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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:18 - Updated Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:17

Reduction of foreign basketball players in championship hailed

Lubango - 1º de Agosto basketball players Armando Costa and Eduardo Mingas, Tuesday in southern Huila province, said the reduction of foreigners playing in the national championship will enable locals to show their skills up.

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Basketballer Eduardo Mingas

Photo: Morais Silva

They also said the emergence of new players would provide more options for the national teams.

According to point-guard Armando Costa, the financial crisis has blocked some teams from seeking foreign players as that used to be done on a regular basis few years ago.  

To him, the drop in foreign players in the championship can help both squads and national teams to overcome the poor results scored in African competitions.

In his turn, Eduardo Mingas, former Recreativo do Libolo’s centre-forward that recently joined 1º de Agosto, this new situation will allow young Angolan players to have greater opportunity to show their skills up.

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