The 12 presidents of the Premier League have on Wednesday agreed to set up a new association – the Malta Professional Football Clubs Association – that will safeguard the interest of the top-flight clubs. The new body will replace the Premier Division Standing Committee.
The meeting between the club presidents was held at the Tony Bezzina Stadium in honour of the memory of the late Tony Bezzina who had served as president of the Premier Division Standing Committee for the past 20 years.
During the meeting the club supremos approved unanimously the new statute that will be governing the MPFCA and also agreed that Robert Micallef, the president of Sta Lucia FC, will serve as the first chairman of the association.
“During the first general meeting held today at Tony Bezzina Stadium in honour of the late Mr. Tony Bezzina who served as president of the Premier Division Standing Committee for the past 20 years, the Malta Professional Clubs Association was officially formed,” the Malta Professional Football Clubs Association said in a statement.
“The Presidents of all Premier League Clubs unanimously agreed and approved the statute that will be governing the MPFCA.
“At the same meeting Robert Micallef, the President of Santa Lucia FC, was appointed as the first Chairman of the association.
“The board of directors of the association will be meeting in the coming days to start working on a strategic plan for the benefit of the Maltese football clubs and the good of local football in general.”