Mosta tournaments to start on 23rd August

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 4:22

Hosts Mosta will play Mgarr United on the opening day of the 2010 ‘Gammari’ Muscat’ Mosta Tournament. The draws were made this morning at The George Hotel in Paceville where representatives of all the participating teams were present.

The draws for the Mosta FC Under-19 Challenge were also made. The meeting was chaired by Mosta Tournaments Chairman, Joseph Muscat. Mr. Muscat thanked all present for their interest and gave a special welcome to the Naxxar Lions representative. Mr. Muscat said that the organizing committee were pleased that Naxxar were participating for the first time in the senior tournament. Being neighbours and big rivals in football, it was time to start and build bridges.

Mr. Muscat said that this was the 29th edition of the tournament which started in 1978. This was the oldest tournament of it’s kind in Malta. For the first time the tournament will be played on a new artificial turf pitch and Melita Cable will be filming the matches.

Apart from Mosta and Naxxar Lions, the other participating teams will be Tarxien Rainbows, Lija Athletic, Pieta Hotspurs, Gzira United, Zurrieq and Mgarr United. The ‘Gammari’ Muscat Mosta Tournament will start on the 23rd August and ends with the Final on the 1st September.

The eight participating teams will be split into two sections of four teams of which the first two classified will qualify for the semi-finals. Apart from the final there will also be a match for 3rd & 4th place.

The Malta Under-17 team will be participating in the Mosta FC Under-19 Challenge along with hosts Mosta, Naxxar Lions, Mgarr United and St. Andrew’s FC. The youth tournament starts on the 2nd September and ends on the 11th.

Before the actual draws Mr. Muscat thanked the management of The George Hotel for providing today’s venue which was first class.

Following is the full programme of both tournaments.

‘Gammari’ Muscat’ Mosta Tournament

Date Kick Off Sec Match

23-08 18:30 hrs A ZURRIEQ FC V LIJA ATHLETIC

23-08 20:30 hrs A MOSTA FC v MGARR UNITED

24-08 18:30 hrs B TARXIEN R. v GZIRA UNITED

24-08 20:30 hrs B PIETA HOT. v NAXXAR LIONS

25-08 18:30 hrs A MGARR UNITED v ZURRIEQ FC

25-08 20:20 hrs A LIJA ATH v MOSTA FC

26-08 18:30 hrs B NAXXAR LIONS v TARXIEN R.

26-08 20:30 hrs B GZIRA UNITED v PIETA HOT.

27-08 18:30 Hrs A LIJA ATHLETIC v MGARR UNITED

27-08 20:30 hrs A ZURRIEQ FC v MOSRA FC

28-08 18:30 hrs B GZIRA UNITED v NAXXAR LIONS

28-08 20:30 hrs B PIETA HOT. v TARXIEN R.

Semi-Finals

30-08 18:30 hrs S/F 1 Winner Sec A v Runner-up Sec B

30-08 20:30 hrs S/F 2 Winner Sec B v Runner-up Sec A

3rd & Fourth Place match

01-09 18:00 hrs 3rd/4th Loser S/F 1 v Loser S/F 2

FINAL

01-09 20:30 hrs FINAL Winner S/F 1 v Winner S/F 2

Mosta FC Under-19 Challenge

Date Kick Off Match

02-09 18:30 hrs NAXXAR LIONS v MGARR UNITED

02-09 20:30 hrs ST. ANDREDW’S v MOSTA FC

04-09 18:30 hrs MALTA UNDER-17 v NAXXARLIONS

04-09 20:30 Hrs MGARR UNITED v ST. ANDREW’S

06-09 18:30 hrs MALTA UNDER-17 v MOSTA FC

06-09 20:30 hrs NAXXAR LIONS v ST. ANDREW’S

08-09 18:30 hrs MOSTA FC v MGARR UNITED

08-09 20:30 hrs MALTA UNDER-17 v ST. ANDREW’S

11-09 18:30 hrs NAXXAR LIONS v MOSTA FC

11-09 20:30 hrs MGARR UNITED v MALTA UNDER-17

All matches to be played at the Charles Abela Stadium





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