Luanda – The Saturday’s match between Angola and Guinea- Bissau was considered on Thursday in Luanda as friendship game to privilege the solidarity within the Portuguese speaking community.
This was said by the secretary of State for Youth and Sports of Guinea-Bissau, Fernando Saldanha, short after arriving in Luanda escorting his national senior males football team.
Guinea-Bissau will face Angola on Saturday, in Luanda for a group J’s second round match qualifying for the African Cup of Nations (CAN2010), to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
“We want to show that Guinea-Bissau also plays good football, despite Angola has already shown it to Africa and world,” said Fernando Saldanha.
According to him, the Guinean squad came to Angola with a very well structured team.
Regarding existing bilateral co-operation, the secretary said sports relations between the two countries are good, as Angola has been supporting Guinea- Bissau in international competitions, with technical and material aid, transports and others.
The Guinean delegation, led by the minister of National Education, Culture, Science, Youth and Sports, Artur Silva, is expected to meet on Friday with Angolan minister of Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba and his aides.
The meeting is aimed at analysing the bilateral co-operation and assessing existing bilateral co-operation to improve exchange between the two countries.