New manager for Olhanense
SC Olhanense start the new season with a trip to Pinhalnovense on August 12 with the first home game a week later against local rivals Louletano.
In an effort to encourage more fans to return to the José Arcanjo Stadium, Olhão, the club are offering members a reserved seat €15 (€5 per match pay-as-you-go) or for only €50 a reserved seat and admission to all home games (17) plus any home games in the Portugal Cup.
Former Farense and Olhanense goalkeeper Ivo Soares is the new boss at Olhanense. Last season, the 47-year-old was in charge at Armacenenses who finished seventh in the same league as Olhanense. Joining him as his assistant is João Armando and the new goalkeeper coach is Gabriel Caetano. The list of reinforcements is based on young up-and-coming players: goalkeepers João Azul (ex-Armacenenses) and Léo (ex-Marítimo), defenders Sekou (ex-Castrense) and Pedro Costa (ex-Oleiros), midfielder Atabu (ex-Armacenenses) and forwards Lucas Salinas (ex-Armacenenses) and Kainã (ex-Felgueiras). Both keepers are Portuguese, Sekou and Atabu are Guineans and Pedro Costa, Lucas Salinas and Kainã are Brazilian. All the new signings (except for Léo) competed in the Campeonato de Portugal last season and are under 25 years-of-age except for João Azul who is 30.
By CHRIS WRIGHT
Photo: Olhanense new manager Ivo Soares