Ennur Totre – Shkendija Macedonia
Gjorgi Stoilov – Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Marjan Radeski – Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Matej Cvetanovski – Shkupi Macedonia
Agon Elezi – Varaždin Croatia
Ali Adem – Shkupi Macedonia
Luka Stankovski – Rabotnichki Macedonia

Marko Gjorgjievski – Radnički Pirot Serbia
Djemal Ibishi – Dubrava Croatia
Dashmir Elezi – Shkendija Macedonia
Ljupcho Doriev – Shkendija Macedonia

*Additionally added on Monday

The team will gather on Monday the 15th with the camp ending on the 17th when the test match against Rabotnichki will take place at the Petar Miloshevski stadium in Skopje with a kick-off at 14.00 CET. Just a reminder, the Macedonian top flight start with the second half-season this weekend.

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