It seems that the officials of the HFF are only interested in doing favors to their "friends", even if the time approaches for October's Federation elections and their departure from greek football once and for all.
The Hellenic Football Federation has to appoint a Greek referee to accompany the UEFA referees of european competitions' matches in Greece and they are usually selecting an experienced international.
At this time, the officials of the HFF selected Alexandros Tsamouris of Piraeus Region to accompany Israeli Alon Yefet and his assistants, who were appointed at Wednesday's clash between AEK and AS Saint-Étienne.
Alexandros Tsamouris is a referee with no real experience (mostly from Greece's second division, Football League), who is being supported by the current "system" and is a close friend of Hellenic Olympic Committee's member and Olympiakos' supporter, Dimitris Sotiriou.
Certainly a very weird selection from the Hellenic Football Federation, the relationship of which with the administration of AEK has broken after the incidents of last season's Greek Cup's final.