Cape Verde gets new national soccer coach

Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Cape Verde Football Association (FCF) has appointed Alexandre Alhinho, a Portuguese as the new coach of its national team to replace outgoing Oscar Duarte, reliable sources said in Praia Tuesday.
Alhinho, 41, was until his new appointment, head coach of the Academic Association of Sao Vicente in Portugal.
He will be assisted on his new job by former Cape Verdean international Ze Rui, who had also starred for several Portuguese Division One clubs.
Alhinho is credited with a brilliant career, including playing for some Portuguese clubs and the national team at different levels.
He is also to co-ordinate Cape Verde's Under-15 and Under-23 national teams.
Alhinho told journalists that Cape Verde's qualification for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Tunisia was "a major challenge but not his final objective".
The Cape Verdeans are in Group 5, which also includes Togo, Kenya and Mauritania in the CAN qualification series.

06 mai 2003 20:11:00

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