Hibernians forward Jurgen Degabriele is the winner of the BOV Player of the Month award for the September-October period.
Degabriele has been a prominent figure in Hibernians’ encouraging start to the season, scoring five goals in the opening seven games to steer his team to the top of the standings, level with Sliema Wanderers on 16 points going into matchday eight.
In agreement with sponsors Bank of Valletta, the voting concept of the BOV Premier League Player of the Month has been revamped to include all BOV Premier League coaches and team managers (who cannot vote for players from their own team), members of the Malta FA Technical Centre coaching staff and representatives of the media. Votes are submitted online.
This format change is intended to further elevate the value of this monthly award, complementing the efforts of the Malta FA to improve different aspects of the national football leagues.
Jurgen Degabriele obtained 80 votes, followed by Yuri de Jesus Messias (Gudja) on 65, Bojan Kaljevic (Mosta) 59, Steve Borg (Gzira) 57 and Jean Paul Farrugia (Sliema) 34.
The presentation of the award will be made prior to the Premier League match of Hibernians F.C. against Sirens F.C. at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday 28th November at 2.00pm.