- Vlado Pejovic, a 47-year-old from Yugoslavia, is the new Floriana FC coach. He will replace Englishman Ron Fenton, who had been coaching the Greens for the last two years. Pejovic, a former Partizan Belgrade player, coached FC Zemun, FC Kikinda and Sutjeska in Yugoslavia and Tosu Futures in Japan.
- National coach Milorad Kosanovic chose the squad for the friendly match against Scotland and the World Cup qualifier against Faroe Islands in June. The new player in the squad are Naxxar goalie Reuben Debono and defenders Massimo Grima (Pieta`) and Stefan Giglio (Valletta). On the other hand, Antoine Zahra will be missing for the friendly against Scotland as he is abroad on a holiday. He will miss the match against Faroe Islands because he is suspended.
- Joe Caruana Curran resigned from president of Valletta FC although he will still remain forming part of the club committee.
- Super Cup Valletta vs B'Kara 5-2 Scorers: Joe Zarb (3), Ivan Zammit (2) for Valletta - Michael Cutajar and Antoine Zahra for B'Kara
- Div. II/III Knock Out Siggiewi vs Luqa St. Andrew's 2-0 Scorers: Joe Barbara and Jason Vella
- Rothmans Trophy Valletta vs Hibernians 2-1 -- Valletta win Rothmans Trophy
- Under 18 Inter-Section Final Floriana beat St. Andrews 2-0 with goals by Alan Micallef and William Camenzuli.
- The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner suspended 4 Hamrun players for one match each: Orazio Sorbello, Charlo Magro, Kim Wright and Dennis Mizzi.
- Under 21 Inter-Section Final Valletta vs Sta. Venera L. 4-1 Scorers for Valletta: Hill, Fiteni, Dorian Colombo and Stefan Giglio
- Division 1 - Samaritani Super Cup Xghajra T. vs Tarxien R. 4-0 Scorers: Paul Lawrence (3) and Ivan Camilleri
- Division 2 - Championship Decider St. George's vs Siggiewi 2-0 Scorers: Kenneth Abela and Alfred Bugeja -- St. George's Division 2 Champions
- Division 3 - Championship Decider St. Andrews vs Sta. Venera L. 1-0 Scorer: James Gregory -- St. Andrews Division 3 Champions
- Charity Match In a match played at the Gozo Stadium, the Gozo FA XI (made up of the best players in Gozo including foreigners) beat Milorad Kosanovic's Maltese National Team (including Carmel Busuttil) 4-3. Scorers: 1st Noel Turner (M) 0-1, 36th Mario Bonello (G) 1-1, 40th Mark Buttigieg (G) 2-1, 46th Sabri Rais (G) 3-1, 48th Carmel Busuttil(M) 2-3, 85th Stefan Sultana (M), 86th Ohniogu (G) 4-3. Just before half time, Malta missed a golden opportunity when Hubert Suda missed a penalty. In another charity match, a team made up of Gozitan veterans beat a team of former Maltese National Team players with the same score 4-3. For Malta scored Raymond Xuereb and Raymond Vella (2).
- Rothmans Trophy Semi Final Valletta vs Hamrun S. 1-0
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- B>Rothmans Trophy Semi Final Hibernians vs Pieta` H. 3-2
- Football in Gozo came to an end for this season with the Premier Division Knock Out when Nadur Youngsters beat Sannat Lions 1-0 with a goal by Stoyan Mladenov. this was the last match for the young Bulgarian striker in Gozo as from next year he will play in the Soccer League in the USA.
- The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner suspended Djorde Pintac (Sliema) for one match.
Tue 13 Ivan Zammit (Valletta) and Nicky Saliba (Valletta) won the Player of the Year Awards from the local newspapers l-orizzont and In-Nazzjon respectively.
- Antoine Zahra (B'Kara) won the Player of the Month Award for April 1997.
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- B>Rothmans Trophy - Quarter Finals Valletta vs Sliema W. 3-0, Floriana vs Pieta` H. 0-3 -- Draws Pieta` vs Hibs, Valletta vs Hamrun
- Division 2 Gzira U. vs Pembroke A. 2-2, Gozo FC vs Balzan Y. 3-3
- Division 3 Luqa SA vs Kalkara U. 3-2, Mgarr U. vs Melita 3-1
- Gozo - Super Cup Final Victoria H. vs Nadur Y. 2-1 (after 90 mins 1-1) -- Golden goal by Dione Lautier
- Gozo - Premier Play-Off Xaghra U. vs SK Victoria W. 6-1 -- Xaghra U. will keep on playing in the Premier Division, SK Victoria W. in Division 1
- Women's Knock Out Final Rabat Ajax vs Lija A. 0-0 (5-3 after penalty shoot-out)
- Rothmans Trophy - Quarter Finals Hamrun S. vs Mosta 7-1, Hibernians vs Xghajra T. 3-1 (after extra time)
- Division 3 Fgura U. vs St. Andrews 0-2, Sirens vs Senglea A. 0-3
- Gozo Premier Relegation Decider Sannat Lions vs Xaghra United 3-4 -- Sannat relegated to GFA Division 1 while Xaghra still have to play a play-off against GFA Division 1 Runners-up SK Victoria Wanderers. to decide which team will next year play in the Premier and which one in Division 1.
- The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner suspended the following players for one match: Martin Gregory and John Buttigieg (both Floriana), Joe Sant Fournier (Sliema) and Daniel Theuma (Pieta`) who will miss a match in the Rothmans Trophy, Jonathan Magri Overend (B'Kara) who will miss a Premier league match and Matthew Naudi (Lija) and Ronald Scerri (Rabat) who will both miss a Division 1 league match.
- Premier League Floriana vs B'Kara 2-0
- Rothmans Trophy - Draws To be played on the 10th and 11th May Hamrun Spartans vs Mosta, Hibernians vs Xghajra Tornadoes, Floriana vs Pieta` Hotspur and Sliema vs Valletta
- Premier Division Rabat Ajax vs Valletta 2-5, Sliema W. vs Lija A. 5-0
- Division 1 Mosta vs Ghaxaq 5-1, St. Patrick vs Xghajra T. 1-2 -- Xghajra win a historic promotion to the Premier Division. Since they joined the MFA in 1994, each year they won the promotion to a higher division, from the Third to the Premier.
- Division 2 San Gwann vs Mqabba 1-2, Qrendi vs St. George's 1-6
- Division 3 Zejtun C. vs Kirkop U. 0-4, Sta. Venera L. vs Attard 3-0
- Women's Knock Out Semi Finals Lija A. vs Gozo FC , Rabat Ajax vs Melita
- Gozo - Super Cup Semi Finals Victoria H. vs Xewkija T. 5-4 (golden goal during extra time), Nadur Y. vs Ghajnsielem 3-2
- Premier Division Naxxar L. vs Hamrun S. 1-0, Pieta` H. vs Hibernians 2-1 -- Rabat Ajax relegated to Division 1
- Division 1 Mellieha vs Zurrieq 3-2, Sta. Lucia vs Marsa 0-2 --Sta. Lucia relegated to Division 2
- Division 3 Birzebbuga SP vs Msida SJ 3-1, Gharghur vs Ta' Xbiex 1-4
- Gozo - Division 1/2 Play-off Munxar F. vs Zebbug R. 2-1. Therefore both teams will play again in their respective division - Munxar in Division 1 and Zebbug R. in Division 2
- Division 2 Marsaxlokk vs Siggiewi 2-1, Zebbug R. vs Vittoriosa S. 2-0
- Gozo - Premier Xaghra U. vs Victoria H. 8-4, Nadur Y. vs Sannat L. 6-0 -- Nadur Y. Champions