Twelve Premier League players were suspended by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner after being sent off or collecting a fourth yellow card during the weekend.
Tarxien Rainbows midfielder Ricardo Costa was banned for two matches while Gareth Sciberras and Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara), Omar Borg (Hamrun), Patrick Borg (Marsaxlokk), Gilbert Martin (Mosta), Claudio Calleja (Mqabba), Jonathan Bondin and Joseph Farrugia (Qormi), Beppe Muscat and Roderick Bajada (Sliema) and Orosco Anonam (Tarxien) were all suspended for one match.
Costa and Anonam are ruled out of the derby against Hibernians while the Brazilian midfielder will also miss the game against Mqabba next week.
Omar Borg and Gilbert Martin are ruled out of Hamrun vs Mosta while Sciberras, Zerafa and Borg will be missing Birkirkara vs Marsaxlokk
Qormi’s Bondin and Farrugia will be unavailable for the game against Floriana. The Sliema duo are ruled out of the game against Balzan while Calleja will be missing the game against Valletta.
In Division 1, Kenneth Spiteri (Birzebbuga), George Gribbon and Manuel Ramon Sierra Camacho (Melita) and Vilson Caushi (Rabat) were banned for one match.
In Division 2, Jean Claude Cachia (Attard) and John Agius (Msida) were suspended for three matches and two matches respectively. Msida coach Twanny Dalli, kit-manager Ian Micallef and masseur Peter Saliba were all banned for two matches while Matthew Borda, also of Msida, was suspended for one match.
Ives Bilocca (Gudja), Bronwen Bugeja (Kirkop), James Shead and Neville Galea (Siggiewi) and Uchenna Anyanwu (Zebbug) were all banned for one match.
In Division 3, Milan Polonec (Xghajra) was suspended for two matches while Abduljawad Musah (Kalkara), Juan Galdes and Paul Anthony Carabott (Marsaskala), Ayrton Buhagiar (Mdina), Karl Sammut and Roderick Sammut (Mtarfa), Christian Magro and Lizio Grech (Xghajra) were suspended for one match. Mtarfa team-manager Angelo Borg was suspended for two matches.
In the Youth League, Attard’s Jean Carl Cuschieri was suspended for two matches while Matthew Mifsud (Marsa) and Gaynor D’Amato (Santa Lucia) were banned for one match. Attard assistant coach Eddie Catania was suspended for two matches.