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FAF says it is unaware of suspension of penalties on Angolan clubs

The president of the jurisdictional council of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), Sérgio Raimundo, told Lusa that he did not know whether the suspended clubs were free from penalties due to the appeals presented.


The jurist said that his department, to date, has not received any document from the disciplinary council, following the appeals presented by the clubs, contradicting the national press, which has reported that the clubs are free from suspension due to these same appeals.

Sérgio Raimundo said that when the case is forwarded to the jurisdictional council, the final decision will be applied, without any political guidance, but based on the law, three days after President João Lourenço considered the suspension applied by the FAF "very serious". to Angolan clubs, as they understand that the measure compromises the Angolan championship and football.

At issue is an audio released on social media in which Petro player Márcio Luvambo confirms that the team he represents paid three million kwanzas to Académica do Lobito to win 1.º de Agosto, in last season's Angola Cup game. .

The FAF suspended Petro de Luanda, coached by Portuguese Alexandre Santos, from all sporting activities for two years, due to the alleged involvement of the two-time Angolan champions in corruption schemes.

The punishment is applied for "failure to comply with the duty of collaboration to which he is bound with the FAF, within the scope of the disciplinary process initiated", reads a statement from the organization.

Petro de Luanda has won the football championship 17 times, a Girabola record, including the last two editions, both under the command of Portuguese Alexandre Santos.

The FAF disciplinary body also punished Kabuscorp do Palanca with the penalty of relegation to the second tier, also for corruption, during the qualification for Girabola, suspending the club's president, Bento Kangamba, for four years.

The coach of Académica do Lobito, Agostinho Tramagal, was punished with a four-year suspension, also for corruption, after admitting receiving one million kwanzas.

1.º de Agosto was also fined for failing to comply with his duties with the FAF.

Journalist Adolfo Manuel, from Rádio Nacional de Angola, is also targeted in the FAF statement, for having intermediated the act of corruption involving Kabuscorp and Académica do Lobito, with the files being sent to the regulatory bodies of the profession and to his Employer.

The measure forced the cancellation of the opening of the sporting season, with the Super Cup dispute between Petro de Luanda and Académica do Lobito, scheduled for the beginning of the current month, as well as the start of Girabola, scheduled for the 15th of the same month.


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