Acharnaikos removed from Football League
Acharnaikos have been removed from the Greek Football League after failing to pay debts to former players.
Tuesday was the end of Acharnaikos’ run in the Greek Football League. The club from Menidi was removed from the Greek second division by the organizing body due to debts owed to former players. Acharnaikos were sentenced with a 27-point deduction last week for failing to pay former players and were given a deadline to pay those obligations off in order to avoid another 27-point deduction.
However, the club’s financial situation made it impossible to pay off these debts and they were handed another 27-point deduction on Monday. The Football League decided to officially remove the club from the league on Tuesday and the season will continue with 17 as opposed to 18 teams.
From here on out, the league will continue as is and one team per week will be granted a bye and all three points for their scheduled fixture against Acharnaikos. As for the Athenian club, they will look to rebuild in the Greek third division starting the 2018/19 season.