Nicosia.- Minister of Justice and Public Order Ionas Nicolaou said on Friday that the allegations made by a football referee for corruption in the Cypriot football league will be investigated in “fully and extensively”.
Marios Panagi, a Cypriot referee in the first division of the Cyprus football league, claimed that officials in the Cyprus Football Association, officials from the Association of Referees are involved in match fixing and football league manipulation and wondered whether political parties might also be involved.
Panagi gave a five-hour testimony to the Police and today he visited the police headquarters to give a complementary testimony. Press reports suggest that Panagi gave the police the names of eight persons who might be allegedly involved in match fixing.
Panagi told the press that he has no second thoughts about his allegations and stated that he has a plan B in case the Police do not verify his claims.