New head coach for Angola’s national basketball team


SPANIARD Josep Carlos has been named as the new head coach for Angola’s Senior National Men’s team. 

The announcement follows the resignation of Brazilian Jose Neto – who led the team throughout the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) African Basketball Championships (AfroBasket) qualifying windows in November 2020 and February 2021.

Carlos’ agreement with the Federaçao Angolana de Basquetebol will stretch until the AfroBasket tournament taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from August 24 to September 4. Prior to the AfroBasket tournament, Angola will compete for a place in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Angola will travel to Lithuania where they will take part in one of four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQT) where they are placed in group B. 

Only three of the 24 teams competing at their respective OQT will qualify for the olympics. Angola’s last appearance at the Olympics was in 2008 in Beijing, China.

Carlos has coached the national team’s of El Salvador and Mexico. Whilst coach of Mexico from 2010 to 2013 Carlos guided the team to a silver medal at the 2021 Central American and Caribbean games. 

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Carlos had an offer to coach Egypt’s national team in 2014 yet, a deal could not be achieved before Carlos would travel to Cairo.

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