Amani Swiss is the New Majority Shareholder of Aris F.C.

Aris FC President Theodoros Karypidis. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

THESSALONIKI – Swiss-based company, Amani Swiss, a Karipidis family business, now controls 89.93% of  Thessaloniki’s Aris F.C.’s shares according to an announment from the Greek Committee of Professional Athletics (EEA). The CEO of Amani Swiss is Irene Karipidis, the sister of Aris F.C. chairman Theodoros Karipidis. The move is a procedural one in nature so that the matters of the team can operate independently of the other business activities that the Karipidis has been involved with in the past.

The EEA, received a request a few days ago, and after further examination, gave the “green light” for the transfer of the shares. Indeed, as stated in its announcement, the company will proceed to an increase of the share capital of the “yellows” by 1 million euros.

In the Amani Swiss company of the interests of the Karipidis family, 89.93% of Aris FC shares were transferred, according to a communiqué from the Sport Professionalism Committee. The company is based in Switzerland and owns the sister of the powerful yellow man, Irene. This is a procedural move, so that the issues of the team “run” independently of the other business activities that the Karipidis family had in the past.

The ESA received a request a few days ago and after examining the case gave the “green light” for the transfer. Indeed, as stated in its announcement, the company will proceed directly to an increase of the share capital of the yellow FCE by 1,000,000 euros.

Otherwise, Aris players trained, as scheduled, at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium. Savvas Pantelidis, head coach of Aris, has two dilemmas ahead of Sunday’s derby against Olympiakos at the Giorgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Faliro. The first one is, will he use Argentine Martín Tonso as a starter who, while having trained normally the last two days, is coming off a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to an injury. The other dilemma for Pantelidis is if he will keep Giorgos Valerianos as the starter at right back or if he will reinstall Manolis Tzanakakis to the position, who has served out his suspension.