Sport Ancash F.C. celebrating 50th anniversary and appoints new Colombian manager

F ounded on April the 22nd, 1967 under the name Club Deportivo Comunitario Laboral Sport Áncash, the teams faces another year of Second Division football in Peru´s second tier of the football pyramid. It´s been eight years since La Amenaza Verde last played at the highest level and the team only missed out on promotion losing their deciding match against Academia Cantolao from Callao last year. Despite their 50 year history in Peruvian football, Sport Ancash only won one trophy, the Peruvian Cup in 2004. Additionally, it became runner-up of the Second Division of Peru in 2010, runner-up of the 2011 edition of the Inca Cup, while at a local level, it won 10 titles.

The team however, always knows to reach the headlines of the nationwide newspapers, frequently due to its controversial club president Jose Mallqui. Former congressman Mallqui is hated and loved by the Sport Ancash fans but without him and his financial support, the team would not exist. Most memorable and back in October 2010, four players of opponent Club Deportivo Hijos Mutuos de Acosvinchos collapsed during match against Sport Ancash.

In a desperate attempt to crawl their way back into the match, someone spiked the energy drinks of the opposing players. The drugged water resulted in four players collapsing on the field with hospital results revealing a positive test result for benzodiazepine, a drug with depressant effects. Hijos de Acosvinchos boss Americo Ibanez said at the time: “My boys say Ancash medical staff gave them a liquid which made them feel dizzy and faint. When they returned the bottles so the other could team drink from them as well, someone snatched them out of their hands.”

“We want the authorities to investigate this and prove where this substance came from. We’re intending to launch a formal complaint.” “We have the tests and we’re going to report it. We’re waiting for those responsible to be punished.” The first player to collapse, Salinas added “From what I remember… the goalie from the other team was being treated for an injury… Someone from the their (Sport Ancash) coaching staff, it must have been the equipment manager, the physical therapist or maybe the water boy, stepped onto the field and we shared drinks,”

Sport Ancash President, José Mallqui replied by blaming the rotisserie chicken the opposing team had eaten before the match. Mr Mallqui told “I was able to find out that the players ate rotisserie chicken and had some energy drinks before the game, which ended up hurting them,”

In another quote Mr. Mallqui said: “They ate barbecued chicken with spices and ended up taking indigestion tablets afterwards. I’m sure these four men fainted because of that and the physical effort they put in.” As today, Sport Ancash remains today in the Second Division of Peruvian football and will play this Sunday away from home in Trujillo. First opponent in the first round will be Carlos A. Mannucci. This year´s Peruvian Second Division counts with 15 teams and Cienciano from Cusco, Mannucci, Cesar Vallejo and Sport Boys seem to be the early favourites to take the title this year.

Sport Ancash will start the season without their Italian manager Orlando Máltese as he couldn’t resist an offer last week (just one week before the start of the competition) made by Real Garcilaso from Cusco. Maltese was replaced just a couple of days ago by Colombian manager Alejandro Guerrero Narváez Farías.

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