After world football authority FIFA organised football competitions around the world to observe a minute of silence to honour the late football legend Pele, Hamrun Spartans and Hibernians undertook the commemoration.
This came before a match which saw Hamrun Spartans locking in a marginal win against Hibernians, increasing their lead to the top with eleven points in the BOV Premier League.
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FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura stated in a letter to its member federations that Pele, who passed away at age 82 after a battle with colon cancer, was a ‘footballing icon like no other’.
‘In solidarity with his family and friends, the Brazilian Football Association, Brazil and all football fans who loved him so dearly, the flags at FIFA headquarters will be flown at half-mast, and FIFA calls upon all competition organisers to hold a minute of silence ahead of every football match this upcoming weekend and the week thereafter’ the letter said.