Angola women's national football team
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|Nickname(s)||Palancas Negras (The Black Impalas)|
|Association||Federação Angolana de Futebol|
|Sub-confederation||COSAFA (Southern Africa)|
|Head coach||Manuel Augusto|
|FIFA ranking||133 8|
|Highest FIFA ranking||82 (December 2003)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||131 (December 2012)|
| South Africa 3–1 Angola
(South Africa; January 7, 1995)
| Angola 4–0 Mozambique
(Malanje, Angola; May 3, 2008)
| South Africa 6–2 Angola
(Johannesburg, South Africa; February 1, 2004)
South Africa 4–0 Angola
(Johannesburg, South Africa; February 4, 2007)
|African Women's Championship|
|Appearances||2 (First in 1995)|
|Best result||Semi-Finalist, 1995|
The Angola women's national football team represents Angola in international football. Angola has, in contrast to many other African countries, has never suffered a heavy defeat. They have seldom lost by more than two goals.
Angola finished in third place at the African Championship in 1995. Angola also qualified for the Championship in 2002, where they beat Zimbabwe and South Africa, but lost to Cameroon by one goal. Since then, Angola have not qualified for the championships.
During qualification for the 2008 Olympics, Angola did not get any further than the first round, where they lost to Ghana. However, they did reach the final of the COFASA Cup, where they met South Africa, who beat them 3–1.
Angola played their first game against South Africa on January 7, 1995, in the first leg of the 1995 African Women's Championship Second round, losing 3–1. Second leg was a 3–3 draw and leaved Angola out.
Angola participated in the 2002 African Women's Championship qualifiers, against Equatorial Guinea. Both legs were won 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. Second Round matches where against Congo DR and First leg was won 1-0 and Second leg was lost also by 1-0, but won in penalties by 5-4 and qualifed for the tournament who was held in Nigeria.
This time Angola was along with Zimbabwe, South Africa and Cameroon. The first match was against Zimbabwe and ended on a 1–1 draw with goal of Irene Gonçalves at the 16 minutes. The same result occurred on the Second match against South Africa, but this time with goal of Jacinta Ramos at the 75 minutes. Last match was lost against Cameroon by 1–0 in a late Cameroonian goal at the 89 minutes, leaving Angola out of the tournament and the World Cup.
The Palancas Negras played the 2006 African Women's Championship/2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers against Equatorial Guinea in First round, winning 3–2 in the first leg, but losing 3–1 in the second leg, and losing in aggregate by 5–4. Angola did not reach both the 2006 African Women's Championship or the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup who was held in China PR.
Again, the team entered the 2010 African Women's Championship/2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in the CAF First Round against Namibia and lost the First leg 2–1, leading 1–0 in the half-time, with goal of Irene Gonçalves at the 37 minutes. The Second leg was a 1–1 draw, when it was winning 1–0, again with a goal of Irene Gonçalves at the 51 minutes. Angola did not qualify for either both tournaments.
World Cup record
|World Cup Finals|
|1991||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2003||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2011||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2015||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Performance in African Women's Championship
|African Women's Championship|
|1991||Did Not Enter|
|1998||Did Not Enter|
|2000||Did Not Qualify|
|2004||Did Not Enter|
|2006||Did Not Qualify|
|2008||Did Not Enter|
|2010||Did Not Qualify|
|2012||Did Not Enter|
|2014||Did Not Enter|
Angola all-time record
- Correct as of June 23, 2014