Omonia Nicosia fires coach Dusan Bajevic

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Associated Press

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 14 at 7:05 AM

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Omonia Nicosia has fired coach Dusan Bajevic after failing to repeat as Cyprus champion.

Omonia made the announcement on its website Thursday. It comes after Sunday's 2-0 loss to crosstown rival APOEL, which clinched its 21st Cypriot league title.

The 62-year-old Bosnian Serb, whose two-decade career in Greece earned him eight championships, took over Omonia in October amid high hopes that he would turn the club's fortunes around following a bad run under Takis Lemonis.

But a string of lackluster performances, including four consecutive draws, ended the second-place club's chances of catching up to leader APOEL.

Omonia, however, is in the Cypriot Cup semifinals.

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