sport news Benfica appoint Portugal football legend Rui Costa as new president

sport news Benfica appoint Portugal football legend Rui Costa as new president
sport news Benfica appoint Portugal football legend Rui Costa as new president
Benfica appoint Portugal football legend Rui Costa as new president following ARREST of club chief Luis Filipe Vieira on grounds of alleged tax fraud and money laundering Portuguese giants Benfica have appointed ex-player Rui Costa as president  Rui Costa steps in to replace Luis Filipe Vieira following his recent arrest Vieira has been suspended after allegations of tax fraud and money laundering Benfica partners call for an election meaning Rui Costa is likely to be interim 

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Portuguese giants Benfica have appointed former player Rui Costa as the new club president to replace, who suspended his duties after he was arrested and detained as part of an investigation into alleged tax fraud and money laundering.

In a statement, Benfica said Rui Costa, 49, currently the vice president of the country's most popular club, takes over as president 'with immediate effect, under the terms of the club's statutes'.

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'This appointment had the unanimous support of all members of the board of Benfica,' it said.

Portuguese giants Benfica have appointed ex-player Rui Costa as president this week

Portuguese giants Benfica have appointed ex-player Rui Costa as president this week

Former midfielder Rui Costa, who retired from international

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