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Malta women Maya Lucia leaves Genoa for Croatia’s ZNK Split

Young Maltese midfielder Maya Lucia will continue her football career abroad after putting pen to paper on a deal with ZNK Split, one of Croatia’s best teams.

Lucia, 20, joins ZNK Split on a one-year deal to start her second consecutive experience outside of Maltese football.

Last season, Lucia made 15 appearances for Genoa Women as she spent the 2022/2023 season with the Grifone in Serie B.

In ZNK Split, Lucia will be joining a three-time Croatian champion (2019, 2020, 2022) and the current holders of the national cup, won 3-2 against Dinamo Zagreb.

Together with WFC Osijek, they form the dominant duo in Croatian football these days with the two teams sharing the national title since the 2006/2007 season.

In the 2022/2023 season, Split represented Croatia in the Women’s Champions League where they lost to Kazakhstan’s BIIK Kazygurt while beating Georgia’s Lanchkuti.

Lucia is also part of the senior national team and has recently played in the high-profile match against Haiti, in early July.

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