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14th May, 2015

Five football teams may lose licences

Five first division football teams have not received a licence to remain in the top tier next season due to financial irregularities, Football Association president Sandor Csanyi announced at a press briefing on Wednesday.

They are Gyor, Kecskemet, Nyiregyhaza Papa, and Pecs.

Gyor club announced on the weekend that it would not be able to meet the requirements, as it cannot repay some Ft 150 million of debts, due to the collapse of its main owner, the Quaestor financial group.

Csanyi, head of OTP bank, said the Association had decided earlier that the number of teams in the first division will be reduced from the present 16 to 12 by the 2017-18 season.

However, the number could be reduced to 12 already next season if the five clubs do not provide necessary documents by May 26.

In addition, the league cup, the lesser of the Associationís two cup competitions, will be cancelled from next season.

Those teams that qualify for international cup tournaments may hire no more than ten foreign players, Csanyi said.

If such clubs meet requirements, they will be eligible for Ft 300-400 million from state lottery company Szerencsejatek. (Nsz p.15; MH p.16; vg.hu; KR)
14th May, 2015

Nepszabadsag editor questioned over hit-and-run incident

Nepszabadsag editor Marcell Muranyi was questioned as a suspect after his car struck and seriously injured a cyclist on March 30.

Muranyi took responsibility for failing to provide assistance and for causing the accident at the corner of Rottenbiller and Istvan utca in Budapestís Seventh District.

Muranyi wrote in a statement that he was not aware that his car had struck the cyclist, as he merely heard a strange noise to which he did not attribute any significance

Upon arriving home, he said, he saw a 25cm scratch and immediately returned to the scene, where police were investigating and he reported to them.

He admitted responsibility at his questioning but said he had not knowingly abandoned the cyclist nor struck him with his car.

Muranyi said he would like to express his sympathy to the cyclist.

Nepszabadsag publisher Mediaworks said Muranyi had informed the management the day after the accident and that the company does not intend to comment on the case until official inquests and procedures are closed. (N p.2; MH p.2; Nsz p.2; NG p.4; atv.hu)

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