The President of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Luís Filipe Vieira, arrived at the Nelson Mandela Airport late in the morning, in City of Praia, in order to inaugurate the Casa do Benfica in the capital of Cape Verde.
The delegation led by Luís Filipe Vieira was welcomed at the airport by tens of supporters with the red jersey and flags; Luís Filipe Vieira – as well as Luisão – thanked the support.
“It's incredible and spectacular to be welcomed like this Cape Verde. A very warm reception”, said Luisão.
“Benfica is a Nation, bigger than Portugal” was one of the phrases heard, as well as “Benfica is my pride”. The people from Cape Verde do not hide their feelings and the chants “SLB, SLB, Glorious, SLB…”
It is in moments like these that we remember the famous words of the beloved Mário Wilson in a Benfica Gala: “Only we feel this way!”
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica