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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:14 - Updated Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:14

Former athlete lauds work and calls for greater discipline

Luanda - The former captain of the national senior women's handball team, Maria Odete Tavares, last Tuesday applauded the work done in women's sport, but called for greater rigour in the youth categories, aiming for successes in the future.

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Odete Tavares, former captain of the national handball team.

Photo: Lucas Neto

Speaking to ANGOP, in the ambit of the International Women's Day, Odete Tavares affirmed that many were the women who in the past served the nation in the most varied ways, to elevate the name of Angola in the world and those should be called nowadays so that they may pass their testimony in the best way to the younger ones.

To her, the focus must now fall on training, where there must be a rigour on the part of those who train, so that the future is crowned with success, being a work that must be done by all clubs.

As MP at the National Assembly (Parliament), in representation of the ruling MPLA party, Odete explained what should be done so that female sports in this country do not disappear.

Odete Tavares, who was captain of the national handball team, is now in her second term at the helm of the Angolan Association of Women and Sport (AMUD).

Born on August 18, 1976, she started her career at Benguela National Stadium in 1987.

She made her junior national debut in 1994 with coach Norberto Baptista and arrived in the senior position in 1997 under the management of coach Beto Ferreira.

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