Executive Board rules against allowing clubs to register players from clubs in Ukraine, Russia

The Malta FA Executive Board met on Thursday to discuss the applicability of FIFA Circular No 1787 dated 9th March on the implementation of Annexe 7 of the Registration on the status and transfer of players (RSTP). Through this circular, FIFA made it possible for player contracts with an international dimension registered with the Ukrainian FA or the Russian FA to be suspended until June 2022 due to the instability created with the conflict in the region.

Since the domestic season in Malta is in its final stages with only 5 matches remaining in the top tier competition, the Executive Board has decided not to allow such registrations. 

Prior to the Executive Board meeting, the Malta FA had already discussed the issue with FIFA itself to confirm that the applicability of the measure was within its discretion.