Three year ban for Sannat player — Nine Premier League players suspended

Camilo del Castillo Escobar of Santa Lucia was suspended for two matches while another eight Premier League players were handed a one-match ban by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner following the weekend’s matches.

Amadou Samb (Gzira), Mattia Cinquini (Hamrun), Dexter Xuereb (Mosta), Jackson David Usuga Mendoza (Santa Lucia), Adrian Borg (Sirens), Claudio Pani (Sliema), Marco Botta (Tarxien) and Steve Borg (Valletta) were suspended for one match.

Escobar will miss the games against Gzira and Gudja. Mendoza and Samb are also ruled out of Gzira vs Santa Lucia. Cinquini will skip the game against Gudja; Xuereb and Borg are ruled out of Sirens vs Mosta while Pani and Borg will miss Valletta vs Sliema. Botta will skip the derby with Hibernians.

Floriana coach Vincenzo Potenza and Birkirkara goalkeepers’ coach Sean Cini were banned for two matches while Sliema goalkeepers’ coach Mark Vella was suspended for one match.

In Division 1, Steven Schembri (Qrendi) was handed for three matches while Philip Chircop (Fgura), Erjon Beu (Lija), Daren Falzon (Naxxar), Ishaya Irimiya Jalo (Pieta’), Michael Borg (Qormi), Beppe Muscat and Emerson Vella (Qrendi) and Aaron Hili (St. Andrews) were all banned for one match. Pieta’ Hotspurs official Kurt Gatt was suspended for six matches.

In Division 2, Matthew Camilleri (Kalkara) and Melvin Busuttil (Marsa) were suspended for one match while Marsa official George Attard was banned for four matches.

In Division 3, Nikola Tasic and Mark Vassallo (Dingli), Omar Smeir (Gharghur), Nigel Vella (Ghaxaq), Duane Carabott (Kirkop), Dejan Cassar (Mdina), Timothy Thomas (Msida), Jean Scholey (Mtarfa) and Juergen Ebejer (Ta’ Xbiex) were all suspended for one match.

Meanwhile Antoine Camilleri of Sannat Lions was handed a three-year ban after an assault on assistant referee Andrea Pavia.