Marsaxlokk sign Yuri Messias

Marsaxlokk continued to strengthen their squad with the signing of Brazilian forward Yuri Messias.

After playing for Boavista SC, Imperial FC, CS Paraibano in Brazil, Yuri had moved to Malta in summer 2013 to join Mosta. The following season, he joined Msida St. Joseph where he spent two years before moving to Naxxar Lions where he spent another two years. In summer 2018, he joined Nadur Youngsters but in the January transfer window, he moved to Saudi Arabia where he was playing for Al Jabalain. He joined Valletta in summer 2019 but mid-way through the season moved to Frederiquense in Brazil. In summer 2020, he moved back to Malta to join Gudja United but in January 2021, signed for East Riffa in Bahrain. Yuri spent season 2021/22 with Gzira United before moving to Japan to join Tiamo Hirakata but last January, moved back to East Riffa.

The Southseasiders, who have appointed Winston Muscat as their new coach, had earlier signed Jacob Walker, Jake Ghio, Armah Ayo Vaikainah, Diego Pires Dall’Oca, Weder Soares da Silva, Fernando Jose Gomes Junior, Nikolai Muscat, Duane Bonnici, Gary Camilleri and goalkeeper Anson Saliba.