The former chairman and presidential candidate speaks of a “blatant lack of preparation” by the chairman.
Rui Gomes da Silva, defeated by Luís Filipe Vieira in the 2020 elections, launched a fierce attack this Monday on Rui Costa, who was elected in October 2021. This is “a vulgar and uninspiring character outside of them”.
In a text published on the blog Nova Geração Benfica entitled “Benfica: disoriented, aimless and without focus”, Rui Gomes da Silva predicts a dark future for the Eagles, the result of a “centralization of television rights tailored to FC Porto and that Benfica, the main source of income from this contract, will not object to its depreciation”, still speculating about “the new concrete project”: “New listening devices and maybe new ones that will be arrested in a few years.”
Rui Gomes da Silva stresses that the “daily scandals will stop affecting Benfica only when these responsibilities are exhausted and those responsible disappear, once and in anger towards the newspapers when he represents and amazingly shares the same vulture interests abroad Network of friendships and home visits that Vieira mastered.”
With the promise to “fight against all this as long as he has strength”, the former head of state, who speaks of Rui Costa as president “without a future”, shoots: “Either this path is urgently reversed or we are moving inexorably towards new elections in a much shorter period of time than the partners imagine.”