Zejtun Corinthians aiming high

Third Division side Zejtun Corinthians are aiming high this season following the amalgamation of the club with Zejtun Red Stars.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday at the Waterline Restaurant, club president John Bugeja said that until a few months ago, Zejtun was represented by two teams – Zejtun Corinthians in MFA competitions and Zejtun Red Stars in MAFA. The latter club, under the leadership of president Albert Mifsud, were one of the most successful clubs in MAFA, winning the various competitions. 
Bugeja said that following the amalgamation between the two clubs, hard work was necessary in order to change the club’s set-up and have a strong team which could aim high. Edward Darmanin was appointed as coach while the team has been strengthened with the signing of a number of players, namely Kenneth Abela, Edward Azzopardi, Gary Busuttil, Jason Cachia, Josuel Caruana, Andre Formosa, Carmel Formosa, Reuben Grech, Karl Vassallo and Darren Vella.
The Zejtun president said that the club retained some of the best players that were on the books of Zejtun Corinthians last season, saying that he was pleasantly surprised with their performance so far and that some of them should make it to the starting line-up for the club this season.
He said that over the past years the most talented players from Zejtun used to move to other clubs and said that it was now high time to stop this trend as such players should form part of the club’s future.
John Bugeja thanked the Zejtun Local Council for their full support which encouraged the committee to keep on working hard towards achieving their targets. He finally thanked the club sponsors, namely Assikura, Body Medics, Bosch Power Tools, Waterline, Callus Landscaping & Gardening, Dark Dog, Supreme Travel, Fsadni Garage, Stone Decor, Tuttosport and Lighthouse Communications.
The Zejtun president concluded by saying that the club will be working hard to achieving a legal title on the football ground which will be used as their training grounds. He thanked the Local Council and the Zejtun Members of Parliament for their support. 
On behalf of the Local Council, deputy mayor Joan Agius said that the amalgamation will strengthen further the club and wished them success in the coming season.
Coach Edward Darmanin said that over the past weeks, the atmosphere within the club was great. He said that together with the committee and players, the team will be doing its best to achieve its targets. On the other hand, newly-appointed captain Charlo Magro, formerly of St. George’s, Hamrun Spartans and Marsaxlokk, said that he entered this new adventure with great enthusiasm and together with the rest of the players will be doing their very best.
Nursery chairperson Stephanie Fenech said that a lot of enthusiasm is now evident in Zejtun. She said that the nursery’s committee will be working hard for the development of the young players within the nursery – both in terms of football and as persons.