The Board of the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) has decided to ban away fans for league and cup games in the first and second divisions, to limit football violence.

This prohibition will come into effect starting from the 21st matchday scheduled for January 26, 27, and 28, 2024, and will remain in force until the conclusion of the first division championship. It will also extend to cover the quarterfinal and semifinal matches of the Coca-Cola Cup.

Additionally, the prohibition of fans from the visiting team will extend to the initial group stage of the second phase in the second division.

As a consequence of this decision, no tickets will be available for supporters of the visiting team, and there will be no segregation of stands during matches.

In specific terms, visiting teams in the first division will be permitted to travel with a designated list of 50 individuals, comprising members of their boards, sponsors, players not part of the squad, and more. Meanwhile, second division teams will be allowed a contingent of 25 individuals.

Furthermore, the Sports Judge of the CFA will be urged to rigorously enforce the regulations, imposing the strictest penalties in cases involving violence or incidents that incite such behaviour, including any provocative statements made, according to an announcement.

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