The Ginásio Clube Olhanense decided to relinquish, for financial reasons, the presence in the tournament of qualification to ascend to the Placard League of basketball, which in the next season will have only one Algarve representative, the Immortal Basket.
“After a thorough analysis and listening to several collaborators / sponsors, [a direção] decided not to have the financial conditions to compete in the Liga Placard ”, explained the emblem of Olhão, in a statement.
For this reason, the responsible for the club, ranked 3rd in Proliga at the date of the suspension of the race, considered that it does not make sense to compete in the qualification tournament for the top echelon of the sport, with the teams of Póvoa and Académica, in September.
“This whole situation in the Covid-19 pandemic has put us in a very weak financial situation, which makes us look to the future in a very cautious way, but always with ambition on the horizon. We will always try to never defraud the name of the club and the city of Olhão ”, explains Ginásio Olhanense, which in the 2020/2021 season will continue to dispute Proliga.
Imortal Basket, on the other hand, had already secured the 1st place in the regular phase of Proliga, guaranteeing the promotion to the top echelon of national basketball.