Hamrun Spartans protest not upheld

The protest filed by Hamrun Spartans against the result of the BOV Premier League match against Birkirkara which was played at the National Stadium on Wednesday was not upheld by the Protests Board of the Malta Football Association. The result – a 0-0 draw – is therefore to stand.

In a short statement, the association announced that the protest was not upheld and that reasons will be given at a later stage.

The Spartans argued that Birkirkara had more than twelve players who have not formed part of the Youth Sector of the Association and who had attained eighteen years of age before the 1st of January prior to the commencement of the season as stipulated by MFA regulations.