2 January 2013

Angola: More Angolans in African Handball Federation

Luanda — At least four Angolan officials were appointed to various commissions of the African Handball Confederation (CAHB), in recognition of the contribution that the country has made in the development of the sport on the continent, ANGOP learned from the institution.

According to a statement signed by the general secretary of CAHB, Charles Omboumahou were appointed to medical commission (Abel David), Technical and Methodology commission (Pina de Almeida), Working Group for female handball commission (Elsa Major) and Arbitration and Game Rules commission (José Venancio).

After Pedro Godinho, the chairperson of the Angolan Handball Federation (FAAND) and even then only leader of the committee of Competitions Organization CAHB, the country begins 2013 in search of more decision- making positions in the structures of the governing body of the sport in Africa.

Abel David was the doctor of the national team of cadets in world cup 2012, held in Montenegro, Elsa Major vice president of FAAND, and José Venancio, former president of the Atletico Sport Aviaçao (ASA) and former international referee of handball.

Pina de Almeida, national technical director, was senior female coach in the 1980s and Male (2000 and 2002), took the men's junior team in the 2006 African championship, in Libya, ranking in fifth place. He is responsible for the country's first continental title in handball, to win the Champion Clubs' Cup in 1986, and also in charge of Ferroviario club.

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