BOV Player of the Month: Gilmar nets March award

Hibernians striker Gilmar Ribeiro da Silva is the BOV Player of the Month for March 2017.

Hibernians had a good run during March with three wins over Sliema, Mosta and Pembroke to go top of the BOV Premier League.

The Brazilian, who just turned 27 this weekend, left his mark in this positive run by scoring a brace in Hibernians’ 4-0 routing of Mosta. Gilmar obtained Hibs’ first after just eight minutes when he fired a stunning shot from 25 metres that blasted past a helpless Yenz Cini. He makde sure of being named man of the match when in the 53 minute, he received a cross from Marcelo Dias from the right and tipped it past Cini.

This is the fourth time that Gilmar clinched this individual award, his first for Hibs’, having won his first three for Naxxar.

Marica Ellul, Manager of Bank of Valletta’s Paola Branch presented the trophy for the BOV Player of the Month for March 2017 to the player who chose ALS (Malta) to benefit from the donation associated with this award.