28 August 2007

CAPE VERDE : Country's Point Forward Reinforces 1º De Agosto

Cape Verde's basketball player Marques Houtman, elected best point-forward at the recently finished Afrobasket/2007, has signed a one-year contract with 1º de Agosto, ANGOP has learnt.
This was said at a press conference given by the club's president, Raul Hendrick. During the interview, witnessed by the the athlete, he assured 1º de Agost are still searching for reinforcement in the power-forward and centre positions.
Regarding the Portuguese Francisco Jordao, he did not confirm an agreement, adding that the only certain new acquisition is Marques Houtman.
"If we reach an agreement with another player we will confirm", Raul Hendrick explained.On his turn, 1º de Agosto coach, Jaime Covilha, said this contract with the Cape Verdean point-forward will make the team stronger and increase the quality at point-forward and shooting- guard positions, adding that the team has rescinded the contract with the US athlete John Gray.
Meanwhile, Cape Verde's small forward Rodrigo Mascarenhas, who was voted one of the five best players at the Afrobasket, might also sign for 1º de Agosto in the coming days.
1º de Agosto, a team that does not win the championship for the last two seasons, has as point-forwards Miguel Lutonda, Armando Costa, Walter Costa and the power-forwards Carlos Almeida and Mayzer Alexandre.

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