Paul Zammit and Branko Nisevic will no longer be the coach and assistant coach of Birkirkara after the club stated that it is not in a position to offer them new contracts.
Zammit and Nisevic had led the Stripes to winning the BOV Premier League title in 2009/10. They also went on to reach the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League last summer. Birkirkara made sure of playing in the UEFA Europa League this summer after placing third this season.
In the statement, the club Zammit and Nisevic for their hard work, dedication and integrity.
Birkirkara FC announced that they will be releasing foreigners Nikola Vukanac, Ibrahim Babatunde, Michael Fraser and Rodolfo Kumbrevicius. They also released Malta international defender Andrei Agius who joined the club in January. The club thanked them for the service rendered and wished them luck for the future.
Vukanac had joined the Stripes in September 2009 and was a member of the team which won the championship in 2010. Michael Fraser joined the club this season, in October, while Rodolfo Kumbrevicius signed for the club in January. Babatunde joined Birkirkara in February.
Meanwhile the committee revealed that they had received the letters of resignation of Mr Joe Abela as Technical Advisor, and Mr Joe B. Grech as Team Manager. In their letters, they expressed their deep regret over what happened in the semi-final match against Floriana FC, when in the last substitution, the team ended playing with five foreign players. They explained that although it was a genuine mistake, they still felt responsible and that they should resign. The committee did not accept their resignations.