Amputee footballers to play in Turkey

Luanda – The Angolan amputee football players Heno Guilherme and Jesus Morais as of November this year will be playing for the Istambul Yeditepe Sport Club of Turkey, which is the first time this happens in the Angolan adapted sport, announced last Saturday the general secretary of the Angolan Paralympic Committee (CPA), Antonio da Luz.

Speaking after the penultimate training session of the Amputee National Football Team � who will participate in the world championship set for 27 October to 05 November in Guadalajara, Mexico � said that the two midfielders will leave for Turkey in November.

Speaking in the presence of the minister of Youth and Sports, Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto, and the secretary of State for Sport Policies, Carlos de Almeida, the CPA official explained that the two paralympic footballers will be playing in the Turkey team on a probation period, until a contract is signed.

Heno Guilherme (congenital deficiency) is 26 years old and began playing the amputee football in 2011. He was world vice champion in 2014, in Mexico, and participated twice in the African Cup of Nations (in Ghana and Kenya).

Internally, he won the national championship in 2015, Angola League Cup in 2015 and 2016, as well as the Lwini Fund Cup in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Jesus Morais (congenital deficiency), 28, plays amputte football since the year 2013. He won the national championship in 2015, two Angola League Cups (2015 and 2016) and three Lwini Fund Cups (2013, 2015 and 2016).

Adapted sport exists in Angola since the year 1994, with the main sports being athletics, wheelchair basketball, amputee football and swimming.

Source: Angola Press News Agency