The MFA Awards will be held on Saturday 25th May

Published: 13-05-2024 12:25

The MFA Awards are back to represent the final act of a truly captivating season just
over and rounded off with the nail-biting semis and final of the IZIBET FA Trophy.

Fellow players, coaches, administrators, members from the Technical Centre setup,
and members of the media all contributed to the final votes that ultimately will
determine the best players who will be recognized for their achievements, efforts
and contribution to their team’s objective in the season just over.

The MFA Awards will take place on Saturday 25th May, starting at 8 pm with a
live broadcast of the event on TVMsport+ from the Double Tree by Hilton in Qawra.

A total of 19 awards will be presented with all domestic levels included from the
Youths to the National Amateur League, Challenge League, and the Elite
competition which is the BOV Premier League.

A completely new concept this year will be 'The Football Social Responsibility
Award', aligned to a great initiative that has impacted in the best possible way
on social justice.

MFA Awards Chairman of the Organizing Committee this year is Vice-President Mr.
Adrian Casha also noted that Gozitan football players who get out of their
comfort zone to take the plunge in the Maltese leagues in their objective to raise
their level of competition will also be rewarded in the “The Gozitan Achievement

Mr. Casha added that the usual prestigious award which is the “Footballer of the
Year” is the highlight of the event, equal to the last edition in 2023, this highly
the regarded award will also be presented in the Women’s category.

Other categories include Coach of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Foreign
Player of the Year, and the best player from the lower divisions too.

“The President’s Award” is also deemed quite valuable and will be handed out during
the night, by Malta FA President Bjorn Vassallo.

The best 10 goals of the season are also a feature that has year after year generated
interest, like the winner of the Hall of Fame award selected by the Association to
somebody in the football scene of the past who has pulled off an extraordinary
success during his career.

This year the MFA Awards has also a female touch with the Women’s National Team
acknowledged during the night for their outstanding feat of clinching the summit
in a UEFA Nations League C competition, enabling them to attain promotion to an
elevated level of League B.

Media Personality Sarah Bajada will host the show as a compere with entertainment
included in the event with the participation on the stage of the female local band, MARA.

The Malta Futsal Team will also be recognized during the night after their recent
Futsal first-ever top-of-group finish in a UEFA European Championship
Preliminary Round in Switzerland.

Mr. Adrian Casha took the opportunity to applaud all club members for their
passionate commitment and participation in the various competitions over the
the season just over.

He also underlined their efforts in terms of pushing their young talents who form
part of their academies, helping them out and contributing to nurturing these
young kids in their development and strive to become future stars and compete
one day at the highest level.

One final appreciation by Mr. Casha to all media members for their contribution
over a long season and their coverage through their different but hugely followed
platforms, all doing their utmost to promote in the best possible way Maltese
football and the efforts undertaken by all stakeholders to protect the image of the
beautiful game on the island.