Joseph Zerafa has posted an emotional farewell to his former club Valletta FC as the experienced left back on Monday left the capital club to join Premier League leaders Hibernians on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Zerafa was one of the key figures for Valletta FC’s success in recent years, helping them to win all major honours in Maltese football.
“Four and a half years ago I decided that I wanted to win as much trophies as I can at the final stages of my career and this is why I chose Valletta,” Zerafa wrote on his facebook page.
“I played with the best in Malta and at the end we won every cup there is and I will never forget this. Thank you Valletta FC for giving me the opportunity to experience playing for one of the best clubs in the history of Maltese football.
“The passion this club has is unbelievable and I believe that playing for Valletta is truly a must for a local player to experience the best emotions of Maltese football!”
In his post, Zerafa had special words of appreciation for the passionate Valletta FC fans.
“I would like to also thank the loyal supporters that were always behind me and the team in these last years especially in the last 2 years while the club is going through a transition,” he wote.
“It is not easy for a club like Valletta to go through this transition when we all know that winning is the only option for the club.
“But again, I thank all the loyal supporters that stayed behind the club and I thank all of you who texted and called me to congratulate me for my new journey in my football career.
“It is not easy parting ways from this club, but I believe Hibernians fc have the same ambition Valletta had when I joined them four and a half years ago, so I believe the right decision from all the parties was done right
“Thank you Valletta fc and good luck.”