A Closer Look At … Cleaven Portelli (Mdina Knights)

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Date of Birth: 26/2/94 (20year old) Place of Birth: Malta Studies BSc.Podiatry at the University of Malta   How did you begin to play futsal?   At around April, the University Council issued a call for applications for the Futsal Team to represent the University in the national futsal league. I have friends who play

Last gasp goal gives Luxol narrow win, Balzan sweat hard for victory

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A dramatic goal scored 4.1 seconds from the end by Karl Saliba gave Luxol a dramatic 4-3 win against Valletta to register their second consecutive success of the season. It was not an easy game for the St Andrews outfit who were mostly erratic in front of goal and had to sweat hard against a

A Closer Look at…..Denis di Maio (Valletta FC)

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Name: Denis di Maio Date of Birth: 29/9/1989 (25 years) Place of Birth: Termini Imerese (Italy) Works as a Demi-Chef with a local hotel in St Julians. He loves his job and aims to learn and improve more in the food industry. He admits of being in love with Malta and the Maltese.    

Holders off to a flying start


Balzan FC began  the defence of  their Futsal Knock-Out cup with a stunning 13-0 victory against Luqa to advance to the second  round of  the competition. Player/coach Boycho Marev was the holders’ inspirational player as he netted four goals. Nicola del Re and Eslam Khalifa hit a brace while Frane Despotovic, Glenn Bonello, Matthew Attard,

Positive start for the Champions


Champions Balzan began their defence of the league title in style as they saw off promoted side Gzira United 7-4. Despite losing, Gzira never threw the towel and had enough chances to get back on level terms but experienced duo Despotovic-Marev ended their hopes of springing an upset at the Corradino Pavillion. In fact both

Pre-Season Seminar for Futsal Referees in Gozo

Pre-Season Seminar for Futsal Referees

The Malta FA Refereeing Department has recently organized its third pre-season FIFA Seminar for Futsal referees in successive seasons. The seminar was held at the Downtown Hotel in Gozo and was conducted by FIFA Instructor and UEFA Head of Futsal Pedro Angel Galan Nieto from Portugal. The aim of the seminar was to enhance local

Zebbug and Mosta open the Premier’s curtain

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As from tonight all lights on the new premier’s season with Zebbug playing against Mosta and Valletta against Hamrun Spartans. In today’s first match, newly promoted Zebbug Rangers are ready to face off last year’s Premier’s Section B winners Mosta. Zebbug strenghtened their squad by bringing up 2 new goalkeepers Shaun Attard and Chris Azzopardi.

Not easy for Mellieha


Mellieha kept flying high in the First Division after having the better of Sirens 4-2. Despite registering their fourth consecutive win, it was not an easy stroll for Mellieha that found a well organized Sirens side who defended bravely and operated some good counter-attacks. The sea-siders opened a two goal advantage but Mellieha managed to

Mosta targetting to retain their premier league status

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After last year’s achievement in winning Premier League Section B, Mosta will put all their efforts to retain their premier league status as early as possible. Next Thursday, Mosta will open this premier league against the promoted Zebbug with a revamped squad under the guidance of new coach Armando Gjepali assisted by last season’s coach

A Closer Look At … Renald Formston (Valletta)


Born on 26th August 1983 (31 years old), Renald is one of the veterans of Maltese futsal. Besides working as a hawker, Renald  also works hard to remain fit by training futsal and going to the gym regularly . He started playing futsal 6 years ago with City Boys, a team made up of some