Holders Sliema Wanderers face Mosta in third round
The new FA Trophy was displayed during the competition’s 3rd & 4th round draws press conference which took place at Ta’ Qali. The new designed trophy was handed over by the English FA during the World Cup qualifier between England and Malta last October 8th.
The draws were made by Malta FA outgoing General Secretary Bjorn Vassallo and Rodney Pisani, Deputy General Secretary and Head of Administration and Competions Department within the Malta FA.
FA Trophy holders Sliema Wanderers were drawn to meet Mosta in the third round of the competition.
Rodney Pisani also announced that these third round matches will be played between the 29th and 30th of November and the 13th and 14th of December forthcoming.
The first ever final contesting this new FA Trophy will take place on May 20th, 2017.
Upon being asked by the Malta Independent what in his views will he be leaving behind after his recent appointment within FIFA, the outgoing General Secretary responded “I feel I will be leaving a legacy, a very positive legacy – not on my behalf but within all our hardworking team at the Association. We have worked hard to see all sectors of football evolve to a positive change. Moving forward from what we found when this team got elected to head the Association was not easy. It took us six years of hard work to change all this and get to where we are now. I would like to mention our hard working President Norman Darmanin Demajo who at times had to take difficult decisions. You have to be strong and take decisions in order to move forward”
The following draws: are the full
Third Round Valletta vs San Gwann Gharghur vs Tarxien Rainbows Floriana vs Birzebbuga SP Birkirkara vs St. Andrews Balzan vs Zebbug Rangers Hibernians vs Senglea Athletic SK Victoria W. vs Mgarr United Nadur Y. vs Hamrun S. Vittoriosa Stars vs Gzira United Sirens vs Pembroke Athleta Xewkija Tigers vs Marsa Swieqi United vs Qrendi Sliema Wanderers vs Mosta Siggiewi vs Mqabba Victoria H. vs Ghajnsielem Pieta Hotspurs vs Lija Athletic
Fourth Round Sliema W./Mosta United/Qrendi
Pieta' H./Lija A. v Gharghur/ Tarxien R.
Vittoriosa S./Gzira U. v Senglea A./Hibernians
Floriana/Birzebbuga SP v Victoria H./Ghajnsielem
Marsa/Xewkija T. v Sirens/ Pembroke A.
Balzan/Zebbug R. v Valletta/ San Gwann
S.K. Victoria W./Mgarr U. v St. Andrews/Birkirkara
Swieqi S. v Siggiewi/Mqabba
The new FA Trophy - Photo Domenic Aquilina
Outgoing MFA General Secretary Bjorn Vassallo - Photo Domenic Aquilina