Naxxar Lions striker Gilmar Ribeiro da Silva is the BOV Player of the Month for February 2015.
The Brazilian forward’s two goals in Naxxar’s 4-0 victory over Żebbug Rangers gave the Lions the much needed points to keep their hopes of maintaining their spot in the BOV Premier League next season alive.
Second-placed Birkirkara were lucky to find their way through and walk away with three points against Naxxar. Gilmar, undoubtedly Naxxar’s most menacing player repeatedly tested Birkirkara keeper Justin Haber with his speed and agility, most notably at the hour when he had to parry away a rising shot from the Brazilian, who boasts eight goals to his tally this season.
Tanya Camilleri, Manager of Bank of Valletta’s Naxxar Branch presented the BOV Player of the Month trophy for February 2015 to da Silva. Gilmar chose Dar Merhba Bik to benefit from the donation associated with this award.