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St. Kitts and Nevis Goalkeeper Hailed for Heroics In Malta

Published 17 March 2022


Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source

St. Kitts and Nevis Goalkeeper Hailed for Heroics In Malta

St. Kitts and Nevis international goalkeeper Julani Archibald was the hero for his club Birkirkara
in Malta, as the towering goalkeeper came off the bench at the end of extra time to help them
overcome Mosta 3-1 on penalties to reach the FA Trophy quarter-finals on Tuesday.
The Times of Malta newspaper hailed the St. Kitts Nevis international as the player that helped
the team to a deserved victory, as they held the upper hand for much of the match.

Reports are that Ini Akpan, the goalkeeper for the opposing side Mosta, produced a string of fine
saves as the match finished in a goalless draw after 120 minutes. But then Archibald took
centerstage when he saved two penalties to help his team fend off Mosta’s resistance. The report
said Archibald, who came on a minute from time, was Birkirkara hero as he saved Rafael
Morisco and Will Donkin’s penalties after Johann Bezzina fired wide as his team won 3-1 in the

Julani Archibald has been playing as the St. Kitts and Nevis International first choice goalkeeper
for several years including in World Cup qualifiers in 2021. He has been playing in the Maltese
League since 2021 for Santa Lucia and was recently signed on loan by Birkirkara until the end of
the season.

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