Benfica leaves direction of the League of clubs

The ‘incarnates’ were one of five primodivisionaries represented in the executive led by Pedro Proença, along with FC Porto, Sporting, Tondela and Gil Vicente, in a cast that also includes Mafra, Leixões and Cova da Piedade, from the II League.

The LPFP board was reelected on June 12, 2019, when Pedro Proença, who has chaired the organization since 2015, was the only candidate and received 46 of the 48 possible votes.

On Thursday, Proença asked the Bureau of the General Assembly (AG) to set up a major meeting for June 9, to discuss the governance of the organization and to appreciate the support announced for the clubs of the II League, among other points of the order of jobs that can be scheduled by professional emblems.

In this meeting that brought together the leaders of the 18 clubs of the I League, the president of Sporting de Braga, António Salvador, asked for the resignation of the clubs that are part of the management of the LPFP.

Another source linked to the case confirmed to Lusa that, at Thursday's meeting, Pedro Proença stressed that his place is always available to clubs, rejecting that the former referee made the place available, adding that the organisation's president will present at the GA a governance model with an executive direction, with no clubs represented.

Proença's leadership has been questioned after a letter from the leader to the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was released, requesting his influence so that the remaining 90 matches of the 1st League, which is scheduled to start on 04, will be broadcast on open signal. June, after the interruption due to the covid-19 pandemic.

JP / GYS // NFO

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