After consulting with the Malta Football Association (MFA), the Malta Football Referees Association (MFRA) and the Malta Football Coaches Association (MFCA), the Exco of the Malta Sports Journalists Association (MSJA) took the decision to postpone once again the traditional boxing day football tournament, which has been organised for several years. This tournament traditionally sees football teams made up of sports journalists, coaches, referees, and MFA staff battling it out for a good cause.

The MSJA’s Executive Committee took into consideration the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the last few days, and it was only fair that, for the benefit of all those involved in local football community that the 2021 tournament is called off.

The participants of the tournament usually pool in a collective donation for the national fund-raising activity Istrina.

If the situation permits, the MSJA will try its best to organise this football tournament, in the near future.