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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Hibernians lose opening game

| August 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

women-champions-leagueBOV Women’s First Division champions Hibernians lost 5-0 to NSA Sofia of Bulgaria in the first match from the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round Group 2 at the Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on Saturday. This was the Paolites’ very-first appearance in European football as on previous occasions when they had won the championship, they had opted not to take part.

Hibernians controlled their opponents well for most of the first half but two minutes from half-time, Valentina Asenova broke the deadlock. Velina Koshuleva doubled the score on the hour and two minutes later, Asenova made it 3-0. Hibs were then unlucky to concede two own goals by Keoney Demicoli on the 81st and Shona Zammit on the 90th.

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BOV Women’s League: Hibernians start title-defence with Pembroke clash

| August 1st, 2014 | Comments Off

Hibernians-Womens-Champions2014Champions Hibernians face Pembroke Athleta while Knock-Out winners Birkirkara take on Gozo on match-day 1 of the BOV Women’s League. The draws were held at the MFA Headquarters, Ta’ Qali on Thursday.

Twelve teams will be taking part this season as BOV Women’s Second Division champions Fgura United and Vittoriosa Stars, who withdrew from the league in March, are not taking part this season. They have been replaced by Sliema Wanderers and Swieqi United.

The BOV Women’s League will take a new format with all twelve teams playing on a one-round league basis in the first phase; then the top six teams will be playing in the Championship Pool and the bottom six will be playing in Section B.

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New format for BOV Women’s League

| July 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Hibernians-Womens-Champions2014The BOV Women’s National League will be played in one division over two phases as from this season. The decision was confirmed during a meeting of the Council of the Malta Football Association on Wednesday.

Twelve teams will be participating in the league. In the first phase all teams will be facing each other on a single-round basis. In the second phase, the top six teams will play in the Championship Pool while the remaining six teams will play in Section B. Both sections will be played on a two-round basis.

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Kirkop United Girls Academy on training camp in Sicily

| July 18th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

kirkop-girls-training-sicily2014For the second time, the Kirkop United FC Girls Academy organised an overseas training camp – this time for the Under-9, Under-11, Under-16 age groups and the Senior Team.

A contingent of around one hundred consisting of 35 academy players, Senior Team, Coaches and Parents left Malta on Friday for this four-day experience at the Kastalia Resort in Sicily on the Virtu Ferries. All categories had the opportunity to have all training sessions conducted by Coach Carmel Busuttil (il-Buzu) who was very surprised by the dedication of the Girls Academy and the talent that the girls possess.

The Senior Team also played a friendly match against ASD Bruffalori which ended with the result of 1-0 in favour of the Maltese team thanks to a headed goal by their forward Jade Flask. This also meant that Colombian International players Natalia Villaraga and Jacky Fonseca played their last game for the club before heading back to their country to continue their studies.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Israel awarded 3-0 win over Malta

| July 1st, 2014 | 1 Comment »

women-malta-israel140507pzcFIFA has awarded Israel a 3-0 win over Malta for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier which was played on May 7 due to the ineligibility of Dorianne Theuma. Israel had won the match at the Centenary Stadium 2-0.

Theuma had picked a second yellow card in the previous game on the 91st minute but this went unnoticed by the association. Somehow UEFA also failed to notify the MFA about the suspension as it is custom.

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Romanian, Bulgarian and Irish opponents for Hibernians in UEFA Women’s Champions League

| June 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

women-champions-leagueBOV Women’s First Division League champions Hibernians were drawn with CFF Olimpia Cluj of Romania, FC NSA Sofia of Bulgaria and Raheny United FC of Ireland in Group 2 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round. The mini-tournament will be played between August 9 and 14 in Romania.

This will be the Paolites’ first participation in the UEFA Women’s Champions League as in previous occasions, they opted not to take part. Malta was represented by Birkirkara in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013 and by Mosta in 2011.

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