Malta FA holds “SAY NO TO MATCH-FIXING!” event
Awareness of match-fixing practice aimed at combatting and eradicating it is also picking up. ‘Integrity Tours’ to MFA member clubs are being held throughout January and February, activities which provide our country’s football fraternity with an idea of what is being done in this respect.
A singular awareness eventwas held on Sunday, 2nd February prior to the Mosta – Naxxar and Birkirkara – Valletta Premier League matches. It consisted of a symbolic entry of the four teams’ starting elevens and match officials on the pitch wearing T-Shirts displaying the slogan ‘Say No to Match-Fixing’. Additionally, ball-boys were entering the field of play carrying a banner with the same message and the two team captains as well as the referees made a joint declaration before the kick-off.
The ‘Tour’ events are an integral part of the Malta FA’s activities on the theme of eradicating match-fixing. The visits to all Premier and First Division clubs are being conducted by a Sportradar Integrity Manager and the MFA Integrity Officer, assisted by other officials of the association.
The Malta FA’s commitment to raise such an awareness is in line with the aims of UEFA and FIFA to cleanse the game from a scourge that is nibbling at the core of the noble qualities of sport in general and football in particular.
Click here to visit the Malta FA Integrity Tour Facebook Page.