Star player Natasha Andonova is back in the national team as Macedonia gathers for the upcoming two friendlies against Albania in Ohrid.
photo by FFM: the girls relax in a cafe by the Ohrid lake
The national team players are already in Ohrid since yesterday where they are getting ready for the upcoming friendlies against the neighboring Albanian national team. The first match will be played on Thursday in the town of Librazhd that is some XX km west of Ohrid, across the border. For the second match both teams will head to Ohrid where will face on Sunday. Both matches will kick-off at 17.00 CET.
Coach Kiril Izov summoned 21 players among which returnees Natasha Andonova and Gentjana Rochi. Both were out of the national team for some time due to disagreement with the Federation, but after a recent meeting with newly elected president Muamed Sejdini a deal was reached.
Viktorija Panchurova – Tiverija
Suarta Rechi – ASS Junajted
Magdalena Lekoska – Istatov
Maja Angelovska – Olimpija
Pavlinka Nikolovska – Crvena zvezda
Dragana Kostova – Dragon
Hava Mustafa – Tetovo
Dragana Kolevska – Istatov
Jovana Gjorgjioska – Prilep
Natasha Andonova – Barcelona
Elma Shemsovikj – Dragon
Aleksandra Markovska – Istatov
Aleksandra Ristovska – Tiverija
Rabija Dervishi – Dragon
Julija Zhivikj – Dragon
Marija Belistojanoska – Maribor
Gentjana Rochi – KuPS
Ulza Maksuti – ASS Junajted
Eli Jakovska – Istatov
Simona Krstanoska – Istatov
Teodora Dimoska – Tiverija
The national team is preparing for the 2021 EURO qualifiers that begin in late August. Macedonia is in group with France, Austria, Serbia and Kazakhstan.