Jorge Costa close to finalising his squad

By CHRIS WRIGHT sport@algarveresident.com

Olhanense gave a solid performance as they won 2-0 at Portimonense on Saturday with goals from Joshua and Anselmo.

Miguel Garcia, a product of the youth system at Sporting for whom he played 60 games, appears to be fully recovered from injury that had kept him out of football for 18 months. Costa was delighted to get his signature on a two-year contract. The management team is still assessing Nigerian Greg Nwokolo who played in Indonesia last season.

FC Porto’s 23-year old central defender Nuno André Coelho is being courted by Jorge Costa and should he sign the jigsaw will almost be complete.

Olhanense’s sparkling new kit and leisurewear was officially unveiled at the Ria Shopping Centre in Olhão at the weekend.

A large crowd turned out to admire the new designs which were a big hit with the fans who are eagerly awaiting the first home league game on August 23.

Renovation and buildings works at the José Arcanjo Stadium are all on schedule, with the four massive floodlight pylons lying like sleeping giants across the width of the pitch waiting to be hoisted into position.

To celebrate Olhanense’s first season in the Premier League, after an absence of 34 years, the Colina Verde Golf Complex at Maragota near Moncarapacho is offering fans a very special deal.

Colina Verde, where Olhanense recently introduced their players to the press, is offering all SCO socio-members a 10 per cent discount on green fees and in the bars until the end of September – nine holes for €18 and 18 holes for €27 (after discount).

For further details contact Carla Branco on 289 790 110. Members must show their SCO card to obtain the discounts.

On Wednesday August 5 Olhanense will play Quarteirense at the Municipal Stadium, Quarteira.

See the club website for details of kick-off time: www.scolhanense.com