A Closer Look at…Andre Ciancio (Mqabba)

  • Name: Andre` Ciancio 
  • Born on the 17th March 1995 (18 years)
  •       Lives in Ħamrun.
  •      Student at MCAST studying for B-TEC Extended Diploma In Sports (Coaching, Development, Fitness)
  •  Under 12 Assistant Coach with Tarxien Rainbows.
  • Hobbies: Things related with sports and gym.

How did you begin to play futsal?

I was approached by Renzo Kerr-Cumbo to try this sport. I was eager to try something new in my life and I accepted immediately. Finally I got used to the technique and rules of the game and now I don’t regret the decision I’ve made.

What are the positives of this sport?

I think that having lots of goal scoring occasions in a short time is quite interesting. Moreover futsal is a fast game so you need to be concentrated.

Something a bit strange you have encountered while getting used to this game.

Well I found the rules a bit awkward at first but thanks to my coach and team mates, I succeeded to learn them in quite a short time.

How are you finding your experience with Mqabba FC?

I am very happy with this team, Despite the negative results, we are very united as a team. I am feeling part of this family!

What are your major objectives for this season?

My great objective for this season is to learn more about this game so that I could develop my skills furthermore. I would like to be better both physically and mentally so that I could improve my level in futsal.

Recently Mqabba succeeded to win their first match in the First Division against Sirens. What does this victory mean to you?

It was a positive outcome for sure that we obtained the first three points of the season. We needed this moral boost. In my opinion, Mqabba played some really good futsal and in some matches we didn’t deserve to lose. Our coach is working hard so that we arrange some tactical details in our game. We are taking our training seriously and we are optimistic about our future matches.

What is your greatest dream?

I would like to play for the national team. I think everyone has a dream to represent his country in the sport he practices.

In the meantime, I am working hard to improve my level in futsal and thanks to my coach Kenneth Fiteni I am optimistic for the future.