“Obviously, being a refugee, just arrive yesterday and compete”

Ana Oliveira criticizes the athletes’ affiliation for the nation’s legal guidelines.

Benfica’s technical coordinator, Ana Oliveira, criticized the Portuguese Athletics Federation for making the National Club Championship “confused from the beginning”, which the Reds received within the males’s in Leiria.

“This competitors was complicated from the start”, criticized the official on the finish of the competitors, which Benfica received for the twelfth time in a row, this time with a larger place, after ending the boys’s competitors tied on factors with Sporting. .

At danger, in response to Ana Oliveira, is the registration guidelines for athletes from the Portuguese Athletics Federation, which is the permission of the Ukrainian Andrii Protsenko to compete with Sporting. “To be sincere, we received the competitors with out understanding the foundations of the National Club Championship: clearly, we will take part with greater than two foreigners; clearly, being refugees, it is sufficient to arrive the day earlier than to be right here and compete. They employed two Ukrainians or different foreigners to be right here. The Constitution of the Federation is unclear,” he argued.

According to the official, Benfica participated in Leiria with “assist from the authorized division”, however they’re competing “as if every thing was regular”. “Even although we all know that Benfica doesn’t win any exhibition: the proof of that is the 800 meters, the place we had a runner who was first pushed and then blocked within the aim. [Nuno Pereira, do Sporting]however Sporting couldn’t make a mistake and went 40 meters behind to attain [um motivo para desqualificar José Carlos Pinto, do Benfica]…”, he criticized.

Despite her regrets, Ana Oliveira got here out pleased with one other title, which she had already anticipated can be tough to beat. “It was already anticipated that it will be like this. The season was very lengthy and the federation was dangerous to place the National Club Championship at the moment of the yr, for everybody: for Benfica and Sporting, above all. We had athletes who got here. about 48 hours in the past for the United States of America, with all good and dangerous emotions, with “jet lag”, and so forth. Then there may be one other small adverse, contemplating that the European Championship is in three weeks”, he emphasised.

The Reds supervisor praised Sporting “after they confronted the competitors, considering they had been going to win”. “Fortunately, he did not win, nevertheless it made us pay attention, very strict. It’s excellent news for Portuguese athletes, if Sporting complies with the foundations…”, he insisted, additionally referring to the story of Protsenko.

For Ana Oliveira, “it is vitally useful to have athletes like Auriol Dongmo, Patrícia Mamona, Pedro Pichardo, Tiago Luís Pereira and like Protsenko”. “It’s a request I make to the neighborhood: perceive one another, perceive one another and assist us perceive sports activities in Portugal”, he added.

For the supervisor you will need to “learn the foundations and perceive them”, as a result of you will need to select “extra Pichardos, world-class sports activities” or “be an athlete”. “The Federation units up a ‘circus’ – with all due respect to the circus – and we come right here to do it. But the magicians nonetheless pay – we pay to be right here”, he concluded.


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