Benfica cancels press conference “out of respect for the memory of Fernando Chalana”
Roger Schmidt will not answer journalists’ questions at the press conference ahead of the game against Casa Pia, scheduled for this Friday, “out of respect for the memory of Fernando Chalana”, who died yesterday at the age of 63.
“In a moment of mourning for the death of Fernando Chalana, and out of respect for the memory of one of the greatest figures ever of Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Portuguese football – who will be honored at 3:30 pm on Friday at Estádio da Luz –, the coach Roger Schmidt will not hold the press conference to preview Saturday’s game”, confirmed Benfica through an official note.
After the meeting with the geese, which will take place in Leiria at 6 pm, Roger Schmidt will make statements to the media.
Benfica will honor the “Little Genius” at Estádio da Luz, this Friday, at 3:30 pm. Clube da Luz also announced that during this season no player will be able to wear the number 10, which Chalana played with.
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