V. Guimarães will return to play with last season’s kit

The Minho club justifies the repetition of the “clothes” used in Hungary, against Puskás Akadémia.

Vitória de Guimarães revealed on Tuesday that they will play last season’s away kit again when they travel to Croatia, against Hajduk Split, for the first leg of the Conference League 3rd qualifying round, similar to what happened in the return match. second qualifying round match, in Hungary, against Puskás Akadémia (0-0).

“Next Thursday, Vitória will play in the same way as in Felcsút, against Puskás Akadémia FC: with the away shirt of the previous season”, writes the Victorian emblem in a press release, explaining then.

“Despite all the efforts made by this Vitória Sport Clube Board of Directors to ensure that all equipment for the 2022-23 season arrives in time for the team’s official matches, this has not been possible. , only a solution was found that allowed the arrival of a limited number of white main kits.For this to happen, the Vitória Sport Clube had to spend a financial sum which, given the current reformulation, is counterproductive compared to the measures taken daily to adjust the balance between income and expenditure”, it can be read.

However, Vitória guarantee that the ambition is the same: “Although the equipment is from last season, the ambition is usual, and it is with it that we will dispute, eye to eye, the result in Split. , in order to bring the decision of the bond for our house, our D. Afonso Henriques”.

Vitória de Guimarães also regrets the date and time of the second leg (Wednesday August 10, 5:00 p.m.), also explaining the changes to fans.

Read the full statement:

“On the eve of the trip to another Victorian epic across Europe, the anticipation for the game against HNK Hajduk Split is already feeling, counting the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round against Puskás Akademia FC., where Vitória SC won, it’s time to take Inferno Branco to Croatia, after feeling the same way in Hungary last Thursday.

The hundred or so Victorian supporters who were there to support the Felcsút team, at the Pancho Aréna, were tireless from the first and last minute and proved, even in the minority, why Victorians are the best supporters in the world, that they are outside or outside. in House. The Conquistadors are stronger when they feel the support of their fans, and as happened in Felcsút, it will be no different in Split.

This Thursday, in Split, a Vitória team will be determined, confident, with quality, against an opponent who will try to take advantage of the unfavorable environment that will be felt, and it will take a united Vitória, on all fronts, to be able to win this difficult tie. For this reason, it is essential to clarify some points that have raised some controversy over the past week, especially because a united Vitória is an enlightened Vitória.

Next Thursday, Vitória will play in the same way as in Felcsút, against Puskás Akadémia FC: with the away shirt of the previous season. Despite all the efforts made by this Vitória Sport Clube Board of Directors to ensure that all equipment for the 2022-23 season arrives in time for the team’s official matches, it has not been possible, only a solution has been found. was found which allowed the arrival of a limited number of main equipment, white in color. For this to happen, Vitória Sport Clube had to spend a financial sum which, given the current reformulation, is counterproductive to the measures taken daily to adjust the balance between income and expenditure.

The delay to 2021 causes this issue to come to light in the year that Vitória celebrates its centenary, so it was up to this direction to fix a problem that originated upstream, but has spread to those games that Vitória has played. a visitor. Despite the material dating from last season, the ambition is the same, and it is with her that we will dispute, face to face, the result in Split, in order to bring the draw to us, our D. Afonso Henriques.

Regarding the second leg, in Guimarães, we have the support of all the Victorians on August 10, in our Stadium, despite the calendar which makes it extremely difficult to have the maximum number of supporters possible. A match at 5 p.m. on Wednesday is not at all the ideal time, given all the constraints it creates in the lives of our supporters, the match being scheduled at this time following a specific request from UEFA , in agreement with the police forces who, having another match in the district of Braga, for the same competition, on Thursday 8, preferred to move the Vitória match to Wednesday.

In addition to the requirement that the match must be played on Wednesday, there is also the rule that no competition may overlap, time-wise, with the UEFA Champions League, which is why Hajduk’s reception Split is scheduled for said time. A situation that no one likes, but which must be reluctantly accepted, despite the efforts and attempts to reverse the decision of the entities.

This change in the schedule of the home game against Hajduk Split directly affects the inaugural trip of the Liga Portugal bwin, to Chaves, which will take place on Sunday August 7 at 8:30 p.m., at a stage in the season where Vitória has four games scheduled in 11 days. A difficult phase, for everyone, but which, together, will be successfully overcome.

We believe it is essential that Victorians are aware of the decisions that are being made, which is why we are providing these details, so that the future can be one of union between all those who wear the colors of Vitória Sport Clube whether they are players, managers, fans or media, and everyone understands the role they play in the present and future of our Centennial Club.

The Management of Vitória Sport Clube”

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