Coach Jurgen Streppel and his players of the Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta have been three months with no salary. The 49-year-old news of the world revealed Saturday after the hard fought victory against Ermis Aradippou (2-3) that he, with his selection for quite some time on money wait.
“It is very difficult to each day and professionally to continue”, said Streppel at the press conference, where he is surrounded by his players, a statement read. “But we continue to fight for this great club.”
Streppel went in October at the battle of Famagusta. “Under my leadership, we take an average of two points per match, thus you would normal in order to the title fight.”
Anorthosis Famagusta is on the fourth place and could, in principle are now allowed to participate in the play-offs with the top six teams to the championship. The club executive committee will, however, nine points deduction because the medical papers of a recruited player is not in order. Famagusta is therefore condemned to the play of the play-offs against relegation.
“We don’t even have a doctor
“We don’t even have a doctor and our assistant trainer is going away”, said Streppel. “If you don’t get paid, it is very difficult to every week to go train and fight for the points. But we can do it. Hopefully, there are inside or outside the club of people who can help.”
Streppel has still a contract until the end of the season, Famagusta. Previously, he was a trainer employed at sc Heerenveen, Willem II and Helmond Sport.