Valletta and Luxol lock horns at the Corradino Sports Pavilion on Friday evening, kick-off at 20:00, in a match that gives the two teams an opportunity to claim the Super Cup ahead of the new campaign that starts next week. This match will take place after weeks of speculations and uncertainty about the venue where the local futsal season would be played.
The final will be contested between the Citizens, who were crowned league champions after a positive season and Luxol, the cup holders. After a hectic pre-season, during which they played in the UEFA Futsal Cup, Valletta will be looking to clinch their first honour of the campaign. The champions maintained the core of the team that won last year’s championship and their coach, Clayton Felice can bank on several new signings, the likes of Brazilian striker Raphinha, and experienced Maltese players such as Chris Cardona, Gary inguanez, Carlo Scicluna and keeper Stefan Vella.
Their opponents, Luxol are ready to make up for last year’s disappointment as they were ousted from the play-offs by their same opponents. They have secured the services of Matthew Xerxen, Clint Mifsud, Giancarlo Sammut, Nicola del Re and Romanian international Emil Andrei Raducu.
It is still early to make an assessment of a team’s strength but judging from their latest acquisitions both teams are expected to rank among the contenders for the 2016-17 honours.
This match is a repeat of last year’s Super Cup final when Luxol saw off the Citizens 9-5.