AC Omonia was founded in 1948, in the backdrop of the Greek Civil War. During a period of the most hostile political turbulence which spilled over into Cyprus, after board officials sent a telegram the Hellenic Amateur Athletic Association (SEGAS) with intention of having its players sign allegiances to Greece’s fascist dictatorship, clearly violating the statue prohibiting clubs from being associated with any political groups.
After numerous players criticized the decision made by the board, and ultimately refused to sign any documents professing any political party or philosophy, those players were expelled from the club. Betrayed, but determined to carry on, those players and other club members, would leave the team and establish their own, separate clubs in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia. On 4 June 1948, AC Omonia was born and by 1953, AC Omonia it was admitted into the Cypriot First Division. Nea Salamina, Alki Larnaca, and Orfeas Nicosia were also founded in the same year.
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