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Women’s Under-19 national team to host Northern Ireland in friendly matches

| August 27th, 2013 | Comments Off

women-under-19-trainingThe Malta Under-19 women’s national team will be meeting their counterparts from Northern Ireland in two international friendlies on Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 August, both matches to be played at the MFA Training Grounds, Ta’ Qali, kick-off at 18:00.

The two friendlies will be part of the build-up the team led by coach Mark Gatt will be going through in view of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship qualifiers in programme next month in Serbia where Malta will be playing the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina apart from hosts Serbia. Gatt will be assessing his units chosen from a wide cross-section of the BOV Women’s First and Second Division Leagues and will be working on integrating them into a sound collective outfit.

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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Another heavy defeat for Birkirkara

| August 13th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

women-champions-leagueWFC Osijek of Croatia scored six in the second half to beat Birkirkara 7-1 in the final match from Group 8 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifying Round at the Sportpark Slangenbeek in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

Maja Joščak put the Croatians ahead on 21 minutes but for the rest of the first half, the Stripes controlled their opponents well. However two quick goals early in the second half gave Osijek a comfortable lead.

Captain Violeta Baban converted a penalty on 52 minutes to double the score and Izabela Lojna made it 3-0 two minutes later. Gabriella Zahra pulled one back on 69 minutes but Osijek scored four in the final fifteen minutes thanks to Maja Joščak on 75, Baban on 76 and a brace by Lojna on 80 and 90 minutes.

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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Glasgow City hit nine past Birkirkara

| August 10th, 2013 | Comments Off

women-champions-leagueBirkirkara suffered another heavy defeat in Group 8 of the qualifying round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, losing 9-0 to Glasgow City of Scotland at the Sportpark Slangenbeek in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

Suzanne Lapin opened the score on 19 minutes and four minutes later, Ruesha Littlejohn doubled the score by converting a penalty. Ciara Barnes made it 3-0 on 36 minutes and three minutes from the end of the first half, Suzanne Malone scored the fourth goal.

On the hour, Sarah Crilly scored the fifth goal, adding another one on the 69th. Goalkeeper Danica Dalziel made it 7-0 on 84 minutes before substitute Leanne Ross increased the lead further three minutes later. Sarah Crilly sealed the issue with a ninth goal four minutes in added time.

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FIFA Women’s World Ranking: Malta climbs another five places

| August 9th, 2013 | Comments Off

women-malta-latvia130409After climbing six places in March and five places in June, the women’s national team climbed another five places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking which was published last week. Malta is now ranked 88th.

In Europe, Malta is ranked 43rd – ahead of Luxembourg, Armenia, Georgia, FYR Macedonia, Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Moldova.

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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Heavy defeat for Birkirkara

| August 8th, 2013 | Comments Off

women-champions-leagueChampions Birkirkara lost 6-0 to FC Twente in the opening match from Group 8 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round at the FC Twente Stadion in Enschede on Thursday.

Shanice van de Sanden put the hosts ahead after just two minutes but the Stripes managed to control their opponents up to the hour when Twente scored three goals in eight minutes to go four goals ahead.

Captain Anouk Dekker doubled the score on 61 minutes, Maayke Heuver made it 3-0 on the 55th and Jill Roord scored the fourth goal on the 68th. Roord added another eight minutes from time before substitute Vera Beends sealed the issue with a sixth goal three minutes in added time.

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Fixtures for MFA Leagues revealed — Possible change in format for BOV Premier League as from 2014/15

| July 30th, 2013 | 8 Comments »

premier-league-super-cupThe Malta Football Association published the fixtures for the BOV National Leagues, Youth Leagues and BOV Women’s Leagues.

The BOV Premier League will kick-off on Saturday 17th August at 18:30 with Rabat Ajax vs Birkirkara at the National Stadium. The game wil be followed by Vittoriosa Stars vs Balzan at 20:30. On Sunday 18th August, Naxxar Lions take on Floriana and Sliema Wanderers face Qormi at the Centenary Stadium kick-off at 18:30 and 20:45 while Valletta face Mosta and Tarxien Rainbows take on Hibernians at the National Stadium, kick-off at 18:30 and 20:30.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, MFA Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Vassallo said that this was an important season for the association considering that it will come to an end with the UEFA Under-17 Championships which will be held in Malta between the 9th and 21st May.

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Draws for BOV Women’s Second Division League

| July 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

BOV-Women-Second-Division13-14Five clubs will be taking part in the BOV Women’s Second Division League 2013/14 – the draws for which were held at the MFA Headquarters on Friday.

The Council of the Malta Football Association approved the format for the competition after the withdrawal of one of the teams which took part last season – St. Venera Yellow Blues.

The league will be played over four rounds.

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