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Ray of hope

As winger Ivanildo finalised his move from Portimonense to neighbours Olhao, and captain Ricardo Pessoa was studying offers from Brasov (Romania) and Hadjuk Split (Croatia), another ‘exile’ is considering a return.

João Sintra, President of Portimao FC between 2003 and 2006, is studying the possibility of coming to the club’s rescue once more in the face of the imminent elections which will decide whether professional football will continue in the western Algarve.