Throwing their weight behind the government’s vaccination drive, Apollon and Ael football players visited the vaccination centre at the old Limassol hospital on Tuesday to receive their jabs against the coronavirus.
Four Apollon and three Ael football players and four Apollon technical staff were administered the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Speaking to the media, Apollon spokesman Fanourios Constantinou said everyone had an obligation through the vaccination programme to protect fellow citizens.
Football players, for whom empty pitches are another enemy, are sending a message so that the public can return, he added.
He expressed the hope that the initiative of the two Limassol teams will encourage members of the public to be vaccinated the soonest possible so that the state can authorise the return of fans.
Apollon player Haris Mavrias said it was important for people to be vaccinated so as to protect themselves from the virus, adding that players had missed the life in stadiums.
“We all want very much the experience of before with people in the stands, it is therefore good if we are all vaccinated so that the stands can be full and we can all celebrate as in the past,” he added.