Alvalade pens protocol with Goianense
Sporting vice-president Carlos Vieira mets with Goianense counterpart to agree new relationship
The Brazilian club Goianense were in Alvalade this Sunday, to watch the hosting of Lida NOS hosting of Sp. Braga. At the end of the match, both Sporting CP and Goianense sat down to put pen to paper on a protocol between the two clubs.
Representing Sporting's was vice-president Carlos Vieira and board member Luís Roque, along side the Goianense vice-president Marcos Egídio, director for sport Adson Batista and the sports consultant Evandro Pereira.
Speaking about the agreement with the Sporting Journal, Luís Roque affirmed: "This protocol is in line with others already made in relation to youth training and some professional football topics. Essentially, it provides for the exchange of youth players between the two teams. It gives Sporting CP the possibility of getting closer to young players breaking through in Brazilian football, namely with Goianense. This partnership also allows for the exchange of coaches, which will give us the chance to contribute to the technical side of things in youth football. There is also a space for options to bring players to Portugal from Goianense and that gives us a very important competitive advantage."
The Brazilian club's vice-president, Marcos Egídio, didn't hide his satisfaction with the deal: "We are really happy to be here in Alvalade. It is a real honour for us to have the opportunity to agree a partnership with a club that is so big on the world stage. It is a club that has always produced players for world football and we will try to bring a bit of Brazilian culture to this exchange."