Eight Premier League players were handed a one-match ban by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner following the weekend’s matches.
Lucas Ramon dos Santos and Pedro Henrique dos Santos Calcado (Balzan), Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara), Steve Pisani (Floriana), Edison Luis dos Santos (Hibs), Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro (Naxxar), Zachary Tanti (Rabat) and Fernando Lopes Alcantara (Tarxien) are therefore ruled out of the mid-week programme.
Ramon and Pedro Calcado will be missing the Championship Pool clash with Sliema, Gareth Sciberras the game against Mosta and Tarabai the clash with Valletta.
In the Relegation Pool, Steve Pisani is ruled out of the game against Vittoriosa, Zachary Tanti will miss the game against Qormi while Gilmar and Fernando Lopes are ruled out of the clash between Naxxar and Tarxien.
Naxxar assistant coach Stefano Grima was banned for two matches.