The Aquatic Sports Association of Malta joined the Malta Football Association in showing their disappointment at the government’s decision of not relaxing COVID-19 restrictions on organised sport, describing the decision as a slap in the face of athletes.

The ASA was forced to bring to a halt the Winter League last month after ban on all organised sport was issued by the authorities following a rise in COVID-19 cases.

This week, the local governing body of aquatic sport issued a statement along with the MFA to appeal to the authorities to a gradual return of sports competitions, but their appeal seems to have fallen into deaf ears as restrictions remained in place.

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