Plane crash Brazil clubs offer to loan players to Chapecoense following plane disaster

Brazil’s top-flight football teams offered to loan players to Chapecoense for next season after the small southern club lost almost all their players in a plane crash in Colombia.

  • Published:
play Brazil clubs offer to loan players to Chapecoense following plane disaster
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Brazilian clubs have rallied round Chapecoense in the wake of their tragic plane crash - offering loan players for free and requesting that the stricken side are exempt from relegation for the next three years.

The teams also asked the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday to give Chapecoense a three-year exemption from relegation – the process through which teams are assigned to a lower classification if they do not perform well.

Directors of Coritiba, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Portuguesa, Santos and Sao Paulo have all pledged to help Chapecoense out with players, and have petitioned to the Brazilian FA to make sure the club are not relegated from the top flight.

The directors said: “We are sad, we sympathise with this tragedy, but we shall help.

“Working together, we, club presidents of Brazilian football, wait for the club’s return to compete in the highest competition of Brazilian football.

“We are willing to talk to other clubs to develop a project to loan them good level players so they can compete in the 2017 competition.”

“It is the minimum gesture of solidarity that is within our reach at this point in time but it is borne of the sincerest desire to reconstruct this institution and that part of Brazilian football that was lost today,” the statement said.

The CBF did not immediately respond to the offer. The final on Wednesday was cancelled and all games scheduled for the upcoming week in Brazil were postponed.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Fireman Songo claims people are stalking him after firing Nana Addobullet
2 Anas tried to bribe me twice – Kofi Manubullet
3 Raphael Dwamena Ghanaian striker's goal not enough to save FC Zurich...bullet
4 Top Five Meet the footballers with the CRAZIEST private jetsbullet
5 Official Majeed Waris joins Portuguese side FC Portobullet
6 Photos Meet Dede Ayew's stunning wife, Yvonne Ayewbullet
7 Who is No.1? Here are the top ten RICHEST football clubs in...bullet
8 David Accam Ghanaian striker joins Philadelphia Unionbullet
9 Sports Check out the popular sports journalists and...bullet
10 Video Ghanaian striker receives hero's welcome at...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Songo clams people are stalking him after firing Nana Addobullet
2 Boxing Meet the Cameroonian fighter with the strongest punch in the worldbullet

Sports