Swallows sign Samba stars


The club’s official website confirms that The Birds have signed defenders Vinicius Da Silva and Davi Rancan Afonso, and attacking midfielder Igor Alves, as new Brazilian coach Julio Leal looks to beef up his squad for the coming campaign.

Afonso is a 26-year-old centreback, who also had a spell in Romania with Oţelul Galaţi, as well as at home with Santos and Internacional.

Joining him in the heart of defence will be Da Silva, a 21-year-old who arrives from Brazilian club Volta Redonda, who play in the Rio de Janeiro state League.

Alves, who looks the most interesting acquisition, is a 20-year-old from the famous Vasco Da Gama club. He finished top scorer in the Under-20 side last season.

Check out some action from Alves here: