His club is in fifth position in Group B of the league (Photo: Instagram / cafessajalisco)
After passing more than a year in prison and pay a bond of three million pesos for the death of a newly married couple in a car crash in June 2019, Joao maleck officially returned to the soccer fields.
This Friday the 21-year-old forward debuted with the Sports Cafessa, team of the Premier league (second division) of the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and did it as a visitor in front of the Irapuato, in a duel corresponding to Day 19 of the competition.
Omar Briseño, technical director of the Guadalajara team, put it in the starting eleven and took it out of change to minute 82. During the match, Maleck, who wore number 33, He looked combative and had good arrivals at the rival goal; however, he was unable to score and the match ended tied at zero.
Cafessa remains in fifth position in Group B in the league, with 36 points. The next game will be on Saturday, February 27 against the Deer FC, who are in last place.
He could not score a goal on his return (Photo: Twitter / josejuangelmx)
It is worth mentioning that the former player from Porto (Portugal) and Seville (Spain) had offers from teams such as Alteños de Tepatitlán, in the Expansion League, to continue his career in the State of Jalisco where he has legal commitments, but after not reaching an agreement, the Cafessa team was the only team in the entity that gave him the opportunity to stay in football activity.
Actually Joao Maleck’s letter still belongs to Santos Laguna, so he is now on loan to the Cafessa team.
“I have a personal rematch”
A few days ago Joao broke the silence and spoke for the TUDN channel about the promise what did he do to the relatives of the victims, who had two young children.
I promised them that I would support them financially, because they depended on their father’s income and little or a lot, I promised to help them and told them that by working as a bricklayer I would help them
Pavel Pardo, a former América figure, was key for the 21-year-old forward to have a second chance in Mexican soccer (Photo: Twitter / LosPlayers)
Maleck assured that during his stay in prison that it never crossed his mind to leave the courtsWell, he had the opportunity to train and his dream since he was a child is to be a football star.
It might be easier to get away from the spotlight, but since I was a child I had a dream and I have a personal commitment […] I have a personal revenge, helping many people, two children and the relatives of the accident I had and I have to move forward, for myself and my family
Although the fatal accident occurred when the player was driving a Mustang to speeding and after leaving a nightclub where drank alcoholic beverages, argued that the impact was due to a distraction.
I know it was my responsibility, I even accept that it was a mistake on my part, it was very hard but it could have happened to anyone, it could have been my turn to be on the other side […] I never neglected the other party. The first thing I did when I got out (of the car) and asked how they were, obviously
For its part, Hector Reynoso, vice president of Deportivo Cafessa, confessed in an interview to ESPN that Maleck’s contract does not include any clause that involves the legal situation of the player, in addition, it will always be a priority that he fulfills his responsibility before the authorities
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