The chairman of the Central Council of Football Referees of Angola, Carvalho Neto, told the press in Luanda that the Angolan Federation of Football (FAF) received on Thursday a press communiqué from the African Confederation of Football (CAF) saying that the referee had returned to the staff of FIFA without advancing further details.
Carvalho Neto said that FAF asked CAF for explanation about the reasons that led to the removal of the referee Helder Martins.
At the end of last December, was released the information that Helder Martins, 34 years old, was not on the FIFA list of referees for 2012, for reasons that this body did not justify.
With his return, Angola has five international referees that include Antonio Caxala, Helder Martins, Romualdo Baltazar, Pedro dos Santos and Paulo Talaya.
The assistant referees are Ricardo Daniel, Pedro Canombo, Wilson Ntyamba, Gerson dos Santos, Miguel Luvumbo, Inácio Cândido and Júlio Lemos, while on women are Tania Eduardo, Marximina Bernardo as referees and assistants are Adália Geremias and Luísa Luako.