BOV Player of the Month: Gzira’s Jefferson De Assis wins October award

Gzira United’s Jefferson Matteus de Assis Estacio is the BOV Player of the Month for October 2019.

The 25 year old striker from Porto Alegre in Brazil handed a heavy defeat to Champions Valletta when in the 59th minute he received from Gianmarco Conti and outmuscled Caruana and slid the ball past City ‘keeper Bonello. 10 minutes later, he beat the offside trap and rounded Bonello to calmly slide into an empty net.

Gzira’s 6-1 win over Gudja United has de Assis stamped all over it, scoring his team’s opener in the second minute meeting Zachary Scerri’s cross with a stunning diving header past Jonathan Debono in the 2nd minute. He followed this with goals on the 27th, 68th and 72nd minute to seal his poker.

De Assis received the BOV Player of the Month trophy for October 2019 from Anthony Scicluna, Chief Officer at at Bank of Valletta. The player chose Caritas Malta to benefit from the charitable donation by BOV associated with this award.

Bank of Valletta is a major supporter of sporting initiatives in Malta and has been a main supporter of the Malta Football Association since 2005.