MFA vice-president Bonett also resigns
… to join UEFA as its Integrity Officer
The vice-president of the Malta Football Association Chris Bonett, who was also the head of the association’s Legal Department, has resigned his post and will be joining UEFA, the MFA announced yesterday.
This is the second resignation of a top official from the MFA. Last Monday, secretary general Bjorn Vassallo resigned to take up a post with FIFA.
Mr Bonett had initially refused the job opportunity he was given at UEFA, but had a change of heart. He is to start his new job at UEFA on 1 January 2017.
Bonett started working for the MFA in September 2010. He was elected vice president in 2013 and once again last July.
Bonett was a protagonist in the introduction of rules on Financial Fair Play as well as the reform of the Player Status, among others.
In a statement, the MFA said the appointment of Dr Bonett at UEFA, as well as that earlier in the week of its former secretary general Bjorn Vassallo, at FIFA, made the association and Maltese football proud. It added that with regard to Dr Bonett’s appointment, it is great to see a Maltese running the big battle against corruption in European football.
The MFA wished success to Dr Bonett in his new commitments and thanked him for the services rendered during the past six years.
MFA vice president Dr Chris Bonett