Sliema Hotsticks play Qormi in Sunday’s season-opener. The 2010-11 league winners start the game as strong favourites, whilst Hotsticks aim to gather more experience and strengthen their side with the introduction of new junior players in their squad. Their objective remains unchanged, and once again this year, the club will continue to rejuvenate the first team.
The first competition saw Hotsticks being drawn in Group A together with White Hart and Qormi. The winner and runner-up of this group will automatically qualify for the semi-finals, whereas the third placed will see it off with the runner-up of Group B.
The Challenge Cup is an opportunity for the coach to prepare the team for the season’s main competition and give his players more playing time. Players are very eager to take the field as the team has now been training for the past two months. May the best team win!
Group A: Sliema Hs, Qormi, White Hart
Group B: Young Stars, Rabat