Birkirkara’s Sara Saliba, who is enjoying a brilliant season, also became the third different winner of the Assikura Women’s Youth League Player of the Month award this season after being named best player for December. She follows Raiders-Lija duo Lexine Farrugia and Sarah Vella Barberi who won the first two awards of 2022-23.
“I’m very glad to see that women’s football in Malta is receiving more attention and recognition,” Saliba said after being presented with her award. “On a personal level, I am pleased with how my season is progressing, both at youth and senior level, but I’m eager to keep giving my all for Birkirkara FC and to help my team-mates who have also played an important role in this success.”
Born in 2007, Saliba scored four goals against San Ġwann in Birkirkara’s final game of 2022 after being part of the team that had defeated Hibernians in their previous outing. She is currently level with Raiders-Lija’s Farrugia on 12 goals at the top of the Assikura Women’s Youth League scoring charts.
Lucienne Cini, Chief Operating Officer of Assikura Insurance Brokers PCC Limited, sponsors of the Women’s Youth League, presented the award to Saliba.