Preview: Day 06 Valletta vs Marsaxlokk Published on: 31-10-2010
Day 06 Valletta vs MarsaxlokkAfter all matches played during the weekend , it will be the Citizens turn to close this week's fixtures against one of the current top teams in the League table, Marsaxlokk F.C. The Southseasiders have so far had a very encouraging run in the League , collecting nine points from five games. Together with Valletta , they are the only other remaining undefeated team , however suffering two goals less than the lillywhites.
Marsaxlokk will definitely be highly motivated for this match as a win tomorrow would place them at the helm of the Premier Division table just a few months after having secured promotion as Champions of the First Division last season. They possess a boast from local players in the likes of International players Carlo Mamo and Gareth Sciberras. These players are back to their peak form ( the latter expected to return from injury tomorrow ). Their foreigners are also highly contributing towards this marvellous start with particular reference to Nigerian striker Alfred Effiong who was instrumental in their last weekend's victory against champions Birkirkara.
"Marsaxlokk's success so far is the result of their collective effort as well as their organisation and total commitment on the field. Beating them at the Victor Tedesco Stadium tomorrow evening will not be an easy task at all. Marsaxlokk are expected to have all their players at their disposal for this important match... all but Bulgarian defender Emil Yantchev who is still nursing an injury. Gareth Sciberras will be expected to return amongst the starting eleven after an absence of two or three weeks"
"On the other hand, Valletta will have captain Gilbert Agius and Nigerian offensive midfielder Omonigho Temile back in the squad whilst Malta International Kenneth Scicluna will still be an absentee for the time being. Most inform Terence Scerri , Jamie Pace and Kevin Sammut will be expected to retain their current output to hopefully create the difference in this match" Team Manager Jesmond Zammit said to Valletta FC.net
"Our philosophy will not change at all tomorrow. We intend to face each match with utmost concentration and determination. Our only one target this year is to walk in with the Championship trophy through City Gate in May. If we want to win the League than we have to battle out match after match striving not to drop any unnecessary points whilst in transit. Our collective approach and unity in the squad will be our deadliest weapon this year"
"Finally my usual word of appreciation and appeal to our second half..... Our beloved supporters and twelfth man on the pitch. Please make sure that you continue supporting our lads even throughout possible difficult periods, as this will give the boys that one additional boost. Once again I have to thank you all for your organised and well behaved support agains Tarxien Rainbows.
One major appeal concerns the fact that we are going to play at Hamrun this week. So that little more extra careful approach whilst having fun cheering our benjamins will be highly appreciated, not forgetting that this venue could possibly be less secure and more difficult for the Authorities to control. Thanks again for your understanding, and on behalf of the lads............we shall make sure that you will yet again have a wonderful evening tomorrow" said Team Manager Zammit
See you there and let's hope that we shall have a fantastic week of football next week.