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Ħamrun Spartans vs Birkirkara off due to COVID-19 outbreak in Stripes camp

Saturday’s much-awaited Premier League clash between Ħamrun Spartans and Birkirkara has been called off due to a number of COVID-19 cases in the Stripes camp.

Second-placed Ħamrun Spartans were due to face third-placed Birkirkara today at the National Stadium with both teams seeking valuable points to keep up the pressure on leaders Hibernians.

However, the Malta FA Competitions Department was forced to postpone the match to a later date after they learnt that three players from Birkirkara FC had tested positive for COVID-19.

“The Malta FA would like to inform that the BOV Premier League match between Hamrun Spartans and Birkirkara scheduled to be played on Saturday 18th December, at 16:00hrs at the National Stadium has been postponed to a later date by the MFA Competitions Department,” the Malta FA said in a statement.

“The reason behind this postponent is that Birkirkara have been affected by COVID-19 cases. Match tickets bought online, are valid for when match is scheduled”

Meanwhile, the Malta FA announced that the Premier League match between Sliema Wanderers and Balzan, which was postponed last weekend, will now be played on December 30.

The match between the Wanderers and Balzan had also been postponed due to a number of COVID-19 cases in the Blues camp.

Now, the MFA said that the match will be played on Thursday, December 30 at the Centenary Stadium, with kick-off time set a 6pm.

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