01 October 2021, 23h00
"I am happy to be here. Benfica is known in Canada [where she currently lives], it's a world-class club and even in the women's football team project, which last season was national champion. There are many positive things about Benfica", highlighted the footballer to BTV.
"I want to say, first of all, that I am grateful for Portugal and all that the country has done. But I also want to tell others to take the same leadership and support Afghanistan, the women and the vulnerable children as well. You may not change the world but you can change the world for one person. So that is a very meaningful thing to do", she stressed.
At the Estádio da Tapadinha, accompanied by vice-president Fernando Tavares, the captain of the Afghanistan women's team received a Benfica jersey, personalized with her name, from the hands of team captain, Sílvia Rebelo.
"The growth of women's football is an inevitability. It is a great pleasure to have Farkhunda Muhtaj with us. She is an example and a leader who represents, in a way, the need for change. Benfica, by welcoming the player in this training, also wanted to give a solidary sign towards women's football. Benfica is the club in Portugal that invests the most in women's football", assured the director.
"We were very happy with the athlete's presence, and it is good to show that Benfica supports these causes. We, more than football players, are people and we must be aware of what is happening in the world. It is important that we, as players, and everyone at Benfica show that we support these types of causes and that we try to help society grow", said Pauleta, one of the team captains.
"If the players think that losing against Sporting is a bad moment... A bad moment is what these women go through in various issues in this context. The best message we can give is that life is much more than a game, much more than losing and winning: there are bigger problems and we have to support, stand up and be in this fight with her and for them", finished Filipa Patão, the team coach.
Agenda: football and indoor sports
The exterior decoration of the pavilions has been inaugurated
Benfica inaugurated this Sunday, May 15, the exterior decoration of indoor sports next to the pavilions of the Luz Sports Complex. The ceremony was attended by vice-president Fernando Tavares, who described the space, speaking to BTV, as "an encounter with history and the recognition of all those who projected the various Benfica sports to a national and international level". Here are the best images from the morning.
15th National Meeting of the Benfica Soccer Schools
After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the National Meetings of Sport Lisboa e Benfica Soccer Schools are back and the weekend of May 14 and 15 will be unforgettable for the nearly 5700 youngsters, born between 2007 and 2018, participating in the 15th edition. Between the Cathedral's pitch and the Artificial Turf pitch, 1276 matches will be played, with 50 schools - including from the islands of Madeira and the Azores - divided into 577 teams, fulfilling the dream of playing at Estádio da Luz. On display for the youngsters is the UEFA Youth League trophy, the first in the Club's history. Here are the best images from the weekend.
Women's Roller hockey
Advantage for the play-offs affirmed in the derby
Winning the national title
Historic! 29 years later, Benfica's women's handball team is once again the National Champion, winning the 8th title in the Club's history. In the match against Juve Lis, on matchday 23, the eagles won by 23-27. Here are the best images of the match and the celebration.