Angola women's national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Palancas Negras (The Black Impalas)
Association Federação Angolana de Futebol
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Manuel Augusto
FIFA ranking 133 Decrease 8
Highest FIFA ranking 82 (December 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 131 (December 2012)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 South Africa 3–1 Angola 
(South Africa; January 7, 1995)
Biggest win
 Angola 4–0 Mozambique 
(Malanje, Angola; May 3, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 South Africa 6–2 Angola 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; February 1, 2004)
 South Africa 4–0 Angola 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; February 4, 2007)
World Cup
Appearances 0
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.

Angola did not entered for the 2014 African Women's Championship/2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers, to be held in Namibia in Autumn 2014.

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in African Women's Championship[edit]

African Women's Championship
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1991 Did Not Enter
1995 Semi-Finals 2 0 1 1 4 6
Nigeria 1998 Did Not Enter
South Africa 2000 Did Not Qualify
Nigeria 2002 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 2 3
South Africa 2004 Did Not Enter
Nigeria 2006 Did Not Qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Did Not Enter
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Enter
Namibia 2014 Did Not Enter
Total Semi Finalist 5 0 3 2 6 9

Angola all-time record[edit]

  • Correct as of June 23, 2014