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BENFICA Bissau hired two players for the women’s team

Forward Flemato Sanó and Leonarda Cá are the new signings of the female team of the Eagles of Bissau for the 2020-2021 season.

Athletes signed a one-year contract with the club led by Wilson Pereira Batista. They never played the championship organized by the FFGB but they played in their sectors.
Female Sanó known as “Neymar” is from the sector of Caine, region of Tombali, while Leonarda Cá came from the team from the island dis Bijagós. The footballers were introduced at the club’s headquarters in Bissau, and were discovered by the Prospecting and Player Assessment team at the Bissau club.

Leonarda Cá thanked the direction of the club for the opportunity to reach the squad said that it is a dream that was contracted as eagles player.

On the other hand, Flemato Sanó told reporters that Benfica is a great club, champion in title and promises surprises for Benfica fans.
The Club Manager, after the presentation of the two new signings, revealed that one of the priorities of the club management is betting on the female team, as recommended by FIFA.

“FIFA is betting on the development of women’s football and the club must follow this dynamic. The women’s team will be almost equated to the men’s team, because both are senior teams from Benfica and we cannot make a difference between both.” Said Wilson Pereira.
The female team of Sport Bissau e Benfica started to compete officially 4 years ago in the national championship and in the 2018-2019 season it was crowned champion.
Last season women’s teams
did not compete due to the pandemic of the new corona virus.

Source : O Democrata

Written By: Cristina Fonseca

Barcelona have renewed their contract with Ansu Fati from 100 million euros to 170 million euros |Biography

Ansu Fati, was one of the biggest revelations this season.

According to Fc Barcelona , the 17-year-old saw his contract improve and the clause increased from 100 million euros to 170 million euros.

The contract was signed this Tuesday in the FC Barcelona offices in the presence of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the director responsible for professional youth football, Silvio Elías, and CEO of FC Barcelona Òscar Grau. They were also joined by technical secretary Éric Abidal, his assistant Ramon Planes and the technical secretary of Barça B, José Mari Bakero.

  In addition, as soon as the young Guinean international turns 18 and signs a professional contract as a first-team player, he will have a € 400 million clause.

Ansu arrived at Barça in 2012, when he was 10 years old. Barça signed him with his brother Braima, both from the quarry in Seville.

Born in October 2002 in Guinea-Bissau, when he was six years old he arrived with his family in the Sierra Sur of Seville. He lived in Herrera, a population of about six thousand inhabitants located one hour from the Andalusian capital.

While his father, who had been a footballer in Guinea-Bissau , worked at the municipal dump, at the Renfe or even as chauffeur the mayor of Marinaleda, the popular Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, Ansu played football at the Peloteros de Herrera School.

There they made his first record as a footballer, in December 2009, shortly after arriving in Spain. They were champions of their group in the prebenjamin and runners-up category of the Sierra Sur, in addition to winning trophies such as Casariche or Plazuela. He stayed three seasons at the Peloteros School. Jesus Martín, who signed for Madrid, also left Jama Gómez and Adrián Verde, who went to Atlético.

Ansu’s quality did not go unnoticed and Sevilla incorporated him into his quarry. But only a year later they landed in La Masia. Albert Puig was the key figure to convince him that the Barça was the ideal for his formation. They rejected a superior economic offer from Real Madrid and other proposals from Seville itself, Betis or Zaragoza, among others. Sevilla left him without playing after knowing that they would leave for Camp Nou and not to stand up Ansu was playing with the Real Madrid sextampion club.

Already in Barça, Ansu began playing in Alevín A by Marc Serra. He always acted on top and although he was a year younger than his teammates, he soon became one of the team’s figures. He formed a lethal pair with Take Kubo, the Japanese who this summer has signed Real Madrid and will play on loan at Mallora. In that league, Ansu scored 56 goals and Take 73. Both shared generation with Arnau Tenas, promising youth goalkeeper, with central Eric Garcia, now at Manchester City or with Guillermo Amor’s son.

From the hand of the 2001 generation, although Ansu was born in 2002, Barça conquered the prestigious MIC tournament by defeating Guti’s Madrid in the final and also won the media fry tournament of the League, which was held that year in Pomegranate. Again Ansu and take were the stars of a team that beat Valencia in the final. The smallest of all was the pichichi of the tournament with seven goals, one of them in the final.

His progression was slowed several times. First for the sanction of FIFA, then for a bureaucratic issue, since he was not allowed to play with Juvenile B for being under fifteen and especially for a serious injury he suffered in a derby against Espanyol, a fractured tibia and Peroné had it many months without playing. But he always overcame the difficulties and in the Youth definitely exploded. Until then he played almost always as a center forward, but José Mari Bakero met with the family and told them they would try as left winger.

Nation team boss Robert Moreno admitted they were looking at getting Fati a Spanish passport to tie him down for the future. Ansu, has now a Spanish Passaport. He could also have applied for a Portuguese passport but chose to have a spanish one.

The club ensured its continuity until 2022, expandable to two more seasons.

Taciana Lima César ( Taciana Baldé ) won the Gold Medal at the Dakar African Open 2019

The athlete Taciana Lima César ( Taciana Baldé ) won the Gold Medal at the Dakar African Open 2019 on Saturday 16th. Another national athlete, Diogo César, won the bronze medal for Guinea-Bissau.

The African Open Dakar in this third edition took place in Senegal’s capital, Dakar. On November 16th and 17th, 159 participants from 37 countries from three continents, Africa, America and Europe participated.

[Taciana Baldé], 35, won last April the sixth title of African Judo Champion in the [-52 kg] category in Cape Town, South Africa.

Braima Dabó receives fair play award from the International Athletics Federation

Braima Dabó won the fair play award on Saturday at the gala of World Athletics, the international athletics federation, after helping an opponent during the Doha World Cups.

Dabó, who studies at Bragança and represents the Maia Atlético, helped athlete Jonathan Busby of Aruba, a small Caribbean island, finish the 5,000 meters.

Although they were last and the Ethiopian Selemon Barega won ( 13.24,69 minutes), the two athletes received a huge recognition from the audience and all over the world.

At the World Athletics gala in Monaco, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge was the male athlete for the second year in a row after winning the London Marathon with the third best mark in history and then dropping two hours on a private initiative, that doesn’t count as a record.

American Dalilah Muhammad was chosen as a female athlete in a year when she twice broke the world record of 400 meters hurdles, the last of which was in the World Cup final.

Eti Tavares | Sharing my life story – Biography

Etiandro Igualdino Tavares known as Eti is a professional soccer player born in Guinea-Bissau on 24, July 1993. Currently lives in North America United States.

During his youth career , Eti played for Santa Rosa and Real Salt Lake AZ. As a senior football player he played for Real Monarchs; Fresno Fuego and Tulsa Roughnecks.

Currently, Etiandro plays as a forward for FC Tucson in the USL League One and he is known for his speed and agility on the pitch, outmaneuvering his opponents with quick feet and skill on the ball. Being “the fastest man on the field”.

Eti was born in Guinea Bissau, in a town called Bunkulen. He moved to the United States in 2004 when he was ten years old to get away from the residual violence from the Civil War. When the war started in 1998 his family had to move several of times to get away from the violence and into safer areas. They moved from their home town of Bunkulen to Mansoua because they thought it would be safer there.

“When the fighting slowed down, I was excited to go home. I could not wait to sleep in my own bed and play with my favorite toy, a wooden soccer ball that I would play with before going to sleep. However, when we got back to Bunkulen, I was devastated. Our house was destroyed. I remember looking at the house with tears in my eyes as a part of me had been taken away “.

Said Etiandro Tavares.

Although it took him two to three years to become confortable in English, soon he started to love his American life in the U.S.A

In Guinea Bissau, soccer was his only form of recreation. His friends and him would make soccer balls by stuffing paper and trash in plastic bags and then wrapping plastic bags tight around the ball.

Once in California, his step-dad put him on a recreational team, but the coach quickly moved him to a better club. From there, he moved from club to club until a soccer coach recommended for a tryout with Real Salt Lake – Arizona soccer academy at Grande Sports Academy. The academy is the residential youth academy of Real Salt Lake, a professional team in Major League Soccer.

“I learned that with my hard work ethic, perseverance, and supportive people guiding me along the way, there is nothing that I cannot accomplish”

Said Etiandro.

However, he was presented with an incredible opportunity to achieve his dream of becoming a professional soccer player , he had to sacrifice a lot by leaving his mom, siblings, and friends.

Written by: Pucurutcha Stella