Mare Blu Cup Published on: 20-08-2010
Mare Blu CupValletta and Hamrun Spartans will face each other in the final of the mare Blu Cup. Details were revealed during a joint press conference which was held at the Mare Blu office in Valletta.
Paul Spiteri, vice president of Valletta FC started by thanking Giovanni and Massimo Cappitta for sponsoring the cup which will be held on a yearly basis. Paul also thanked Mare Blu for the sponsor he has given the club for the third year. The Mare Blu Cup will be played on Friday 27th August at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, kick-off 19:30hrs, tickets are on sale from the Valletta Supporters Club,Tip Top in Fgura and from Sun Lab in Valletta, price is 5 Euros.
Valletta FC vice president also stated that a great crowd is expected for this match due to the fact that a match between these two teams always attracts supporters. Paul Spiteri ended by revealing that the Valletta FC player’s presentation night will be held on September 10, at Hastings Gardens.
Hamrun Spartans official Gaetano Debattista stated that the Mare Blu Cup is a memorable event which will be held every year and that both clubs deserve to participate in the final. He ended by saying that Hamrun Spartans has strengthened the squad by signing several players during the transfer market in preparation for the Premier League.
Massimo Cappitta started by saying that he and his brother came with the idea to sponsor this event to revive the sporting rivalry that existed between Valletta and Hamrun Spartans during the 80s. Massimo also mentioned that the best set of supporters are those of Valletta and Hamrun and that all expenses involved in organising this event will be sponsored by Mare Blu. The clubs will gain financially from this event and will share the profit equally.
On behalf of Melita, Sandro Micallef explained that the match will not be broadcasted live but the following day on new channel Melita Stars – 614. This channel will be dedicated to screening local sports. Sandro Micallef ended by saying that Melita is giving support to both teams by broadcasting this final.
Valletta captain, Gilbert Agius started by thanking the sponsors. Gilbert said that the he experienced some of the rivalry between the two teams during his career and maybe Hamrun Spartans will once again be one of the team’s that brings a huge crowd at the stadium. He ended by saying that maybe this game serves as a merger between the two teams and urged the Valletta supporters to attend this match in crowds and support their favourite team.
Hamrun Spartans midfielder, Ryan Fenech thanked Mare Blu for sponsoring this event. Fenech said that it is a great experience when playing against Valletta and may the best team on the pitch win the Cup.
Valletta FC, team manager Jesmond Zammit thanked the sponsors and said that this event will serve as a preparation for both teams for the coming BOV Premier League, it is important that each team uses this match and hope that the event will continue yearly. Zammit ended by saying that the transfer market is still open for Valletta, the club will soon sign the fourth foreigner and maybe there will also be the signing of a local player.