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Steve Borg, Loza Abera clinch MFPA top awards

Defender Steve Borg and forward Loza Abera clinched the Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) top awards during the Awards Night, on Wednesday night.

Gżira United player Borg, who last year spent his final season at Valletta, was named the MFPA Best Male Player. The Malta defender played 18 league games with 3 goals and 1 assist before the top-flight was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Abera, on her part, won the MFPA Best Female Player award. She was Birkirkara women’s top scorer with 33 goals, spearheading the Stripes to a fourth straight title and the domestic Super Cup as well which was played at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali.

The women’s game took centre stage in these awards with two unique awards going to Dorianne Theuma and Pierre Brincat.

Malta women’s national team captain Theuma was given a special accolade for her 100th cap – the first women to reach a century of games. Brincat, who is the Director of Women’s Football, was given a merit award for his commitment in the women’s game.

WINNERS LIST:

  • Best Futsal Player: Celino Alves
  • Best Division One player : Erjon Beu
  • Best Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
  • Best Premier League Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
  • Best Premier League Young Goalkeeper: Timothy Aquilina
  • Best Premier League Young Defender: Joseph Mbong
  • Best Premier League Young Midfielder: Matthew Guillaumier
  • Best Premier League Young Forward: Aiden Friggieri
  • Best Young Player Male Division: Matthew Guillaumier
  • Best Young Player Female Division: Haley Bugeja
  • Special Awards: Charlot Lanzon, Walter Sargent
  • Special Award: Dorianne Theuma
  • Merit Award: Pierre Brincat
  • Best XI Goalkeeper: Henry Bonello; Best XI Right Back: Joseph Mbong; Best XI Left Back : Ryan Camenzuli; Best XI Centre Back: Steve Borg; Best XI Centre Back: Enrico Pepe; Best XI Midfielder: Matthew Guillaumier; Best XI Midfielder: Jackson Mendoza; Best XI Midfielder: Diego Venancio; Best XI Forward: Mario Fontanella; Best XI Forward: Kristian Keqi; Best XI Forward: Caio Henrique Prado
  • Best Female Player Overall: Loza Abera
  • Best Male Player Overall: Steve Borg

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