Less than six months after they announced a takeover and new technical team, FC Boca Gibraltar have been removed from the Gibraltar National League after failing to fulfil two domestic fixtures in under a week.
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Boca, who had announced back in June a new technical team and sponsorship deal with “Total Sports Management”, have had a deeply troubled season so far – as well as the two fixtures they have failed to fulfil, they also forfeited two further games for breaches of the Home Grown Player rule, and the side, managed by Aaron Edwards after the announced managerial team of Stephen Vaughan Jr and Luke Purcell seemingly ran into complications with regards their being in the stadium, were 10th with four points from six games at the time of today’s announcement.
Today’s news brings to the end a troubled few seasons under multiple ownership groups for Boca, who have run the risk of being kicked out of the league on a number of occasions – and eyebrows were raised at the time abroad when the deal was announced.
FG understands that there was no confirmation whoever was set to be owning Boca, had actually passed the fit and proper persons test from the Gibraltar FA, and after players claimed they were owed two months of wages when they refused to play on the weekend vs Mons Calpe, the writing was clearly on the wall.
As for the league, there will now be 11 teams instead of 12, and any points accrued by teams who beat Boca, as well as goals scored and conceded, will now be removed – an updated league table is below.