Former international football referee and Referees Board Member, Richard Stagno Navarra, who was still active as a Referees Match Inspector, passed suddenly away on Saturday afternoon at the end of the MFRA Annual General Meeting at the age of 66.
Richard was a Referee on the FIFA panel in the sixties and remained ever active in refereeing circles on the administrative and media side. He performed duties as General Manager in the early years of the National
Stadium at Ta’ Qali in the early eighties.
A popular journalist in his own right, Richard served as PRO of the Association in the mid-nineties.
Mass ‘praesente cadavere’ will be said on Tuesday 22nd June at the Balzan Parish Church at 8.30am.
Lord grant him eternal rest.