Event sold out in an hour
The South End Core will be hosting an outdoor cinema at the MFCC for Maltese fans to watch the national team’s crucial UEFA Nations League match against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night from the safety of their cars after the Malta Tourism Authority issued the required permits.
On Monday, the Malta football national team’s supporters club, had successfully collected the €4,000 needed to organise the event at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali, after a local company pitched in an initial €1,000 donation.
The national team face the Faroes in their final League D Group 1 match on Tuesday behind closed doors, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Malta is currently in second place on eight points after back-to-back wins against Latvia and Andorra. A win over the Faroe Islands would earn Malta promotion to League C of the UEFA competition and go down as one of the best successes in national team history.
After a passionate appeal on their social media, the South End Core received a lot of donations from various supporters clubs of Maltese football clubs as well as members of the Malta FA Executive Committee, the Veterans Malta Football Association, Gaming companies and other firms who work within the local governing body football.
On Monday night, the South End Core received all the necessary permits from the Malta Tourism Authority and the event was sold out in less than an hour with spaces for 72 cars for the match quickly booked by Maltese fans who are eager to see the national team create football history.
A win on Tuesday, will see the national team top a qualifying group for the first time in their history.
Malta flag initiative
Meanwhile, the national team supporters group is continuing to encourage all Maltese people to decorate their houses with the Maltese flag on Tuesday as a sign of support for the national team.
“We are on the verge of something we never thought we could experience,” the South End Core said.
“An historical moment for our national team. On Tuesday, the national team has a huge chance of winning the group.
“We appeal everyone to decorate their balconies and windows with the Maltese flag, similar to what is done in a World Cup when the flags of other countries are put up.
“This time we are putting up the flag of our national team to support our players for this key match.”