SIGA Signs Cooperation Pact With Portuguese Players’ Union

September 5, 2019

The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) and the Portuguese Players’ Union signed a Cooperation Agreement on Wednesday to unite efforts to promote Sport Integrity and enhance the protection of minors in football.

The agreement, signed at the new Player’s Academy in Odivelas, covers a wide range of areas, with a focus on the positive values of sport and its social, educational and cultural role, as well as good governance, integrity and transparency, and the development and protection of children and young people in and through sport.

Joaquim Evangelista, President of the Portuguese Players’ Union (at right in photo above), said: “Today, when it comes to the fight for integrity and defending good practices in Sport, SIGA is a reference at the global level. Our actions in Portuguese football and at the International level have much to do with defending integrity, with the fight against match-fixing, defending equality, protecting minors, and the fight against illegal trafficking… And all these themes are substantiated in the agreement we just signed.”

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO of SIGA, said: “I have witnessed the excellent contributions the Portuguese Players’ Union has made. Their new training centre is the result of a strong vision, a reformist spirit, an impetus to innovate, and a sense of service to both the community and the players. SIGA looks forward to working side by side with our new partner to promote Sport Integrity.”