Basketball: Coach confirms presence of Silvio and Bruno

Luanda – The Angolan basketball players, Silvio Sousa and Bruno Fernandes, who play in United States of America, will integrate the squad that will compete in the International Basketball Tournament, to take place in Luanda on1-3 September, aimed at preparing the national team for their participation in the FIBA Men’s AfroBbasket2017, to be co-hosted in Tunisia and Senegal.

This was said to the press by the head coach of the national squad, Manuel Silva, at the end of a training session held on Friday at kilamba multipurpose pavilion in Luanda.

According to him, the two players are expected to arrive in the Luanda on Tuesday and immediately start working with the team.

He also added that the athletes will face no difficulties to adapt, taking into account the characteristics of the Angolan basketball.

The tournament will count on the participation of South Africa, Mozambique and DR Congo.

For AfroBasket2017, Angola is integrated in group B, together with Central African Republic, Morocco and Uganda.

Source: Angola Press News Agency