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Premier division clubs demand police protection for club officials

Premier division clubs in Malta demand police protection over match-fixing allegations

22 December 2016, 7:18pm
The Premier Division Standing Committee has appealed to the police to grant protection to football club officials who were voluntarily coming forward with information on match-fixing allegations.

PDSC secretary Mario Debono said club officials reporting allegations of corruption were being placed in difficult situations, after threats were made to Birkirkara president Adrian Delia after he reported allegations of match-fixing.

“We are expressing the clubs’ concern at the way corruption is putting Maltese football under attack and we appeal for anyone with information to take it to the police immediately. Those who don’t speak out and uncover corruption, are themselves corrupt,” Debono said.

Football clubs are appealing to the police to use all its powers to arraign people involved in match-fixing to clean up the sport,” Debono said.

Debono also pledged the PDSC’s support to club presidents and officials fighting football corruption, as well as MFA integrity officer Franz Tabone. 

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