Anagennisi Karditsa announce withdrawal from Gamma Ethniki
Anagennisi Karditsa, one of the oldest football clubs existing in Greece, have been forced into leaving the Gamma Ethniki after crippling financial problems resulted in the vast majority of players departing.
Formed over 114 years ago in 1904, Anagennisi Karditsa are rightly considered one of the most historical Greek footballing organisations, however the club largely competed in the lower leagues without claiming any major trophies. Last season, they were playing in the Football League and suffered relegation after finishing in 14th place of the standings with 34 points, and in a new blow to the ancient club, it’s now been confirmed that Anagennisi Karditsa have removed themselves from the 2018/2019 Gamma Ethniki after major financial issues.
As a result of the monetary problems, practically the entire squad left Anagennisi Karditsa, and there simply weren’t enough players remaining to continue participating in the current Gamma Ethniki season.
Anagennisi Karditsa revealed the news with this official statement:
“The Board of Directors of Anagennisi Karditsa FC is in the unfortunate position to announce the team’s withdrawal from the Gamma Ethniki.
Despite the efforts of Mr. Georgios Vlachos to keep the team together, it has become impossible to continue playing after the majority of the players decided to leave the club.”
With 12 rounds of the Gamma Ethniki in the books, Anagennisi Karditsa occupied last place of Group 4 with just the one point. The team conceded 34 goals while only scoring seven.