Football: Defence minister appalled by Uige tragedy

Luanda – Angolan Defence minister JoAPound o Lourenco Saturday in Luanda addressed a message of condolences over the tragic event that struck the northern province of Uige due to the incident occurred in the local “04 de Janeiro” Stadium, killing 17 people and several more injured.

On behalf of National Defence Ministry, the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and my own address to the Government of Uige and bereaved families the deep feelings of regret and solidarity to the wounded and wishing them speedy recovery, reads the letter.

Angop learnt that the tragic incident occurred when the local Santa Rita de Cassia were hosting Recreativo do Libolo in a first division league match.

Addressed condolences was also the Provincial Committee of the ruling MPLA party in Luanda.

Luanda Government, National Secretariat of the ruling party’s youth wing (JMPLA), also condoled with bereaved families and the local government.

Source: Angola Press News Agency