Angola: Petro De Luanda Focused On Infrastructure

Luanda — The construction of sports infrastructure, especially a stadium, is an imperative need for Petro de Luanda, as a way to perpetuate the greatness of the club, said this Saturday the honorary president of the club, Hermínio Escórcio.

In statements to the press, after the extraordinary general assembly of members, held in the capital of the country, the founding member said the club is in a phase of restructuring, and the prospect is to build, in addition to the stadium, an academy and a training center.

Without advancing dates for the materialization of these actions, the history of the "tricolours" points to the financial condition as a determining factor for the fulfillment of such a desideratum.

At the main meeting, where the report and the 2019 financial year were approved, it was decided to hold elections on 18 July. Before that, on the 3rd of the same month, the list (or lists) composing the board for the four-year period 2020/24 will be opened.

So far, Tomás Faria, the only candidate to take on the presidency, has already earned the trust of the main sponsor, Sonangol.

The adjustment of the logo, amended in 2017, was unanimously approved. The idea is to return to symbols that portray the essence of the 15-time football championship team.

Founded in 1980, Petro de Luanda is one of the most charismatic clubs in Angola, with around nine thousand members.

With football, basketball and handball as the most representative sports, the association also moves volleyball, roller hockey, gymnastics, athletics, karate-do, sailing and cycling.

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