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Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:54 - Updated Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:54

Football: FAF wants youth integration in main national team

Benguela - The chairperson of the Angolan Football Federation (FAC), Artur Almeida e Silva, defended in the city of Benguela the gradual integration of the best young athletes who play for different clubs of the 18 provinces of the country in the Palancas Negras (nickname of national soccer team), aiming at a "more national" squad.

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Chairperson of the Angolan Soccer Federation (FAF), Artur Almeida e Silva

Photo: Leonardo Castro

According to the official, who spoke to the press about the under-20 National Championship of the sport that took place in the city of Benguela from 14 to 26 of the current month, and won by Desportivo da Huíla, financial conditionality hampers us to have a truly main national team.

"Sometimes people are unaware of the difficulties we are experiencing. The financial constraints do not allow us to bring young people to the capital of the country and to host them in hotels for 10 or 15 days, "said the chairperson, while predicting that in the coming times the situation will be overcome.

Artur Almeida e Silva explained that the Under-15 and Under-20 competitions were followed up by national coaches and that he believes that the main national team will be more national in the near future.

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