At a sitting held on Wednesday, 3rd May, the Board of Appeal of the Malta Football Association turned down the appeal lodged by Mosta FC against the decision of the Control and Disciplinary Board, dated 18th April, 2017.
The Control and Disciplinary Board had ordered that Mosta FC be deducted five league points and fined €5,000 after ruling that the club had effected illegal payments to one of their foreign players who is registered as an amateur with the Association.
Mosta FC appealed this ruling but the Board of Appeal confirmed the decision of the MFA Control and Disciplinary Board, meaning that the sanctions issued by the latter board are to stand.
Mosta FC had been charged by the Malta FA prosecutor with breaching the Association’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players on the basis of the report drawn up by the Board of Inquiry following an inquest into the alleged use of forged documents and false information in the applications for work permits of non-EU football players by the same club.
During Wednesday’s sitting, the Board of Appeal also began hearing the appeal filed by Birkirkara FC against the decision of the MFA Member Clubs Licensing Board not to grant them a UEFA licence for season 2017/18.
A final decision is expected early next week following the filing of written submissions by the