FLORIANA (MALTA) – While our home football discusses whether to start again, there is an Italian, from Perugia by adoption, who claims a "won on the field" championship.
It is Riccardo Gaucci , president of Floriana , the Malta team where the championship has been definitively stopped due to the coronavirus emergency .
“When the stop was made – he explains speaking with ANSA – we were first with three points ahead of the second, Valletta.
The Federation has determined that we will participate in the preliminary round for the next Champions League but has not yet decided whether to award us the title.
Which we consider ours and legitimately conquered according to what are the UEFA rules ".
“I took the team five years ago – Gaucci still claims – and I took it from anonymity to win a Maltese Cup, a Super Cup and to play another Champions League preliminary.
If the local Football Association does not award us the league title, we will turn to UEFA and, if necessary, to FIFA.
But there is no doubt that we won that title on the field ".
Before joining Floriana in the Maltese football championship, Gaucci had been manager of Perugia and president of Catania in Italy.
Earlier, he had had a brilliant 5-a-side football career.
A five-a-side football had won two championships and an Italian Cup and had also managed to debut in the National team.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano