Cyprus FA reduces Omonia coach’s ban to 4 games
The Cyprus Football Association has reduced a six-month ban it
imposed on the coach of league-leading club Omonia for shoving a
referee to just four games.
But a CFA appeals board upheld a ?2,000 ($2,670) fine on coach
Neophytos Larkou, who it found guilty of unsportsmanlike
The CFA handed Larkou the longer ban last month after it
accepted testimony from referee Christos Elia, who accused the
Omonia coach of shoving him following the team’s 1-1 draw at
Anagennisis Dherynia in October.
The appeals board said on Saturday that shoving didn’t merit a
six-month ban which would have kept Larkou away the bench for the
rest of the season.
But Larkou will miss Omonia’s crucial match on Sunday with rival
APOEL, which it leads by only two points.