Head of the Turkish Cypriot Football Federation (KTFF) Hasan Sertoğlu, has said that his federation will carry out its threat to apply to the Cyprus Football Association (KOP) as nothing has been done to resolve the problems faced by the federation.
“It’s over. Previously we gave the government 45 days to solve this problem. This expires on Friday March 27. However, during this time not one single person was interested in our problem. Therefore, next week, as we mentioned previously, to access football at international standards and to protect our rights we will apply to join the Cyprus Football Association,” Sertoğlu said.
It is reported that Sertoğlu will apply to join the Cyprus Football Association via FIFA, on Monday.
There are 42 clubs in the Turkish Cypriot Football Federation, which has no international recognition. Footballers from North Cyprus can join clubs in other countries without the KTFF being able to demand transfer fees. Most of those players end up in Turkey, he said.
Al Jazeera Turk