Plan to try and salvage St. George’s from Div One dropThursday, June 14, 2012, 8:10
by Sandro Micallef and Joshua Cacciattolo
A plan is in place to try and save Malta’s first football team St.George’s from playing in the second Division next season.
This issue came to light in the last MFA executive committee meeting when a suggestion was made that a decider is to be played between St.George’s and St.Patrick in order for one of these to continue to play in the MFA First Division. This is due to the fact that the MFA has accepted the application from Ta’ Xbiex FC again to play in the Third Division.
The Executive Committee will put the following plan to the MFA’s next Council meeting.
The plan which has been masterminded amongst other by Michael Cutajar member of the St.George’s FC and currently an MFA employee suggests that the Third Division will be composed of 14 teams, the Second Division will be composed of 14 teams as well, whilst it is being suggested that the First Division will be played with 12 teams.
The MFA council will now propose that a decider between the two teams that have been relegated last season St.Patrick and St.Georges is played on 30th June 2012. This decision has led to an immediate reaction by the First Division Standing Committee that have already sent in a protest letter to the MFA’s General Secretary. The Standing Committee are not agreeing with the MFA’s division structure proposal.
This particular MFA idea contrasts heavily with the election slogan that the current MFA administration had been proudly shouting on…. Clubs, Clubs Clubs.
The two First Division representatives on the MFA Executive committee are Charles Scerri and Joe Sammut of Lija and Pieta respectively.