Tough debut awaits Excess RP Bidnija in UEFA Futsal Cup

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 11:42

by Sandro Micallef from Skopje, Macedonia

A ten men squad led by Club President Mario Vella departed for a long journey earlier today with Skopje as their destination, the Macedonian capital that will host the UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary round Group F.

The newly formed local Futsal (5 a-side indoor) team has high hopes of extending the recent positive results obtained in last year’s UEFA Futsal Cup which was held at the KMS’ Cottonera Complex.

Last year it was Malta Champions ZC Excess who represented Malta against domestic Futsal Champions from Finland, Denmark and Albania. Last year ZC has managed 4 points, a win and a draw. Hopefully the results and the performances will be pretty much like last year’s and the new team led by Romanian born Florin Anton has all the potential to reach the pre-established targets.

The Excess RP Bidnija squad on Wednesday early morning before the start of their long journey to Macedonia

This year’s Maltese representatives, Excess RP Bidnija is a merger between last season’s Champions and former River Plate Bidnija as Nathaniel Jones Team Manager of this team explains:

“We embarked on this merger with the intention to be a stronger team in the local MFA Championship. We are positive about an acceptable performance here in Skopje in the UEFA Futsal Cup”.

Jones explained that ZC Excess players namely Clint Cope, Carlos Scicluna, Florin Anton and keeper Brian Baldacchino have opted to stay at Excess and be part of this new team.

“After our amalgamation we decided to start immediately our preparation for the UEFA Futsal Cup, and I personally would like to win six points and surpass the great achievement of Malta’s representatives of last years” Jones added.

Excess RP Bidnija’s Team Manager remarked that it will be a very difficult tournament for the Malta team due to the fact that the other three teams in our group possess professional players. “Anyways we will use this experience to serve us as a preparation for the new domestic season”.

“Our administration strongly believes in the potential and experience of our players. We have elements like Alexander Ribic (ex Naxxar Motors) and Vojko Martinov who have already tasted the UEFA Futsal Cup experience in the past with Hibernians FC and this is surely a boost for the rest of the squad”

Excess RP Bidnija UEFA Futsal Cup 2011 Group F Fixtures:

Thursday 18th Aug vs KMF Zelezarec Skopje (Macedonia)

Friday 19th Aug vs CF Eindhoven (Holland)

Sunday 21st August vs Istanbul Üniversitesi SK (Turkey)

The team on their arrival in Sofia Airport, BulgariaMembers of the Excess RP Bidnija team on their way to commence the four hours bus trip from Sofia to Skopje

Part of the team making heir way for the four hour bus journey from Sofia to Skopje


  1. aaron says:

    preparaw al tkaxkira hbieb dawn vwra tajbin mux se naqbdu art aaron


    aaron Reply:

    thanks for your precious support aaron but we will do our best. thanks again


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  4. Nathaniel Jones says:

    thanks for your big help and keep up your professional work Sandro …


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