Paphos Harbor bombed by the Turks in 1974 (Photo by S.Charitou)

Yes, it's Sassco on Tour again. This time, to Cyprus, which was our first choice destination back in 2007, when we only managed to get 10 people paying, before abandoning and re-trying (successfully) for Malta in 2008. The rest is Sassco history.

The Cyprus Tour logo actually contains the symbol of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite - as it is supposed to be her birthplace. Modern Cyprus, is a little less loving, as there is a continuing issue between its Greek and Turkish inhabitants.

In 1974, Turkey invaded the north part of the island after a military coup - which was backed officially by the military Greek government at the time,. The Greek government subsequently fell and democracy was restored due to the invasion. Greece and Cyprus have always been historically closely related.

The island is still partitioned. The northern third is run by a Turkish Cypriot government and the southern part (including Paphos) by the Greek Cypriots - who are internationally-recognised. Currently, United Nations troops patrol the "Green Line" dividing the two parts, and reunification talks have made slow progress.

So now you know....

Alana FC 17 Sassco.co.uk 8.

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 5th April 2019

The initial line up against Alana FC.

Three games, with four players in a five a side tour Our 12th tour kicked off, and seemed to be steeped in a little chaos. From 6 players, we were left...Read More

St. Georges FC 9 Sassco.co.uk…

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 4th April 2019

The line up before the game. Dixon was prepared to block all the shots.

Leading twice, but then Dixon....  The second game was our last game as a group of 4 (in a 5-a-side tour - as Tim still hadn't turned up). We needed some...Read More

A.M. Fair Game FC 14 Sassco.c…

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 2nd April 2019

Both squads before the game.

And then there were three. Chris Dixon, who last watched SAFC when they were in the Champions League, sipping champagne in the corporate boxes, decided that it was really important that...Read More

Brief modern history of Cypru…

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 25th March 2019

Either our villa or a photo of Paphos bombed by the Turks in 1974 (Photo by S.Charitou)

Yes, it's Sassco on Tour again. This time, to Cyprus, which was our first choice destination back in 2007, when we only managed to get 10 people paying, before abandoning...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v Alana FC

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 20th March 2019

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Opening game of Futsal. Thanks to Periklis Perikleous from the Alana Sports Center, we have arranged a game on the day we land. It's an outdoor futsall encounter, similar to the one we had...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v St. Georges FC

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 8th March 2019

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Friday night game at A.M. Fair Game. Thanks to Nick Cairns from St. Georges FC. We have the Friday night game confirmed at the A.M. Fair Game Sports Center v St...Read More

Tournament at A.M. Fair Game.

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 8th March 2019

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Saturday tournament at A.M. Fair Game. Thanks to Andreas Menelaou from A.M. Fair Game for arranging a mini tournament on Saturday afternoon. We'll be playing St. Georges (again), Anal√≥sima FC and Legend FC. Two of...Read More

Venue confirmed in Paphos.

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 1st March 2019

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Fair Game Sports Center We're caged in Paphos, with the venue: Fair Game, agreeing to arrange some games for us (opponents TBC). I've requested the fences to be increased in height...Read More

Sassco in 2019 means football…

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 6th September 2018

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Preparations for Cyprus in 2019. The squad isn't getting any younger, but the enthusiasm is still there. Five souls have signed on and confirmed with flights to Cyprus in March. Chris Dixon...Read More

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