Olhanense track new signings

By CHRIS WRIGHT

Portugal Under 21 internationals Castro and Ukra, who were a major part of Olhanense’s success last season, will continue to wear the red and black shirt in Liga Sagres.

The exciting duo will very likely be joined by at least two further loan signings from FC Porto, 19-year old forward Rabiola, who is a product of Guimarães youth system and who was signed by Porto two years ago and 21-year old, 6ft.1in. goalkeeper Hugo Ventura, who has yet to break into the Porto first team squad.

It is hoped midfielder Bruno Mestre will renew his contract in the next few days whilst the Portuguese football press is confident that the Brazilian Jailson, 28 games for Braga in 2007/8 and currently playing in Brazil, will be Jorge Costa’s next major signing.

The players have reported back for pre-season training and there is a confident mood around the José Arcanjo Stadium. Everyone is working flat out to ensure that Premier League football will be a big success in Olhão after a 34-year absence.

The latest special edition of the club’s monthly full colour magazine RIA is now available and features photos and articles relating to the Champions victorious season.

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