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During a Press Conference held recently, it was announced that Masters Football in Malta is increasing not only in the number of teams participating, but also in popularity.

This year the association will be celebrating its fifth year of its existence and The hard working committee is determined to continue moving forward. This is what Mario Meli, the president of the association stated whilst welcoming the sports journalists and the gathering of delegates and enthusiasts present.

He also mentioned the changes being put forward for the coming season, that includes two divisions, Premier and Division One with promotion and relegation.

Mr. Meli thanked the sponsors for these competitions, MAPFE MSV Life Masters Premier League and Farsons sponsoring the CISK Division One Masters League. He also thanked the other sponsor for the other smaller competitions during the season, Tools Planet Pre Season Tournament, Zmerc Christmas Tournament, Kia Super Cup and L’Aroma Knock Out.

Mr. Michael Galea, Chief Officer Business Development at MAPFRE MSV Life said that they were delighted to sponsor Masters Football for the 5th consecutive year. He said that the company is committed to help the Maltese communities.

And sport is one of the key areas that gives its support. Mr. Galea congratulated the committee of MASTERS FOOTBALL, for its efforts to increase the number of teams, now reaching a record thirteen.

Mr. Galea announced a new logo with the objective to strengthen the identity of the competition and enhancing its viability amongst those who follow Maltese football He also announced that they will be sponsoring a PLAYER OF HE MONTH trophy which will continue to make the league more attractive and be an added motivation for the players.

Mr. Jean Pierre Mifsud, the secretary of the association gave details about the competitions being organised and the commitment of the representative teams with a game every month until the end of this year. The teams will continue to be coached by Charles Agius who was confirmed for another two years.

The captain of the team that won the tournament very recently in Brussels, Brian Said was present and invited more players to join clubs within the association which is giving them the opportunity to continue to play competitive football after they retire from the MFA. Brian Said was voted the best player of the tournament in Brussels.

AT the end Mr. Meli was presented with the sponsorship cheque by Mr. Michael Galea of MAPRE MSV Life.