Jerónimo Neto

Jerónimo Miguel Neto a.k.a. Jojó (3 November 1967 – 15 January 2019) was a retired team handball coach.

Jerónimo Neto
Personal information
Full name Jerónimo Miguel Neto
Born (1967-11-03)3 November 1967
Luanda, Angola
Died 15 January 2019(2019-01-15) (aged 51)
Nationality Angolan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
National team
Years Team
Angola

LifeEdit

He was the head coach of the Angola women's national handball team at the 1997, 2005 and 2007 World Women's Handball Championships in Stuttgart, Saint Petersburg and France and at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Moreover, he won the African championships in 2006 and 2008 and the All Africa Games in 2007[1][2]

The 7th place he achieved with the Angolan team at the 2007 world cup in France remains unbeaten to date.

Neto suffered a stroke in 2008 and died on 15 January 2019 of a heart attack. Shortly prior to his death and despite his heart condition, he was a regular participant at the year-end Luanda São Silvestre 10Km race, the last of which, on 31st December 2018.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "XVII Women's World Championship 2005; Russia – Team Roaster Angola" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Sonho com o título de campeão mundial de Andebol para Angola". JornaldosDesportos. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  3. ^ Morreu antigo treinador da Selecção femenina de andebol (in Portuguese)