Six Maltese Football Ambassadors to Promote UEFA 2014 European Under 17 Finals in Malta
What better way to promote the UEFA 2014 European Under 17 Championship Finals in Malta than to name six Maltese Football Personalities as ambassadors of this prestigious event which the European Confederation assigned to our country…!
The organising committee appointed by the Malta Football Association struck a brilliant note when deciding to appoint the six eminent personalities which hail from our football cradle and are thus symbolic of the Maltese game.
Five of these ambassadors are the only five international players who have so far earned 100 caps or more for the Malta national team. They are David Carabott, Carmel Busuttil, Gilbert Agius, Joe Brincat and Michael Mifsud. The welcome co-incidence is that these five footballers hail from five different localities from a wide cross-section of the island. Although some of them changed clubs throughout their playing career and also plied their football trade abroad, they are intrinsically connected with the clubs which launched them on the grand stage of football.
The sixth, ambassador, Fr Hilary Tagliaferro, can be referred to as the father of Maltese youth football in our islands, a person of high esteem who has exceptional qualities particularly as an experienced administrator of long-standing.
The role of these ambassadors will focus on the promotion of the local game itself, mostly amongst the youths and schoolchildren.