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The players of Portuguese second division side SAD Olhanense have given the directors of their club a collective notice of termination of contract, for they have not received their salaries for more than three months.

The Olhanense squad gave the clubs administrators three working days to settle the arrear wages. When this deadline expires, the players will be entitled to terminate their contract, collectively or individually. This means that the termination notice could be effective from next Tuesday, February 3rd.

During a press conference on Tuesday in Olhão, the players also warned that they are planning a strike action during the match between Olhanense and Sporting B, scheduled for the weekend of 7 and 8 February.

Joaquim Evangelista, the President of the Portuguese Professional Football Players Union (SJPF), has discussed - on several occasions - the problems with representatives from Olhanense and the League, in order to solve this situation. "It's unacceptable that football players do not receive their salaries for more than three or four month. Two players are still waiting on last season's salaries."

Evangelista added that he regrets that "the SAD Olhanense administration has not fulfilled its successive promises, leaving the players and their families struggling with serious problems".

The latest promise was made Tuesday by Olhanense's financial director Alessandro Sbraccia, who – two hours after the players' press conference - said that he would pay the players within the next 48 hours.

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