Europe here we come..
Europe here we come; not the move in January to join the Euro currency but the Champions League and the EUFA Cup.
Joke not: Apop Kiniris Peyia, our local team, was last year promoted as second division champions. If we finish in the top 2 or win the cup, we are entered into the Euro competitions. Now I hear you say, ” what chance do we have !! ” – well the first division is like 3 leagues in one and at present we are at the foot ready to climb the ladder, which is a bit like Wimbledon of years gone by. Fear not our aims are high !!
Today see`s our first game , at home to NEA SALAMINAS from Larnaca. Well,I say at home, we are actually playing our first 2 home games at Paphos as our home ground does not yet meet EUFA regulations.
This tiny village of just 5000 people need to get behind the team . At present we have about a 50 /50 make up of ex-pats and locals living in the village and nothing brings people together more than sport so fingers crossed.
How will we fare I hear you ask? Well, we have a right dolly mixture of a team: from Cypriots to Bulgarian, Hungarian, Croate`s, African and even a Brazilian, ( not sure if he was the waiter at the local Brazilan cafe bar or the real deal): only this evening will tell. I would hate to be the manager of this crew – Arsen Wenger with is multi language capability, I am not!
Anyway we all wish the team a good start and I will keep you informed as to our road to Europe….