Following internal discussions as well as consultations with its medical unit and the relevant authorities on the extraordinary circumstances caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the Malta Football Association Bureau this evening took the decision to suspend football and futsal matches from all competitions for the next 10 days, effective from tomorrow (Friday, March 13, 2020).

As stated in previous statements on this matter, the Malta FA officials and medical staff are keeping regular contact with the health authorities and reiterates that public health remains the foremost priority in the current circumstances.

In the last hours, a number of member clubs have reported that some of their players are in self-quarantine. The decision to postpone all fixtures supersedes the directive announced earlier today to play the matches from the senior Malta FA competitions and the Youth League and those of the Gozo FA behind closed doors.