The Malta Football Association announced that the Member Clubs Licensing Board had decided that Zurrieq are to start the BOV Second Division League 2015/16 with three points deducted due to pending amounts to players and staff members.
The club had applied for a license in the Amateur Status category but their application was not in compliance with the minimum conditions established by the regulations.
In fact, the club owed money to five players and a coach for a total of €17,000 and owed money to the Inland Revenue Department.
The Board had warned Zurrieq FC that unless that they presented receipts and agreements by the 31st August, they would have three points deducted for any unsettled amount not exceeding €10,000 and a further deduction of two points for every further blocks of €10,000.
The club settled the amounts due to the Inland Revenue Department and presented receipts/agreements with three of the players and coach but failed to present the documents for the other two players.
For this reason, Zurrieq FC were granted the Amateur Status licence but will have three points deducted at the start of the BOV Second Division League 2015/16.