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Sat, 28 Jan 2006 11:24

Basketball: Petro de Luanda Conquer "Vladmiro Romero" Trophy


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Luanda, 01/28 - Petro Atlético de Luanda senior male team conquered Friday night, at Cidadela pavillion, here, the 12th edition of the Super Trophy "Vladmiro Romero", by defeating their rival 1º de Agosto by 97-89.

Led by the youngster Carlos Morais, who ended the game as best scorer with 23 points, Petro de Luanda "Petrolíferos" played well during the match.

At the end of the game, 1º de Agosto coach, Mário Palma, recognised the potential of the opponent, affirming that his team played badly.

Alberto de Carvalho "Ginguba", Petro de Luanda coach, stressed that the victory was due to the team`s good shape, mainly made up by young players.

He defended more work and appealed to his athletes to respect their opponents,so that they can achieve other conquests.

This is the first time Petro de Luanda conquer "Vladmiro Romero" Super trophy, since it was instituted six years ago, by the Angolan Basketball Federation (FAB), in honour of the late national coach.

Vlademiro Romero trained Petro de Luanda and Angola national team.

Training the national team he conquered the Africa Nations Cup in 1995, in Algeria, and took the team to the third place in 1997, in Dakar, Senegal.