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Official Mozambique NT thread: Mambas

Mozambique reach Cosafa semis
in BBC Football
29.04.2007


Mozambique advanced to the semi-final of the Cosafa Cup on Sunday, beating Zimbabwe in a penalty shoot-out after a goalless match.

The hosts triumphed 5-4 in the shoot-out with Julinho netting the decisive kick to give Mozambique a place in the final four of the annual southern African championship for the first time in four years.

Mozambique failed to take advantage of their dominance during the 90 minutes with striker Bino missing a glaring chance midway through the first half.

The hosts clinched qualifying Group A which also included Madagascar and the Seychelles.

Two more mini groups are scheduled for May and July and the group winners join Mozambique and holders Zambia in September's semi-finals.

The annual southern African championship is contested by the the 13 members of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2007, 22:32
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Mozambique participated in the african cup of nations twice
in 1986 and lost all the matches against egypt,senegal and cote d'ivoire
in 1996 they qualify and eliminated mali and guinea, they drew with tunisia 1-1 and lost 0-1 from cote d'Ivoire and 0-2 from ghana, they goalkeeper was roy evory

i can't remember any player from mozambique exept Esuibio who was the top goalscorer of world cup 66 but with portugal shirt

they had clubs like Costa du Sol who played in the CAF Champions League 2002 and eliminated from the quarter-final, Firofiaro also eliminated from quarter-final in 1997
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i can't remember any player from mozambique exept Esuibio who was the top goalscorer of world cup 66 but with portugal shirt
The name is Eusébio and he was just one of the few great players born in Mozambique that represented Portugal during the time that country was a colony. Other great players born in Mozambique were Mário Coluna (Benfica), Matateu (Belenenses) and Hilário (Sporting) who were all some of the best ever players of Portuguese football.

Another famous Mozambican-born is Manchester United's assistant coach and former Sporting and Real Madrid coach, Carlos Queiroz. He still does a lot for Mozambican football and recently he went with a BBC crew to the Northern city of Nampula to film a documentary about football in that country.

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they had clubs like Costa du Sol who played in the CAF Champions League 2002 and eliminated from the quarter-final, Firofiaro also eliminated from quarter-final in 1997
The big clubs of Mozambique are, besides Costa do Sol, Ferroviário de Maputo, Maxaquene, Ferroviário de Nampula and Desportivo de Maputo...although my favourites are Sporting de Nampula

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but mozambique still far
angola is walking in successing road
cape verde also
mozambique no
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The big clubs of Mozambique are, besides Costa do Sol, Ferroviário de Maputo, Maxaquene, Ferroviário de Nampula and Desportivo de Maputo...although my favourites are Sporting de Nampula
really i don not have any favourite teams in africa exept AHLY from egypt
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but mozambique still far
angola is walking in successing road
cape verde also
mozambique no
I can assure you that they have other priorities in the country to take care of before thinking about developing their football.

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why does angola not to have the same priorities ?
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Ahly visit mozambique only once when he played aganist Matchedji in the quarter final of champions cup 1988
we beat them 2-0 in cairo scored by taher abu zied & ayman shawky and lost 0-1 in maputo
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why does angola not to have the same priorities ?
because they have one of the most corrupt governments in the world.

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Teenage prodigy Rivaldo makes Mozambique squad
Reuters in Maputo
04.09.2007


Mozambique have handed a first call-up to teenage prodigy Rivaldo for their African Nations Cup qualifier against Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam on Saturday.

Coach Mart Nooij named the 17-year-old, who was signed last year by Portuguese side Benfica, in his squad for the match that Mozambique must win to have any chance of qualifying for next year's Nations Cup finals in Ghana.

Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Kampagno (Tersana), Marcelino (Desportivo Maputo)

Defenders:
Dário Khan (Al Hilal, LYB), Mano (ENPPI), Mexer (Desportivo Maputo), Miro (Wits University, RSA), Nando (Black Leopards), Paíto (FC Sion, SWI), Simăo (Ferroviário Maputo), Whisky (Maxaquene)

Midfielders:
Albarito (Costa do Sol), Carlitos (SuperSport United, NIG), Danito (Ferroviário Maputo), Dominques (SuperSport United, NIG), Genito (Honved, HUN), Goncalves Fumo (Olhanense, POR), Julinho (Costa do Sol), Nelinho (Desportivo Maputo), Rivaldo (Benfica, POR)

Forwards:
Dário (Nea Salamina, GRE), Maurico (Desportivo Maputo), Ruben (Costa do Sol), Tico-Tico (Orlando Pirates, RSA), Tó (Costa do Sol)

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Mambas climb highest in rankings

Mozambique have been this year's surprise 'highest climbers' in the world rankings compiled by Fifa.

World football's governing body placed the Mambas in 75th place in their latest list, which leaves the team as the 15th best side in Africa.

The African nation amassed 245 points over the last 12 months, climbing 53 places overall, to claim the 'Best Mover of the Year' title.

Nigeria maintained their place as the highest ranked African team.

The Super Eagles remain in their global position of 20.

Uganda moved up 18 places to sit as the continent's 16th best side.

Equatorial Guinea, meanwhile, dropped 11 places overall and just remain within Africa's top 20 at 19.


source: BBC Football

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Mozambique climb rankings
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07.05.2008


Mozambique are the biggest climbers in the latest world rankings produced by football's world governing body, Fifa.

The Mambas moved up seven places in the global list, to 71.

In the African rankings they move up one place to 14.

Ghana remain the top-ranked team on the continent, at 14th in the world.

Argentina are the world's top side.

The movements are largely technical, because fewer than 20 games have been played worldwide in the period taken into account.

Mozambique's rise is due to previous bad results counting for less in Fifa's complex ranking system.

Only the last four years are taken into account in producing the list, and games carry less weight the further they are into the past.

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Mozambican rebirth
by Piers Edwards
in BBC Sport, 19.11.2009


Mozambique's first Nations Cup in twelve years is largely thanks to the influence of Dutch coach Mart Nooij, says national captain Tico-Tico.

The Mambas ended an unwanted chapter in their history by beating Tunisia 1-0 in Maputo on Saturday to qualify for Angola 2010.

"The change of coaching staff has been very important to our success," Tico-Tico, 36, told BBC Sport.

Having taken charge in February 2007, Nooij has lifted Mozambique from 131st to 84th in the Fifa rankings and now placed them among Africa's best 16 teams.

And with Mozambicans generally being quite slight in stature, the coach devised a plan to overcome the problems of facing powerfully-built African rivals.

"We decided the best way to challenge them was by playing a quick game, as we have quick players and Mozambicans are naturally talented - with special technique," adds Tico-Tico.

"We have a coach from Holland and the Dutch believe in playing football."

One man with special technique is winger Elias Pelembe, popularly known as Domingues, who imparts considerable flair and vision to the Mambas.

And the 26-year-old, crowned South Africa's best league player in his debut season (2007-2008), compensates his diminutive size with a good footballing brain.

"The coach has changed Mozambican football," Domingues, who likens Nooij to a father figure, told BBC Sport.

"He gives freedom to the players, is a friend of ours, talks to everybody in the squad and doesn't have favourites."

After working with the Dutch FA as a training instructor, Nooij was effectively sent to Burkina Faso to assist the youth team while also coaching the coaches.

Nooij duly led the Burkinabe to their first World Cup at any level, after his under-20 side made the semi-finals of the African Youth Championship in 2003.

But taking Mozambique, from a tough group also comprising Nigeria and Kenya, to the Nations Cup is his greatest achievement.

"It's not only me as a coach without players who can execute his plans is like a boat without a sea," Nooij told BBC Sport.

The Dutchman's approach is at times wonderfully simple, at others more strategic as shown when he prepared his players for Saturday's heat by barring air conditioning in their rooms.

This definitely counted in the Mambas' favour on a hot afternoon and as the Carthage Eagles wilted late on, Dario Monteiro drilled in the match-winner.

That was only Mozambique's third goal in Group B and though they lack firepower, they don't concede too many in defence (just five in the group).

"A central plan of both Dutch football and my philosophy is that keeping the ball is the best defence, as the opponent cannot score," Nooij explains.

"The players love this style of play and because it corresponds to their skills, they can then show the public how good they are."

At home, where they held Ivory Coast last year, this approach served the Mambas well since this is where they picked up all seven of their Group B points.

Holding Nigeria to a 0-0 draw on the opening day, they then followed up with 1-0 wins against Kenya and Tunisia in the cavernous Machava Stadium.

And though never conceding on their artificial turf at home, Mozambique's three straight losses on the road is more of a problem (even if they only succumbed in Nigeria in injury time).

"In Angola, there will be 15 of us playing away which makes the refereeing and conditions similar for all the teams," the Dutchman rallied.

"If we could reach the quarter-finals, I would be delighted."

Mozambique have never got out of the Nations Cup group stages, but faced difficult sides in both 1996 (Tunisia, Ghana, Ivory Coast) and 1998 (Morocco, Egypt, Zambia).

And they are already grateful to their hosts - for when Angola beat Niger in Africa's first group phase in October 2008, it enabled Mozambique to go through as a best runner-up.

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They have a Dutch coach? p

I've seriously never ever heard of the guy.

A Dutch FA teacher - like Co was 25 years ago p


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They have a Dutch coach? p

I've seriously never ever heard of the guy.

A Dutch FA teacher - like Co was 25 years ago p
Maybe this is the beginning of a rocketing career :hopeful:

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there the team i will be supporting during the tournament.
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Outplayed by Botswana (population 1.8 million) twice during the qualifiers. I don't think Mozambique has a chance

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