With one of our anchormen, Aleksandar Ciric, absent from the team after having been one of our two foreigners in the past two seasons, Neptunes have opted to engage the free-scoring Peter Biros who was on San Ġiljan’s books last year.
The signing of this Hungarian to partner his compatriot Tamas Molnar will mean that our team will have in their ranks last year’s top three goalscorers in Malta, including the number one striker Stevie Camilleri who was followed by Molnar and Biros – a truly formidable trio.
Two other additions to the team are Andrew Zarb Cousin and goalkeeper Brandon Dougall from Marsascala who were both signed on loan. Zarb Cousin, an Exiles utility player, had been temporarily on the books of Sirens and his experience of top waterpolo is therefore not to be discounted.
The player, will be partly making up for the absence of Gabriel Pace and Benji Lanzon, loaned to Sirens and Exiles respectively.
Moreover, we somehow have to make good for two other unexpected defections as reserve goalkeeper Andrea Sammut and defender Sean Gravina decided to call it a day at the last moment.
These changes mean that our squad is slightly too thin, with the young low order players possibly having to grapple with the hustle and bustle of top waterpolo in the event of the team suffering a spate of exclusions in a particular match.
In the cadets’ section, the addition of Jeremy Abela, a promising centre, who was signed from Sliema, should give our young string added punch.