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Maltese striker Kailey scores first Hellas goal

Kailey Willis

Kailey Willis, the delightfully talented 17-year-old Maltese striker, aided Italy’s Hellas Veronas secure a postseason spot, after she scored her debut goal against U19 Sassuolo last weekend. The team went on to win with a 5-0 victory.

The former Birkirkara FC forward signed with the Serie A Femminile side Hellas Verona in November of 2020 and took to Instagram to celebrate, following her supreme victory.

Kailey Willis, front and centre

In truth, Kailey is one of many female footballers showcasing their impressive talents overseas. Equally talented Haley Bugeja was a second-half substitute for Sassuolo as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Serie A Femminile Juventus. On the other side of the coin, Rachel Cuschieri had a full shift for Lazio women in their 3-0 win over Orobica in Serie B.

There’s more! Local Martina Borg played during the second 45 minutes as Sassari Torres secured a 4-0 win at the expense of Pistoiese in Serie C. The club, which is based in Sardinia, remains on track for their objective as the Serie B is still within their reach.

Nicole Sciberras came on late during the second half in the rivalry fixture between Inter and Juventus, as they scored six goals in the game that ended with a 3-3 draw. Sciberras’ Bianconere remain on the very top in the Primavera-Girone 1.

Rachel Cuschieri (centre)

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Nicole Scibberas (right)

With regards to English football, Luke Gambin was a late entry for Newport County, as the Wales-based side lost 1-0 to Cambridge United during League 2. In the same vein, Rachel Ciantar Piccinino played for Boldon CA Girls in their 6-0 win against Washington AFC Lionesses in the U15 league.

Over on the Belgian side, Teddy Teuma played a total of 85 minutes as Union St Gilloise scored a 4-0 victory over Club Brugge U23’s in the Belgium second-tier.

With an abundance of local, Maltese talent, we cannot wait to see what they have in store for us in the near future!