Luanda – The chairman of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), Pedro Neto, said a national team coach will be appointed after the matter is thoroughly considered.
Pedro Neto was speaking to the press on Friday in Luanda, during the seminar on “Policy and Strategy for Development of Sport”.
Asked when the outgoing national coach would be definitely replaced, Pedro Neto said the matter was still being thoroughly considered, telling journalists to refrain from precipitations and questions that bring no advantages to the sport in the country.
“I am not going to answer this question, as it is a habit for us to be treating a matter and being asked about the coach. The national coach must be appointed at the time FAF has the matter thoroughly thought over. Don’t rush with questions that bring no advantages to the sport in Angola,” said the official.
The Angolan Football Federation hired the services of Angolan Romeu Filemon as national coach, as part of the qualifiers for the World Cup of 2014.
He on the occasion announced that the new coach for the national team would come from Brazil, Uruguay or ex-Yugoslavia.
The Angolan national team will be back on the pitch on August this year for the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations of 2013, after having played Uganda in Luanda (1-1) and Liberia (0-0) in Monrovia in matches qualifying for the World Cup of 2014.
A draw will be held on July6 5 this year, ahead of the start of the qualifiers for the CAN.
Angolan will play a two-leg match with the same opponent, thanks to the quarter-final position reached in the CAN held in the country.
Meanwhile, FAF is in a tight schedule to hire a foreign coach for the national or keep Romeu Filemon currently in charge.