Two-match ban for Paolucci, Bartolo

Manuel Bartolo (Hamrun) and Michele Paolucci (Tarxien) were handed a two-match ban by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner after being sent off during the weekend. Amadou Samb (Gzira) was suspended for one match.

Bartolo is ruled out of Hamrun’s next two games against Sliema and Hibernians. Tarxien could not count on Paolucci for the derby against Hibernians and the clash with Birkirkara while Samb skips the clash with Qormi this weekend.

Birkirkara physical trainer Marco Caser was banned for one match.

Meanwhile in Division 1, Angus Buhagiar (Naxxar), Paul Lapira (Santa Lucia), Kyle Muscat (Swieqi), Clifford Gauci (Zejtun) were banned for one match together with Naxxar kit-manager Adrian Ciappara.