Deputy sports minister lifts ban on Superleague, Greek Cup games

The Greek Superleague championship and the Greek Cup series in football (soccer) both interrupted after incidents at the PAOK-AEK match may resume, Deputy Sports Minister George Vassiliadis announced on Tuesday, after organising authorities agreed to change disciplinary rules and to guarantee safety at the games.

The minister’s statement in full reads as follows:

“Deputy Culture and Sports Minister George Vassiliadis, taking into account the unanimous decision of the Superleague’s board of directors on the acceptance of the commitments requested relative to the amendment of disciplinary rules, and with an eye to football’s progress and the safe carrying out of games, as well as relevant proposals by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), has decided to lift the suspension of the 2017-8 Superleague championship and that of the 2017-8 Greek Football Cup.”