Capital investment

Farense are continuing their push to recapture the glory days which saw them playing European football as recently as 14 years ago.

Currently in second place in what effectively is the regionalised national third division, the club from the Algarve capital needs to make up the four points it has fallen behind Mafra while keeping closest pursuers Oriental at bay. With these objectives in mind the January transfer window has seen five players deemed surplus to requirements leave, while right winger Brigues (Marítimo) and forwards Mateus and Matias (both Portimão) have reinforced the attack. Skip Bandele