Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:42 - Updated Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:40
FIFA support encourages federation head to run another term
Luanda - The outgoing head of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), Artur Almeida, on Thursday said he decided to run for another four-year term at the helm of the institution, in order to materialize the national football development projects financed by the FIFA.
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FAF chairperson, Artur Almeida e Silva
Photo: Henri Celso
Speaking to sport Radio 5, Almeida admitted that his staff only fulfilled 70 percent of the previous program, much hindered by the financial crisis in the country, which has also affected the FAF.
He cited as an example that the FAF needed 12 million US dollars per year to cover its expenses, but received only about USD 600, 000 from the Youth and Sports Ministry.
Artur Almeida added that FAF’s intention was to turn the national football into a big industry; so he resorted to international diplomacy as the internal sponsors had withdrawn and FIFA had suspended any support for the country.
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