Malta Football Association
Women’s Super Cup Preview - Hibernians FC vs Birkirkara FC
Sep 22, 2015
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Gianluca Lia


The eternal rivalry between Hibernians and Birkirkara will be the curtain raiser for the upcoming season as both teams will be crossing swords next Tuesday in the 11th edition of the Women’s Super Cup. Hibernians will be playing the final as the champions of Malta while Birkirkara will be facing them as the runners-up of the league since the Paolites won also the domestic cup last season. 


Hibernians had a busy summer due to their European commitments in the UEFA Women’s Champions League while in the meantime they have strengthened their squad with the acquisition of Maltese international Jade Flask. On the other hand, Birkirkara, who will be under the guidance of new coach Jean Pierre Portanier Mifsud, have started their pre-season early to be in shape for this important encounter apart from being ready for the new season. They also made few signings including former Kirkop player and also former international player Oriana Bedingfield and Danish player Heidi Kjaer from Taarnby FF.


Both teams’ signings, their eternal rivalry and the enthusiasm prior a new season are all key factors which will make this match a competitive and hopefully it will deliver a positive image of our women’s football.


Will it be Hibernians’ 5th or Birkirkara’s 4th?


Only one way how to discover. Attend to this highly-anticipated encounter and help us progress in our development!


Hibernians FC:


Coach Keith Gouder and assistant coach Dylan Gouder described this match as an important one as it will help them in their preparations ahead of the new season. In his recent interview, assistant coach Dylan Gouder underlined his happiness of having the opportunity to help coach Keith in coaching and following his first European experience as an assistant coach, he is full of hope that the upcoming season will help him to continue to improve. Meanwhile, captain Dionne Tonna indicated this match as a good warm up for the upcoming season while stressing the fact that they have been preparing for this match as soon as they arrived Malta from their European commitments.


Birkirkara FC:


One of the most active clubs during the summer, Birkirkara will be entering the new season under the guidance of new coach Jean Pierre Portanier Mifsud who replaced Johann Scicluna. Moreover, they added new faces to their squad to reduce gap within the Paolites and produce a competitive challenge for the domestic title. Asked about their preparations prior this important match, captain Stephania Farrugia said that her team has been waiting anxiously for this match as they want to prove that they will be challenging once again for the title next season. However, despite they will be giving their all in order to add this trophy to their cabinet, they do not have any type of pressure on them despite they will be facing their rivals and also the champions of Malta.

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