Affiliated with the Malta Football Association & registered with OCVO (VO/2173)
The Malta Amateur Football Association, also known as the MAFA, was indeed established in 1955 with the primary objective of promoting amateur football in Malta. The organisation has played a crucial role in fostering local talent and providing opportunities for aspiring football players to participate in competitive leagues.
The MAFA organised three main leagues. The three leagues were typically divided based on the skill level and competitiveness of the teams:
MAFA 1. Division: This league usually featured the top-tier amateur teams in Malta, competing at a higher level of skill and competition.
MAFA 2. Division: The second division was a step below the first division, with teams that were still competitive but may not have reached the same skill level as those in the top division.
MAFA 3. Division: The third division was the lowest tier among the MAFA leagues and was considered a development level where newer or less experienced teams and players could gain valuable playing experience and improve their skills.
In addition to the three main leagues, MAFA organises several cup competitions that add excitement and diversity to the football calendar. These cup competitions include:
MAFA Knockout: The MAFA Knockout is a knockout-style tournament where teams from various divisions compete against each other. The competition involves elimination rounds, and teams are eliminated until two teams reach the final. The winner of the final is crowned the MAFA Knockout champion.
Joe Compango Super Cup: The Super Cup is an annual match played between the winners of the MAFA First Division and the winners of the MAFA Knockout. It serves as a season opener and brings together the best teams from the previous season to compete for the prestigious Super Cup title.
Twanny Aguis Fair Play Cup: The Fair Play Cup is a special competition that focuses on sportsmanship and fair play. It rewards teams that have demonstrated good conduct, fair play, and positive behaviour both on and off the field. A triangular tournament which involves three teams playing against each other in a round-robin format, where each team competes against the other two.
These cup competitions provide an additional dimension to Maltese amateur football and offer more opportunities for teams to showcase their talent, compete for titles, and engage with their local football community.