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MFA suspends three players in match-fixing claims

Three players have been  provisionally suspended by the MFA Executive Committee over allegations of match-fixing, according to sources.

The players are Gaetan Spiteri, Jermain Brincat and Chris Brincat.

Spiteri was banned in connection with the MFA’s investigation into claims of bribery attempts before last season’s Premier League second- round match between Ħamrun Spartans and Sliema Wanderers. The game, played in February, ended 1- 1.

The suspension of Jermain Brincat, who is on the books of Floriana, and his brother Chris, a Floriana futsal player who is also a member of the national squad, is believed to be linked to the MFA’s probe into match- fixing allegations surrounding the Division One game between Gżira United and Naxxar Lions which was played on September 28.

The members of the Malta FA Executive Committee imposed the provisional bans during their monthly meeting yesterday after receiving separate reports from Adrian Camilleri, the association’s prosecuting officer, about the two match- fixing cases.

More details in The Times.

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