Month: August 2015

Luxol back from Andorra … a positive experience

Luxol St Andrews arrived Malta from their participation in the UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round. It was a hard group, having Pescara Calcio as the leaders of the group who made it for the next round.

Apart from the 9-0 defeat against Pescara, Luxol had a very positive performance winning the hosts FC Encamp 5-3 and having an exciting equalizer of 5-5 against Danish JB Gentofte.

This site had a brief comment from Luxol’s captain William Barbosa, after scoring a treble against JB Gentofte. He described this adventure in Andorra La Vella as a very positive experience, keeping in mind that Pescara Calcio was a superiority in the group.

Now Luxol’s next target will be the Super Cup Final, which for the first time, will have to wait for a decider between Valletta and Hamrun, to reveal their opponent in this final.

Luxol gear up for UEFA Futsal Cup.

Luxol will be showing a positive attitude and a winning mentality in their official debut in the UEFA Futsal Cup when they take on Italian champions Pescara, Danish JB Futsal Gentofte and Andorran hosts FC Encamp.

They will participate in Group B of this competition to be played between 26 and 29 August at the Andorra Sports Complex.

Luxol will flying to Andorra La Vella tomorrow in buoyant mood after five weeks of hard training to prepare well for this competition.

President Mario Vella is not prepared to sit on his laurels.

“We know that we are facing a great club with a fantastic history like Pescara,” he told the pre-match news conference this morning.

“We are aware of the strength of our opponents but we want to do well and try to take our chances.”

Club Chairman Joe Aquilina emphasized his satisfaction in his squad and is hopeful that Luxol are going to have a positive competition.

“ I am happy with this set of players who worked relentlessly during these past five weeks and we hope to achieve some positive results in Andorra.”

Club official Nathaniel Jones gave details about the squad as the St Andrews outfit will be strenghtened by the acquisition of some former Balzan players as well as foreigners like Zvezdan Vukovic and Vanderlei Augusto.

The team will be led by player-coach Frane Despotovic, while Celino Alves and Florin Anton will be the assistant coaches.

FMA President, Mark Borg, who was present for this meeting wished success and praised the organization of Luxol St Andrews.

The squad is made up of these players.

Reuben Grech

Adrian Attard

Frane Despotovic

Florin Anton

Celino Alves

William Barbosa

Carlo Scicluna

Zvezdan Vukovic

Vanderlei Augusto

Mark Zammit

Karl Saliba

Carl Azzopardi

Matthew Attard

Glenn Bonello

Fixtures:

26/8/2015 – Luxol vs Pescara Calcio (Italy)

27/8/2015 – Luxol vs FC Encamp (Andorra)

29/8/2015 – Luxol vs JB Futsal Gentofte (Denmark)