Luanda — Thirty thousand euros is the amount that the Angolan Handball Federation (FAAND) needs for the allowance of the national senior women's team, which play from 30 November to 15 December in the World Cup in Japan.
The information was given on Monday to Angop, in Luanda, by the president of the organization, Pedro Godinho, explaining that the federation has values in kwanzas and that the commercial banks favor the granting of credit cards, while the athletes prefer the currencies in hands.
However, he said that the money allocated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports for this endeavor was already fully made available and that the 34 million kwanzas currently in cash will be used to buy tickets, currently sold for USD 1.600,00.
In the face of embarrassment, Pedro Godinho said that the ten-day training camp was not already held at the venue (Japan) and that the national team travel only on the 27th November.
Angola, which participate in the tournament for the 14th time, appear in group A with the Netherlands, Norway which won championship for three times, Serbia, Slovenia and Cuba.
The national players summoned for the task are Teresa de Almeida "Bá" goalkeeper (Petro de Luanda), Amália Pinto, Helena de Sousa (1º de Agosto) Left wing; Janete Santos, Vilma da Silva (1º de Agosto) Right half distance; Claudete José, Joana da Costa (Petro de Luanda) and Iracelma da Silva (1º de Agosto). Right half-distance; Juliana Machado, Wuta Dombaxi (1º Agosto) and Azenaide Carlos (Petro de Luanda).
Complete the squad; Marilha Quizelete, Magda Cazanga (left half-way - Petro de Luanda). Helena Paulo, Natália Bernardo and Isabel Guialo (Central -1º de Agosto) and Vilma Nenganga (central - Petro de Luanda). Albertina Cassoma, Liliana Venâncio and Ruth João (Pivot - 1º Agosto).