MFA vice-pres­i­dent Bonett also re­signs

… to join UEFA as its In­tegrity Of­fi­cer

Malta Independent - - SPORT WEEKEND SPORT FIXTURES -

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

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