Panachaiki Return to the Football League
Panachaiki secured their place in next year’s Greek Football League, earning promotion from Group 3 of the Greek Third Division.
Panachaiki became the first team to mathematically earn promotion to next year’s Greek Football League from the Third Division. The team from Patra had a bye week over the weekend, but PAO Vardas’ 0-2 loss at home to Thyva secured Panachaiki’s place atop Group 3.
Panachaiki, who were relegated to the third division last year after a struggling season in the Football League, were the clear favorites to earn promotion from Group 3 at the beginning of the season. They had no trouble doing so as they dominated play in the group throughout this season.
Kostas Katsouranis, the football club’s chairman, will now begin planning for next season as he hopes to bring the historic club back to the First Division.