Malta Football Association
Mosta, Qormi fight for place in top flight next season
May 12, 2017
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Mosta and Qormi will be fighting for a berth in the expanded BOV Premier League next season on Friday as the two clubs will be involved in the end-of-season relegation/promotion play-off at the National Stadium (kick-off 19.30).

The Blues have earned the chance to defend their BOV Premier League status in this one-off decider after finishing second-from-bottom in the championship following a crucial 4-2 victory over Pembroke Athleta who have been relegated to Division One.


On the other hand, Qormi secured their place in the play-off after finishing fourth in the BOV Division One championship. The Yellow-Blacks are eyeing a return to the top flight after losing their status at the end of last season.


Mosta coach Johann Scicluna is not underestimating his former club.


“On paper, Mosta look a stronger side than Qormi but we have to prove that on the pitch. If the players perform to their ability I’m confident that we will get the win needed,” Scicluna was quoted as saying by the Times of Malta.


Scicluna has no selection problems for Mosta’s biggest game of the season.


Qormi took a while to find their feet in Division One but their form improved considerably in the second part of the season and, for a time, they were also in the race for an automatic promotion slot.


Brian Spiteri, the Qormi coach, is pleased that his team are in a position to challenge for a place in the BOV Premier League.


“Mosta start favourites but we are not ready to bow out without producing a decent fight,” Spiteri said.



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