Maltàs win against Israel dedicated to Mangia

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Following the win of the Maltese national football team against Israel in Ta ‘Qali last night, the Italian coach Davide Mazzotta said that “the Maltese players have dedicated this victory to Mister Mangia”. Hours before the friendly match between Malta and Israel which Malta won 2-1, the Malta Football Association announced that coach Devis Mangia had been temporarily suspended as head coach of the national teams following a report received on a alleged violation of its policies. According to the local media, Mangia was called to respond to allegations of “sexual harassment” against a player of the Maltese national team. According to the Maltese Federation, Mangia has declared his willingness to cooperate during the investigation to establish the facts. In the absence of Mangia, Mazzotta said that the Maltese players have had an excellent game and that in recent years the Maltese national team has made great progress and there are also young players who now have the experience of playing similar international matches. However, Mazzotta also stated that he does not know what will happen in the next few hours. He took the opportunity to thank the President and Secretary General of the Maltese Football Federation and all the staff for their collaboration. The Executive Board of the Malta Football Association is expected to meet later today to discuss the latest developments.
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Source: medNews