First Division side Mosta FC outlined their strategies, goals and targets during a press conference which was held at the Montekristo Estates on Saturday.
Mosta president George Galea said that in the past months, the club has changed president, coach, secretary, assistant secretary and other committee members. Whilst thanking the past individuals for their dedication and achievements, he said that the new members of the management intend to completely assess and re-organize the club setup from scratch, consolidate any ideas and organizations already functioning properly as well as introduce a new ‘modus operandi’, also in terms of financing.
As regards the new players and technical staff, these were carefully chosen in view of building a team for the future. Former Malta Under-17 coach Oliver Spiteri has been entrusted with the job of Mosta coach. Anton Cremona was appointed as his assistant and also as coach of the youths’ team.
Mosta secured the services of defenders Kane Farrugia and David Cauchi while Lee Grima, Luke Stivala, Julian Vella and Terence Vella joined the club on loan. The club’s foreigners are midfielder Mark Briggs and central defender Nathan Koo-Boothe.
The Mosta president said that the committee aims at putting the club on a strong footing both from the technical as well as administrative aspect. This entails changing the mentality or approach from a voluntary, amateurish, passionate and philanthropic direction to a more business like semi-professional setup by choosing the right human resources and guiding past and present valid individuals into the system.
The club will be working towards promoting itself as a business venture with the sole aim of making the latter financially feasible and in a position to challenge for achievements within the Premier League.
Mosta FC aim at modernising and utilising the present assets, to see through the new Mosta Football grounds project and re-organize the club headquarters. The permit for the ground and stand has been granted. The Kunsill Malti ghall-Isport issued the tenders for the works – three separate documents relating to the stand, actual synthetic surface and fencing. The adjudication process is underway. This project, which is being financed by the government, is estimated in the region of €580,000.
Meanwhile the club will also aim at harmonising the youth development sector with the top team in order to have a constant supply of new players who make the first grade. The youth nursery will be consolidated as a hub for children to develop their physical and mental skills in order to develop into healthy adults in terms of physique, character and habits.
The club has just re-launched its web site www.mostafootballclub.com
Other speakers were coach Oliver Spiteri and women’s team coach Ray Sant.