JPL Cisk Lager Cup – Vittoriosa Stars FC, Hibernians FC and Sheffield United FC

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43

League Championship side Sheffield United, Hibernians FC and Vittoriosa FC will vie for the second edition of the JPL Cisk Lager Cup which will be held tomorrow Friday the 16th of July at the Hibernians Stadium.

Hibernians FC replaced champions Birkirkara FC in the triangular tournament as the latte made it to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Last year, Dingli Swallows, Floriana and Sheffield Wednesday took part in the tournament.

The tournament will be played on a 45-minute games basis, starting at 19:30. The first game at 19:30 will see Hibernians FC vs Vittoriosa Stars FC; at 20:30 the loser of the first game will face Sheffield United while at 21:30, the Sheffield team will take on the winner of the first game. In case of a draw, penalty-kicks will decide the winner.

Three points will be awarded for a win, two for a win on penalties and one for a defeat after a penalty shoot-out. The sponsors for the event are Cisk Lager, Teamsport who represent Italian sportswear company Macron, the kit-sponsor of Vittoriosa and Sheffield United, and Fuego who will be sponsoring the trophy for the best player of the tournament – the Fuego Player of the Tournament.

JPL representative Louis Agius revealed that three top European clubs are expected to visit Malta in December, and a top-level tournament could be held locally. Agius said that such training camps and tournaments are giving Malta big exposure while presenting opportunities for local clubs to take part in these tournaments and local players to shine.

Tickets for the JPL Cisk Lager Cup cost €6.

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