With promotion to the Primeira Liga now well out of sight, there are expected to be a number of changes in playing personnel in the coming weeks. With an urgent need to reduce expenditure, there is little doubt that several top earners on the playing staff will be shown the door.
Failure to overcome Ac Viseu in the 0-0 home draw prior to Christmas was the last straw. Whether the Italian investors will continue to support the club is also open to conjecture.
Club captain Semedo will be missing for nearly a month as he joins Cape Verde for the Africa Cup of Nations.
This weekend Olhanense are away to third placed Tondela. Strangely, the team’s disappointing season has included two recent impressive away performances at Chaves (1-1), currently fourth, and a 2-0 victory at league leaders Freamunde.
Next weekend Olhanense are at home to second place Oliveirense.
Caption: Igor Campedelli, vice-Chairman of Olhanense SAD and head of the Italian investors, is likely to be welding the axe in the near future.