Branko Nisevic appointed assistant national coach

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:28

Branko Nisevic has been appointed assistant national coach, the Malta Football Association has announced.

The 46-year-old has already started working closely with Ray Farrugia, who was named Malta coach last Wednesday, ahead of the national team’s upcoming training camp, which gets underway next week at the Ta’ Qali training grounds and continues in Austria towards the end of the month.

Nisevic is making a return to the Malta FA coaching set-up after serving as Malta Under-17 coach as well as assistant to former national team coach Pietro Ghedin between 2011 and 2013.

Farrugia was delighted to welcome Nisevic’s appointment and that accepted the proposal to become assistant national coach.

Farrugia knows Branko very well as he was his coach during the time with Pietà Hotspurs as well as Sliema Wanderers.

Farrugia and Nisevic were also together in the first UEFA Pro Course organised by the Malta FA Technical Centre.

No doubt that, with his experience, technical and tactical know how, and his meticulous approach, Branko will be an asset for the national team.

Born in Serbia, Nisevic has spent most of his playing career in Malta, turning out for a number of clubs including Sliema Wanderers, Hibernians, Valletta, Pietà Hotspurs and Birkirkara before moving into coaching.

As a coach, Nisevic has won the BOV Premier League title with Hibernians FC in season 2014-15. His last coaching post was with BOV Premier League club Gżira United.

Nisevic said that he’s honoured that he’s been offered this job and looks forward to work with Ray and the other members of the technical staff, Ronald (Vella), Luca (Pagani) and Charles (Sciberras).

He’s aware that the national side is going through a difficult period but this is an added reason to give all the best to try and lift the Maltese team.

Meanwhile, Ronald Vella, who already forms part of the Malta FA technical staff, has also joined Farrugia’s coaching team while Luca Pagani and Charles Sciberras have been confirmed as physical trainer and goalkeepers’ coach respectively.

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