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From Politics To The Pitch: Joseph Muscat Linked To Role With Serie C Football Project

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Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat seems to be eyeing a role in the world of sports following his departure from office after Times of Malta linked him to a project to send a Maltese team to compete in the Italian Serie C.

Earlier this week, Muscat met with MFA president Bjorn Vassallo at the national football ground in Ta’ Qali where it is believed that a discussion was held regarding his potential involvement in the project.

The project’s plan is to create a Maltese club which will play in Serie C, the third tier in Italian football, with at least half of the squad to be Maltese and for the club’s players to train and play their home games in Malta. It is also possible that the team will be a satellite club of a larger Italian club, similar to how Juventus under 23s compete in Serie C.

Muscat’s love for sports is well-known and he has shown a key interest in the project in the past. The former prime minister even hinted about his ambitions to be involved in the sporting sector during his final speech last week.

“I am planning to be involved in a huge passion of mine which is the sporting sector…This is a project that will have national pride as its main objective. It will have the scope and vision of opening new ways for our youngsters to further their sporting careers around the world.”

Both the MFA and Muscat have refused to give any details on their meeting earlier this week and there has been no official announcement that the former Prime Minister will be involved in any capacity with organisations ambitions to create a Serie C team.

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