This Sunday, Benfica achieved the double in the women’s roller hockey division, by winning the Portuguese Cup. The victory over Infante Sagres (7-0) in the presence of Rui Costa, recently appointed president of Benfica, in the stand was a surprise to the players.
“Having Rui Costa is an honor, we have all been open-minded. We weren’t waiting. We wanted to give him his first title as president. Motivation increased and we played to win. We are so happy, it’s part of our job. We’ve been working all year for this, it’s the DNA of Benfica. ’” explained Maria Sofia Silva to the Eagles media.
Benfica goalkeeper Maria Celeste also left a few words for the new captain.
“This is an achievement for all the fans, and I would also like to congratulate Rui Costa, the new president. Thank you for your belief in this team, and for coming and leaving some words of encouragement, to appreciate our value. Another trophy for Cosme Damiao Women’s and Benfica. Hopefully we will soon have supporters in the wings. I am very happy , I also finished my academic training. We weren’t expecting Rui Costa, it was a complete shock,” he said.