Arch-ri­vals in comeback

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

Mean­while, cross-town ri­vals Omo­nia Ni­cosia are hop­ing to see their team up their game, by bring­ing in New York-based in­vestor Stavros Pa­pas­tavrou to take over the foot­ball team. Pa­pas­tavrou’s pro­posal was given the fi­nal go-ahead at a gen­eral assem­bly at the end of May, af­ter bad blood fol­lowed the club elec­toral gen­eral assem­bly a month ear­lier. At the end of April, Pa­pas­tavrou’s takeover pro­posal was ap­proved amid strong op­po­si­tion from sup­porter groups. Gate-9, the most in­flu­en­tial of Omo­nia sup­porter groups, an­nounced it was go­ing ahead with the cre­ation of a break­away Omo­nia team, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of dis­grun­tled Manch­ester United fans who af­ter the takeover from US in­vestor Glacier, formed “United of Manch­ester”.

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