Luke Bartolo, representing Sliema Wanderers, took this season’s honours in the BOV E-Premier League this weekend.
In what was the complete opposite of what happened on the pitch in this season’s Premier League, Bartolo crossed swords with Santa Lucia’s Gianluca Sant in the virtual final. Both sides have suffered relegation to the Challenge League this year but on-screen, the two clubs have had the best contestants.
The final was a two-legged affair with extra time needed in the second leg due to a 2-2 aggregate result in normal time.
The winning goal by Bartolo was scored towards the end of the final, enabling him to attain this ultimate prize by the skin of his teeth.
Meanwhile, for Santa Lucia, Sant secured the second-place finish after this narrow defeat against Bartolo. Sant had entered the tournament as one of the favourites after announcing that he would be coached by former Malta champion Christian Spiteri.
Gżira United, represented by Duane Mercieca in this virtual Championship, secured the third spot.
Besides the prestige of the title, Bartolo also pocketed whopping prize money of €5,000, moreover, this success will entitle him to represent Malta in the FIFA eWorld Cup Playoffs.