The Malta Sports Journalists Association has once again successfully organised the Boxing Day Football Tournament, with the participation of four teams; one representing the media, one representing the coaches (Malta Football Coaches Association), one representing referees (Malta Football Referees Association) and another team formed by the Malta Football Association’s staff. The winners of this tournament was the MFCA team who managed to win their three games.
This year’s tournament was organised after a two years absence due to the pandemic. All the participants were honoured by the presence of H.E. the President of Malta Dr George Vella, who made a visit at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali where he shared his thoughts ahead of this busy day at l-Istrina. Dr Vella eventually symbolically kicked off the second set of matches.
All participants, including those members from the various associations who didn’t participate in the actual tournament, but attended to give their support to the players contributed with a donation in aid of istrina. The total sum which was collected was that of €1,100.
The official results of all the matches were as follows:
GħĠS 1-1 MFRA
MFA 0-5 MFCA
GħĠS 1-7 MFCA
MFA 3-0 MFRA
GħĠS 1-3 MFA
MFCA 6-2 MFRA
The MSJA’s executive committee thanked the MFA for providing the facilities at the Centenary Stadium, the MFRA for providing two referees to control the matches and the MFCA for their participation this year.
Following a general demand a similar tournament will be organised on Easter Saturday of next year, with the participation of teams to be invited by the Malta Sports Journalists Association.
More photos of this event are available on https://www.facebook.com/maltasportsjournalistsassocation