Four football players banned for life – MFA

Monday, April 8, 2013, 16:27

The Malta Football Association has confirmed that the four players who were awaiting the final verdict over allegations of match fixing have been banned for life from all football activities.

The players Chris Brincat, Jermain Brincat, Gaetan Spiteri and Julian Briffa have all been handed a life ban following a final decision by the Board set up to investigate bribery and match fixing practices.

Brothers Chris and Jermain Brincat have been banned over involvement in a case of match fixing for the 28th September 2012 BOV First division match between Gzira and Naxxar.

Gaetan Spiteri a former Hamrun Spartans player has also been banned for life after the board found him guilty of trying to fix a match namely the Hamrun v Sliema match of of the 2011/12 season. Spiteri featured for Qormi in the begining of this season.

Julian Briffa has also been found guilty of match fixing involvement and was also handed a life sentence ban, however Dr Adrian Camilleri who wrote the report recommended the competent authority ie) the MFA to give an amnesty to Mr Briffa following his early admission and full collaboration during the process of the investigations. Briffa’s omission and additional help to the MFA’s integrity officer resulted in new investigations of another players.

The MFA will have to take this recommendation to its Annual General Meeting to be held in July.

This site is informed that in all probability high MFA officials will lobby in favour of such amnesty in a bid to encourage more players and individuals to come up with information related to corruption.

The players had all been already suspended earlier this season immediately after the players had been summoned for the initial investigations.



1 Comment

  1. Christopher Calleja says:

    Komplu naddfu l-football. Ahna wara l-MFA biex lil dawn l-ipokriti neliminawhom. 


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