Tragic loss

Farense FC is mourning the loss of its much respected and long serving manager Joaquim Sequeira. The 60-year-old former central defender helped the Algarve’s showcase club rise from the third to the first division between 1968 and 1970 before making up part of the management team which saw Faro finish the 1994/5 season in a best ever fifth place and qualify for the UEFA Cup.

Sequeira failed to recover from a stroke suffered during the early hours of last Wednesday morning.