Malta Football Association
2019-20 BOV First Division League kicks off this weekend
Sep 13, 2019
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The 2019-20 BOV First Division League season kicks off this weekend with the opening two matches taking place on Friday at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.

Pietà Hotspurs, who were relegated from the BOV Premier League at the end of last season, start their Division One journey against Mqabba who had a busy summer in terms of transfer activity. The Hotspurs are under the guidance of coach Brian Spiteri while Mqabba will be led by coach George Vella.


Also on Friday, newly-promoted Fgura United, who will again be led by Kevin Vella, meet St Andrews, back to the second tier after a three-year spell in the top league. St Andrews will have former Malta captain Brian Said leading their technical team with experienced players such as Ian Azzopardi and Matthew Bartolo also in their ranks.


There will be two more games on Saturday also at the Victor Tedesco stadium. Lija Athletic, who have confirmed coach Joseph Galea, take on Pembroke Athleta, this season guided by former Pietà coach Ramon Zammit while Żejtun Corinthians, who have retained Orosco Anonam, and Żebbuġ Rangers, under the guidance of Clive Mizzi, lock horns in a clash between established sides in this category.


Action shifts to the Centenary Stadium on Sunday as Swieqi United, with Rodney Bugeja at the helm, play Naxxar Lions, led by Charles Muscat, while Vittoriosa Stars vs Qrendi should also be an interesting encounter. Robert Cassar will again lead Vittoriosa while Qrendi are under the guidance of Renzo Kerr Cumbo.


The first matchday of the 2019-20 First Division comes to a close on Monday with newly promoted St George’s, the 2018-19 Second Division champions, facing Qormi who were relegated from the top league last season.


A new experience in the First Division for Sean Galea in charge of the Cottonera side against Qormi who have handed the reins of their team to experienced coach Vince Carbonaro who last season led Sirens to promotion to the BOV Premier League.


BOV Division One weekend MD1 programme

Fri-13-Sep               18:00       Victor Tedesco Stadium                         Pietà Hotspurs        vs             Mqabba

Fri-13-Sep               20:15       Victor Tedesco Stadium                         Fgura United           vs             St Andrews

Sat-14-Sep              18:00       Victor Tedesco Stadium                         Lija Athletic             vs             Pembroke Athleta

Sat-14-Sep              20:15       Victor Tedesco Stadium                         Żejtun Corinthians vs             Żebbuġ Rangers

Sun-15-Sep             18:00       Centenary Stadium                                Swieqi United         vs             Naxxar Lions

Sun-15-Sep             20:15       Centenary Stadium                                Vittoriosa Stars       vs             Qrendi

Mon-16-Sep            19:00       Centenary Stadium                                St George’s             vs             Qormi

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