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Andrew Hogg retires, takes coaching role at Malta FA

Former Malta and Birkirkara goalkeeper Andrew Hogg has decided to hang up his gloves and start a new coaching adventure with the Malta Football Association.

Last week, the Times of Malta had reported that Hogg had decided to rescind his contract with Birkirkara, despite having a year left, but was still unsure on whether he would continue to play or seek a new challenge.

Now, Hogg has confirmed to the Times of Malta that he has decided to hang up his gloves and will now take a role with the Malta Football Association.

“I have decided to retire from football,” Hogg said.

“It has been a great journey but now it’s time to give something back to the game. I have taken a new role with the Malta Football Association where I will work as Mental Performance Coach and I will be also the goalkeepers’ coach of Malta Under 19 national team.”

Hogg has enjoyed a distinguished career as after coming through the youth team of Pieta Hotspurs he went on to play for Valletta before he moved abroad with Cypriot side Paralimniou, AEL Kalloni, of Greece, before returning to Malta where he played for Hibernians and Birkirkara.

Hogg has also been a mainstay with the national team where he collected 67 appearances since making his debut in 2000.

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