FAF sacks national teams coordinator

Luanda – The head of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) sacked the coordinator for national teams, Paulo Ribeiro, who had been in charge since May 2009, Angop learned in Luanda.

The former federative official said that the fact happened last Tuesday and two days later he was called for the respective arrangements, without, however, advance the reasons for the breach of the contract until then undetermined.

Paulo Ribeiro coordinated the “Palancas Negras” in the African Nations Championships 2010 (Angola), 2012 (Equatorial Guinea), 2013 (South Africa), 2019 (Egypt) and CHAN 2011 (Sudan), 2016 (Rwanda) and 2019 (Morocco).

This is the third contractual termination between members and the board of the federation in the term of President Artur Almeida e Silva.

Following the election of the current administration in 2017, then-vice-president of training, Norberto de Castro allegedly resigned due to bad relations with the incumbent chairperson.

Recently it was the national coach’s turn to abandon the “administration, also for alleged misunderstanding and lack of payments under the contractual clauses.

Serbian Srdjan Vasiljevic was hired in December 2017 and last July did not go beyond the first phase with the national team at CAN2019 in Egypt.

Angop tried to contact the FAF president and vice president, namely Artur de Almeida and AdAPound o Costa, who were not available.

This situation occurs at a time when Angola is preparing the double commitment against Gambia to be counted on for the preliminary rounds of access to the 2022 World Cup qualifying group stage in Qatar.

The first leg will take place next September 6 in Banjul and the second leg four days later (10) in Luanda at the 11 November Stadium.

Source: Angola Press News Agency