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  • Hard work should be key factor – Mustur

    Zoran Mustur, the new Neptunes coach who has succeeded Russian long-serving coach, Sergey Markoch, was in Malta over the past weekend to meet the senior team players. The visit was intended to familiarise himself with his new squad and set a...

  • Malta coach Izzo sticks to his guns

    Malta’s preparations for next month’s European Championship qualifiers are being hindered by a dispute between the Aquatic Sports Association (ASA) and Sliema ASC over the players’ training schedule. Malta waterpolo coach Karl Izzo has decided to...

  • Mustur to start engagement as coach of Neptunes

    Mustur to start engagement as coach of Neptunes

    The new Neptunes coach, Zoran Mustur, will be starting his preliminary duties with the Malta champions in mid-January when he is due to make a familiarisation visit and prepare the senior team’s pre-season work-outs. The unexpected departure of...

  • Camilleri goal bonanza

    Neptunes and Malta goal-getter Steve Camilleri, now playing for the Italian Serie A2 team Circolo Cannottieri Sette Scogli, of Syracuse, hit the headlines last weekend when he netted nine goals in his side’s 18-8 home victory over Rari Nantes...

  • San Ġiljan have new coach

    San Ġiljan have new coach

    San Ġiljan ASC have handed the first-team reins to Croatian coach Emil Nikolic for the 2015 season, the club announced yesterday. Nikolic has an excellent CV after winning several honours both in Croatia and at European level. He has coached a...

  • Sliema ASC players in Hungary training camp

    Two young waterpolo players from Sliema ASC are currently in Budapest where they are attending an intensive winter-long training camp. Mark Fenech and Nicholas Bugelli have embarked on this adventure in September when they joined the ranks of OSC...

  • Privitera is the new Sliema coach

    Sliema ASC Frank Salt Real Estate have announced the appointment of Paul Privitera as first team coach. Privitera is a former national team captain and ended his playing career in 2012 while playing for Sliema. He has been part of the first team...

  • Club Valletta’s capitulation

    Club Valletta’s capitulation

    Club Valletta 6Steaua Bucharest 21 (0-5, 1-5, 2-5, 3-6) The Maltese representative team at the European Cup qualifying Round Two were again submerged under an avalanche of goals when going down 21-6 to Steaua Buc-harest in yesterday’s closing...

  • Maltese reduced to sacrificial lambs

    That the experimental Maltese representatives would be no match for Split Mornar, the strongest team in the Euro Championship Group B, was never in doubt. Unluckily for Club Valletta, the situation was made even worse yesterday when an already...

  • Maltese team dismantled by clinical Montpellier

    Montpellier 18Club Valletta 5 (4-4, 4-0, 6-0, 4-1) Montpellier, of France, were in a class of their own when they dismantled Club Valletta who went down to a whopping 13-goal margin of defeat in yesterday’s European Cup Qualification Round 2 match...

  • Maltese perform with credit but resilience tells

    Maltese perform with credit but resilience tells

    A four-goal margin of defeat is by no means considered to be humiliating in waterpolo, moreso when the losing team is shorn of some of its best units. The Maltese, without three or four established units, can easily fit into this frame as they...

  • Izzo’s selection to face strong teams

    Izzo’s selection to face strong teams

    Malta will again be represented in the European Cup under the name of Club Valletta in the forthcoming edition of the annual LEN competition for club sides. Playing in Group B Round 2, the Maltese will be hosting continental teams of top quality...

  • Malta win to clinch honours

    Malta win to clinch honours

    A third-session recovery sparked by man-of-the-match Niki Lanzon and sustained by eight goals in a row, turned it round for Malta against an obdurate Switzerland in the last match yesterday morning. In the end the Maltese won 14-11 after...

  • Malta ease past Livorno to net third win

    An ultra-experimental Malta, with more young units in the water, registered their third win in a row, this time beating Italian Serie B side Livorno as easily as the 14-4 scoreline indicates. At times, however, the locals lacked the sparkle and...

  • Malta cruise past Ireland

    Malta eased their way past Ireland to score a convincing victory over opponents who could only offer token resistance despite facing the host team that had more youngsters in the side including goalkeeper Nicholas Grixti and Marc Lanzon. After...

  • Lanzon and Zammit spearhead Malta’s win

    An experimental Malta side, replete with young faces drafted from the junior ranks, were too strong for Serie A1 team Sette Scogli who had Steve Camilleri turning out for his new Sicilian outfit after moving from RN Bogliasco. Although shorn of no...

  • Malta International Cup gets underway today

    The Aquatic Sports Association will be hosting the Malta International Cup between this evening and next Sunday. The tournament will feature five teams, namely Ireland, Livorno, Sette Scogli, Switzerland and Malta. Karl Izzo, the Malta national...

  • Waterpolo annual magazines

    Sliema ASC and Neptunes WPSC annual magazines have been recently published. The publications, edited by Joe Anastasi and Leonard Zammit respectively, contain comprehensive records of the clubs’ waterpolo matches for all categories as well as...

  • Sergey Markoch appointed coach of Kazakhstan

    Sergey Markoch appointed coach of Kazakhstan

    Sergey Markoch, who steered Neptunes to a fifth successive league title last summer, will no longer be in charge of the Balluta Bay team after he was recently appointed Kazakhstan national waterpolo team coach. The Russian said it was a difficult...

  • Camilleri relishing new challenge

    Camilleri relishing new challenge

    Steve Camilleri, the Neptunes and Malta star player, has moved from Rari Nantes Bogliasco to Sicilian club Circolo Canottieri Sette Scogli, of Syracuse, after being engaged by the Serie A1 club from Genoa for the last six seasons. It will be...

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