Gżira United successfully overturned the result of their Premier League match against Gudja United following a complaint lodged to the Malta FA Protest Board.
The Maroons were held to a 1-1 draw by Gudja United in a Premier League match last week.
However, Gżira United presented a protest to the local governing body as they contended that Brazilian striker Sergio Cruz, who came on as a late substitute, was ineligible to play in the match.
The Maroons contended that the Brazilian striker should not have been registered by Gudja United during the January transfer window as he had already been on the books of three other clubs this season.
The Malta FA Protest Board accepted Gżira United’s arguments and have ruled that they upheld their protest, thus awarding them a 3-0 win on the table.
For the Maroons, this ruling is a huge boost as they have now moved closer to the top two sides in the Premier League, Ħamrun Spartans and Hibernians.
In fact, Gżira United have now moved to the 40-point mark, just four adrift of leaders Ħamrun Spartans and two behind second-placed Hibernians.