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Investigation ongoing into match fixing

Police investigations on match fixing are ongoing according to Education Minister Kyriacos Kenevezos

Police investigations are ongoing into six Cyprus First Division football matches that were suspected by football’s governing body, UEFA, of being fixed.

That was the answer former coach and current DISY MP for Limassol Andreas Michaelides received from Education Minister Kyriacos Kenevezos after the former had officially submitted a query on the matter at Parliament in November last year.

During the 2012-2013 season the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) received notification from UEFA that it suspected six matches had been fixed. The CFA then informed the police and asked them to investigate.

“The list of matches under investigation was sent to the police but the CFA has yet to be informed about the outcome of the investigations,” Kenevezos said.

The matches in question were: Doxa Katokopias vs. AEK Larnaca on March 31, Nea Salamina vs. Alki Larnaca on April 21, Alki Larnaca vs. Nea Salamina on April 28, Alki Larnaca vs. Ethnikos Achnas on May 11, Ethnikos Achnas vs. Nea Salamina on May 19 and Olympiakos Nicosia vs. Alki on May 19 all last year.

The CFA has been informed that two matches already this season are suspected of being fixed. The matches were between Ermis Aradippou and AEK Kouklion and Doxa Katokopias and AEL.

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