Congratulations to our partner club Gzira United, who in beating Sliema Wanderers on Saturday ensured that they will finish third in the Maltese Premier League and therefore reach next season’s preliminary round of Europa League qualifiers.

Nigerians Emmanuel Okoye and Haruna Garba gave United a 2-1 win over Sliema – their fourth league win in succession – which ensures that Birkirkara, their nearest challengers, cannot catch them in the remaining fixture.

Gzira’s impressive points total of 51 has been gained through great consistency, and they have suffered just four defeats in 25 games.

The achievement of European football for the first time since the 1973/74 campaign comes just two seasons after being promoted as champions from the Maltese First Division and is testament to the hard work of Darren Abdilla and his talented squad.

The preliminary round of Europa League qualifiers begins in early summer and everyone at Tipbet wishes the club the best of luck.