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  My Caley Braves is on hold due to some bugs in Scotland, unfortunately. I wanted to have another team with Foreign regens and that is why I end up with a wonderful club Africanos Bragança ! A team in Portugal with african students (mostly from Cape Verde)

City & Country

Africanos Bragança are located in Bragança . A town with +- 35000 people.  Bragança is a city in Portugal . +-150000 Cape Verdeans live in Portugal.

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Castelo De Bragança 

Cape Verde is a group of 10 Islands outside West Africa, south of the Canary Islands and have a population of +-483628 people and a total of +- one million live abroad in the United states ( +- 500000). Some of them join Africanos Bragança to get a proper education and play football in the Portugese lower leagues.

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In 1951, Cape Verde was incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal, but its inhabitants continued to campaign for independence, which they achieved in 1975.

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Cape Verdean Football Federdation

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Cape Verde of Cabo Verde national team are called Tubarões Azuis (Blue sharks) and since 2020 they have a logo with a shark on their chest. Cape Verde is number 80 on the world ranking and reached the quarter final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 . They never qualified for the Fifa World Cup . Cape Verde have youth nation rating '46' and Portugal '134'. The FCF organise competitions for almost every island , most of them have a first and second division.

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One Nation, Ten Islands, 1 dream #Ontheroadtovictory

The club

There is very little to be found about AEAB . They have facebook, instagram and an old website but no wikipedia and very few news articles. I did see some recent youtube videos (in portuguese) about their project.

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They were formed in 2000 and according to their website they attracted studens from Angola, Cape Verde, Guiné Bissau, Moçambique & São Tomé e Príncipe . 

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African Student Association Bragança-IPB, has as its main objective to defend the interests of all African students studying at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. Promoting the bond of friendship between peoples, culture and Sport.

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Instituto Politécnico de Bragança - Escola Superior de Educação

The U19 (only thing i changed according to real life) joined the U19 Bragança league and can get promoted to higher U19 leagues. Something that wasn't possible at the Braves.

Stadium

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Parque Desportivo De Santa Apolonia - Capacity 1000( 1000 seats) - Poor Youth facilities & Adequate Training facilities 

Can't find a lot of information but they have 1000 seats according to FM but in real life they have .. none :)

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Intro

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Intro - 4th tier - Campeonato De Portugal

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Database |Club info | Club Vision Facilities |Finances |Youth intake 22

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Squad

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We start with 13 real players and 6 newgens from first intake. The homegrown rule will be the biggest challenge, most of the players above aren't homegrown so i'll have to use many grey players in the first season(s).

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Key players

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Oliveira is our best defender, Bilimbota is our best striker.

Youth intake 2022 - Best of the class

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Moreno 22A is a good fast striker for this level, i like him !

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Facts

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I know this will be a hardcore challenge, especially in the early seasons with hardly any homegrown players to meet the mandatory registration rules. I expect to end up in the relegation playoffs for a few seasons and have to survive there. Let the games begin ! As a tribute to @XaW 's hard work with this club,  I will try to achieve the challenge with this team (with only youth) for him :) I had to reload 40 times !

I already played 7 seasons and posted about it in the youth only and Cape Verde challenge topics. I'll keep posting review of the seasons in those topics and post more details over here.

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Rules & Objectives

Rules: Can't buy or loan any player, i can only use my own youth players from the Academy.  And i can't takeover Cape Verde before i finish my challenge (Winning Liga BWIN and the Champions league).

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Updated after season 8 

Database

Active Leagues - Custom Setup

Normal Database , Loaded Portugal and Cape Verde league (custom database) with international players from Europa and Africa and some other details.

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This will be a great challenge. I wish you success and will follow.

Are you going to use as many spreadsheets as in the past to explain your players development?

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Africanos Bragança - Youth intake preview - Season 1 - Class 2023

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Not excellent in my first season, strange.. but a good DC, two Mc's a DMC an two wingers..  I need them.. and i have to wait before they'll become homegrown

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That homegrown thing in the first season(s) is idd really hard. youth from intake (holiday season) are homegrown but how are they calculating this ?

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Semedo 22C needs almost one more year before he is homegrown, strange.. he is only two weeks younger in comp. with Almeida 22D

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Is this something at the background ? Semedo joined the club when he was 14/15 and Almeida joined the youth ranks when he was 13 or younger ? 

And to make it worse , in the relegation of promotion stage (after the regular stage) you only have 5 subs. so 16 players involved and 13 of those need to be homegrown (almost non of the real senior players are homegrown).

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2023

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Not a great intake and many with a negative personality but some of them will go directly into the first team , if they become homegrown. I'll sign them all.

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Sanches 23A has the best PA , Silva 23i has the best Ca . 

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Intro

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 1 (2022/2023) Review - 4th tier - Campeonato De Portugal

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SquadYouth Intake 23Transfers | Finances| Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2

Campeonato De Portugal : We finished 7th in the regular competition and had to play the relegation stage. We lost in our final game but Sabugal did the same.. so we are staying up ! Very difficult with an average of 5 'real' players that i could use , had to use 3 or 4 grey players in the first eleven , and also a very 'grey' bench. 

Taça de Portugal: Lost in the first round.

U19 : Our U19 lost their final game against Bragança (our neighbours) and finished 2nd. Only the champion gets promoted. so our U19 stays in the 3rd tier.

Key Players

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Oliveira is our best defender but isn't homegrown so i couldn't use him in the relegation stage. Pereira is our other DC and he had a 'good' season.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Moreno 22A played the most games as academy player and scored 4 , assisted 5.

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Miscellaneous

The board upgraded almost everything , asking it only one or two times.

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New president elected but he has no intention to invest.

Aim for next season

It was a frustrating season because of the homegrown rules. I know the second one will be like that too so I hope to not get relegated again and hold on. maybe by September I can use some extra youth players.

Cape Verde Watch

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National Team | U23 SquadU20 Squad

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Cape Verde qualified for the Africa Cup 2023 .

MVP Cape Verdean International

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Season Facts

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10 hours ago, Perre8 said:

impressive opening post! a very difficult challenge due to the homegrown rules! 

Thank you, yes i know it will be hard because i'm already in season 8 :) 

50 minutes ago, karanhsingh said:

You really love your youth challenges don't you :brock:

Best of luck!

Yes , youth challenge topic is my favourite topic and way to play :) 

41 minutes ago, Hootieleece said:

This will be a great challenge. I wish you success and will follow.

Are you going to use as many spreadsheets as in the past to explain your players development?

Thank you, i'll use spreadsheets to calculate my squads and youth intakes . Not extreme like in my Ile De France topic but it will be something like that :)

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Africanos Bragança - Youth intake preview - Season 2 - Class 2024

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Excellent preview, only one 'A' .. but i'm happy with one,two,three good players. i need quantity at the moment, not only quaility.

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2024

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Last class was better but determination wise, this one is much higher.  also some good personaliteis

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Almeida 24A has the best PA , Borges 24F has the best Ca . with 3.5 CA but with a bad personality / determination i'm not sure if he'll become good.

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INTRO | S1

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 2 (2023/2024) Review - 4th tier - Campeonato De Portugal

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SquadYouth Intake 24Transfers | Finances| Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2

Campeonato De Portugal : We finished 6th this season with more points compared to last season. In the relegation stage we won more and got 4 more points compared to last season. This means that we have had a limited progression but still have a long way to go to compete for the promotion stage. We could now often field 11 players with a bench full of grey players. But as soon as a player was suspended, I had to sacrifice real players. As a result, 7 players want to leave on free transfer, four are effectively out of contract and I will not be able to keep them. With Borges i'll lose a key player.

Taça de Portugal: Lost in the second round .

U19 : Our U19 won the Bragança league and are promoted to the second tier U19 .

Key Players

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Pereira had a good season and is a homegrown DC. Barros is our best player but he won't sign a new deal. 

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Semodo 22C had a good season with 12 goals.

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Miscellaneous

No upgrades(bad Finances) but at the start of the second season i got a B squad. Won't use it at the moment but this will be good for the future.

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Aim for next season

I also hope to fill a bench with academy players to get rid of those grey players for good. The quality is still poor and I will need a few more seasons to compete for promotion.

Cape Verde Watch

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National Team | U23 SquadU20 Squad

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Cape Verde lost the final of the Africa Cup.

MVP Cape Verdean International

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Season Facts

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Mate , you gave me a rough idea of what you were up to with a new topic.

But this is very impressive :)

Question Does it mean I can now quit our FM Chat whatsapp group ? ;):D 

 

Com'on MERTHYR Town (10/10/2023)

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2025

Preview

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This class is good determination and personality wise. Got a 3.5* CA player , our best ever youth intake player.

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Varela 25A has the best PA , Evora 25J has the best Ca . with 3.5 CA . He is our best intake player since starting this save. He won't be able to play before he gets homegrown.. in two seasons.

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INTRO | S1 | S2

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 3 (2024/2025) Review - 4th tier - Campeonato De Portugal

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Campeonato De Portugal : We made progress again and finished 3rd. just not high enough to play the promotion playoffs. Again i had more players to use but it is still a puzzle at certain positions. The fact that youth players are sometimes homegrown after two seasons is very annoying.  But we make slight progress year after year so it remains fun.
We had a tough time in the relegation stage, but in the end we stayed in the league and our city rival Bragança dropped out of the fourth tier. They kept me out of the top two in the regular stage so.. karma !

Taça de Portugal: Lost in the second round again.

U19 : Our U19 finished second in the second tier but finished last in the promotion stage.

Key Players

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Oliveira is our best defender now and captain. i hope he can lead the defence in the next years. Graça is our number one goalkeeper and had a good season.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Ramos 24H is had a good season up front , scoring 12.

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Miscellaneous

Again no upgrades. Only some increases for allowed coaches and wage.

Received two of three job interviews. two from 3th tier, one from 2nd tier.

Aim for next season

I will be able to bring in some good youth players again because they are finally homegrown. It will be the last year of four senior players, two of whom are regulars. They won't talk or sign for two years now, so I will lose them at the end of the 4th season. And I don't have any replacement(s) yet.

Cape Verde Watch

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National Team | U23 SquadU20 Squad

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Cape Verde lost in the second round of the Africa Cup.

MVP Cape Verdean International

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Season Facts

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Africanos Bragança - Youth intake preview - Season 4 - Class 2026

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An Attacking Midfielder is the only thing we don't need (i know i can retrain him but..) We need a leftback, a left winger and central defenders. I'm going to lose some real senior players that played on those positions.

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2026

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Not happy with this class ! Our worst intake , average wise. Also a lot of negative personalities this time. 

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Furtado 26A has the best PA with a good personality. Gonçalves 26J has the best CA but lacks personality.

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INTRO | S1 | S2| S3

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 4 (2025/2026) Review - 4th tier - Campeonato De Portugal

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Campeonato De Portugal : We were very strong in the regular league and were able to qualify for the promotion stage for the first time. For a long time we were in 4th place, but two gameweeks before the end of the competition, after a draw against the leader, we were able to level with Gondomar SC. By winning on the last match day and their loss game, we finished second and are therefore sure of an unexpected promotion !

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Taça de Portugal: Lost in the second round again.

U19 : Our U19 finished 6th in the second tier but survived in the relegation stage.

Key Players

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Pereira had a solid season at the back and Graça had a great season with 14 clean sheets.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Oliveira 24i played almost every game and had a good season as our BWM or B2B midfielder.

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Miscellaneous

No upgrades , only downgrades at the end of season 3.

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At the end of season 4 we turned professional !

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And we need an expensive new pitch :(

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Aim for next season

We are losing three real players who have wanted to leave for free for years and can't change that. one was our absolute star player and only option at left back. Borges will be missed :(  I can finally use the star of class 2025, Evora 25J

Don't get relegated next season and hoping for an intake with good defenders is all I am doing.

Cape Verde Watch

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Cape Verde qualified for the World Cup 2026 , for the first time in their history. But lost both group games.

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Africanos Bragança - Youth intake preview - Season 5 - Class 2027

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This could be a very good one ! really need a good defender and everything else is always welcome.

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2027

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A great intake with high determination avg. and 3 players scoring above 40% , great for this level / Africanos ! This is our best class .

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Sanchez 27A had the best PA but the three that scores above 40 are Tavares 27H (future B2B or maybe i could use him as a IF ?) & Almeida 27B gives me new options up front. I received two good defenders with fairly pro Veiga 27G being my best option (maybe not tall enough) !

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INTRO | S1 | S2| S3 | S4

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 5 (2026/2027) Review - 3rd tier - Liga 3

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Liga 3 : After a very tough and weak season in the regular league, I started the relegation stage with two points less.In the last game I had to get at least a point against our rival and we won that game.I got a very good intake and managed to keep everyone so next year I hope to finish a bit higher in the league table and survive easier. I expect to be in this division for a few more years before I can compete for promotion.

Taça de Portugal: Lost narrowly in the third round against Vizela from LIGA NOS.

U19 : Our U19 finished 4th in the second tier and survived in the relegation stage.

Key Players

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Pereira had a solid season at the back and Graça had a good season but this time only 6 clean sheets.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Oliveira 24i played for the second season in a row the most games as Academy player.

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Miscellaneous

 

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New kits after our first promotion !

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This was necessary because we have to pay back a loan of 250k

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At the end of the season and with financed in red , the board accepted a new improvement after asking for it 10 times.

Aim for next season

After a good intake and retaining the basic team, I hope to finish a little higher in the regular league. With weak financial numbers it will be difficult to make the next step this year.

Cape Verde Watch

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National Team | U23 SquadU20 Squad

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Cape Verde lost in the quarter final of the Africa Cup against Ghana . Ghana won the Africa Cup.

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MVP Cape Verdean International

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Africanos Bragança - Youth player Poached - 2- 7/6/27

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The first one that got poached in 2024 came through the youth intake :

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What a player ! but like in my Caley Braves save.. player that get poached never get the foreign nationality (Cape Verdean in this save, French in Caley Brave save) so they would never came through in my own intakes.. i reported this two years ago.

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Africanos Bragança - Youth intake preview - Season 6 - Class 2028

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This is the best preview that i ever had and saw. The only thing that could be better is that i receive some good defenders, which I really need.

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2028

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A good intake but not what i expected after getting a preview with five 'a's. Attribute wise our third best intake but with some good personalities. I'm not going to sign everyone this time, signing 12 .

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Varela 28D is a good fast winger and Almeida 28E has some good playmaker attributes.

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INTRO | S1 | S2| S3 | S4 | S5

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 6 (2027/2028) Review - 3rd tier - Liga 3

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Liga 3 : After a very strong regular campaign, we ended up in the top four and the promotion playoffs after a victory in our final game. I had few expectations there as Lourosa and Belenenses are much better. This was the situation after 4 match days, I still had to go to Sintrense and then at home against Lourosa:

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We won at Sintrense which was to be expected in our current form and Lourosa played equal against Belenenses. I had to win on the last matchday because Lourosa had a better goal difference in case of a draw.

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Barbosa 23B scored a great goal after i changed my tactic and secured the promotion !

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We lost the Championship play-offs against Marinhense but that doesn't mean anything.


Taça de Portugal: Lost again the third round against Montalegre 

U19 : Our U19 finished 2th in the second tier and finished third in the promotion stage.. so they got promoted to the first division U19 !

Key Players

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Again the same two key players Pereira had a solid season at the back and Graça had a good season with 12 clean sheets.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Tavares 27H had a great first season and he is our main midfielder and assisted 5.

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Miscellaneous & Finances

No upgrades this season.

Our balance is the only thing that is not growing at the moment, we are in deep red. In the second tier, you get 300k to participate but I don't see much prize money either, so it will remain a problem and a slowdown in our development.

Aim for next season

I can hold on to the whole core for next season and hope to add one or two good academy players from Class 28. Not getting relegated is the only goal for the next two seasons.

Cape Verde Watch

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Cape Verde are on track in the world cup qualifiers and Africa Cup qualifiers to go to the main tournament.

MVP Cape Verdean International

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Africanos Bragança - Youth intake preview - Season 7 - Class 2029

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My wishlist was : a leftback and goalkeeper. This is really urgent because two first teamers are going to retire soon.

And a first team winger/striker and a central defender. That is all i'm asking for :) 

And this preview seems to cover it all.. if the A's are for real this time .

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2029

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A much better intake with really good personalities and determination. I needed a good DL and i got a good prospect. Also a very good DC and target forward !

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Antunes 29A and Dos Santos 29D are our two best players from this intake. future DC with a resolute personality and a future Dl with '12' on determination. I think they both can make it. Silva 29B is the third best of this class and could be my future 'resolute' target forward .

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INTRO | S1 | S2| S3 | S4 | S5 | S6

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 7 (2028/2029) Review - 3rd tier - Liga Portugal 2 SABSEG

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Liga Portugal 2 : Never really got into trouble and very satisfied with our final position in the league. Hopefully I can repeat this next year. 


Taça de Portugal: Lost again the third round against Sp.Braga

Taça De Liga - Allianz CupI have made it to the group stage and that is where you can make some money (prize money or playing at a bigger club with shared gate receipts. I received some good money after play at Sp.Braga (7627 att.) and at home against Sporting CP in the stadium of my rivals Bragança , for 2086 people.

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U19 : Our U19 finished 11th in the 1st tier and had to play the relegation stage. They got relegated back to 2nd tier.

Key Players

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And again Graça and Pereira as our two key players.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Veiga 27G played the most games and is a really important defender for us. He is the first player that received a Cape Verde call-up but he could be next one that leaves for free.. i have him for one (+2 option) years but he wants to move to a bigger club.

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Miscellaneous & Finances

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New kits after our second promotion. MEO is a mobile and fixed telecommunications service and brand from Altice Portugal, managed by MEO - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia. The service was piloted in Lisbon in 2006 and was later extended to Porto and Castelo Branco. And now in Bragança .

No upgrades this season.

We got a new chairman but he promised not to do anything special.  Our finances remain a major problem. I am well below the wage budget but still in the red.  

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Board seems happy with 1.2m in red..

Aim for next season

I am bringing in three promising players who should lift our level and i can keep everyone except our top striker Evora 25J. He wants to go to a bigger club for two seasons and I could not extend him any longer. he is leaving us on a free transfer.

Cape Verde Watch

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National Team | U23 SquadU20 Squad

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Cape Verde lost in the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations 2029

MVP Cape Verdean International

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2030

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A good intake attribute wise. I needed a top GK prospect and could do with a good striker.. i think i got them both ! Personality wise this wasn't a good intake .

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Gomes 30A has the highest potential but his personality is a problem. Varela 30B has the highest CA and could get into the first team next season. Our two best options are my future goalkeeper Lopes 30F , he is good and tall enough and has a good personality. I hope he'll also become Cape Verde's keeper. Miranda 30C  is a great target forward that lacks a good personality. He will be my first option next season . I'll sign 13 of this intake.

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After 8 intakes we got a new nationality, Russia !

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INTRO | S1 | S2| S3 | S4 | S5 | S6 | S7

Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Season 8 (2029/2030) Review - 2nd tier - Liga Portugal 2 SABSEG

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Liga Portugal 2 : Just once in a while, everything clicks together and you suddenly get one clean sheet after another. After a great season and especially a very strong second round with many wins, we were certain of the second place and so automatically promotion.  It became exciting though after a serious injury to season revelation Varela 28D. He became our assist king but I had to miss him the last few months.

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Taça de Portugal: Lost in the second round against a lower league team.

Taça De Liga - Allianz CupWe beated Boavista after penalties but lost in the next round against Belenenses SAD .

U19 : Our U19 finished 1st in the second tier and got promoted after a third place spot in the promotion stage. Back to the first U19 tier !

Key Players

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And again Graça and Pereira as our two key players.

Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)

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Our new leftback Dos Santos 29D had an average season but got the most minutes as an academy player.

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Miscellaneous & Finances

No upgrades this season.

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After our promotion we needed to rent the stadium from our rivals Bragança , because you need a stadium with 5000 seats.

Finances are dark red.. We received some cash from the board but we need a few seasons in the 1st tier to get that TV Money and get a positive balance.

Aim for next season

The third promotion came very quickly and I doubt my squad will make it in Liga Portugal BWIN but hopefully in time it will help us become financially healthier and finally upgrade some facilities.  I can keep the whole squad together and there will be two or three talents coming through from the last intake. surviving the next three seasons is all that matters now

Cape Verde Watch

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National Team | U23 SquadU20 Squad

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Cape Verde reached the Fifa World Cup group stage, i'll post the results in the next update.

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MVP Cape Verdean International

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Season Facts

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7 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

Great Work getting to the Big Leagues!

 

Thanks ! Now the real works starts... 

1) Don't get relegated and become a regular BWIN team

2) Balance should become secure in two or three seasons

3) I really need upgrades to challenge in the BWIN league.

4) ... 

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Squad Overview - Season 9 - Liga BWIN

I'm going to talk about my first eleven and potential backup players .

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*Average age first team : 21.07 year

*Average age first eleven : 20.36 year

Goalkeeper - Sweeper - Attack:

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Graça, our main goalkeeper for 8 seasons. He is 34 years old so this could be one of his last season(s). Lopes 30F should be the one to replace him. he will train with the first team but play for U19. Rodrigues 23N is an average backup.

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Left Wing-back - Attack:

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Dos Santos 29D made his debut  last season and did ok. He is my only option right now, because his backup is our 35 years old captain Oliveira.c15acc3ad1afbd3ed48a241debca3d84.png

 Central Defence - Defend:

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Pereira is our main defender since season 1 . He is a tall defender but lacks a few technical skills. Veiga 27G is our defensive diamond and has everything to become an important Cape Verdean international. I hope i can keep him for a long time.

With Sanches 25H we have a decent left footed central defender but with Antunes 29A we have a very good future prospect.

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Right Full-back - Support:

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Sousa is our main full-back but Borges 24F has everything to become a first team member, except a good personality / determination.

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Ball Winning Midfielder - Defend & Box To Box Midfielder - Support:

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Oliveira 24i and Tavares 27H are a strong partnership since Tavares joined the first team in 2028. In Varela 30B we have a very good future prospect . Morais 23L is a good ball winning backup and Montrond 23G a very underestimated backup.

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Inside Forward Support & Attack:

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Almeida 27B Varela 28D are my two wingers, both very young and fast.  With Barbosa 23B , Robalo 23H Almeida 28E we have some very decent backups.

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Pressing Forward - Attack & Target Forward - Support:

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A very young partnership with a 16 & 15 year old , Silva 29B (PF)  & Miranda 30C (TF) are our best forwards . With Semedo 22C , Semedo 27C and Ramos 24H as backup forwards with Semedo 22C being the first option to replace one of the young kids up front.

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All the important players have contracts with options for two,three years but if i want to give any talent a new contract, their agents ask an obligates minimum release clause for any clubs.. so that will be a problem in the near future. Those amounts aren't negotiable and are very very low. For Example my diamond player Veiga 27G would sign a new contract for 3+3 years but with a release clause for 11k..

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Wow great work getting to the top division. Although looking at the team I think you could find life quite hard there! Lets hope the players keep on progressing and punching above their weight. 

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14 minutes ago, karanhsingh said:

Wow great work getting to the top division. Although looking at the team I think you could find life quite hard there! Lets hope the players keep on progressing and punching above their weight. 

Thanks, it will be very difficult indeed. I also have huge problems to keep the better talents. They often signed new contract before the promotion but always with a releaes clause for clubs from a higher division, always for very low amounts . this temporarily falls away after the promotion .

Now certain talents still only want to sign for a very low minimum release fee. 

If I wait too long, i risk that players becoming unhappy and want to go to better clubs (Veiga 27G is the next one who might leave within 1.5 season and I already lost Evora 25J, who is still without a club. ) . If I sign them quickly with a release clause, I can lose them faster than the duration of their contract.  

I always let them sign with an option for two years, but if they become unhappy during that period, I lose them after those years.

 

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Africanos Bragança - Portugal - Youth Intake - Class 2031

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Not a bad intake , we don't get any 40% player but average wise it is a good one. With a new potential first team striker and a fullback. And we got our first model citizen. After 8 seasons we changed our hoyd. Good old China was replaced by model.cit Sobral

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Semedo 31N is our Model citizen DMC and has the biggest CA. Dias 31could become a good midfielder and Lopes 31E has some potential for the fullback position. 

Romario Moreira 31A has the biggest PA and he could become our best pressing forward. Love the name & one of my childhood hero's !

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4 hours ago, karanhsingh said:

Are you checking CA and PA or just estimating?

No i'm not.

PA = based on the star rating from my hoyd / assistent.

CA = based on my calculation in Excel .

 

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