Birkirkara captain Stephania Farrugia is the BOV Female player of the Month for October 2018.
The 2017 MFA Player of the Year maintained her fine form over the summer break to clinch the first individual award of the female football season 2018/2019.
Facing arch-rivals Hibs in the league-opener following their defeat in the BOV Women’s Super-Cup, the defender left no space at the back to help her team keep a clean sheet for a 2-0 win.
Leading 1-0 against Mosta, Stephania dived full stretch to connect with a Raina Giusti to hit an eye-catching flying-header past Mosta keeper Zarb. Just five minutes later, she again towered above the opponent’s defence to hit another powerful header into the net for the 3-0 lead in a match that ended at 5-0.
Charles Azzopardi, Executive PR & Marketing at Bank of Valletta presented the BOV Female Player of the Month trophy for October 2018 to Stephania Farrugia. Bank of Valletta is a long-term supporter of sporting initiatives in Malta and Gozo through its commitment towards the community in which it operates.