In a note, Avaí shows solidarity with Chapecoense's situation
Hours after air accident occurred with the plane that took the delegation of Chapecoense for the first game of the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia, the board of directors of Hawaii spoke through its official website, offering condolences to the club alviverde. In the note, Leão is in solidarity with Chape, and points out that what happened was “an irreparable loss for Brazilian football and a sports chronicle”. The blue and white team also remembers the loss of the president of the Santa Catarina Football Federation, Delfim Pádua Peixoto Filho, who was with the players, directors and coaching staff present on the flight.
”It is with immense sadness that the constituted powers of Avaí Futebol Clube lament the air accident involving the Chapecoense delegation, journalists and guests, among them the President of the Santa Catarina Football Federation.
The aircraft with the delegation was on its way to the first game of the South American Cup final when it crashed.
It is an irreparable loss for Brazilian football and sports chronicle. May God comfort families and friends in this moment of so much pain.
Avaí Futebol Clube ”.
Leão also pays tribute to Cleber Santana
Among the 71 victims of the accident, there was also midfielder Cleber Santana Loureiro, better known as Cleber Santana, 35, owner of the captain's banner and one of the main names of the alviverde team. With passages through Sport, Vitória, Santos, Atlético de Madrid, São Paulo, Flamengo, among others, the player wore the shirt of Avaí in the years 2012 and 2013, and was the captain of the conquest of the 2012 Santa Catarina Championship, which placed as one of the icons of the recent history of the Lion of the Island.
In a note, the blue and white team spoke, lamenting what happened to the midfield. "Amid the great tragedy that shook Brazilian and World Football, Avaí Futebol Clube could not fail to pay tribute to the idol of the Nation Avaiana Cléber Santana (Cléber Loureiro Santana), 35 years old", declared the entity on its official website.
“The athlete, who has two spells at the Azurra club, made history by captaining the team that became the Santa Catarina Champion in 2012. The powers constituted by Avaí Futebol Clube wish strength for the athlete's family and the entire nation of Chapecoense” , completed the statement.
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