The Safeguarding Board of the Malta FA has notified on Thursday the decision in relation to claims that had been levelled against former national team coach Mr Devis Mangia.
- did not find sufficient evidence to support the allegation of sexual harassment.
- did not find sufficient evidence to support the allegation of grooming.
- did find sufficient evidence to support the allegation of improper conduct.
The Board decided that Mr Mangia shall be temporarily suspended from participating in any football activity in Malta until he enrols to a course on professional boundaries, which he must complete within six months. The course chosen needs to be approved by the MFA Safeguarding Board.
A motivated decision will be sent to the parties in due course. The decision may be appealed.
Mr Mangia had been relieved from his duties by the Association on the 25th September 2022 and he subsequently resigned from his post on the 7th November 2022.