|Irene Goncalves on the ball|
ANGOLA CAPTAIN TO RETIRE FROM INTERNATIONAL SOCCER
The captain of national women's football team, Irene Gonçalves, announced that she retire from the national team, due to lack of motivation among other things. She pegged her decision on the non payment of bonuses by officials of the Angolan Federation (FAF), during the qualifying rounds for the All Africa Games set for Mozambique next September.
She said that the Angolan FA reneged on theri promise of paying each palyer $2000 and instead gave them a paltry sum of $500.
Another of her reasons was that the mentioned federation has failed to organize national championships for ladies the past three years,which has hampered the development of the women's game in the country.The 27-year old skipper was the scorer of the first Angolan goal in the African championship of the modality, held in Nigeria, in 2002.
Angola was eliminated of the All Africa Games, after a 0-2 defeat against Zimbabwe.
Simpore Sisters Ready To Suit Up After Long Absence
Many have wondered the where abouts of the Simpore sisters(Salimata and Bilguissa) after the African Women's Championship in South Africa 2010 and their absence through out the 2012 Olympic games qualifiers. Controversy followed both sisters after the AWC when Nigeria and Ghana registered a failed protest about the gender of the sisters however,the Equatorial Guinea FA has confirmed that both sisters will definitely play at the world cup in Germany later in June.
When asked about updates of the teams preparation towards the world cup,the spokeman said, the Nzalang Femenina will play against the national women's team of Belgium on Tuesday in Eupen.