Author: Valhmor Camilleri

Sasha Gatt made her first appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the Sirens ASC swimmer competed in the qualifying heats of the 400 metres freestyle. Competing in the second heat at Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Gatt completed the eight-lap distance in a time of four minutes 19.75 seconds. Gatt’s timing was almost one second over her national mark on the distance of 4:18.58 she had set at the National Pool last month. The 16-year-old finished sixth in her heat which was won by Liechtenstein swimmer Julia Hassler in a time of 4:06.98. Continue reading this article on SportsDesk, the sports…

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Eleonor Bezzina was the first Maltese athlete in action at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when she took part in the qualifying phase of the 10m Air Pistol competition. Bezzina, who was one of Malta’s flagbearers in Friday’s opening ceremony, produced a solid display to finish 26th overall with a total score of 570. With only eight shooters from a starting list of 53 progressing into the final it was always going to be difficult for Malta’s leading target shooter to make it into the final but her final placing is still seen as encouraging particularly if one analyses the quality…

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Gżira United have agreed to terms to re-sign Nigerian striker Haruna Garba, however, the deal will only materialise if the towering forward receives positive news from medical checks to be effected on a foot injury that has been hampering him for several months now. Reports in other sections of the media had said on Friday that the Premier League club had offered a contract to Garba for the upcoming season, and all terms of the deal had been agreed upon by both parties. However, the Times of Malta can reveal that the deal is subject to a number of medical…

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Santa Lucia FC are set to sign Brazilian striker Francisco Rodrigues Farias, the Times of Malta can reveal. Popularly known as Leo Bahia, the veteran forward arrived in Malta this week and agreed personal terms with the Saints before putting pen to paper on a one-year contract. Leo Bahia is Santa Lucia FC’s sixth signing of the close season after the Saints have already secured the services of goalkeeper Julani Archibald, defender Jurgen Pisani, midfielder Jan Tanti and forwards Vito Plut and Patrick Mota.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times of MaltaIndependent…

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OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA       1 Nukic 78 BIRKIRKARA                         0  Olimpija Ljubljana N. Vidmar, E. Boakye, D. Milnar, E. Gliha (62 M. Pavlovic), T. Elsbik (21 N. Kapun), S. Seslar (88 E. Ostrc), T. Tomic, Aldair, M. Nukic, S. Petrov (62 G. Kurez). Birkirkara D. Fernandes, K. Zammit, E. Pepe, O. Carniello, C. Attard, Y. Yankam, D. Venancio, R. Briffa (84 Jeferson), C. Bonanni (73 R, Scicluna), L. Montebello, F. Falcone. Referee David Fuxman (Israel). Yellow cards Zammit, Venancio, Tomic.  A Mustafa Nukic goal 12 minutes from time denied Birkirkara…

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Alexander Satariano has been unveiled as a new player for Italian Serie B side Frosinone Calcio. As reported by the Times of Malta earlier this month, the Malta striker has agreed terms with the Italian Serie B side on a three-year contract. As part of his presentation, the former Sliema Wanderers striker sat down for an introductive interview with the club’s media team where he spoke on found he adapted himself to the new surroundings at Frosinone Calcio. Satariano also spoke on the importance of Malta coach Devis Mangia for his move to Italian football and also on what are…

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Gżira United and Birkirkara are bracing themselves for a tough test in their UEFA Conference League second qualifying round ties when they go up against Croatian side Rijeka and Olimpia Ljubljana, of Slovenia respectively, this evening. The Maroons, who last week needed a penalty shoot-out to knock out Andorran side Sant Julia, will be hosting Croatian giants Rijeka at the Centenary Stadium this evening (kick-off: 7pm), with their main goal being to try and keep alive the tie ahead of next week’s second leg in Croatia.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times…

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The Malta FA delegates approved a motion presented by president Bjorn Vassallo to give the governing body the right to revise its budgets for season 2021-22 should the COVID-19 pandemic effect continues to hit hard the game in Malta. Club members and delegates met yesterday for the annual general meeting which inevitably featured the effects of COVID-19 on the Beautiful Game in Malta. Vassallo told the assembly that during the past year, the MFA committed almost €2 million euros to local clubs to help them go through the effects of the pandemic, also thanks to the money generated by the…

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Matthew Guillaumier was voted as the Player of the Year for season 2020-21. The Malta international midfielder played a key role to help the Spartans win their first league title after an absence of 30 years. This was the first time that Guillaumier has won this prestigious award and he succeeds Gżira United Steve Borg, who won this top accolade for last season.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times of MaltaIndependent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.Support Us See original Article on timesofmalta.com

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Hibernians coach Stefano Sanderra has sent a rallying cry to his players ahead of the UEFA Conference League first leg tie against San Marino champions Folgore on Tuesday night (kick-off: 9pm). The Paolites, following their elimination from the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Flora Tallinn, have now dropped to UEFA’s newly-formed competition alongside Malta’s other two survivors Birkirkara and Gżira United, and will bid to try and reach the third qualifying round of the tournament. No doubt, Folgore is surely an opponent that is well within the reach of the Maltese club and coach Stefano Sanderra said that…

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