Malta Football Association
NEWS:
Michel Platini in Malta
Apr 2, 2012
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Photo: courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar
Photo: courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar

  • Photo: courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • Photo: courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • Photo: courtesy of Dominic Aquilina
  • Photo: courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • Photo: courtesy of Dominic Aquilina
  • Photo: courtesy of Paul Zammit Cutajar
  • Photo: courtesy of Dominic Aquilina
  • Photo: courtesy of Dominic Aquilina

UEFA president Michel Platini arrived in Malta late this morning for a one-day visit. He was greeted at the Ministerial Lounge at Malta International Airport by MFA president Norman Darmanin Demajo and Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport Clyde Puli, who were also accompanied by other officials of the association.


 


The official delegation, including Clyde Puli, proceeded to the Fgura Utd. FC Football Ground. This was followed by the arrival of the Prime Minister, Dr Lawrence Gonzi. After the addresses, which included those from Norman Darmanin Demajo, Michel Platini, Clyde Puli and Lawrence Gonzi, the new imposing facilities, comprising the synthetic turf and five-a-side pitches and the clubhouse were inaugurated, with the Prime Minister unveiling a plaque marking the occasion.


The delegation then left for the Centenary Stadium, Ta’ Qali, where a Press Conference was held. The main speakers at this event were Clyde Puli, Norman Darmanin Demajo and Michel Platini.


Soon afterwards the UEFA and MFA top officials walked to the adjacent National Stadium for a reception in the VVIP Lounge and then proceeded to the VVIP Stand to watch the first half of the BOV Premier League clash between Valletta FC and Floriana FC.

 
The day’s programme was due to proceed with the departure from the National Stadium to Ċirkewwa where the distinguished group travelled to Gozo. The evening itinerary comprised a private dinner at Ta’ Ċenċ Hotel.

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