Giorgos Kyzas was announced as an International the day before yesterday and on the same day he was selected of refereeing his first derby Olympiakos vs AEK. And there is an interesting story to be told.
The Dramian referee was the fourth official of the game Kavala vs Agrotikos Asteras 4-1 that took place on 14 March, 2009.
This game was judged by the Athletic justice that was fixed when on the summer of 2011 the Appeal Committee of Greek Football Federation (EPO) convicted Kavala with an 8 point penalty. Former tycoon Makis PSomiadis was denied any involvement for life with football.
This game was judged to be manipulated by the Judicial Justice. A witness on that case was mr Kyzas himself!
Back in autumn of 2013 Kyzas was called to testify as a witness and then 10th of October 2013 she testified the following:
"I assume that the result was normal, I didn’t realize anything suspicious. I found out about the fixed games from the media. I've never heard anything about Psomiadis, no one tried to buy me and I have never heard anything like that about any of colleagues".
Note that on that case Kyzas was called as a witness and wasn't charged.
For historic reasons we must say that in this game the first official was Stavros Mantalos who like Kyzas became an international the day before yesterday...