Lobito — The chairperson of Académica Petróleos Clube do Lobito, Luís Borges, was re-elected last Friday for another four-year term at the head of that historic club in the Benguela province, with 92 votes.
In the election act related to the 2020/2024 term, Luís Borges led the single list of 129 members, 37 of whom were absent from the ballot.
While making a speech after the electoral act, held at the headquarters of the club, Luís Borges pointed out as objectives to make Académica the largest club in the municipality of Lobito and its ambassador in national football.
The official also pledged to promote a campaign to attract members in the province of Benguela and in the rest of the country, to build a training ground for the football training classes and to create partnerships with sports agents and associations from other countries.
Luís Borges also includes on the agenda the revitalization of handball, roller hockey and chess, as well as raising new sponsors for the club, through the advertising contracts and exchange of services contract and making the senior football team play with stability in the next national championship, Girabola Zap.
National runners-up in 1999, Académica do Lobito, designation inspired by the Coimbra counterpart (Portugal), was founded on 17 March 1970, in Lobito city, by Geraldo Terceiro Guiado, currently honorary president.
Académica Petróleos Clube do Lobito, current and official designation, came out, however, of the merger with Grupo Desportivo da Sonangol, on 17 March 1981. Yellow and black are the traditional colors of Lobito players in official games, the opposite being used as alternative equipment.
César Caná, with at least 70 goals scored in 10 seasons in the service of the Lobito squad is still leading the list of top goalscorer at Académica.