This afternoon’s Premier Division kick off sees newly-promoted Gibraltar United take on FC Britannia.
Both teams will no doubt be keen to get their season off to the best start possible, and will see this game as a winnable encounter.
After winning the Second Division last season, Gibraltar United made the sensible decision to retain the core of their squad, while also signing local talent from a variety of Premier sides, including former Glacis trio Liam Neale, Sean Mascharenas and Steffan Cardona.
We caught up with another of Gib United’s new signings, Jamie Bosio, to gather his thoughts ahead of the game. Bosio, who signed for the club from Manchester 62, had this to say about potentially making his debut for his new club today:
“To be honest I feel I will have some mixed emotions as I have been playing for Manchester 62 for 12 years, but I’m ready and looking forward for my debut and the challenge that lies ahead of us this season.”
“The boys in the dressing room are absolutely buzzing to start off the league on Sunday as we have had an intense pre season. We all feel we can get a result come Sunday.”
Britannia also strengthened their squad ahead of the upcoming season, bringing in the likes of Lee Graham, Shea Breakspear, Manuel Camacho and Sacha Funes, as well as renewing the contracts of a number of their players, as they aim to improve on last season’s 7th place finish.
We also caught up with Britannia manager Alan Arruda, with the 34-year-old Brazilian making the move up to management after playing for the club last season.
“We have been in pre-season since July 1st and we are ready for the season to begin. Our players cannot wait for the season to finally start. We know it will be a difficult game vs Gib United but we go into it with confidence, focusing on our own game.”
FC Britannia play Gibraltar United at the Victoria Stadium at 16:30 today. Follow live updates of the game on Twitter via @fgscorecentre