Arch-rivals in comeback
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”.