António Silva Campos re-elected at Rio Ave

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport · 20-11-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

António Silva Campos has been re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as president of Rio Ave, the Portuguese Football League team, achieving a record number of votes in the history of the club.

In an electoral act in which only one list was submitted, 665 members participated, 650 of whom voted for António Silva Campos to continue.

“It is with enormous satisfaction to see the recognition of all the work that has been done by this direction during the last 12 years. I can only thank this expression of affection from the partners, especially during this time of Covid-19, when it is not easy for people to move and come out to vote”, António Silva Campos told Lusa.

For this new mandate, the director outlined his main objectives being “the conclusion of the stadium works, keeping the team on a level with European places and increasing the number of members”, while also adding that he hopes the team will be able to win a trophy at national level.

“It is an increasingly difficult challenge, because the teams are getting stronger and stronger, but our dream is to win a cup. We have already been in the finals and we lacked a little luck, but I think it is within our reach to win a trophy”, promised the Vila-Condense leader.

António Silva Campos confessed that he was “undecided” if he would go ahead with this re-election to a new term, and he did not commit to continue after serving the next three years.
“Twelve years at the helm of the club is a lot, but I felt the courage of my teammates in fulfilling the goal of finishing this work at the stadium. In three years we will see, but if I can finish what we promised, I will be an accomplished man”, he said.

Despite the objectives, António Silva Campos foresees a mandate with many difficulties, marked by the contingencies of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We feel the lack of revenue and that at this stage it is very difficult to do business with our assets. Leaving this stage would cause many difficulties in wanting to take over the club.

Fortunately, I felt a lot of affection from the members and supporters to overcome what comes next “, concluded António Silva Campos.

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