13 February 2013

Angola: Officials Point Out Gains With Holding of Hockey World Cup in Angola

Luanda — Sport officials and politicians said on Tuesday that the holding of the hockey world cup in the country on 20-28 September 2013 in the cities of Luanda and Namibe will bring some significant changes in the life of many Angolans, mainly among the youth.

Speaking to Angop at the end of the launching ceremony of the 41st hockey world cup to take place for the first time in Africa, Pedro Neto president of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) said that the simplicity of this ceremony shows that work is being well

done at the technical, sport and organizational point of view.

"The world cup is a responsibility of everyone that feels to be Angolan", he said.

On his turn, the university lecturer and political analyst, Luvualu de Carvalho said that the holding of this world event once again will serve to show Angola being its borders through sport that has lately been the ambassador of a nation that grows everyday.

Pedro Godinho, president of the Angolan Handball Federation (FAAND), the construction of the two multi-purpose pavilions will also benefit other kinds of sport.

"The new hotels surely will generate more jobs that is one of the gains that the world cup will bring in Angola", said the lecturer.

On his turn, the journalist Luís Fernando said that he was impressed by the way the competition was presented and the world cup will overcome the expectations.

The world cup will be played by 16 national teams, distributed in four groups.

Check the groups:

Group A: Spain, Brazil, Austria and Switzerland

Group B: Argentina, France, Germany and England

Group C: Angola, Portugal, Chile and South Africa

Group D: Mozambique, Italy, US and Colombia.

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