Month: November 2017

Falcao as guest star player in Malta

After weeks of perseverance, we are proud to announce the biggest futsal event in Malta.
A high profile international futsal friendly is being organised next Sunday 3rd September at 1800hrs between Maritime Augusta and a selection of players from the FMA Futsal League. The event will also include the legendary international futsal player – Falcao – as guest star player accompanied by Leandro Lino from the Brazilian Selecao.
Falcao is world renowned for his exceptional skill in futsal and has featured in the Brazilian team’s repeated success in FIFA Futsal World Cup competitions.
Maritime Augusta are an emerging Italian Serie B side who are investing heavily in futsal and have recently strengthened their team by introducing internationally experienced coach Eduardo Garcia Belda, known as Miki, and Spanish international player Jose Miguel Ruiz Cortes.
FMA Selection will include a mix of local and foreign players taking part in the FMA Futsal League. Kevin Mifsud, former Futsal National Team Coach has been appointed as official selector.
Event Director, Mark Borg has expressed his satisfaction is reaching an agreement with Maritime Augusta to include Malta in their Falcao promotional tour. “The event will help the game to continue to grow in Malta and give the opportunity to followers to meet their futsal idol”.
Tickets are being sold at the entrance for €15. Children, between 8-12, €10.
Gates at Corradino Pavilion will be open at 5pm.

Hamrun returned to winning ways in a short week of futsal

Hamrun Tre Angeli assured three significant points when they beat Marsaskala for 6-1. Hamrun are momentarily in the third place, a point ahead of Luxol and Pietà Nordiska, who were not in action during this week. The victory against Marsaskala came from an own goal by Robert Zammit and goals from Aleksander Tomin, Florin Anton, Clive Calleja, Manuel Jesus Cespedes Gallardo and Luke Stivala. Marsaskala’s sole goal was scored by Reuben Degabriele.
Mriehel ESS continued to impress as they won 9-3 over Qormi. Tarxien JMI redeemed itself as they beat Swieqi United U21 for 12-2. On the other hand Swieqi United’s major team thrashed bottom team Junior College, with the end result of 12-1.

So close between Luxol and Hamrun

Luxol managed to win against Hamrun 5-4, in a very close match in which Hamrun lost the equaliser in the final minutes. Luxol’s player and coach Frane Despotovic scored one of the five goals, together with Andy Mangion, Rogerio dos Santos Filho, Celino Alves and Captain Mark Zammit. Luxol had to suffer two players sent off, as Glenn Bonello received the second yellow card and goalkeeper Matthew Xerxen was shown the red card.
Two minutes from the end, while Hamrun set about making their extra man count, Florin Anton’s equaliser was denied by the post. Earlier Luke Stivala had a brace, together with a goal apiece for Aleksander Tomin and Everton da Silva Santos.
During this week the Universitarians returned to the winning ways as they beat Tarxien JMI with the end result of 8-3. Swieqi United bagged three important points, as they scored five goals without a reply against Marsaskala. Swieqi United also celebrated the first win of their younger squad against Junior College for 13-2. Pietà Nordiska had to bow for Mriehel ESS who won for 7-1. Finally Valletta kept their winning record of eight matches so far, as they scored six goals without a reply against Qormi.

A spectacular tigh between Hamrun and University

Hamrun Tre Angeli and the University of Malta shared the spoils with seven goals scored on each side. In the first half, the Universitarians gained a 6-3 advantage with Hamrun balancing the end result to 7-7.
The Universitarians found the net through Rodney Debono, Mamadou Diaby twice, Leo Muscat, Shawn Deguara, Gary Inguanez and Jose Maria Aguillera Castellano. On the other hand Aleksander Tomin, a poker from Everton Da Silva Santos, Clive Calleja and Luke Stivala from a penalty, scored for Hamrun.
During this week Luxol and Marsaskala moved back to the winning ways. Luxol dominated Qormi scoring eleven goals without any reply, while Marsaskala won against bottom end Swieqi United U21 for 5-1. Mriehel ESS had an easy win of 10-1 against Junior College. Valletta continued to impress with the seventh consecutive win, this time 10-0 against Tarxien JMI. Swieqi United managed to bag three important points as they reached Pietà Nordiska and beat them 5-1.

Unstoppable Valletta too strong for Luxol

In the much awaited clash of the titans Valletta and Luxol, which brought a spectacular audience at the Corradino Sport Pavillion, saw the Citizens registering another impressive victory. This was the sixth consecutive win for the Lillywhites.
It took quite a long time for Valletta to break the deadlock as both teams were tactically disciplined and kept a watchful eye on each other. Five minutes from the end of the first half, Gia Nikvashvili gave an inviting cross to Jovica Milijic who easily tapped in the opening goal for Valletta.
In the opening of the second half, it was Milijic again who doubled the score for the Citizens. Six minutes from the final whistle, Murtaz Kakabadze who had a stunning performance throughout the whole game, managed to score the third goal for Valletta.
Luxol reacted decisively and introduced Celino Alves as the flying keeper. This tactic proved to be succesful as captain Mark Zammit reduced the gap as he scored twice in a short period of time.
The Citizens replied back to such an unexpected reaction and in the final minute Denis Di Maio sealed the end result of 4-2 and registering the sixth consecutive win of the season.
During the week Pietà continue to progress beating Swieqi United U21, scoring eleven goals without a reply. Hamrun Tre Angeli added another victory as they beat Tarxien JMI for 6-2. Swieqi United returned to the winning ways as they won 9-4 against Qormi. Mriehel ESS also returned to winning as they beat Marsaskala 8-1. Finally the first academic derby ever, between the University of Malta and Junior College, saw the Universitarians bagging another three points with the end result of 18-4.