The Malta Football Association released the first set of fixtures from the second phase of the BOV Challenge League were released on Friday.
At the end of the first phase, the top six teams – Sliema Wanderers, Naxxar Lions, Zejtun Corinthians, Tarxien Rainbows, Zurrieq and Melita – will now take part in the BOV Challenge League Top 6 while the teams finishing seventh to eighteenth in the first phase, namely Fgura United, Marsa, Swieqi United, St Andrews, Lija Athletic, Attard, San Gwann, Marsaskala, Mqabba, Mtarfa, Qrendi and Vittoriosa Stars will take part in the Challenge League Play-Out.
The first games are scheduled for January 21 and January 22 as follows:
|Sat 21-Jan-2023||San Gwann FC vs Vittoriosa Stars FC||14:00||Centenary Stadium|
|Sat 21-Jan-2023||Marsa FC vs St. Andrews FC||14:00||Victor Tedesco Stadium|
|Sat 21-Jan-2023||Melita FC vs Tarxien Rainbows FC||16:30||Centenary Stadium|
|Sat 21-Jan-2023||Swieqi United FC vs Fgura United FC||16:30||Victor Tedesco Stadium|
|Sun 22-Jan-2023||Naxxar Lions FC vs Zejtun Corinthians FC||11:00||Centenary Stadium|
|Sun 22-Jan-2023||Mtarfa FC vs Qrendi FC||14:00||Centenary Stadium|
|Sun 22-Jan-2023||Mqabba FC vs Attard FC||14:00||Victor Tedesco Stadium|
|Sun 22-Jan-2023||Sliema Wanderers FC vs Zurrieq FC||16:30||Centenary Stadium|
|Sun 22-Jan-2023||Marsaskala FC vs Lija Athletic FC||16:30||Victor Tedesco Stadium|
At the end of this second phase, the top two teams in the Top Six will be promoted to the BOV Premier League while the team finishing in third place will play against the team finishing third from bottom in the BOV Premier League. On the other hand, the bottom teams in the Play-Out will be relegated to the Izibet Amateur League.