The Malta Football Association announced that the BOV Premier League match in programme on Saturday between Floriana and Birkirkara has been postponed.
Birkirkara FC had announced earlier on Thursday that been five senior team players had tested positive for Covid-19 and that the whole squad had been put in mandatory quarantine.
In a statement, the Malta Football Association said that the match is being postponed in accordance with the Malta FA’s special rules applicable to domestic competitions due to COVID-19 as Birkirkara FC do not have a minimum of 16 players (including two goalkeepers) available from their squad list.
In line with the Malta FA Return to Play Protocol, the Association’s medical team has promptly conducted the contact-tracing assessment after Birkirkara FC reported that a number of players have tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the outcome of the contact-tracing exercise, several Birkirkara FC squad members are either in self-isolation or mandatory quarantine.