During the last meeting of the Malta FA Executive Board it was decided that the sequence of matches for the third round of the BOV Premier League season 2021-22 will be determined through an open draw to be held by the MFA’s Football Division on March 14, 2022.
This season, the Premier League format will see the top six teams facing each other in the Championship Pool and the remaining six sides featuring in the Relegation Pool, but contrary to previous years, teams’ points tally will not be halved.
An overview of the National League match costs for the first three months of the football season were discussed and shared with the members including the subventions given by the association to support the match-day costs.
The sustainability of competitions remains a priority for the Malta FA in times of a surge in COVID-19 cases all over Europe, hence updates of the protocol were presented with the aim to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on domestic football.
At the same meeting, the members were informed that during the month of January the association will hold consultative meeting with every division of the National League on the Club Licensing Reform including a thorough explanation of the Licensing and Financial Fair Play amendments being proposed by UEFA and planned for approval in March 2022 and to enter into force from season 2024.
New scoreboard for National Stadium
An application through the FIFA Forward Program was submitted to replace the scoreboard at the National Stadium. A tender process was carried out and adjudicated so that the new digital board will be put in placed in the new year.
The new scoreboard will meet the technical requirements needed in a Category 4 stadium. The scoreboard will be used to broadcast match highlights and other announcements and also serve as a vital purpose in terms of safety, as it can be used to transmit video and text instructions to the public in case of an emergency.