A Closer Look at….Roderick Mascena (Qormi Futsal)

February 22, 2017 A Closer Look At
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Name: Roderick Mascena Born on September 10th 1982. Plays for Qormi Futsal. Works in a pharmaceutical company. Hobbies: Playing and watching football, Tennis, Snooker and Darts. Motto in life: Life is a journey…enjoy the ride. How long have you been playing futsal? I have been playing this beautiful game for the last five years. What do you think about this sport? I think that it’s a sport that has been growing so fast during these years. In fact lots of coaches and players are involved and most of all I can mention the sterling job that the Malta Futsal School is doing with the kids. How can you define Qormi’s championship so far? I think that till now our season was satisfying. Actually this is what we’ve expected as we won the matches against teams of our level but found it a bit hard against the elite teams. Read the full article…


Mammoth victory for league leaders

February 22, 2017 Fixtures
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Luxol scored very much at will to dump Zurrieq Wolves 23-0, thus keeping up the monotonous one-sided affairs in the first phase of the Gatorade Futsal League. The Wolves’ aspirations did not extend beyond trying to avoid a heavy defeat against opponents who thrive primarily on fast incursions and varied offensive tactics. Once surging ahead, from then on it was steamrolling for the league leaders who had once again their Brazilian talisman Celino Alves in fine form as he contributed to many of their goals. Alves, together with Nicola Del Re and Andy Mangion notched a poker apiece while Dejan Bizjak found the net three times. On the other hand, Zvezdan Vukovic, Frane Despotovic and Carl Azzopardi hit the target twice while Matthew Attard and an own goal rubberstamped Luxol’s massive victory. The St Andrews side still have a hundred per cent record as they managed to win Read the full article…


A Closer Look at…Russell Camilleri (Zurrieq Wolves)

February 19, 2017 A Closer Look At
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Name: Russell Camilleri. Plays with Zurrieq Wolves Born on April 12th 1985 Works in an IT department. Motto in life: Limits hold you back / Everything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. How long have you been playing futsal? This is my 6th year in the futsal game. However I stopped playing futsal in the last 3 years after the restructuring of the league. So this is a sort of coming back from retirement. What do you think about this game? I love futsal because it requires great teamwork and discipline. Also, it’s a fast paced game which requires techniques. Actually, all players are highly involved in the game. Talk about your season so far with Zurrieq Wolves. Zurrieq Wolves returned to futsal after 4 years. We have a mix of experienced and new players who still need to get acquainted to the game. We have to Read the full article…


Champions held by tenacious Sliema

February 18, 2017 Fixtures
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Valletta’s aspirations to maintain their positive stride at the top part of the Gatorade Futsal League table were jolted when they were held 7-7 by a determined Sliema side, a result which denied the Citizens the chance to reducing the gap from leaders Luxol. It was a disappointing night for the Lilywhites who found it hard to contain their opponents who had new Serbian duo Uros Markovic and Radovan Duric a continuous menace to Valletta’s rearguard. These two new last-minute signings by the Wanderers will certainly help the team climb positions in the table as they showed their mettle during all the match. Sliema managed to surge ahead to stun the Champions who produced a reaction to level the matters before half-time. At one point in the second half, Clayton Felice’s boys established a 7-5 advantage but Sliema refused to throw in the towel and at the death Read the full article…


A tough win for Hamrun Tre Angeli

February 17, 2017 Fixtures
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STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Hamrun Tre Angeli came out with a tough win of 5-3 against Msida. Msida recently strengthened their squad with the acquisition of Mohammed Lamari and Chris Cardona, both from Valletta. Despite the fact that these two are still settling down with the rest of their team mates, they still managed to be fruitful against their opponent team Hamrun. Hamrun Tre Angeli went twice on the lead through Brazilian Everton Da Silva Santos. The effort of Mohammed Lamari of hitting back twice for Msida was in vain, as Da Silva Santos put again Hamrun Tre Angeli on the lead. Relatively, the second half of the game offered a higher level of futsal with both teams on alert for each other. Half way through the second half, Daniel Mifsud scored for Hamrun Tre Angeli. Until the third goal from Armando Djepali, the game seemed to have been stuck to 4-2. Read the full article…


We will keep training hard in order to keep learning and improving – Kenneth Fiteni (Swieqi Under 21 coach)

February 15, 2017 News
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL The youngsters from Swieqi managed to break their duck in the Gatorade Futsal League after seeing off Zurrieq Wolves 5-3 in the battle of the basement. This success was vital for Kenneth Fiteni’s boys after suffering ten straight defeats in their previous outings. When contacted by this website, Fiteni was elated but at the same time cautious after last Monday’s win. “Although I never put pressure on the team for the final result, a win is always a win!” “Of course, this victory will help us put in more effort.” “After the game, I congratulated all the players for the result but stressed out the point that we did a lot of mistakes which could have cost us the game!” said a realistic Fiteni. Asked about the players’ feelings after their first matches without winning any point, Fiteni said that the team was still motivated despite losing the Read the full article…


Luxol keep shining

February 15, 2017 Fixtures
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL A great reaction helped Luxol maintain their flawless record in the Gatorade Futsal League as they came from behind to beat Swieqi FC 9-2 and open a six-point lead over second-placed Valletta at the top of the table. It was a well-awaited fixture between two teams that are having a positive campaign. Swieqi started well and managed to surge ahead but Luxol didn’t lose their composure as they soon levelled the matters. From there on, the league leaders hit the ground running as they helped themselves with quickfire goals to settle the issue. Luxol’s new recruit Dejan Bizjak had an inspiring night as he grabbed a hat-trick while Celino Alves and Carl Azzopardi hit the target twice. Emil Raducu and Frane Despotovic scored the other goals that mattered for the St Andrews side who are still unbeaten after ten matches. Andre Ciancio and Boicho Marev were on the Read the full article…


A Closer Look at….David Peter Borg (Club Secretary – Valletta Futsal)

February 14, 2017 A Closer Look At
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Who is David Peter Borg? David Peter Borg is a hardworking, caring and a trustworthy person who always ready to help everyone. I’m 29 years old and I was born in Penrith – New South Wales – Australia. What is your job with Valletta Futsal? I’m the Club Secretary of Valletta FC Futsal Club since May 2016. What do you think about the season so far? The Season for us is quite good – we managed to win all 9 league matches from 9 and also a Knock-Out encounter against Tarxien. Unfortunately in November we lost the Super-Cup final against Luxol. But on the whole, we are performing quite well. What is your opinion about the current futsal league? My opinion regarding the current Futsal League is that in the near future I do hope for two divisions at least – Premier and First Division so that the Read the full article…


Determined Swieqi youngsters break their duck

February 14, 2017 Fixtures
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Swieqi Under 21 registered their first win of the season when they brushed aside Zurrieq Wolves 5-3 yesterday. It was a strong performance by the Swieqi youngsters who showed determination and persistence to achieve their first three points of the season. On the other hand, Zurrieq’s disappointing start to the season continues. In fact they are still looking for their first victory after nine matches and are currently rooted to the bottom of the standings. The initial stages of the game saw both teams studying each other even though Swieqi looked more organised than their opponents The pattern of the game was established as the youth team from Swieqi started enjoying more possession and Zurrieq breaking on the counter. Dylan Pace was twice on the mark as Jurgen Ciantar, Karl Sciortino and Dale Vella netted the other goals for Swieqi. The Wolves tried to produce a reaction and Read the full article…


Title Contenders keep marching on

February 11, 2017 Fixtures
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ROBERT BUSUTTIL Valletta and Luxol kept marching on in the Gatorade Futsal League after obtaining straightforward wins in their respective encounters. The Citizens recorded the biggest victory after crushing Qormi Futsal 14-2. It was another positive display by Clayton Felice’s boys who had their new recruits, Daniel Aguilera and Rodrigo creating a constant threat for the Qormi defence. Despite all this, Qormi managed to surge ahead through Andrew Catania who found the net from close range. However the latter’s joy was short-lived as two minutes later the Lilywhites managed to turn the tables and score at regular intervals through two hat-tricks from Daniel Aguilera and Rodrigo Ticz Patricio and doubles from Raphinha and Melvin Borg. Xavier Saliba, Jovica Milijic and two own-goals completed the score for the Citizens who are now three points behind leaders Luxol. In fact the St Andrews side had another important performance in their match against Read the full article…