Victoria Hotspurs Captain Ferdinando Apap wins Player of the Month
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The BOV GFA Player of the Month for March has been named as the Victoria Hotspurs Captain Ferdinando Apap.
The GFA said that the 27-year old central defender was pivotal in the Spurs’ holding on to the top position in the BOV Gozo Football League, obtaining maximum points in their 4 matches during March.
The club ended the second round of the league with two victories over Munxar (2-0) and Ghajnsielem (5-1). The first game of the third round saw Victoria beat Munxar 8-0 with Ferdinando opening the score for his team despite his defencive position, followed by a 2-1 win over Kercem which saw Apap thwart numerous attacks by Ajax, the GFA said.
The Association noted that Apap is a master in co-ordinating the Spurs’ defence and this was brought to the forefront during March when they were playing their second goalkeeper due to an injury to the first choice keeper.
“His versatility makes also makes him deadly in attack, especially in set-pieces where his stature and vertical abilities are definitely an asset,” the GFA said.
Apap is the first Gozitan player to play for the Malta National Team in 2018 in a UEFA Nations League game and also had a short stint in England.
The trophy was presented to Apap by Horace Laudi, Chief Officer at Bank of Valletta.
Ferdinando Apap chose Dar Bjorn to benefit from the donation associated with this award.