One month to go for BOV Premier League kick-off: what will change?

The BOV Premier League 2023/24 will kick-off on Friday September 15 with the match between Marsaxlokk and newly-promoted Naxxar Lions.

Fourteen teams will be playing once again in the BOV Premier League but there will be a number of changes following amendments to the regulations of the Malta FA following the approval by the Executive Board.

The number of non-homegrown players on the field of play has been increased to a maximum of eight players and not more than eleven on the match sheet for a particular game, provided that the number of non-homegrown players listed on the match sheet does not exceed the number of homegrown players listed and present at the time the match kicks-off.

The limit on the registration of non-homegrown players for Premier League clubs has been increased to fourteen non home-grown players, or fifteen in case the club loans at least one player, or sixteen in case the club loans two or more players.

BOV Premier League 2023/24

The Premier League shall take the form of a league which shall be played by all the fourteen (14) clubs
in the League on a double round-robin basis.

At the end of the league, the following shall apply;
a) the Club placed in first position shall be declared the Champion of the Premier League;
b) the Club placed in second position shall be declared the Runner-Up of the Premier League;
c) the Clubs placed in the eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth position shall be relegated to the following season’s Challenge League.

Therefore as from season 2024/25, the number of teams in the Premier League will be once again twelve.

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