Recently Luxol St. Andrews presented their futsal team for the coming Elite league 2016/17. They made a defenite investment in both local and foreign players, to return and have the most positive results as possible in the local futsal scenario. Owing to the fact that Luxol are the Knock Out holders, their first show up will be in the Super Cup Final against Champions Valletta.
Matthew Xerxen (ex Lija Athletic) and Clint Mifsud (ex Hamrun Spartans,) trained by former goalkeeper Nicholas Farrugia, will be Luxol’s goalkeepers. From their part, Luxol also obtained international players Giancarlo Sammut, Nicola Del Re and Romanian Emil Andrei Raducu. Luxol terminated the services of Florin Anton, Clint Cope, Carlos Scicluna and reserve goalkeeper Karl Lepre.
The current squad will also be made up of Mark Zammit, Carl Azzopardi, Matthew Attard, Glenn Bonello, Zvezdan Vukovic, Celino Alves, William Barbosa and Frane Despotovic. The latter will continue as coach, assisted by Zeljko Anicic. Luxol will continue to be administered by President Mario Vella, Chairman Joseph Aquilina, Vice President Jose Da Silva, Technical Director Nathaniel Jones and Honorary President George Xuereb. The team will be assisted by Sports Massage Therspist Joseph Buttigieg, Kit Manager Noel Briffa and Darren Aithchison who will also form part of Luxol’s executive committee.
In their investment, Luxol kept in mind their long term goal, to not only reach local honours but also be able to be competitive on a European scale. As a team they wish that the coming season will be a positive one not only for Luxol but also for the local futsal environment.