The 2020/2021 Season of the BOV Premier League will kick-off on the 11th of September, with matches being held behind closed doors.
MFA’s Bjorn Vassallo said that a consultative body, made up of medical experts, representatives from the authorities as well as the Parliamentary Secretary for Sport has been set up, adding that its aim will be to guide the MFA through the COVID-19 situation. Moreover, the new consultative body will be creating a medical protocol that will be implemented at the start of the competition.
He also said that given the delicate and the ever-changing situation of the pandemic, it is necessary for the MFA to give priority to major competitions over others.
“As regards participation of our clubs in the UEFA club competitions and the national team commitments in the Nations League we are lucky to be involved with representatives from so-called safe countries so it will be easy to take part in these matches without any added restrictions. Players involved in these competitions will not be asked to go into quarantine on their return to Malta,” Vassallo said.
What will Match-Day One Look Like?
Matchday One of the 2020-21 BOV Premier League, features a series of clashes between teams with high aspirations of challenging at the top.
Floriana, the winners of the 2019-20 BOV Premier League, face Gżira United in their opening fixture, Valletta, runners-up last season, take on Birkirkara and Hibernians meet Sliema Wanderers.
Sirens, fourth last season, launch their campaign against Ħamrun Spartans.
Żejtun Corinthians, promoted as champions of the BOV First Division, start their maiden top-flight campaign against Santa Lucia.