A fortnight later another Lisbon team visit the Algarve when Sporting play at the Portimão Municipal Stadium on the 24/25 August.
New signings include Japan international left-back Koki Anzai, and Brazilians 20 year-old Jean Felipe, Rómulo and 18 year-old Luquinha. In addition Brazilian centre-back Willyan Rocha, who for the past two seasons played for Cova da Piedade, and midfielder Paulo Estrela (ex.FC Porto) have been added to the squad under manager António Folha.
Rodiney Sampaio, president of Portimonense SAD, is still hopeful that prolific Colombian striker Jackson Martinez could still return to the club. Other players being linked with Portimonense are midfielder Jorge Vilela (D.Aves), Iury Castilho (ex.Al Fahya. Saudi Arabia), USA born Stephen Payne (ex.Varzim) and Rodrigo Freitas (ex.Fluminense, Brazil).