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Bahia convenes advisers to present City Group’s proposal for SAF | Bahia

After months of hypothesis and far anticipation from Bahia followers, the wait is over. This Tuesday, Bahia convened the tricolor councilors to present the proposal for the structure of the Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (SAF). The assembly is scheduled for subsequent Friday, at 19:00 (Brazil time), within the membership’s museum.

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On the event, the proposal that might be introduced belongs to the City Group. Since final weekend, a delegation made up of Brazilian and overseas representatives of the Arab Fund has been in Salvador to meet with the leaders of the tricolors and to familiarize themselves with the fabric base of the membership. The group even watched this afternoon’s Bahia U17 match with president Guillerme Bellintani and vp Vitor Ferraz.

In addition to Cadu Santoro, consultant of City Group in Brazil, the delegation consists of Omar Berrada (Operations Director), Roel de Vries (Operations Director), Diego Guiliani (Vice President of the Board of Directors of Girona and Director of Emerging Markets) and Fabricio Souza (Scout in Latin America).

City Entourage Group with Vitor Ferraz and Guillerme Bellintani in CT Evaristo de Macedo — Photo: Reproduction/Maurícia da Matta

Despite expectations for the formalization of the proposal, it marks solely one other step within the journey in the direction of the SAF mannequin.

After submission, the proposal will endure evaluation and analysis by the SAF Interim Committee, Advisory Board and Supervisory Board. After that, the doc might be put to a vote of the companions within the General Assembly, nonetheless with out a fastened date.

Kadu Santoro accompanies Guillerme Bellintani and Vitor Ferraz within the Bahia U17 match – Photo: Personal Archive

In an interview with comply with grandma in July Leonardo Martinez, President of the Council of Bahia, an estimated interval of 90 days to full the method in case of a proposal acquired.

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Post from Bahia calls on councilors to submit proposal for SAF composition — Photo: Play/Twitter

The presentation of the proposal takes place virtually two months after Bahia resolved a pending difficulty thought of vital to a take care of Grupo City. At the tip of July, the Advisory Board accepted the settlement with Banco Opportunity to repay a debt that reached R$114 million.

With negotiations, the debt was lowered to R$35 million, to be paid in 84 installments over seven years. In case of SAF, fee must be made instantly by the investor.

Trading and dealing behind the scenes

Although the proposal will solely be introduced this week, negotiations between Bahia and Grupo City have been occurring for a very long time and have included a collection of conferences, with Guilherme Bellintani touring to England and representatives of the Arab Fund visiting the premises of the Bahian membership.

Negotiations started in September final yr., nonetheless with Squadron within the First Division of Brazilian soccer. The relegation didn’t cool the curiosity, which in accordance to the president of the membership, Guillerme Bellintani, got here from the Bayan staff.

In an interview with Segue o BAba, a ge podcast, Bellintani defined that Tricolor goes at a slower tempo as a result of it anticipates some steps. He pointed to the membership’s debt evaluation course of for example.

– We selected essentially the most thorough and cautious manner potential. Not solely in authorized and monetary phrases, but in addition when it comes to the proposal – mentioned the supervisor.

Now that the proposal has lastly been made official, an settlement between the events can also be believed to be imminent. So a lot in order that even throughout the talks, Grupo City is already working behind the scenes looking for professionals who could be a part of the venture. At the beginning of the yr, there have been surveys of Joao Paulo Sampaio, Palmeiras’ youth staff coordinator, and Rui Costa, Bahia’s director of soccer.

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