In January, in an interview for the UOL Esportes portal, the administrative coordinator of Fluminense, Marcelo Penha, highlighted the anxiety for awards to the finalists.
– We hope there will be an award. I think that with the increase in revenues, the company that is looking for sponsors and plaques will succeed. It was agreed that when it reaches a certain level, it will start to create a prize fund. God willing, it will be a success and will have an award – Penha said at the time.
The competition officially ends on April 9, the date of the second Fla-Flu game. This is the fourth consecutive final disputed by the clubs in the State. Current champion, Fluminense fights for the second championship, something that has not happened since the mid-1980s.