Senglea Athletic coach Edgar Degabriele and Gharghur forward Erik Pietribiasi won the awards for Coach of the Round and Player of the Round respectively for the first round of the IZIBET Amateur League 2022/23.
Senglea Athletic coach Edgar Degabriele has been named IZIBET National Amateur League Coach of the Round (First Round).
This award to Degabriele was also an acknowledgement of his team’s results and performances over the month of January, whereby his side has scored 13 goals in three matches and conceded none.
A 4-0 win over Santa Venera Lightnings, a 3-0 success against Pembroke Athleta and a 6-0 hammering of Ta’ Xbiex all backed up coach Degabriele in attaining this reward.
In total Edgar Degabriele has amassed a landmark total of 276 matches in coaching various teams, his current side Senglea Athletic is joined by neighbours St. Georges as the two sides coach Edgar has masterminded twice in his coaching career.
This is a new award that is based on the votes collected from National Amateur League Players and team managers at the end of the round. Their first choice is given 10 points, the second 6 points and the third 3 points.
Italian forward Erik Pietribiasi is the IZIBET National Amateur League Player of the Round (First Round).
Aged 27, Erik has been fundamental this season for Għargħur, netting a total of 14 league goals in 12 matches, a truly remarkable return for a striker, pushing him to the summit of the table in the National Amateur League’s Top Scorers list (Group B), thus far.
Pietribiasi jetted in Malta for the first time prior to season 2019/20, when he joined Marsa in the Second Division from USD Montecchio Precalcino 1966.
He thereafter switched to Żurrieq for season 20/21 where he rattled in 9 goals in 18 official matches, before moving to Xgħajra Tornados for season 21/22, securing a total of 5 goals in six games, and all this upon his latest move last summer to Għargħur.
In all competitions since he commenced his journey in Maltese football, a splendid total of 37 goals in 48 matches.
As outlined already, a total of 14 goals so far this season, all coming in the National Amateur League Group B for Erik Pietribiasi, encompassing one hat-trick in a resounding 4-0 October win over Mdina Knights, the Italian has also secured a total of four braces during proceedings thus far this campaign.