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I think every African nation should have a thread in this forum where all stuff related to it should be merged into. I'm not a FM here so I can't do it myself but at least here is a start.



Angola ring the changes for Cosafa Cup squad
by Mark Gleeson in Johannesburg
Reuters
12.09.2006


Angola have called up five uncapped players for Sunday's Cosafa Castle Cup semi-final with Zimbabwe after passing over most of their World Cup squad.

A re-shuffle by coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves means that just six players from the World Cup were named in a 23-man squad comprising only locally-based players.

Only defenders Jamba and Loco played in all of their three games in Germany. The players called up for the first time are Alberto, Enoque, Nandinho, Nuna and Vado.

The match in Harare is Angola's second since the World Cup, having beaten Swaziland 2-0 away on Sept. 3 in their opening 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier.

The winner of Sunday's semi-final will plays Zambia on October 21 in the final of the annual regional championship.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Lama (Petro Atlético), Mário (InterClube), Nuno (AS Aviacão)

Defenders: Elisio (Primeiro de Agosto), Enoque (InterClube), Jamba (AS Aviacão), Joel (InterClube), Lebo-Lebo (Petro Atlético), Loco (Primeiro de Agosto), Manucho (Petro Atlético), Nuna (Benfica Lubango)

Midfielders: Alberto (Benfica Lubango), Chinho (Petro Atlético), Fofana (AS Aviacão), Joãozinho (Primeiro de Agosto), Nandinho (FC Bravos Maquis), Simão (AS Aviacão), Vado (Benfica Luanda), Xara (Petro Atlético), Zé Augusto (Primeiro de Agosto)

Strikers: Gazeta (Primeiro de Agosto), Love (AS Aviacão), Santana (Petro Atlético).
 

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I guess on one side those players are off form and on the other the coach wants to take advantage of the Cosafa Cup to try some new faces on the team.
 

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Also, with the Europeans not having to release players only on FIFA dates, it would be impossible to call up most of the players that took part in the World Cup. The clubs are not obliged to release them and 95% of the clubs will NOT release them under any circumstances and like Filipe said, its a good opportunity for the coach to try out some new players.
 

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Angola win away to reach Cosafa Castle Cup final
Mark Gleeson in Johannesburg
Reuters
17.09.2006


Angola set themselves up for a record fourth Cosafa Castle Cup title by overcoming Zimbabwe 2-1 away on Sunday to book their place in next month's final.

Striker Love scored a 75th-minute winner after Zimbabwe had fought back to equalise midway through the second half.

Angola will play Zambia in the final in Lusaka on Oct. 21.

The Angolans, playing with just four of their squad members from the World Cup finals in Germany, took the lead just before half-time with Gazeta scoring from close range as Zimbabwe's defence played him onside from a corner.

Zimbabwe, who have also won three Cosafa Castle Cup tournaments, equalised in the 64th minute when Francis Chandida was quickest to react as Angola failed to clear a corner.

The visitors made sure of progress to the final, however, as defender Lebo-Lebo out-jumped Zimbabwe goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube and set up the ball for Love to climb above the home defence and score nine minutes later.

Angolan substitute Santana came close to scoring as he out-sprinted the defence on the counter-attack but he brushed the crossbar with his effort from a tight angle.

It was Angola's second successive away win since the World Cup finals.
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Angola without captain for Nations Cup qualifier

LUANDA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Angola will be without captain Figueiredo and veteran left back Yamba Asha for next weekend's African Nations Cup qualifier against Kenya, the Angolan Football Federation said on Saturday. The Swedish-based pair are both injured for the Group Six match in Luanda on Oct. 8. Midfielders Andre and Miloy return for their first outing since the World Cup finals in Germany in June. Angola won 2-0 away against Swaziland on Sept. 3 in their opening qualifier for the 2008 Nations Cup finals in Ghana.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Lama (Petro Atletico), Nuno (AS Aviacao)

Defenders: Delgado (Metz, France D2), Elisio (Primeiro Agosto), Jamba (AS Aviacao), Joaozinho (Primeiro Agosto), Joel (InterClube), Kali (FC Sion, Switzerland), Lebo Lebo (Petro Atletico), Loco (Primeiro Agosto)

Midfielders: Andre (Kuwait SC, Kuwait), Chinho (Petro Atletico), Mendonca (Varzim, Portugal D2), Miloy (InterClube), Xara (Petro Atletico), Ze Augusto (Primeiro Agosto), Ze Kalanga (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania)

Strikers: Andre Titi Buengo (Amiens, France D2), Flavio (Al Ahli, Egypt), Love (AS Aviacao), Mantorras (Benfica, Portugal), Manucho (Petro Atletico), Mateus (Gil Vicente, Portugal D2)
 

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I see a few 'European' players are back in the squad. Guess they're only used in the more important games.
What do you think about the game against Kenya? I think they should win that game pretty easy
 

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Angola should have no problem winning the game. Kenyan football has been plagued with problems lately (they lost 2-1 at home to Eritrea). I'd say 3-0 for the home side.
 

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flavio is one of the funny stories in the egyptian football

flavio was the best player in cl 2001 with petro atletico, he scored 3 goals in ahly's goal and help his team to beat ahly 4-2 in cairo stadum
we tried to buy him buy him but we failed

in 2005, we need to buy a striker and flavio was the solution

in 05-06 he had one of the worst luck in egyptian football
he failed to score any goal with ahly except a goal in ghazl el mahala scored by luck
he had many assist but he did not succeed to score

he participated with his nt in the acn 2006 in cairo, i was interested to attend all angola's matches
he scored a goal against cameroon and two goals against togo

so what's the problem with ahly
he continued the season without scoring
the surprise was in the wc, he participated only in iran's match at the last 30 minutes and he scored


that luck is changed this season, he scored 4 goals in the league and 2 goals in cl and he is now one of the key player of the team


flavio is a good player.
but i want to know flavio in an angolian eyes
 

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Flávio scores twice in Angolan win over Kenya

Reuters in Luanda
08.10.2006


Flávio scored twice as Angola beat Kenya 3-1 on Sunday to earn a second successive Group Six victory in their African Nations Cup qualifying campaign.

The Egyptian-based striker's first goal came eight minutes before the interval and his second in the 68th as Angola competed in their first home game since qualifying for this year's World Cup last October.

Portuguese-based substitute Mateus scored on the hour mark.

Angola won their first qualifier away against Swaziland last month and have a handy three-point lead in the standings. It was a second successive defeat for Kenya.
 

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Nice victory :)

There was a lot to do about Mateus, who was used a few times in the playing squad by Gil Vicente, although he wasn't allowed to play for them
 

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Nice victory :)

There was a lot to do about Mateus, who was used a few times in the playing squad by Gil Vicente, although he wasn't allowed to play for them
That's right and because of that he practically hasn't played any official game this season but that did not seem to affect his performance last Sunday.
 

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Angola seek to put seal on momentous football year

by Mark Gleeson in Johannesburg
Reuters
19.10.2006


Angola seek to put the seal on the greatest year in their football history with a record-breaking fourth triumph in the Cosafa Castle Cup when they face Zambia in Lusaka in Saturday's final.

Angola drew two of their three matches in a surprisingly proficient World Cup debut performance in Germany in June and came within one goal of reaching the African Nations Cup quarter-finals in Egypt at the start of the year.

Unbeaten in their last five games, Angola have also won their first two matches in the qualifiers for the next Nations Cup finals in Ghana.

They return to Zambia in a bid to repeat their triumph in the annual southern African championship final of two years ago, when they overcame their hosts in a post-match penalty shootout after a goalless draw at Lusaka's Independence stadium.

That win marked their third triumph in the regional tournament and set the tone for surprise World Cup qualification one year later and a berth at the Nations Cup finals for the first time since 1998.

Angola will have only six of their World Cup squad in Lusaka, hampered by Saturday's match falling outside FIFA's international calendar and, as a result, they are unable to call upon their considerable foreign legion.

But they will start as favourites against a Zambian side, still shell-shocked by defeat at home by South Africa in the Nations Cup qualifiers earlier this month.

Coach Patrick Phiri's continued tenure is tenuous and he, too, will be without many key overseas-based players.

But he has received a boost with the unexpected availability of three key foreign-based stars, whose clubs are fortuitously not in league action this weekend.

Chris Katongo and Billy Mwanza return from the South African league and captain Elijah Tana is back to marshal the defence after his recent move to the United Arab Emirates.

Zambia are bidding to win the trophy for a third time, having taken the first two editions in 1997 and 1998. They have also been runners-up for the last two years, losing last year's final to Zimbabwe.
 

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Zambia beat Angola to win Cosafa Castle Cup

by Mark Gleeson in Lusaka
Reuters
21.10.2006


Zambia dominated World Cup finalists Angola to win Saturday's Cosafa Castle Cup final in Lusaka, but were made to wait for their 2-0 victory.

After squandering several good chances and also being thwarted by Angola goalkeeper Lama, Zambia finally broke through in the 76th minute with a Dube Phiri header.

Substitute Chaswe Nsofwa, playing his first international in two years, added the second in the final minute after Rainford Kalaba stole the ball away and set him up to score with a powerful shot from inside the penalty area.

Zambia, seeking to recover from the setback of a home defeat in an African Nations Cup qualifier a fortnight ago, set a furious pace in the opening 10 minutes with several good chances, notably for captain Chris Katongo.

Lama came to the rescue of a shell-shocked Angola, who went into the match without defeat in five encounters since their World Cup opener against Portugal in Germany in June.

Angola were restricted to just two second-half chances, the first wasted by Love and the second when Santana's shot was saved by Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

"Zambia dominated from the start and deserved to win," said Angola's coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves after the game.

"We had to deliver because we were under so much pressure," said his victorious Zambian counterpart Patrick Phiri.

Zambia join Angola and Zimbabwe as three time winners of the annual regional championship, which started in 1997.

Zambia's previous triumphs came in the first two editions in 1997 and 1998.
 

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Too bad Angola didn't make it :(
When is the next important game of Angola? And what tournament are those games part of? African Nations Cup?
 

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Angola recall Macaba
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10.11.2006

Angola have recalled Brazil-based striker Johnson Macaba for their friendly in Tanzania next week.

The 28-year-old, who plays for the first division side Goiás, was included in a 20-man squad for the match in Dar-es-Salaam on 15 November.

He was called up ahead of Angola's appearances in the African Nations Cup finals in Egypt and the World Cup finals in Germany this year, but did not make the final squad for either tournament.

Coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves also recalled Greece-based midfielder Zuela, who was excluded from both tournaments.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Lama (Petro Luanda), Nuno (AS Aviacão)

Defenders: Chinês (Santos), Elisio (Primeiro de Agosto), Jamba (AS Aviacão), Joãozinho (Primeiro de Agosto), Joel (InterClube), Lebo-Lebo (Petro Atlético), Loco (Primeiro de Agosto), Yamba Asha (Östers IF, Sweden)

Midfielders: André (Kuwait SC, Kuwait), Figueiredo (Östers IF, Sweden), Manucho (Petro Atlético), Mendonca (Varzim, Portugal), Xuela (Xanthi, Greece), Zé Augusto (Primeiro de Agosto), Ze Kalanga (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania)

Strikers: Flávio (Al Ahli, Egypt), Johnson Macaba (Goiás, Brazil), Love (AS Aviacão), Mateus (Gil Vicente, Portugal).
 

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Angola to play Portuguese club
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03.02.2007


Angola's proposed friendly against Senegal has been cancelled, instead the Palancas Negras will play Portuguese side Vitória de Setúbal in Lisbon on 7 February.

Senegal meanwhile are reported to have set up a match against Benin in France.

Midfielder Edson has been recalled to Angola's 20-man squad, for the first time since the World Cup in Germany last year.

Edson missed the last two African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Swaziland and Kenya for, what coach Luis Oliveira Gonçalves described as, disciplinary reasons.

Wednesday's friendly is in preparation for Angola's next Group 6 group game against Eritrea in Luanda next month.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Lama (Petro Atlético Luanda), Nuno (AS Aviação)

Defenders: Loco (Primeiro de Agosto), Lebo Lebo (Petro Atlético Luanda), Jamba (AS Aviação), Caly (FC Sion, SWI), Yamba Asha (Petro Atlético Luanda)

Midfielders: Miro (Primeiro de Agosto), Figueiredo (Östers IF, SWE), Marco Airosa (Olhanense, POR), Avex (Benfica Luanda), Edson Nobre (Paços de Ferreira, POR), Mendonça (Varzim, POR), André Macanga (Kuwait Sporting Club, KUW), Zé Kalanga (Dinamo Bucharest, ROM)

Strikers: Mantorras (Benfica, POR), Jonhson Macaba (Goiás Esporte Clube, BRA)), Flávio (Al Ahly, EGY), Mateus Galiano (Gil Vicente, POR), Manucho (Petro Atlético Luanda)
 

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Dedé «thrown» Drogba on the floor and Angola beat Ivory Coast
by Luís Pedro Ferreira in Paris
translated from MaisFutebol
17.11.2007


Paris. Just like that, with full stop, as here, when there are no public transports nothing moves. The strike that left the City of Light without movement, on a weekend in which the French capital looked like from another continent. Which one? Africa. But only for one motive: here are some of the most important National Teams of that Confederation. Like for instance, the African vice-champions, Ivory Coast, whom tonight lost to Angola 2-1, on the debut of Paços de Ferreira player Dedé in the NT.

From the players of the Portuguese League, only Mendonça (Belenenses), was a starter. Him, that from all the Angolan players currently working in our league, is the one who has less minutes of playing time on his legs. It was however an ex-player from the Portuguese League who opened the score. With a shot full of hope, the ex-Boavista André Macanga did the 1-0, after 12'. After having been three days waiting for the team in a hotel in Paris, due to the problems of the Palancas Negras' flight to the French capital, Macanga gave the first shot on the Elephants, this Saturday without the benfiquista Zoro.

The 2-0 came through Flávio, with another long range shot, at 35', with Angola showing a tremendous efficiency. At the break, that was the score. Well, but if the Angolans were playing against Ivory Coast, where was Didier Drogba? In the middle of the opposite centre-backs, whom in the second half counted with the precious help of Dedé, from Paços de Ferreira. The debut of the midfielder happened on minute 68, four after Gilberto put the ball in his own net. Edson (Paços de Ferreira) was not used and Zé Kalanga (Boavista) entered the pitch fifteen minutes before the end. Fortunately so! He entertained the supporters with some dancing dribbles, even if he didn't take much advantage from that. Back there, Dedé went on fighting and helped the CBs to throw Drogba on the floor. Literally.
 
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