One size fits all for Givova

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 7:34

by Sandro Micallef in Tel Aviv

As the Malta National team prepares to make its debut in the EURO 2012 qualifying campaign, the players have been informed that there will be no different sizes for their outfits once again as the new sponsor Givova seem to be adopting a one size fits all strategy.

Players have been complaining lately that their official playing vests are all one size – Large, leaving players like Michael Mifsud, Andrew Cohen, Paul Fenech and others having to adjust and trim physically their shorts and vests with all imaginable methods.

This site has learnt that the suppliers of Givova have not yet sent to Malta the agreed material as per contract prior the start of the EURO 2012 campaign. The Directors of this Italian franchise have been contacted for several times by high officials of the MFA but to no avail.

The Givova kits which are visibly of an inferior quality than the kits supplied by previous suppliers of the Malta FA like Errea and Diadora have till now only been supplied to the Malta senior team, leaving the U/21side playing with the Diadora outfit.  Insiders have told this website that the Givova has not even sent to Malta neither all the leisure clothing that was agreed in the contract which was agreed with former President Mifsud.  The leisure clothing is usually worn by the players and the technical staff when they are off the pitch.

A meeting scheduled in the coming weeks between officials from the MFA and Givova directors is set to shed more light on the ridiculous situation.

First Training session

In the meantime as expected the arrival on Monday evening was very late with the Maltese contingent checking in at 01:00hrs  local time. A light dinner was served and then all to the respective rooms ahead of today’s first training session in Tel Aviv which is expected to commence at 10:30hrs. All eyes will be on Massimo Grima’s fitness after the ex Qormi player suffered a slight injury in the Mare Blu Cup last week when he was playing with Hamrun. Jonathan Caruana, Valletta’s new central defender and poised to flank Andrei Agius as centre back in Thursday’s game against israel yesterday had visible straps along his calves.


  1. jacob calleja says:

    CRAP KIT. it looks crap, crap brand, and the players need to have kits that fit them? I hope they do not have them for long :/


  2. Johan Borg says:

    Nispera nsibu sponsor sura ta nies… Bil-Givova jew x’inhi!! Qas ħadd ma jaf x’inhuma!


  3. george says:

    x’tippretendu li jirrabga kollox issa joe mifsud jew ?issa xol al dahal al din il bicca xol u ghadu fl-mfa


  4. pudini says:

    u il kbir ghadu gej


  5. r.ciantar says:

    Wahda mill-hafna frejjeg tal-passat


  6. vfc says:

    Qeghdin sew eh!! l aqwa li ghandna sponsor ta ditta li HADD MA JAF BIJHA!!


  7. ryan pisani says:

    cucati ta joe Mifsud


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