The committee of Marsaxlokk F.C. issued a statement to criticise a decision by the Malta Football Association which deducted one point over the failed payment to Emiliano Lattes by the 30th April.
Marsaxlokk F.C. and Emiliano Lattes deny that the payment was not effected. The two parties met on the 30th April and after being handed the payment, the player signed the receipt.
Since the MFA Headquarters were closed and did not open on May 1st, the committee sent an email to three MFA officials, informing them that the payment had been effected. The club also asked them to whom should they present the receipt.
The club did not receive a reply over this query and later in the day, the association sent an email to the club that one point had been deducted due to the failed payment.
Marsaxlokk F.C. said that although the MFA administration was doing a lot to help clubs, the attitude of some officials ruins the good work done by the association.
The club stressed that it will be doing everything possible to put this decision for discussion in the MFA Bureau and Council.