Sport Rosario extends contracts and will participate in the Copa Sudamericana

O n Sunday the 3rd of December, the last matches for the Clausura Tournament of the Primera División were played and Sport Rosario managed to beat Juan Aurich 2-0 on the final date of the closing tournament. The Huaraz-based team thus secured its place in the Copa Sudamericana 2018 and next year´s second most important tournament in South America. In an interesting match, Rosario´s win was secured by goals of Carlos Uribe and Cristian Adrianzén and as a result, Sport Rosario ended above bigger clubs such as Sporting Cristal, Huancayo and Municipal in the accumulated league table.

On the other hand, Sport Rosario´s opponent Juan Aurich and Alianza Atletico got relegated to the Second Division of professional football as they finished fifteenth and sixteenth respectively. The relegation of both teams became definite on November the 29th when the Peruvian Court of Sports Arbitration reversed the ruling that initially gave them a win and thus three points for their games against Real Gracilazo.

The newly promoted team from Huaraz, nicknamed Auriazules, did much better as was predicted at the start of the 2017 season. During the Summer Tournament (Torneo de Verano) Sport Rosario ended up runner-up behind Foot Ball Club Melgar from Arequipa, but before Peruvian champions of 2012, 2014 and 2016 Sporting Cristal from Lima. In the Apertura Tournament, Sport Rosario obtained 21 points (5 wins, 6 draws, 4 losses) and in the Clausura Tournament the team finished even sixth. (5 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses). In the accumulated league table, Los Canallas ended up seventh with a total of 65 points.

Alianza Lima got crowned champion of Peru after a drought of 10 years without a single title; the team won both the Apertura as the Clausura of 2017 and they will participate in the group phase of the Copa Libertadores 2018. Real Garcilaso from Cusco finished second, miles ahead of Melgar and Universitario, the latter will enter the first qualifying round of the Copa Libertadores. UTC (Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca), Sport Huancayo and Sporting Cristal will join Sport Rosario in the first phase of the Copa Sudamericana. The 2018 Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana will be the 17th edition of the tournament and counts with 44 teams from 10 countries (Arg 6, Bol 4, Bra 6, Chi 4, Col 4, Ecu 4, Par 4, Per 4, Uru 4 and Ven 4). The first stage of the Copa Sudamericana will commence on the 13th of February of 2018.

Sporting Cristal´s Irven Beybe Ávila Acero became the 2017 Torneo Descentralizado de Fútbol Profesional topscorer with 22 league goals. Cristian Bogado from Paraguay scored 20 goals, two more than number three, the Panamanian professional association football striker Luis Carlos “Matador” Tejada Hansell of Universitario. Finally, Sport Rosario´s most successful goal scorer was Janio Carlo Posito Olazabal with 12 goals.

There was more good news for the local heroes of Sport Rosario as central defender Carlos Javier Beltrán Neroni renewed his contract for one more season at the Rosas Pampas Stadium. This example was soon followed by 33-year-old star goalkeeper Salomón Libman who also extended his contract with Sport Rosario for one more season. Libman is the player with the most matches played during the summer, opening and closing tournaments of the Peruvian Professional Highest Football Division, as he played all 44 matches throughout the 2017 season. Libman´s rolling contract and great form demonstrated throughout the season made he was wanted by some bigger clubs in Peru, however, he diceded to sign a new one-year-deal. Additionally, Paulo Goyoneche, José Canova and Anghello Vera also signed extensions of their contracts and may well taste some international football in 2018. Also, Colombian central defender Jhon Tapia was announced as the first new (free transfer) signing for the next season. The 29-year-old previously played for Peruvian minor clubs such as Sport Victoria, Torino de Talara, José Gálvez and Comerciantes Unidos.

Photo: Alfredo Osorio Trujillo

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply


Archeological monuments suffering water filtrations due to rain

According to declarations made by staff of the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Ancash (DDC), most archeological monuments in the […]

Noise pollution in Huaraz for 99% caused by claxons

A group of teachers and students of the Chao Virú University in Trujillo were to be seen on the main […]

After estimating 8,000 dogs, Huaraz Municipality agrees to tackle stray dog problem

Some tourists ironically call Huaraz the city of dogs and you can´t blame them for that. It´s actually very sad […]

Laguna Palcacocha still without its early warning system

A visit to Lake Palcacocha learned that the lake which caused the 1941 flood in Huaraz and killed approximately 2,000 […]

Heavy rain causes many roads to collapse in Huaraz and Ancash area

The torrential rains that affected the Callejon de Huaylas for the past month have left houses, schools and roads in […]

Certified osteopathy course offered in Huaraz by an Amercian psychotherapist

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Danaan Lahey that the International Society of Orthobionomy Peru will be organising a 22-month […]

Meteorologist predicts waterlogging and heavy rainfall in Huaraz

Rafael Figueroa Tauquino predicts more heavy rain for the urban area of Huaraz. Not the news many tourists would like […]

Psychologist: Anxiety is a problem for people in Huaraz’

Psychologist Yalu Palomino Zárate shared her professional point of view on a part of Huaraz society. Having analysed and studied […]

Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

BREAKING: Three Spanish mountaineers and Peruvian guide die on Mateo

An expedition counting four Spanish climbers and their mountain guide from Huaraz (Rubén Dario Alva) was hit by surprise and […]

Early seismic movement awakens citizens Ancash coast

A perceptible tremor of 4.6 on the Richter scale awoke many people on the Ancash shore living in Huarmey, Casma, […]

Baby with 12 fingers and 12 toes born in Chimbote hospital

A beautiful baby was born in the Hospital La Caleta in Chimbote on the eve of New Year. However, when […]

Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South […]

Visitors are prohibited to take plastic into Huascaran National Park

William Martínez Shiñquin, head of the Huascarán National Park, announced that they have issued a provision that prohibits the entry […]

Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]