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Busy time for Greek rivals

Published: Thursday 23 January 2003, 10.59CET
Greece's top two clubs have been involved in transfer activity as they battle for supremacy.
Published: Thursday 23 January 2003, 10.59CET

Busy time for Greek rivals

Greece's top two clubs have been involved in transfer activity as they battle for supremacy.
Greece's top two clubs have been involved in transfer activity with Olympiakos Piraeus FC signing highly-rated Giorgos Melabianakis and Panathinaikos FC allowing Derek Boateng to leave.

Bright future
Left-sided midfield player Melabianakis has signed a contract with Olympiakos until June 2007. The 22-year-old actually started his career with Olympiakos but has since been playing for Egaleo FC, Chania FC and most recently Fostiras, a second division team. After nine games this season, Olympiakos have brought the Greek Under-21 international back on a full professional contract

Point to prove
Boateng has left Panathinaikos FC on a six-month loan to OFI Crete FC. The 20-year-old Ghana midfield player has struggled to win a regular first-team spot at the Athens club. He said: "I came to OFI, because it is a team that will give me the chance to play and show my potential." Boateng came to Greece at the age of 16 and played from July 1999 until December 2000 with Kalamata FC, before joining Panathinaikos.

Digozis joins
Elsewhere in Greece, Akratitos FC have signed Angelos Digozis on an 18-month contract after he agreed a free transfer from Olympiakos Nicosia FC. The 29-year-old Greek defensive midfielder had joined the Cypriot club last summer.

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