18 January 2013

Angola/South Africa: Sports Minister Leaves for South Africa

Luanda — Angolan minister of Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba, Friday left for Johannesburg, South Africa, to represent the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, at the official opening ceremony of the 29th African Cup of Nations (CAN2013), due to kick off Saturday.

The government minister said that he will properly represent the president José Eduardo dos Santos, Government and the entire Nation of Angola, in general.

The ceremony will gather about 50 heads of State and Government invited by the host President Jacob Zuma to witness the inauguration of the current edition of African Cup of Nations.

Speaking to Angop at "4 de Fevereiro" International Aiport in Luanda, the minister recalled the excellent relations of cooperation between Angola and South Africa.

He stressed that such ties are the reality sustained by the recent visit paid by President Jacob Zuma, under the strengthening of bilateral ties.

The first game of Angola is scheduled for January 19, Saturday, at 08:00 pm with Morocco.

Angola shares the group A along with Morocco, Cape Verde and South Africa.

Zambians (Chipolopolo) are currently the champions of the African Cup.

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