Malta Premier League rebuts claims made by the MFPA

The Malta Premier League in a statement said that it was making reference to the claims made by MFPA in regards to Birkirkara FC and club President Mr. Michael Valenzia and the case of a particular.

Besides the fact that the claims are non factual, the MPL cannot but note that the MFPA and its secretary acted with two hats at the same time.
The MPL will support Birkirkara FC’s decision to take the case to the Ethics Committee of the Malta Football Association.

The Malta Premier League said that on the base of content, the MFPA statement is incorrect, in so far as the club did not have any prohibition until the said morning as can be confirmed by the MFA itself.  The prohibition only kicked in when the MFPA secretary wrote to FIFA while at the same time he was adjusting clauses in another player’s contract when he knew the club could not register him due to this. 

To aggravate matters, the MFPA did not even inform the player they were allegedly advising, about these developments.

The original MFPA statement that was not circulated via email to the media but was just uploaded on their facebook page is being reproduced below:

The Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) refers to the comments made by Mr Michael Valenzia, President of Birkirkara Football Club, about the issues surrounding the help provided by our Association to a player before signing with Birkirkara FC during the January transfer window and at the same time the transfer ban imposed on the club.

For the sake of fairness and clarity, the MFPA would like to highlight the key points which led to this situation as these were regrettably left out by Mr Valenzia when speaking about the matter during Kampjonat on TVM Sport+ yesterday (5th February, 2024).

First and foremost, the comment that the MFPA acts as an agent for players is completely unfounded and incorrect. MFPA provides advice on contractual matters to every member player that asks for this assistance as part of a vast array of services the MFPA offers to its member players.

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