Avgousti vs Kirzis part II

Credit: sportime.sigmalive.com By Stel Stylianou – Lead European Football writer Frequent managerial changes is embedded in Cypriot football culture, so much so that betting companies on the island offer odds on how long the new appointment will last. Most departures are expected – either due to poor results or political reasons. Apollon Limassol head coachContinue reading “Avgousti vs Kirzis part II”

Johan Walem: The Belgian lapidarist is here to polish Cypriot diamonds

Credit: Cypriot FA By Stel Stylianou – Lead European Football writer Played seven, won one, drawn one, lost five. Not the start Johan Walem would have liked as head coach of the Cypriot national team. Appointed in January 2020, Walem’s instructions from the Cypriot FA were simple; lower the average age, give youth a chanceContinue reading “Johan Walem: The Belgian lapidarist is here to polish Cypriot diamonds”

Valakari: Paphos FC’s Wonderboy

Credit: PaphosFC By Stel Stylianou A stunning international debut goal at the home of the world champions is a dream that came true for 21 year old midfielder Onni Valakari. The Paphos FC midfielder’s twenty yard strike sent social media in a frenzy, as Finland earned a shock 2-0 victory at the Stade De France.Continue reading “Valakari: Paphos FC’s Wonderboy”

Anorthosis have learned from last season’s mistakes

By Stel Stylianou Whilst the Anorthosis-AEK fixture isn’t a notoriously hostile local derby, this weekend’s encounter is sure to be lively as the hosts aim to turn the screw on leaders Apollon. Anorthosis’ club history can be summed up in one word; political. Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Anorthosis were forced toContinue reading “Anorthosis have learned from last season’s mistakes”