Challenge League, National Amateur League draws

The draws for the National League were held on Friday by MFA General Secretary Dr Angelo Chetcuti and former Malta international player Nicky Saliba in the presence of the MFA Director Football Operations Stephen Azzopardi.

BOV Challenge League

Fifteen teams will be taking part this season. The league will be played on double round-robin basis between September 11-13 and April 25 and the Play-Off on April 30. Matches will be played on Saturdays and Sundays at the Centenary Stadium and the Victor Tedesco Stadium but there will be five mid-week programmes.

The top two teams will be promoted to the Premier League; the team placing third will be playing the Premier League Play-Off against the team placing twelfth in the Premier League. The bottom five will be relegated to the National Amateur League.

The fixtures for Match-Day 1 are:
Pembroke Athleta vs Pieta Hotspurs
Qormi vs Naxxar Lions
Swieqi United vs St. George’s
Marsa vs Vittoriosa Stars
San Gwann vs Qrendi
St. Andrews vs Fgura United
Zebbug Rangers vs Mqabba
Marsaxlokk bye

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Pembroke A.PTAMXL QRM MQB SWQ FGR MRS QRE SGN VTR STA STG ZBG NXR ** 
Pieta H.PBKQRM SWQ MRS SGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE VTR STG NXR 
QormiNXRPTA PBK SWQ MRS SGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE VTR STG 
Naxxar L.QRMSWQ MRS SGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE VTR STG PBK PTA 
Swieqi U.STGNXR PTA QRM PBK MRS SGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE VTR 
St. George’sSWQMRS SGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE VTR PBK NXR PTA QRM 
MarsaVTRSTG NXR PTA QRM SWQ PBK SGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE 
Vittoriosa S.MRSSGN STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR QRE PBK STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ 
San GwannQREVTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS PBK STA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR 
QrendiSGNSTA ZBG ** MXL MQB FGR PBK VTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS 
St. AndrewsFGRQRE VTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS SGN PBK ZBG ** MXL MQB 
Fgura U.STAZBG ** MXL MQB PBK QRE VTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS SGN 
Zebbug R.MQBFGR QRE VTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS SGN STA PBK ** MXL 
MqabbaZBG** MXL PBK FGR QRE VTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS SGN STA 
Marsaxlokk**PBK MQB FGR QRE VTR STG NXR PTA QRM SWQ MRS SGN STA ZBG 
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BOV National Amateur League

The twenty two teams were divided into one section of eight teams and two sections of seven teams. The three sections will be played on a triple round-robin basis.

The regular season will be played between 16-18 October and 18 April. The play-offs will be concluded on May 12. Matches will be played mainly on Saturdays and Sundays Victor Tedesco Stadium, Luxol Stadium, Sirens Stadium and Centenary Stadium

The three section winners will be promoted. A fourth team to be promoted will emerge from the National Amateur League Play-Offs. The clubs placed in the second, third, and fourth place of each section shall participate in the Play Offs. Two of the fourth-placed teams will play in the first round of the Play-Offs and the winner will join the remaining seven teams in the second round. The second round will be followed by the semi-finals and final.

Section A

The teams in Section A are Zurrieq, Mellieha, Birzebbuga St. Peter’s, Gharghur, Ghaxaq, Marsaskala, Ta’ Xbiex and Mgarr United.

Matches for Match-Day 1 are:
Zurrieq vs Mellieha
Birzebbuga SP vs Gharghur
Ghaxaq vs Marsaskala
Ta’ Xbiex vs Mgarr U.

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ZurrieqMLH BBG XBX GXQ MSK MGR GHR 
MelliehaZRQ MSK BBG MGR XBX GHR GXQ 
Birzebbuga SPGHR ZRQ MLH XBX GXQ MSK MGR 
GharghurBBG XBX GXQ MSK MGR MLH ZRQ 
GhaxaqMSK MGR GHR ZRQ BBG XBX MLH 
MarsaskalaGXQ MLH MGR GHR ZRQ BBG XBX 
Ta’ XbiexMGR GHR ZRQ BBG MLH GXQ MSK 
Mgarr U.XBX GXQ MSK MLH GHR ZRQ BBG 
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Section B

The teams in Section B are: Rabat Ajax, Zabbar St. Patrick, Luqa St. Andrew’s, Siggiewi, Msida St. Joseph, Mdina Knights and Mtarfa.

Matches for Match Day 1 are:
Rabat A vs Zabbar SP
Luqa SA vs Siggiewi
Msida SJ vs Mdina K
Mtarfa bye

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Rabat A.ZAB MTF LQA MDN MSD SGW ** 
Zabbar SPRBT LQA MSD ** MTF MDN SGW 
Luqa SASGW ZAB RBT MSD ** MTF MDN 
SiggiewiLQA MSD ** MTF MDN RBT ZAB 
Msida SJMDN SGW ZAB LQA RBT ** MTF 
Mdina K.MSD ** MTF RBT SGW ZAB LQA 
Mtarfa** RBT MDN SGW ZAB LQA MSD 
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Section C

The teams in Section C are Melita, Kalkara United, Xghajra Tornados, Attard, Kirkop United, Dingli Swallows and Sta. Venera Lightnings.

Matches for Match Day 1 are:
Melita vs Kalkara U
Xghajra T vs Attard
Kirkop U vs Dingli S
Sta. Venera L. Bye

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MelitaKAL SVR XGH DGL KIR ATD ** 
Kalkara U.MLT XGH KIR ** SVR DGL ATD 
Xghajra T.ATD KAL MLT KIR ** SVR DGL 
AttardXGH KIR ** SVR DGL MLT KAL 
Kirkop U.DGL ATD KAL XGH MLT ** SVR 
Dingli S.KIR ** SVR MLT ATD KAL XGH 
Sta. Venera L.** MLT DGL ATD KAL XGH KIR 
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