After two years of inactivity FFM reactivated the women’s senior national team that will play two friendly matches against Kosovo. Head coach Kiril Izov announced the squad as well.
photo by FFM: the U18 national team from where many players are in today’s squad
The Football federation of Macedonia decided to put to sleep the senior women’s national team due to the catastrophic results in the EURO and World Cup qualifiers. The last match of Macedonia was in September 2016 in a 6:2 road defeat by Belarus in the 2017 EURO qualifiers. FFM had enough of our ladies as they recorded brutal loses such as 8:0 by Iceland, 9:0 and 8:1 by Slovenia and a 10:0 humiliation by Scotland. Macedonia later did not enter the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.
Few months ago FFM decided to reactivate the women’s team by arranging two friendly matches with neighboring Kosovo in June. But both were cancelled due to the sudden death of the Kosovar federation president and legendary Yugoslav footballer Fadil Vokri.
Eventually those two friendly will be played now in Skopje. The first one is today at 17.00 CET while the second will be played on Sunday at the same time. Both will be played at the Petar Miloshevski stadium.
Head coach Kiril Izov summoned the following 20 players. Almost all are young players that during the senior inactivity played for the the youth national teams.
Aleksandra Markovska – Istatov
Aleksandra Popovska – AS Junajted
Angela Stojkovska – Istatov
Daniela Velevska – Dragon
Dragana Kolevska – Istatov
Elena Panevska – Tiverija
Eli Jakovska – Breznica
Hava Mustafa – Tetovo
Jana Chubrinoska – Istatov
Jilza Maksuti – AS Junajted
Magdalena Lekoska – Dragon
Maja Angelovska – Olimpija
Martina Bogleva – Istatov
Marina Mitrevska – Istatov
Mila Talevska – Sasa
Pavlinka Nikolovska – Crvena zvezda
Romana Trajkovska – Südost Zürich
Sara Kolarovska – Dragon
Simona Krstanoska – Olimpija
Viktorija Panchurova – Tiverija
From the team is obviously missing Macedonia’s best female footballer Natasha Andonova who is currently playing for Barcelona. She turned her back on the national team after the 10:0 defeat by Scotland in November 2015 and hasn’t played since.