The Bureau of the Malta Football Association decided on Monday that the BOV National Amateur League 2020/21 will be played over two rounds rather than three.
After consulting with the members of the Executive Committee representing this league and those representing member clubs in general, the Bureau felt that this decision had to be taken in light of the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to have enough time to complete the leagues even if a number of matches have to be postponed due to positive cases.
The Bureau is also considering changing the format of the Youth League as well.
Twenty two teams will be playing in the National Amateur League which replaces the former Second and Third Divisions.
The league shall therefore be played on a double round-robin basis.
The clubs finishing first in each of the three groups shall be promoted to the Challenge League and shall also qualify to the Group Winners’ round-robin where the three Clubs placed in first position in the official classification table of each Group of the National Amateur League shall play against each other on a single round-robin basis. The winner of the Group Winners’ round-robin will be declared the Champion of the National Amateur League. The club placed second in the Group Winners’ round-robin shall be declared the Runner-Up of the National Amateur League.
The clubs placed in the second, third, and fourth place of each Group shall participate in the National Amateur League Play Offs.