Ex-Referee Joe Attard banned for life

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 8:00

by Sandro Micallef

Joe Attard banned for life by MFA

Joe Attard banned for life by MFA

The MFA’s board that investigates cases of corruption has found Mr. Joe Attard ex MFA and ex FIFA Referee guilty of attempt of bribery in the UEFA Cup game Marsaxlokk v Slaven Belupo. Mr. Attard, an ex Maltacom employee, was found guilty of corruption and failed to abide by Article 10 of the MFA’s handbook.

He was suspended for life from any football related activity.

National players get bonus despite loss

The National team players who formed part of the 18 man squad which played against Georgia last month in the game which we lost 1-0 will be given a performance bonus of EUR200 plus the appearance money totaling EUR500 per player.

This was announced by MFA President Darmanin Demajo as he explained that against Georgia we were so close to gain our first point in the EURO 2012 qualifier but we lost in the dying minutes of the game. The players will be given this bonus for their effort during the said game.

Cleansing tender given to same contractor

The contract for services related with cleansing at the National Stadium was awarded to the same contractor who used to offer the cleaning services for the past three years. The contractor, Jesmond Abela, was awarded a two year contract. It is believed that the MFA had received more than six offers for such services but decided to award the contract to the cheapest offer.

No more participation in U/23 challenge trophy

The MFA took a harsh decision not to participate anymore in the U/23 Challenge Trophy. This team was usually taken care of by Carmel Busuttil. It used to be an additional international preparation for young players to prepare themselves for the eventuality of a permanent call up in the National squad.





1 Comment

  1. Belti says:

    Admin, is there a particular reason why MFA has decided against participating in the U/23 Challenge Trophy?

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