Two Maltese footballers have committed to continuing their careers abroad after signing deals with two separate Italian clubs yesterday.
Nicole Sciberras and Martina Borg have both signed with separate Italian teams on one-year deals.
Nicole Sciberras, who is just 18 years old, will become the first Maltese to sport the black and white of Juventus as she committed to the Italian club’s youth team yesterday.
The Juventus women’s side has seen its fair share of success over the past few years, winning the prestigious Viareggio tournament last year and also making it to the Final Four for the Scudettto.
“I believe that it is a step forward in my football career which will continue to help me grow in this sport, of course,” Sciberras told the Times Of Malta.
In other news, 23-year-old Martina Borg, who plays for the Maltese International team, will also be competing in Italy this year after she signed a one-year deal with Sargdegna-based club, Sassari Torres.
“I am really enthusiastic to start this new adventure with a special like club-like Sassari Torres,” Borg told the club’s website.
Sassari Torres was the first Italian team to be part of the UEFA Women’s Cup and reached the quarter-finals on three occasions. They’ve also won seven Seria A titles and eight Coppa Italia tournaments.
“I decided to join this club because I believe in their project and I know that this team has a winning mentality that can help me improve and be successful.”
Needless to say, both players have a bright future ahead of them and are paving the way for Maltese women to play football abroad!