Panathinaikos unable to pay electricity bill, told to play games during daytime

Posted by - November 29, 2012 - Europa League

As you might have heard, Greece is a leetle bit short of cash at the moment, having to ask to borrow a fiver here or there from some of its mates and neighbours.

The cashflow issue is also affecting the country’s football clubs, with Athens side Panathinaikos particularly strapped for cash.

The club has been threatened with the electricity being cut off at the ground, and after discussions with authorities, the Greek Football Federation has recommended the following course of action:

Due to financial difficulties, Panathinaikos has not met the minimum financial obligations towards the stadium. For this reason, please consider the matches of the club to take place in the midday hours so that Panathinaikos not be charged for extra electricity, thus simultaneously increasing the amount of the arrears to the stadium

It’s all a little bit budget for a club that participated in the qualifiers for the Champions League this season and could still qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League.