Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:09 - Updated Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:09
FAF confirms 1º de Maio soccer Team in Girabola2017
Luanda - The Benguela based 1º de Maio football team will definitely participate this season in the main national soccer championship (Girabola), although it was relegated from division in the past season, replacing Benfica de Luanda team, said to Angop an Angolan Football federation source.
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1º de Maio players (in rede) tussling for the ball
Photo: David Dias
The FAF sports technical committee chairman, Jeremias Simão, confirmed the direct inclusion of the Benguela team, the only one that responded positively to the federation's request to hold a match between five participants.
He said that with the rejection of other teams the governing body of football validated the request from 1º de Maio, as the team said to be ready to participate in the competition.
1º de Maio has won the national championship of the first division twice (1983 and 1985) and the Angola Cup on three occasions (1982, 1983 and 2007).
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