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MFA president Bjorn Vassallo to run for UEFA Executive Committee seat

MFA president Bjorn Vassallo has announced that he will contest the election for a place on the UEFA Executive Committee next year.

Speaking during the association’s General Assembly, the MFA president said that he had received the approval of the governing body’s Executive Board to put his name for the elections that will be held in April next year.

This is the first time that Malta will have a candidate in the UEFA Executive Committee after an absence of 11 years, with Norman Darmanin Demajo had failed in his bid to win a seat among the European governing body top brass.

Former MFA president Joe Mifsud was the last Maltese football administrator to hold a seat on the UEFA Executive Board some two decades ago.

“I would like to announce that I have received the approval from the Malta FA Executive Board to run for the election of the UEFA Executive Board next April,” Vassallo said.

“It has been a long time since Malta had a representative on the UEFA EXCO, with the last person to hold this seat was former association president Joe Mifsud some 20 years ago.

“I firmly believe that it’s high time that Maltese football should bid for a place in the European body’s committee where major football decisions are taken.

“Many years ago, there have been several representatives from fellow small European countries who formed part of that forum but during the last years the number of such delegates have dwindled.

“I will do my best in the next month to mount a strong campaign so that Malta will again have a voice in the UEFA Executive Committee.”

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