Maltese Super Cup: Valletta, Floriana In Clash Of The Titans

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 0:01

by Joshua Cacciattolo

The second cup for the 2011/12 season will be on today as BOV Premier League champions Valletta take on runners-up and U*BET FA Trophy winners Floriana in the BOV Super Cup. Kick-off is at 20.30

The Citizens are targeting their ninth Super Cup win, while the Greens are in search of their second win. Their first win was also against Valletta back in 1994

Valletta won the competition for the first time in 1990 when they defeated Sliema 3-0.The second cup win was against Hibernians after the penalty shoot-out.  They won the competition again three times between 1997 and 1999, defeating Birkirkara 5-2, Hibernians 2-0 and Birkirkara 2-1 respectively. In 2001, they beat Sliema 2-1 and three years ago, the Citizens defeated Birkirkara, once again 2-0, last season they also won it in a dramatic extra time encounter against Birkirkara as a late Joseph Okwonkwo goal sealed a 3-2 win.

The Citizens, who won the BOV Premier League title last season, had already met Floriana a couple of months ago in the Euro Cup. On that occasion, Valletta registered a 2-1 win.

Since then, both sides represented Malta in European competitions. In the UEFA Champions League, Valletta beat of Tre Fiori of San Marino 5-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round but were then eliminated by FK Ekranas of Lithuania on a 2-4 aggregate score.

The Greens, on the other hand, were eliminated from the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League against heavyweights Aek Larnaca of Cyprus on a 9-0 aggregate score.

Since then, Floriana signed goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo on loan from Msida St. Joseph and midfielder John Mintoff also on loan from Sliema Wanderers. Nigerian-born striker Boris Odwong also joined the club.

Valletta signed Floriana goalkeeper Matthew Towns who could make his debut ironically against his former teamates. Jesmond Zerafa has midfielder Jamie Pace and striker Terence Scerri both suspended.

Winners

Club Times
Valletta 8
Birkirkara 5
Hamrun S 5
Sliema W. 3
Rabat Ajax 2
Hibernians 2
Floriana 1




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