Angola: Amputee Football World Cup - World Title Grants Values to Country

Luanda — The Chairperson of the Angolan Olympic Committee (COA), Gustavo da Conceicao, Monday in Luanda considered that the world crutches football cup, won by the Angolan national football team last Sunday, universally reinforces the potential demonstrated for years, to the country in terms of adapted sport.

The sport official who was speaking to ANGOP about the title achievement in Mexico, adding that there was a demonstration of overcoming within this specialty, and defended better working conditions in the sector, aiming to support the position previously won.

He said that on several occasions Angola was at the highest level in the adapted sport, through the former sprinter José Sayovo, so it becomes necessary to boost in order to reinforce the process of raising values.

Angola have won the 2018 Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico, beating Turkey 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out last Sunday's final.

The African team, who finished as runners-up at the last World Cup, sealed their championship victory thanks to a winning spot-kick from Henio Guilerme.

To achieve that goal, the Angolans had previously defeated Ukraine by 4-0), Spain (1-0), Italy (2-0), Brazil (2-1) and Poland by 6-5, losing only to the Haiti by 1-2.

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