Sporting Clube Olhanense started pre-season training on Monday with the announcement of 12 new players as they prepare for a serious challenge for promotion from the Campeonato de Portugal Division D.
Rodrigo Moura (on loan Vilafranquense), Rúben Dionísio (ex-Sacavenense), Aya Diouf (ex-Cova da Piedade), Allan Peixoto (ex-Cesarense), Rafael Tavares (ex-Académica de Coimbra), Sunday Akon (ex-Praiense), André Sousa (ex-Olímpico do Montijo), Diogo Martins (ex-Sacavenense), Edu Pinheiro (on loan from Sporting), Guilherme Morais (ex-Lourosa), Diogo Dias (ex-Corroios) and João Nuno (ex-Santa Marta). Eight of the reinforcements played in the Campeonato de Portugal last season.
Of the 12, only four are not Portuguese – two Brazilians, Rodrigo Moura and Allan Peixoto, Sunday Akon (Nigerian) and Diouf (Senegalese).
Fixtures will be announced on July 23 when fans can start preparing for their trips to Alverca, Loures, Sintrense, Sintra Football, Sacavenense, 1.º de Dezembro, Real SC, Oriental, Olímpico do Montijo, Fabril do Barreiro, Pinhalnovense, Amora, Lusitano de Évora, Mineiro Aljustrelense, Louletano, Os Armacenenses and Esperança de Lagos.