Costakis Koutsokoumnis was officially given the green light on Monday to serve his seventh consecutive term as head of the Cyprus Football Association (CFA).
Koutsokoumnis, who ran unopposed for re-election, has held the post so far for 14 years and was approved by the CFA’s general assembly to serve until 2019.
His election comes amid controversy following police investigations into referee-turned-whistleblower Marios Panayi’s, charges of widespread match-fixing involving referees and the CFA.
The investigations led to three cases referred to trial. Panayi named CFA deputy chairman Giorgos Koumas as the man pulling the strings.
During his acceptance speech Koutsokoumnis said that it has been a difficult year for football and himself as a CFA chairman.
“This year football was attacked, not only from the outside but also from within. Without essential evidence, we saw our sport vilified,” he said.