|Match fixing in Greece results in Relegation|
Friday, 29 July 2011 09:48
Punishment for match-fixing has resulted in the relegation of two clubs.Olympiakos Volos and Kavala were both relegated from the Super League.
The League’s disciplinary committee handed out fines of $ US428,750 to both clubs while senior officials have also been punished. Volos president Achilleas Beos, who is in prison pending trial for his alleged involvement in match-fixing, and former Kavala owner Makis Psomiadis, have been fined also identified by the Athens prosecutor in the investigation, received life bans from football and were fined $US 128,638 each.
Both clubs finished fifth and sixth with Volos awarded with a place in the Europa League but their participation is now in doubt. The relegation of the two clubs ensures Larissa and Panserraikos retain their top flight status, but Reuters has reported that both Volos and Kavala plan to appeal against their punishment.