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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:26 - Updated Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:26

Former basketball player Filipe Abraão dies

Luanda - Former basketball player Filipe Abraão died on Wednesday in Luanda, of a disease, said on Thursday the site of 1º de Agosto, team with which he won three Cups of Champion Clubs.

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Angolan basketball in mourning

Photo: Henri Celso

The 39-year-old, who in the service of the national team won an Afrobasket in 2009 in Libya, was noted for his defensive characteristics and triple throw (3 points).

He started his sports career in Cabinda. He came to Luanda, where he represented ASA, 1º de Agosto, Recreativo do Libolo and returned to ASA to finish his career.

In the D'Agosto, he won three national titles and an equal number of Cups of Champion Clubs. At Libolo he won a National Championship and a Champions League Cup.

Until his death, on Wednesday night, Filipe Abraão was dedicated to training as a coach at Clube Recreativo do Libolo.

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