Lisbon — Sao Tome and Principe will host the 9th Sports Games of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP), set for 2014, according to the decision of the Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth and Sports of the member countries, held in Mafra (Portugal), on July 6-7.
According to the final communiqué, the ministers responsible for youth and sport of the CPLP rejoiced at the prominence of their countries in sports events of considerable importance in different contexts.
In this sense they were satisfied at the performance of Angola in the World Handball Championship held in Brazil in January 2012, in which the team failed to qualify to the semi-finals, losing by 23-28 to Denmark, and the organisation of the World Championship of Roller-Skate Hockey in 2013.
The Conference also declared satisfaction at the fact that Brazil will host, in 2014, the World Cup in football, and in 2016 the Olympic Games, as well as the fact that Mozambique has organised the 10th All Africa Games, held in September 2011, and the performance of Portugal in the European Football Championship, held this year in Ukraine and Poland.
Angola was represented at the event by the deputy minister for youth issues, Job Castelo Capapinha.