New role for Urban Warriors Ferreira


The 24-year-old tough-tackling fullback and his Brazilian fiancée, Luciana, were recently blessed with a baby boy whom they have named Pietro.

It is the couple’s first child.

“I am very happy to be a father and I am enjoying the role that goes with it,” Ferreira tells

The Rio de Janeiro-born player, who last season revealed his wish to play for South Africa, spent the better part of the off-season with Luciana in Brazil preparing for the birth of his son.

The mother and child have now moved to Cape Town to be closer to Ferreira.

The defender played a consistent role in an Urban Warriors outfit that led the log for most part of 2007/08 season, but lost out to champions Supersport United on the last day of the season.

His performances have not gone unnoticed and there were recent reports in the press that he would move to a bigger club. He has, however, quashed the rumours and insists that he is happy in Cape Town.