Praia, March 16 (Inforpress) - Men's basketball coach Emanuel "Mane" Trovoada urges Cabo Verdean unity to join the national team in the qualifiers for Afrobasket'2017 and says he believe in this project even though the short working time.

Returning to the national team, Mane who since Monday has been working with the national team in the Dakar Senegal training for the double commitment, the qualifying tournament in Mali and Senegal, said he returned to the Cabo Verdean team with a "great emotion" for Cabo Verde, because the country was going through difficulties in terms of basketball.

He said that he had entered into this compromise in less than 48 hours after the invitation, and thanked his club Libolo in Angola to leave him come, while calling on all Cabo Verdeans "to be together" (Djunta mo) because "Cabo Verde is above all else".

"I came for Cabo Verde, for the country I like, for the athletes, leaders. It's a very big emotion, "Mane explains, convinced that it will be a very difficult qualification because the short time to prepare for the game, but he "could not turn his back to Cabo Verde at such a difficult time for basketball. "