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Police and clubs look at ways to avoid clashes ahead of Apollona – APOEL match on Sunday

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Measures on how to deal with inherent hooliganism and avoid incidents escalating during the impending Apollona – Apoel match on Sunday in Limassol, were decided at a meeting held on Friday at the police headquarters, after consultations between the Chief of Police, Stelios Papatheodoros, and the Minister of Justice, Stefi Drakou.

The meeting was attended by Apoel’s president and director and the vice president of Apollona, as well as the security officers from the Cyprus FA and Tsirio Stadium and the security officers of both teams.

According to the announcement, the joint measures were taken in order to avoid any deviations from fans of the two clubs, during the match in the 8th round of the second phase of the Cyta Championship Cup which will be held on Sunday 8 May at 7pm at the Tsirio Stadium in Limassol.

It was decided that Apoel fans will have until 6.30pm to enter Tsirio Stadium safely and on time.

Police and the two clubs have urged fans that will attend the match “to behave decently so that before, after and during the match everything goes smoothly”, while the fans are called upon to comply with the instructions of the supervisors and the police.

The statement also pointed out that the police will be on site to protect the fans. Traffic cops will also be in the area of ​Tsirio Stadium to provide traffic facilities for the public, during their arrival and departure, but also to prevent acts of violence.

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