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Melita FC to play Serie B side Palermo in a pre-season friendly on August 24

Melita FC will step up their preparations for the upcoming season when they face Italian Serie B side Palermo in an international friendly on Thursday, August 24 at the Renzo Barbera Stadium, with kick off set at 8.30pm

Club president Matthew Naudi said that this international friendly should act as a catalyst to create a collaborative spirit between both clubs and act as a great opportunity for enhanced future cooperation.

The match will serve as another pre-season friendly for the senior squad as the club prepares for the upcoming Challenge League season, with their first match against Tarxien Rainbows on September 16.

The Melita FC contingent will include a 24-man squad, led by the senior team coaching staff under the guidance of recently appointed head coach Clive Mizzi.

They will be joined by club president Matthew Naudi, Director of Football Neil Zarb Cousin, and other members of the Melita FC committee.

“We are thrilled to participate in this prestigious international friendly against Palermo FC,” said Naudi.

“This match signifies our dedication to promoting the spirit of collaboration, friendly competition, and shared passion for football. We look forward to an exciting match that not only entertains but also strengthens the bonds between our two clubs.

“As always, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our invaluable sponsors who have continuously supported us on our journey. Our sponsors include Atlas Insurance, Food Chain, Eurosport, Hub88, Planet Pay, NOUV, and Vibe FM.

“We are especially grateful to Visit Malta for their steadfast support in helping to make this trip possible.”

In July 2022, City Football Group acquired a majority stake in Palermo FC.

City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of 12 clubs across the world including English Premier League champions Manchester City.

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