30 July 2012

Angola: Bravos Do Maquis End Contract With Coach João Machado

Luena — The management of FC Bravos do Maquis today terminated the contract with the head coach of the soccer team, Joao Machado, reads a communiqué that reached Angop.

According to the note, the rupture occurred amicably between the parties, following the poor results obtained in the last days of the National Football League's first division, Girabola 2012.

The document stresses that negotiations are being made to hire a new coach, with features that will be in accordance with the objectives of the club.

FC Bravos do Maquis will be led by a technical commission coordinated by Rodrigo Delduque Minotti, the statement said.

Joao Machado was hired to replace Joao Pintar in charge of the team. Since taking command of FC Bravos do Maquis, this season, the club lost eight times, won six and drew on five occasions, totalling 23 points in ninth place, less than the 26 points of the league leaders Recreativo do Libolo of Kwanza Sul

This is the ninth coach fired this season. In the present Girabola were sacked Alain Claude and Miguel Banganga (Sporting de Cabinda), Antonio Caldas (Interclub), Álvaro Magalhães (Nacional Benguela), Jorge Humberto Chaves (Benfica de Luanda), Miroslav Maksimovic (Petro de Luanda) and Jose Luis Borges (Santos FC), Louis Aires (Recreativo Caála) and Joao Machado (Bravos do Maquis).

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