Bulgaria rejects the second season, CSKA 1948 promoted to the highest category
SOFIA: Bulgaria He canceled the rest of his second division season and declared CSKA leaders 1948, who secured their first top-notch promotion as champions, the Balkan country soccer union (BFU) said on Friday.
CSKA 1948 led city rivals Septemvri by three points, and had also played one more game, when the championship was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March. There were 12 rounds of matches left to play.
The promotion playoff will be played between Septemvri and Montana, which is in third place, and the winner will join CSKA 1948 in the upper division, the BFU said, defending its decision to end the season citing financial difficulties faced by many clubs.
Such a decision is crazy, it just leaves a man speechless, said the owner of Septemvri Rumen Chandurov said.
He added that he was strongly considering legal action against the BFU. I will chase them to the end.
CSKA 1948 were founded in 2016 following a dispute between some members of Bulgaria 's most successful club, CSKA Sofia , who were relegated to the third level after the 2014-15 season due to their debts.
After a prolonged legal saga, which included a secret meeting between CSKA Sofia and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as well as a merger with four-times champions Litex Lovech, the BFU included the 31-times champions CSKA Sofia into an enlarged top flight in 2016.
But some fans of the original club decided to found a new club.
Bulgaria 's top division will resume after its COVID-19 stoppage on June 5 without spectators in a shortened format, which would allow the league season to be completed within a month.