A delegation from UEFA pays a visit to Cyprus at the invitation of the Cyprus Football Association and will hold meetings with the Minister of Justice and representatives of the football Clubs.
According to CNA sources, on Monday morning, a meeting at Police Headquarters is taking place at the presence of UEFA and CFA delegations. The main object of the meeting is the ‘red notices’ UEFA sent on suspicious betting activity that could mean match-fixing.
As regards the results of Match Day 17, Omonoia achieved a great victory with 1-0 over Anorthosis and closed the gap from the first place of the standings to 1 point.
Results of Match Day 17: Paphos-Olympiakos 1-1, AEK-AEL 3-1, Doxa-APOEL 0-3, Apollon-Ethnikos 3-2, Omonia-Anorthosis 1-0, Nea Salamina-Paralimni 1-1.
Standings: Anorthosis 36 (16 games), Omonia 35, Apollon 32 (16 games), APOEL 31 (16 games), AEK 25, Nea Salamina 24, AEL 23, Olympiakos 17, Ethnikos 14, Paphos 14 (16 games), Paralimni 12, Doxa 8.
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CFA Chairman meets referee association
During the past week, CFA Chairman George Koumas met Sunday with the referees’ association to discuss the developments regarding the Cyprus football games, following a decision by CFA to call off all league matches when referees announced last Friday to abstain. The decision came in the wake of a bomb attack against a football referee in Larnaca earlier in the day.
The issue was also discussed on Friday at a meeting at the Justice Ministry following the bomb attack. The UEFA team is expected to cooperate with the Cyprus Police to investigate the matches for which the European football governing body issued the notices, over suspicion of foul play. They will also train representatives of football clubs on how to deal with them.
The meeting at the Justice Ministry was chaired by Minister George Savvides and in the presence of Cypriot Police Chief Michaelides and CFA Chairman George Koumas.