The extension of the current season and the rescheduling of UEFA and domestic licensing and financial deadlines were also discussed during the Exco meeting. Different calendar scenarios for the return of the domestic senior and youth football competitions organised by the Malta FA were discussed. The Executive Committee supported the position that, if the circumstances permit, these should be completed.
The return dates are under constant review with all stakeholders and the continuation of the competitions will only be with the full backing of the Superintendent of Public Health.
The calendar scenarios take into consideration specific factors pertaining to the leagues in different categories. The BOV Premier League, FA Trophy, BOV Women’s League and the Futsal League must be completed within the timeframe proposed by UEFA as these championships determine which clubs compete in the UEFA club competitions.
As far as the other senior teams’ competitions are concerned, namely the BOV First, Second and Third Division Leagues, the Amateur Futsal League, Youth Leagues and the GFA leagues, Cup and Knock-Out, these can recommence at a later date since the current football season will be extended beyond the usual closure date of 8th June.
The Executive Committee also agreed that the amateur leagues organised by the Member Associations, the Youth FA and the Gozo Youth FA competitions will not continue during the current football season. The potential outcomes for amateur competitions will be discussed within the respective standing committee and communicated in due course.