- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - APOEL Nicosia has fired coach Temur Ketsbaia a day after the Cyprus league leader lost in the Cypriot Cup semifinals.

A statement on the club website on Thursday said APOEL and the Ketsbaia parted by mutual consent.

Ketsbaia became a lightning rod of fan grumblings in recent weeks over the team’s lackluster performances, even though APOEL remains on track to win its fourth straight championship. APOEL is four points up on second-place AEK with five rounds left.

On Wednesday, it lost to Apollon Limassol on penalties in the cup semifinals.

Ketsbaia, a Georgian, was renowned in Cyprus after guiding Anorthosis Famagusta to the Champions League group stage seven years ago, the first time a Cypriot team achieved the feat.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide