Update: Sammut to appeal. Kevin Sammut, Stephen Wellman and Kenneth Scicluna are the ones

Friday, August 17, 2012, 22:42

The three names have been published by an MFA release on Friday at 10.30pm

Update 13:00.

sportinmalta.com can reveal that the player has confirmed to his lawyer Dr. Michael Sciriha that he is willing to appeal the ten year ban sentence imposed to him by UEFA yesterday.

After such an appeal Kevin Sammut will hope that his punishment will be diminished by at least five years and will be able to either play or coach in the season 2016/17. Uefa usually upholds such appeals and grants clemency to as much as 50% of the original sentence if the player acts as a whistle blower for more cases.

Sammut will automatically be granted a UEFA B license coaching certificate since he has played an array of games with the National team and he will just need a refresher course to be able to sit on a 1st Div or Premier bench.

In the meantime comments on this site and also on facebook have gathered a general vibe of dissaproval at UEFA’s sentence due to the fact that the ten year ban is being considered as very lenient. Football fans are also wondering why Wellman and Scicluna have been acquitted. One local football fan wrote “How can a player alone fix a game with a 4-0 scoreline, there was help for sure by the other two defenders named.”

Anther facebook user commented “Viper was substituted at Half Time when the score was 1-0 so il-Boxer and Wellman continued the job and made good money”

In the meantime the MFA is considering calling a Press Conference to answer the never ending list of questions that remain unanswered in this case.

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Finally Finally Finally, the long wait is over !! The MFA has finally revealed the names of the three players that have been questioned over the past months in connection with the fixed Norway v Malta match valid for the EURO 2008 qualification.

All the three players flew to Nyon yesterday accompanied by their legal aide Dr. Michael Sciriha to hear the final verdict of UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Board.

Kevin Sammut was found guilty of association in fixing the score of the match and has been suggested that he is sentenced to ten years banned from Football.

Kenneth Scicluna and Stephen Wellman were not found guilty of association as according to the Board there was insufficient proof in the findings of the inspector.

UEFA will request that Viper’s ban will be applied worldwide by informing with immediate effect FIFA.

This sentence can be considered as a positive one for Sammut considering that originally UEFA’s Board had suggested that he gets a life ban. Originally there was a request for a two year ban also for Wellman.

Our source within UEFA has informed us that Sammut has urged his lawyer to appeal with no further delay to this sentence.

Now the Malta Police is set to press criminal charges against Sammut and possibly also against other players not named till now.





19 Comments

  1. ... says:

    li zgur hu li l-viper mamilx kollox wahdu. ma jistax ikun. umanament impossibli.

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  2. Bugeja says:

    LI WEHEL PLAYER WIEHED BISS MHUX ACETABLI IMMA WE KNOW THE STORY IN MALTA MHUX KEMM TAF IMMA LIL MIN TAF…..MHUX HA JIDISPJACINI LI IL VIPER WEHEL GHAX IL GARA GEJJA U SEJRA FL-AHHAR TFAQQA ISSA JEKK GHANDU L BAJD IPARLA KIF KIENET IS-SITWAZJONI DAK IN NAR….JEW AHJAR JIEQAF HEMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ISSA JAGHMEL ONE PLUS ONE U JARA X’JAQBEL JAGHMEL HUWA IPARLAX JEW IMEWET KOLLOX!!!!!!!

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  3. Ta Qali Man says:

    The only way to show our disapproval to all this is to stay away from matches that Malta plays. I have done this long ago……..bloody traitors……

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  4. pierre says:

    Ara kif jista jkun lli jehhel plejer wiehed biss tal misthija, kull min ghandu sens f mohhu jinduna li sentenza bla sens

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    John Agius Reply:

    Nahseb ma tafx li match-fixer m’ghandux ghalfejn jinzel fil-pitch. Ir-rwol tieghu probabli kien dak li jirranga l-loghba mal-Kroati. 

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  5. chris says:

    jien ma naqbilx li jehel il viper biss dik mux gustizja imma vendikazjoni minn plejer wiehed

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  6. gii says:

    din is sentenza nara naqa tistona,,,,,,,,,,,il viper ejja namluwa li huwa ltaqa  mal kroat u laqqa lil boxer u wellman flistorja,……………imma il viper inqala wara 1-0,………allura  il boxer u wellman baqaw hemm jaffgu u bis sahha taghhom li gi rizultat nahseb?? il viper ma setax  jinfluwenza aktar ir rizultat,………….kellom jehlu daqsu u aktar ax huma baqaw gal ground u taw kontribut aktar favur norway……………..

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  7. mark says:

    sry ta kif wehel kevin meta sa fejn naf jien lab 1st half biss bidel il loba min fuq il bank u haluna is soltu jerda kollox wiehed

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  8. Maria says:

    KUMBINAZZJONI ssemmew biss players li naqsu fil-livell ta loghob u m’ghadhomx ikunu mghajta!

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  9. Shame on you Viper says:

    Viper if you have the Balls make a press conference and mention the names. If not you are a coward!!!! I will bet now that Kenneth Scicluna will start training with Rabat Ajax from next weeks as past of the thank you deal or else he will retire to everything rest in peace.

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  10. newtrali says:

    micheal ijat jamel xolu mandux xjaqsam ax ijat president ma team ihor. jidispjacik tisma ek fuq players bhal dawn ax awn malta kolla stmati u andom pagi tajba u zball ta ftit sijat u nuqas ta hsieb tilfu kolox.

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  11. malti says:

    la zbalja jhalas imma lohrajn kellom jehlu wkoll, player ma jibdilx loba 

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  12. P Sant says:

    L-MFA ghandha tissospendi ghall inqas b mod tempranju lill-players l-ohra… dan il-kaz fih xamma kbira tinten… il-Viper inqala’ meta l-iskor kien 1-0… jigifieri jekk kien hemm kaz ta’korruzzjoni (fejn intqal li riedu rizultat ta 5-0), zgur ma kienx hu li attwah. Ma nistax nifhem ukoll l-etika ta President ta’ klabb li illum jinsab fil-Premier, li jaghmilha ta’ avukat ghal dawn il-players u dawn il-players mhumiex tal-klabb tieghu… semmieha din Sandro ghax naf li int ghandek il-bajd biex tikxef l-ghawwar…

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    Sportinmalta Reply:

    Ghandi bajd ikbar min rasek bizejjed ? sandro

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    P Sant Reply:

    u jekk iggib din imissu mal-art…   taf li il ligi tghidlek li jekk player ikun jaf bkaz ta korruzzjoni ikun hati daqs min wettaq korruzzjoni? jigifieri ebda player ma kien jaf xinhu ghaddej ghajr il viper?  dan missha tinvestiga l mfa!!! ma min huma rregistrati scicluna u wellman sandro?

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    celest Reply:

    u kif issemew 4 players u waqaw ghal 3 fejn hu ir raba player? jew ax issa irtira mil karriera  ma nfitcuhx?

    mundu Reply:

    @celest ghal min qed tghid irtira?

    EC Reply:

    Sorry, P Sant … x ghandu   xjaqsam Dr. Sciriha? Dan qabduh bhala avukat ax emmnu li huwa l-aqwa avukat f’suq … xkull wahda… ghadek qas taf irgulija li ghandu Dr. Michael Sciriha. Its a shame speaking on a very important person like this. Jigferi jekk tifel tieghek jisraq jew joqtol its a shame that Dr Sciriha went to defend him. ur out of subject …. gej b’etika… etika ta injoranza u nuqqas ta melh li ghandek go mohhok

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    P Sant Reply:

    Mhux tifhem il-punt. Jekk it-tifel tieghi joqtol, ma jkun hemm xejn hazin li inqabbad lil Michael Sciriha avukat ax jien ma ghandi ebda konnessjoni mieghu. Pero Michael Sciriha president ta’ team tal-Premier u t-team tieghu jilghab KONTRA dawn il-players li, wonder of all wonders, qed jigu akkuzati b’korruzzjoni fil-FOOTBALL… jekk ghandek naqra melh f’mohhok tifhem ghaliex qed nghid li mhux etika, jien mhu qed nimplka xejn, semplicement qed nghid li mhux etika… imma hawn Malta kollox jghaddi, hadd mhu kapaci jizen, l-injoranza tirrenja (imbaghad takkuza lili b’injoranza!), ghalhekk qatt ma nimxu ‘l quddiem…

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