The players from Clube Desportivo das Aves are in an extremely fragile position. The Portuguese Primeira Liga club has serious financial troubles and since February 2020, the players, coaches, and club staff have been demanding their wages. The situation in the team is very serious because the first team is on strike until a settlement can be reached for the missing payments. The situation escalated in mid-February after it was found that the investor and owner of the Avense administration, Chinese (businessman?) Wei Zhao, had no longer been able to make international bank transfers from the most populous country in the world since the beginning of the year. At the time, the leader justified the delays with the advancement of the COVID-19 disease, which was detected in December in Wuhan. After round 24, Aves is last on the Primeira Liga table and will have a hard time staying in the league.

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