Angola national football team
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|Association||Federação Angolana de Futebol|
|Sub-confederation||COSAFA (Southern Africa)|
|Head coach||Jose Kilamba|
|Top scorer||Akwá (38)|
|Home stadium||Estádio 11 de Novembro|
|Current||144 1 (12 January 2017)|
|Highest||45 (July 2000)|
|Lowest||144 (November 2016, January 2017)|
|Current||119 (26 January 2017)|
|Highest||50 (September–October 2006)|
|Lowest||106 (10 September 2014)|
| PR Congo 1–3 PR Angola
(Brazzaville, People's Republic of the Congo; 8 February 1976)
| Angola 11–1 Swaziland
(Luanda, Angola; 23 April 2000)
| Portugal 6–0 PR Angola
(Lisbon, Portugal; 23 March 1989)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2006)|
|Best result||Group stage, 2006|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 2008 and 2010|
The Angola national football team, nicknamed Palancas Negras (Sable Antelopes), is the national team of Angola and is controlled by the Federação Angolana de Futebol. Angola reached 45th in the FIFA Rankings in July 2002. Their greatest accomplishment was qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, as this was their first appearance on the World Cup finals stage: they won with 8-2 playin at disavantaged.
- 1 History
- 2 Achievements
- 3 Competition records
- 4 Results and fixtures
- 5 Players
- 6 Kit suppliers
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Angola played their first game against PR Congo on 8 February 1976, losing 3–2.
Angola qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations in 1996. They were drawn in Group A with South Africa, Egypt and Cameroon. They lost their first two games to Egypt and South Africa, but managed a 3–3 draw against Cameroon. They finished bottom of the group and did not reach the second round. Angola then qualified for their second successive African Cup of Nations in 1998, but again failed to reach the second round, drawing 0–0 with South Africa and 3–3 with Namibia, and losing 5–2 to Côte d'Ivoire.
After missing the last 3 tournaments, they qualified for the 2006 African Nations Cup. They recorded their first African Cup of Nations win against Togo, winning 3–2, two goals coming from Flávio and the other coming from Maurito. They also drew 0–0 against Congo DR and lost 3–1 against Cameroon. Angola's best performance then came in the 2008 African Nations Cup. They were drawn in Group D with Tunisia, South Africa and Senegal. They drew 1–1 and 0–0 with South Africa and Tunisia, then defeated Senegal 3–1, two goals coming from Manucho. In the quarter-finals they were beaten by eventual winners Egypt 2–1, but Manucho scored again, finishing with four goals in total.
Angola also won the COSAFA Cup in 1999, 2001 and 2004.
2006 FIFA World Cup
When picking the squad, Gonçalves sought advice from Chelsea manager José Mourinho, whose wife was born in Angola. Angola's Golden Generation saw players like Akwá, João Ricardo, Paulo Figueiredo and Jamba selected to go to the World Cup. Angola played six warm-up games against South Korea, Mauritius, Lesotho, Argentina, Turkey and USA.
Angola played their first World Cup finals game against Portuguese side, who won the match 1–0, the only goal coming from Pauleta. There was a very friendly environment in and around the stadium during this match because of the links and friendship between the countries of Angola and Portugal. Angola drew 0–0 in their second game with Mexico, and still had a chance of qualifying for the second round had they beaten Iran in their final group game, but the match finished 1–1 after goals by Flávio and Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh. Angola were eliminated from the tournament only losing one game.
2010 World Cup failure
After the 2006 FIFA World Cup many of Angola's most experienced players such as Akwá and João Ricardo retired from the international game, but the expectation was still high for the team to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The team had a bye through the first round of qualification and in the second round they were drawn in Group 3 along with Benin, Uganda and Niger. Despite winning their first two matches, Angola failed to proceed to the third round, missing out by two points.
2010 Africa Cup of Nations
As hosts of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, Angola were seeded in Group A along with Mali, Algeria, and Malawi. Coached by Manuel José, in their first game they drew 4–4 with Mali, after letting a 4–0 lead slip in the last 11 minutes (including three goals in stoppage time). They recovered from this by beating Malawi 2–0 in the second match, and topped the group by drawing 0–0 with Algeria. They were knocked out in the quarter final after a 1–0 defeat by eventual finalists Ghana.
- COSAFA Cup: 3
- 1999, 2001, 2004
- Central African Games runners-up: 1
- African Nations Championship runners-up: 1
World Cup record
As of 2013, Angola has qualified once for a FIFA World Cup. Its first participation on the FIFA World Cup qualification was on 1986, where they won in the first round, beating Senegal 4—3 on penalty kicks. They later lost on the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)#Second round to Algeria. Algeria went to the third round and qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
Angola's first participation on the World Cup was on the 2006 FIFA World Cup, in Germany.
|FIFA World Cup record|
| 1930 to
|Did not enter|
| 1986 to
|Did not qualify|
| 2010 to
|Did not qualify|
Africa Cup of Nations record
|African Cup of Nations|
|1957||Did not enter||1976||Did not enter||1994||Did not qualify||2012||Round 1|
|1959||Did not enter||1978||Did not enter||1996||Round 1||2013||Round 1|
|1962||Did not enter||1980||Did not enter||1998||Round 1||2015||Did not qualify|
|1963||Did not enter||1982||Did not qualify||2000||Did not qualify||2017||Did not qualify|
|1965||Did not enter||1984||Did not qualify||2002||Did not qualify||2019||TBD|
|1968||Did not enter||1986||Did not enter||2004||Did not qualify||2021||TBD|
|1970||Did not enter||1988||Did not qualify||2006||Round 1||2023||TBD|
|1972||Did not enter||1990||Did not qualify||2008||Quarterfinals|
|1974||Did not enter||1992||Did not qualify||2010||Quarterfinals|
Results and fixtures
|3 September 2016 AFCON 2017 Q||Angola||1–1||Madagascar||Estádio 11 de Novembro|
|16:00 UTC+1||Gelson 55'||Razakanantenaina 17'||Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Signori António||25 July 1994||10||0||1° de Agosto|
|12||GK||Gerson||4 January 1990||0||0||Petró de Luanda|
|2||DF||Fabrício Mafuta||20 September 1988||19||0||Interclube|
|4||DF||Gomito Fonseca||10 June 1991||10||0||Interclube|
|3||DF||Eddy Afonso||7 March 1994||7||0||Recreativo do Libolo|
|5||DF||David Kuagica||10 August 1990||6||0||Recreativo do Libolo|
|13||DF||Nandinho||25 May 1998||3||0||Rostov|
|18||DF||Paízo||10 May 1992||2||0||1° de Agosto|
|11||MF||Ary Papel (c)||3 March 1994||26||5||1º de Agosto|
|10||MF||Pirolito||7 April 1993||16||0||Interclube|
|15||MF||Ito||29 November 1994||11||0||Recreativo do Libolo|
|14||MF||Isaac||25 April 1991||9||0||1° de Agosto|
|7||MF||Paty||3 June 1990||6||0||Interclube|
|16||MF||Carlinhos||19 March 1993||5||0||Petró de Luanda|
|6||MF||Pana||9 March 1992||3||1||Académico Viseu|
|17||MF||Herenilson||27 August 1996||2||0||Petró de Luanda|
|8||FW||Gelson||13 July 1996||14||8||1º de Agosto|
|9||FW||Yano||8 July 1992||13||1||Progresso Sambizanga|
The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Josué||17 July 2000||3||0||Kabuscorp||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|GK||Landú||4 January 1990||20||0||Recreativo do Libolo||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|GK||Mário||1 June 1985||5||0||Kabuscorp||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|DF||Hugo Valdez||25 May 1991||1||0||Interclube||v. Madagascar, 3 September 2016|
|DF||Pepé||17 September 1999||2||0||Progresso||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|DF||Tomé||22 July 1998||2||0||Petró de Luanda||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|DF||Joaquim Balanga||13 March 1998||2||0||Interclube||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|DF||Genséric Kusunga||12 March 1988||11||0||União da Madeira||v. Central African Republic, 5 June 2016|
|DF||Jonathan Mananga||27 September 1993||11||0||Waasland-Beveren||v. Central African Republic, 5 June 2016|
|DF||Abdul||7 April 1994||8||2||Petró de Luanda||v. Central African Republic, 5 June 2016|
|DF||Bastos||23 November 1991||29||2||Lazio||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|DF||Miguel Quiame||17 September 1991||28||0||Petró de Luanda||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|MF||Nélson da Luz||4 February 1998||2||0||1° de Agosto||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|MF||Zinedine Catraio||17 June 1998||1||0||1° de Agosto||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|MF||Dany||14 January 1990||1||0||Luftëtari||v. Malawi, 12 June 2016|
|MF||Clinton||7 November 1992||8||0||Charleroi||v. Central African Republic, 5 June 2016|
|MF||Dário||25 June 1982||8||1||Recreativo do Libolo||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|MF||Gildo||1 May 1983||3||0||Recreativo Caála||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|FW||Chababala||23 September 1999||4||0||Académica Lobito||v. Madagascar, 3 September 2016|
|FW||Vá||24 April 1998||4||0||Real Sambila||v. Madagascar, 3 September 2016|
|FW||Paizinho||19 March 1983||2||0||Recreativo Caála||v. Madagascar, 3 September 2016|
|FW||Atanásio||3 April 1997||1||0||Interclube||v. Madagascar, 3 September 2016|
|FW||Filhão||14 June 1995||6||0||ASA||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|FW||Paulino Nguendelamba||4 April 1998||2||0||Progresso||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|FW||José Miranda||30 July 1997||2||0||Sagrada Esperança||v. Mauritius, 16 June 2016|
|FW||Dolly Menga||2 May 1993||9||1||F.C. Ashdod||v. Central African Republic, 5 June 2016|
|FW||Igor Vetokele||23 March 1993||5||0||Zulte Waregem||v. Central African Republic, 5 June 2016|
|FW||Love||14 March 1979||62||9||Sagrada Esperança||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|FW||Mateus||19 June 1984||46||7||Arouca||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|FW||Fredy||27 March 1990||14||1||Excelsior Rotterdam||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
|FW||Moco||9 May 1989||3||0||Interclube||v. DR Congo, 29 March 2016|
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to injury.
- RET Player has retired from international football.
- DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- SUS Suspended from the national team.
- PRE Preliminary Squad.
- 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
- 2012 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
- 2010 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
- 2008 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
- 2006 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
- 1998 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
- 1996 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola
Between 2006 and 2012, Angola's kits were supplied by Puma. Adidas took over in 2012 and remain Angola's kit suppliers to this day.
- Angola women's national football team
- Angola national under-20 football team
- Angola national under-17 football team
- Federação Angolana de Futebol
- Brodkin, Jon (12 June 2006). "Figo sparkles as Ronaldo's tricks lead to the bench". Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Mexico 0–0 Angola". BBC. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Iran 1–1 Angola". BBC. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Angola squad to face Botswana". africanfootball.com.