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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22 - Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22

Carlos Almeida considered icon of African basketball

Luanda - The coach of the senior males of Petro de Luanda, the Cameroonian Lazare Adingono, said on Tuesday in the capital city of Angola that the shooting guard Carlos Almeida is an icon of the African basketball.

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Treinador da equipa sénior masculina de basquetebol do Petro de Luanda, Lazare Adingono

Photo: Clemente Santos

The coach said so to Angop at Victorino Cunha arena, where the 1º de Agosto/Petro de Luanda match, for the final of Angola cup, a game that did not finish due to the rain.

The match was aimed to bid farewell to Carlos Almeida for his official retirement.

Adingono said to have played against Carlos Almeida in 1994 and 1999, considering him a great basketball player, one of the best athlete in Africa.

“I think that he will leave a gap both in Angola and Africa, in general ", he said.

Aged 37 years, of which 14 at 1º de Agosto, the Angolan shooting guard of 1.92 metres ends his career. In 2006 world cup, he considered the top scorer of free throws.

Carlos Almeida won two national championships with Petro de Luanda, while in 1º d'Agosto, the player won 10 national championships, seven Angola cups, eight Wlademiro Romero super cups, seven cups of African Champions League, one Compal super cup and various provincial championships.

With the national team, Carlos played three championships, Indianapolis (US 2002), Saitama (Japan 2006) and Istanbul (Turkey2010).

The former captain of the Angolan team played three Olympics games, Sidney (Australia 2000), Athens (Greece 2004) and Beijing (China 2008).

Carlos Almeida will dedicate himself to politics as MP.

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