Local football fans, you’re in luck, because Malta is set to face Cyprus tonight in the first home match since the pandemic boomed!
Malta will be facing Cyprus this evening for a World Cup qualifier match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali. This will mark the national team’s first home match with supporters since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – oh, you’ve heard of it?
Malta currently stands at the bottom of Group H with a single point to its name, but the country is hoping that the fans’ return to the stadium will provide some extra support and cheer!
In a press conference held yesterday, national team coach Devis Mangia said that the match was particularly special for him, given that it will be the first one with fans since he was appointed as national coach!
‘It is a very important game as it is the first on our schedule this month and all the players are fully focused on the job that needs to be done,’ Mangia said. He explained Malta was aware that Cyprus was a ‘very good team’, having produced strong performances in their first three matches.
‘It’s important for us to be fully focused and make sure we do what we need to do on the pitch,’ he remarked.
Tag someone you’ll be watching tonight’s match with!