Former player replaces Mario Palma as 1º de Agosto coach
Angola, Luanda - The Angolan coach Paulo Macedo will substitute the Portuguese-Guinean Mario Palma in the senior men's basketball team of 1º de Agosto, ANGOP learnt Monday from the vice president of the club, Jose Moniz.According to the source, the then assistant coach of Luis Magalhaes (2009/10 2010/11) and Mario Palma (2011/12) in the "military" side, signed one year renewable contract. "He is our coach and with future. We believe in his potentials," he said, stressing that Macedo has learned a lot during the years he was assistant coach.Walter Costa will be one of the assistant coaches and the other will be soon indicated by Paulo Macedo, according to the vice president for basketball.Paulo Macedo, African champion for the national team, is one of Angolan basketball references. In addition to coaching career, having begun in the training sides, he stood out as a player in 1º de Agosto and Belenenses of Portugal.Last season, the "red-blacks" team, winners of Angola Cup, finished in second place in a championship won by Recreativo do Libolo.