Malta FA agrees to compensate Tom Saintfiet

The Malta Football Association and former Malta national coach Tom Saintfiet reached an agreement over the compensation requested by the latter following the termination of his contract last month. This was announced during a meeting of the Council of the Malta Football Association which was held on Tuesday.

On April 25, the Malta Football Association had announced that it had decided to relieve Tom Saintfiet of his duties as coach of the Malta national team following a news report by BBC Sport that Saintfiet was among 77 applicants for Cameroon’s vacant managerial post.

Saintfiet, on the other hand, had stressed that he had not applied for the post and that he was a “victim of fake news.” He had categorically denied having applied or having authorised any person to do so on his behalf.

MFA General Secretary Dr Angelo Chetcuti announced on Tuesday that following two meetings, the two parties reached an agreement over the compensation and Saintfiet will therefore terminate all legal action against the Malta FA.

Ray Farrugia has been appointed as the new Malta national team coach with Branko Nisevic as his assistant.

The Malta national team will leave Malta on Saturday for a training camp in Austria where Malta will be playing a friendly match against Armenia at the Gernot Langes Stadion in Wattens on Tuesday 29 and against Georgia at the Silberstadt-Arena Schwaz in Schwaz on Friday June 1.