14 January 2013

Angola: Tennis Federation Suspended From International Events Due to Debts

Luanda — The Angolan Tennis Federation (FAT) must pay to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the continental body (CAT) USD 27.000 to return to international events, ANGOP learnt from an official source.

Speaking to ANGOP, during the handover of materials to Luanda Tennis Association, the new chairman of the Angolan Tennis Federation, Matias Castro da Silva, revealed that Angola was suspended from international competitions and other events due to debts acquired by the previous boards.

The chairman added that despite being a constraining situation and inherited from previous officials, the current board is making every effort to pay the debt and put the country back on international competitions, thus, counting on the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as from other institutions.

The debts with the ITF and CAT result mainly from the non-payment of registrations, subscriptions, fees and fines, from 2003 to 2012. During the referred period, FAT was led by former directors Luis Rosa Lopes, Gomes Maiato, and José Dias.

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