12 January 2013

Angola: Ambassador Stresses Sporting Relations With Angola

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Fernando Varela of Cape Verde scores with a header, helping his team make history by qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in their first Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Luanda — The ambassador of Cape Verde to Angola, Domingos Mascarenhas said that his country is interested in learning Angola's experience on sport field which date back to many years, as part of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Cape Verdean diplomat said so Friday during an interview to ANGOP that addressed issues on the African Cup of the Nations (CAN2013) scheduled from19 January to 10 February, in South Africa.

He said that the two States share important relationships in the sector, involving the respective Ministries.

As example, the ambassador said recently he visited the 1º de Agosto Club and learn of the working methods, the challenges and major problems, having suggested the establishment of relations with Desportivo da Praia, also a team attached to the Armed Forces in Cape Verde.

According to the diplomat, who admitted possibility of Angola to be among the candidates to win the CAN2013, said there are conditions of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Angola and the Ministry of Education and Sports of Cape Verde to continue to pursue other

ways of exchange.

In CAN2013, Cape Verde share the group A, with Angola, Morocco and the host South Africa.

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