Malta Premier League chairman Joseph Muscat has expressed his disappointment after the proposal to change the football calendar and have the Premier League start in January was turned down.
Muscat highlighted how the clubs are unanimously in favour of the calendar change as this help Malta’s representatives in the UEFA club competition acquire the best possible results.
Addressing a press conference, Muscat stated that the MPL held talks with clubs from the Challenge League and the National Amateur League. These did not find the necessary backing to adapt the changes.
‘“Our clubs have shown great improvement in their results in recent years. Such a change will further boost their chances of advancing further in the qualifiers and may be reaching the group stages of a UEFA club competition,’ said Muscat.
As the discussion around the calendar change continues, an increase in financial incentives will be given to those clubs who make us of Maltese talent during the 2024-25 competition.
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