Bamba (no.17) in action
Bamba (no.17) in action

Mazarrón FC’s start to the 2021/22 season went from bad to worse. After the fiasco of the opening game at Archena when the game was awarded to Archena because Mazarron had fielded an ineligible player and the draw at home to El Palmar, the team went on a run of four successive defeats which left them rooted to the bottom of the league table. The problems were compounded by the fact that four of the Colombian born players and the Brazilian born, Allan Mike, who had been announced as new signings seven weeks previously had still not been registered by the Murcia Federation at the time of writing, presumably because of problems with international clearance. This left the squad well short of the anticipated numbers and although a couple of new signings were brought in MFC’s squad was five or six players short of the other teams in the league. The situation was not helped by some strange managerial decisions by the new coach Jonathan Di Giosia who, for some reason, seemed reluctant to pick his two best strikers, Bamba and Chiky Ardil, in the starting line-up. In one game both were on the substitutes’ bench and in the others, only one of the two started the game. The football played was quite pleasing on the eye, but the forwards failed to take advantages of the many chances created for them and only three goals were scored in the opening six games.

Mazarron Team v Cartagena FC UCAM
Mazarron Team v Cartagena FC UCAM

The home game against CD Lorca Deportiva on Wednesday 13th October was called off an hour before kick off when 4 Mazarrón players tested positive for COVID and, in accordance with Murcia Federation and Health protocols the entire staff had to self-isolate for 72 hours.

Full details of all games, dates and kick off times are advertised in the local media, on Facebook fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarrón. 

Forthcoming fixtures:

November 7thYeclano Deportivo – away

November 14thCap Ciudad De Murcia – home

November 21stCD Bala Azul – away

November 28thUD Los Garres – home

December 5thUD Caravaca – home

Los Amigos has now re-introduced the provision of a supporters coach to most away games and members and friends enjoyed the trips to Archena, CD Minera and Real Murcia B despite the results!! Coach prices are €10 for members and €12 for non-members. We ask everyone to email janperks1@gmail.com to indicate that they wish to travel on the coach well in advance of each away game. Payment can be made at our Thursday meetings.

For the away game at Yeclano on 7th November, the longest journey of the season, we will be arranging to stop at our usual hotel on the way to Yecla for a pre-match meal at the Restaurante Media Luna on the road from Jumilla to Yecla. Full details and prices available on our FB page and emailed to members as soon as the kick-off time is announced. We have already had over 30 reservations so please email janperks1@gmail.com as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Golf Delux
Golf Delux

We are in the process of arranging a trip to the Golf Delux complex at Los Alcazares in the near future. It is billed as the largest artificial grass miniature golf complex in Europe and is great fun for everyone. The cost is €16 which includes 18 holes of mini-golf and lunch. If there is enough support we will take a coach (at an additional cost), or we will arrange transport in a convoy of private cars. If you are interested please email social4losamigos@gmail.com

Los Amigos are treating the home game against UD Caravaca on Sunday 5th December as our Christmas fixture. All supporters are asked to wear appropriate dress for the day to make it a very special occasion; Christmas hats, scarves, shirts, etc to brighten up the day. We also plan to have a meal at the Bar Sienna opposite the football ground either before or after the game depending on the kick-off time.

11th Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Gala Evening and Dinner @ Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarron on Tuesday 29th March 2022.

John Beresford MBE
John Beresford MBE

The event is sponsored by the Mazarron Entertainments Group (Camposol Club de Golf, the Club House Camposol, Alley Palais, and La Nueva Taberna MCC). The speakers are former Newcastle United, Southampton, Portsmouth and Barnsley defender John Beresford MBE and award-winning comedian Lea Roberts. Gary Marshall will be MC for the evening and musical entertainment will be provided by Woody.

The hotel is being completely re-furbished having been recently taken over. Although the hotel costs have risen, we are keeping the ticket price at €50 (€45 for members).There are a limited number of VIP tickets available at a cost of €60 which includes a pre-dinner drinks reception and photo opportunity with the celebrities. The costs of an overnight room have risen to €50 for a double room without breakfast (€25 pp) or €40 for a single room without breakfast.

Those who purchased tickets for the twice-postponed event and did not request a refund will be issued with new tickets.

Please email salterkb@hotmail.com for tickets or call at the weekly Los Amigos meetings.

Los Amigos weekly meetings are held at Mariano’s Bar & Restaurant, Camposol A each Thursday at 4pm. All are welcome to attend except for the Business Meeting which is held on the last Thursday of each month and is open to members only.

Los Amigos membership costs €20 per year and entitles the member and partner to discount on coach travel to away games and on all social activities. Please email stevebarrow01@gmail.com