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Sale of SAD shares to John Textor is carried out on the initiative of Benfica

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Sale of SAD shares to John Textor is carried out on the initiative of Benfica

With a majority in the SAD and a veto, Clube da Luz intends, you know, O JOGO, to prevent John Textor from acquiring 25% of the company’s capital, even if he has interests that rival the eagles.

The agreement between José António dos Santos, the main individual shareholder of Benfica, SAD, and John Textor to transfer 25 percent of Benfica’s capital into the hands of the American businessman has no legs, as he discovered that the O JOGO plan would be defeated by Benfica.

In a statement to the Securities Market Commission (CMVM), SAD Benfica said it had been informed that the deal between the businessman known as the “chicken king” and John Textor should be completed by September 15th, subject to several conditions, but with Benfica’s point of view, and according to information gathered by O JOGO, the American investor has competing interests with the SAD incarnation. This is because Clube da Luz understands the fact that Textor is the main partner of fuboTV, a sports-focused TV streaming service, which has a Portuguese Plus package that allows you to watch BTV as well as RTP3. , RTP Internacional and RTP Azores, and the presence of a football academy in Florida are factors that contradict Benfica’s SAD.

During Wednesday afternoon, in a new document sent to the market regulator, the embodied company stressed that the acquisition of 25 percent of the shares by John Textor, “scheduled for a period of 15 September 2021”, “is subject to verification of certain conditions, in particular the approval of the acquisition of Sport Lisboa’s participation e Benfica in the Benfica SAD General Meeting. “And Clube da Luz – who, according to the 2020-2024 bond issue prospectus issued this month,” own the voting rights inherent in 15,404,856 shares, representing 66.98% of the share capital and the voting rights of Benfica SAD. ”- has full powers in this matter, since, according to the company’s charter, it not only has the right to veto decisions, but also“ a unanimous vote ”is required on the category A shares held by Benfica in order to approve the“ acquisition, directly or indirectly, shares constituting more than 2% of the share capital of the Company by a competing entity. ”The fact that the Management Board, headed by Rui Costa, considers It is necessary to check.

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BALL – Lions return to winning ways in the League in a reception by Gil Vicente (League)

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BALL - Lions return to winning ways in the League in a reception by Gil Vicente (League)

Sporting returned to victory in the League, beating Gil Vicente at home by three goals: one in the first leg of the 8th round of the competition. A good tonic before the match against Marseille next Tuesday in the Champions League.

In a somewhat monotonous first half, the “lions” marked their superiority without imposing a very high pace. Nuno Santos won a cross from behind the back of the entire defense and already in the penalty area struck from the bottom and crossed, and Morita appeared at the far post, correcting the trajectory of the ball and opening the scoring (16 minutes).

Shortly after, the Japanese reappeared, finding an imbalance in depth: class in unmarking, receiving and heeling for Pedro Goncalves, who even took the opponent out of the game before shooting into the goal (22 minutes).

Returning to the second half, the guests abandoned the top five in the rear and achieved more brilliance in attacking the opposite third. Murilo snapped at Adana before Fran Navarro returned to attack as the Spaniard added three more threats.

However, already on the other half of the field the ball was again in the depths of the gate. Esgaio start for Rochinha and this one to overcome Lucas Cunha and Andrew by scoring 3-0 (82′). In the farewell match (90+3′), Fran Navarro finally managed to celebrate with a header from Elder Santana.

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BALL – Famalican disqualifies coach Miguel Afonso accused of harassment (Women’s Football)

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BALL - Famalican disqualifies coach Miguel Afonso accused of harassment (Women's Football)

According to the club, Miguel Afonso has been suspended from his duties with the Famalicao women’s team and did not participate in this Friday’s morning training session.

Famalicao’s statement refers to the “suspension of functions by mutual agreement until the truth is established.”

Miguel Afonso was condemned by a newspaper report Public in which allegations of harassment of players in the 2020/21 season when he was in charge of Rio Avenue. Read all about this topic in related news.

Famalicao’s statement

“Football Clube Famalicão, with the utmost interest in protecting its values, its people and its emblem, announces, in connection with yesterday’s events, the suspension of coaching duties by mutual agreement and with immediate effect. Miguel Afonso until the truth of the facts is established. For now, coach Renato Lobo and the rest of the technical team will take over the functions of head coach on an interim basis. Futebol Clube Famalicão confirms that he does not see himself in any way with offensive content or gender inequality, following his path based on the values ​​he believes in and with the sole purpose of making this emblem even more worthy. Once again, Futebol Clube Famalicão declares its full readiness to all parties involved and the competent authorities to assist in establishing the truth.”

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BALL – Scores (negative) confirmed by vote of confidence (Benfica)

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Benfica SAD informed the Securities Market Commission of the approval of the report and accounts for 2021/2022, in which the Eagles received a negative result of 35 million euros.

In a note sent to CMVM, the SAD incarnation also discloses that a vote of confidence was approved for the Board of Directors as well as for the Supervisory Board between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Here is the statement:

“- Approval of the annual report for 2021/22, which covers the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, in which a negative net result of EUR 35,016,851 was determined;

– approval of the proposal for the application of the results with the transfer of the result accrued in the period to the accumulated results;

– Approval of a vote of confidence in the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board, as well as relevant members, as well as the official auditor for the exercise of their functions in the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021, 2022;

– approval of the policy of remuneration of management and control bodies, as well as members of the Board of the General Meeting;

– Election of members of the Remuneration Committee for the remainder of the four-year period 2021/2025.”

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