The draw held at the CBF headquarters placed Moto Club as Bahia’s opponent in the first phase of the Copa do Brasil.
A team from Maranhão that will compete in Série D in 2024, the Moto Club had a troubled month of January on and off the pitch, with results below expectations on the state scene.
Coach fired in January
Coach Marcinho Guerreiro was fired after just two games in charge of the team, with two draws that were not exciting.
Furthermore, the fact that he had been detained by the police for late payment of child support contributed even more to his dismissal. The detail is that the arrest in the locker room before a State game.
Since then, Tuca Guimarães took charge of the team and has yet to impress the fans.
Player who is a manager
The main name of the Moto Club squad is the steering wheel Léo Silva (photo). With spells at Cruzeiro and Botafogo, the athlete spent ten seasons in Japanese football before joining Moto Club in 2023.
At 40 years old, the midfielder is a starter and a highlight of the Maranhão team.
The interesting thing is that he gives his opinion on football administrative matters.
A native of Maranhão and a declared supporter of the Moto Club, the athlete postponed his retirement precisely to defend his favorite club.
With his experience, he is consulted on matters related to the formation of the squad and has a guaranteed position on the board when he leaves football.
Moto Club in 2024
One of the main clubs in Maranhão, Moto Club is disappointing at the start of the season.
There are six games, with just one win, three draws and two defeats.
The red-black team was eliminated by Juazeirense in the first phase of the Pre-Nordestão and recently lost to Tuntum in the State Championship.
In the Maranhense classification, Moto is in fourth place with five points. Its main rival, Sampaio Corrêa, has 12 points.
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