CSKA Sofia Coach Fired after Yet Another Defeat

Sports | October 22, 2010, Friday // 11:30|  views

Gjore Jovanovski. Photo by BGNES

CSKA Sofia Macedonian coach Gjore Jovanovski and sporting director Emil Kostadinov have been fired in the wake of the team 2-0 home loss to Rapid Vienna in the Europa League, which triggered violence.

Eighteen football fans have been arrested in the Bulgarian capital during clashes with the police after the match late on Thursday. Police have been hurt and two police cars damaged.

The Bulgarian news agency BTA reported that some fans had thrown projectiles at match officials, broke shop and car windows outside the stadium.

Rapid Wien got their first points in the away match at CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria. The Austrians scored the opener through Dutchman Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink in the 28th minute and Steffen Hofmann added another four minutes later.

Porto lead Group L with nine points, three points more than Besiktas. Rapid Wien are in third place with three points and CSKA, without points, remain at the bottom.

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Tags: fans, police, CSKA Sofia, Rapid Vienna, Europa League, Gjore Jovanovski, Emil Kostadinov


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