Final to be played behind closed doors

Further the communication received from Police, the Futsal Malta Association has commissioned a reputable Security Management company to evaluate the current circumstances, taking into account the disproportionate level of tension between the clubs, the venue set-up and the level of security services available to the association.

A site inspection was carried out and a number of stakeholders were interviewed. From the Risk Assessment received this morning, the FMA is being categorically advised to stage the final behind closed doors, in view of the high risk profile, with the aim of putting public safety.

Although the FMA is deeply saddened with this recommendation, because of the lost opportunity to promote the game to a higher level, the association feels that public safety.

The FMA is therefore informing the clubs that the championship final will be held on Wednesday 25th May at 8.00pm behind closed doors.