There’s a reason that
football has been called a beautiful game, and the reason is the sheer
popularity and fan loyalty that it has accumulated over decades, ranging from
every country to every continent of the world. Similarly, in Cyprus, AC Omonoia
Nicosia has become the heart and soul of people residing there. Grown from a
state of civil unrest in 1948, the club went on to become the local sweetheart
of the people residing in the country. However, the club has not been able to
gain international fame due to various financial and athletic setbacks.
In 1948, with the
political and athletic reforms sweeping the shores of the island nation of
Cyprus, the political scenario in Nicosia heated up with the club’s board
members on the line with the rival apoel. With the Nation Killing Mutiny that
gained momentum in the country, propelled with the communist struggle being
waged with the persisting British Monarchy in the Greek economy. The football
club got caught up in the middle of all the struggle being pursued in the
With the going
conditions being drastically far from the official statues and principles of
the club, several the athletes made a unanimous decision of boycotting the club
altogether and other pleaded the plight of barring politics for the grounds.
The athletes presented a common view that the admission be limited to the non-communist
Greeks, which in turn brings us to the formulation of the Athletic Club Omonia
Nicosia, on 4th June 1948.
That was the day when the club cam be to be known as the most powerful
entity in the island nation of Cyprus.
Sporting Events Held by the Club
The Athletic Club
Omonia Nicosia has several stadiums and sporting grounds to its name including
the GSP Stadium, Makario Stadium, Lefkotheo, and Eleftheria Indoor Hall,
wherein the players make and break the historical records. The major sports
being played on the home grounds including football, basketball, volleyball,
futsal, table tennis, cycling, bowling, archery, water polo, archery, amongst
many others. The major sporting events hosted in the past, which have brought
the home grounds in the lime light include;
– UEFA Europa League
group stage matches
– Domestic league
These all rake in the
spectators, pouring in to support the club and the various participating players
in it. The large number of travellers thronging the city has, in a way, created
a corresponding hospitality industry as well.
Amenities Available for the Spectators
Apart from being the
home of birth place of the Athletic Club Omonia Nicosia, the country is also
home to the major sporting events hosted by club throughout the season. The
wide range spectators and supporters in a way presents for the need for car
rental services to be up and running effectively in the area. Some of the
credible names capitalizing on the trade include;
Rent a Car
Car Hire Ltd.
Self Drive Cars Ltd.
Cyprus Car Hire
There are a wide
variety of options available to the individuals seeking to make their travel
all that easier and convenient. Given the long history of the club and the
range of sporting events being hosted, Nicosia as the capital of Cyprus is a
must visit for travellers.