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Gibraltar sacks its football manager

footballGibraltar have sacked manager Allen Bula four games into their European Championship qualifying campaign.

Gibraltar, who joined the UEFA as a full member in May 2013, has lost all four of their Euro 2016 qualifiers, conceding 21 goals and scoring nil, and are bottom of Group D.

Walking Football - Open sessions at Brown's, Vilamoura

Soccer Olhão Strollers (SOS) on the 21st FebruaryWalking Football for the over 50s is gaining more and more interest among Algarve Residents.

After the Olhanese Strollers competitive game against the Cove Rapidly Ageing Pensioners from Farnborough (Hamsphire) in the first ever International Walking Football Competition held 21 February, the Strollers went to Browns for an open sessions to show the “vilamoura crowd” what it's all about.

Angolan Kabuscorp return to the Amendoeira Golf Resort

Angolan Kabuscorp return to the Amendoeira Golf ResortAngolan football team Angolan Kabuscorp have returned to the Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve for the second year running. 
The new manager Ljubomir Ristovsk "Risto" has brought his team for intensive pre-season training in the Algarve, Portugal.

Pirates and Sharks do battle

Algarve Pirates V Algarve Sharks In the first ever league encounter between two American Football teams in the region, the Algarve Pirates and the Algarve Sharks met last weekend at Pirate HQ in Mehilhoeira Grande near Portimão.

This was the second time the teams had actually played, with a friendly jogo amigável being played at the end of 2014, but this time it was for real, with league position being at stake.

The Algarve polled as ‘Best Value Golf Destination'

golfThe Algarve, Europe’s leading golf destination, is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Value Golf Destination’ in the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.

The award, which is voted for by the readers of Today’s Golfer magazine, returns to the Algarve for the third time in four years, following previous wins in 2012 and 2013.

SC Olhanense and KF Laçi at the Amendoeira Golf Resort for a Friendly Match

SC Olhanense and KF Laçi at the Amendoeira Golf Resort for a Friendly MatchPortuguese premier league team SC Olhanense (see comment from Chris Wright, below)  played Albanian Super League KF Laçi in a friendly match on Thursday 15th January resulting in an unexpected 0:0 tie.

Amendoeira Golf Resort welcomed football teams SC Olhanense and KF Laçi to the Amendoeira Sports Club at the Amendoeira Golf Resort near Alcantarilha in the Algarve, for a friendly match on Thursday 15th January at 11am.

FC Farense beat Go Ahead Eagles in a friendly match

FC Farense beat Go Ahead Eagles in a friendly matchFC Farense met Go Ahead Eagles at Amendoeira Golf Resort sports complex on Wednesday 7th January and won 1:0

Whilst on a warm weather training camp in Portugal, the Dutch football team Go Ahead Eagles played the Portuguese team, FC Farense at the Amendoeira Sports Club in the Algarve. The friendly football match, arranged by Gary Hobson (FIFA and UEAFA match agent), took place on Wednesday 7th January with a 10.30am kick off. The Dutch team played well but FC Farense emerged as the stronger team, deserving their 1:0 victory.

James Hands out a Maw-ling

Winner James Maw giving it his best shotWell this is the last event of the 2014 Algarve Pro Golf Tour swing and we are here at a sun soaked Boavista Golf and Resort just outside of Lagos in the western Algarve playing the first round.

What a first round it turned out to be with 11 players equalling or breaking par but breaking par did in no way describe the leader James Maw’s first round.