City's Next UEFA Destination: AC Omonia of Cyprus
The UEFA Cup First Round draw in Monaco today has destined City to face AC Omonia of beautiful Cyprus....
AC Omonia are based in the capital, Nicosia. Omonia have won 19 league championships, 12 Cypriot Cups and 14 Super Cups. Omonia has also claimed a record five domestic doubles - in 1972, 1974, 1981, 1982 and 1983.
The Cyprus Football Association declared them as the team of the 20th century, remaining the only team to have won the Cypriot Cup 4 times in a row: during the years between 1980 and 1984.
City must surely be favourites to progress into the UEFA Cup Group stage, but Mark Hughes and his squad will be on their guard after the lessons learnt in Denmark.
First round, 1st leg 18th September 2008
Eastlands: City v AC Omonia
First round, 2nd leg 2nd October 2008
Neo GSP Stadium: AC Omonia v City