C.R. Caála

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Recreativo da Caála
Clube Recreativo da Caála.PNG
Full nameClube Recreativo da Caála
Founded24 June 1944; 74 years ago (1944-06-24)
GroundEstádio Mártires da Canhala
Caála, Huambo, Angola
ChairmanHorácio Mosquito
ManagerDavid Dias
LeagueFirst Division

Clube Recreativo da Caála, commonly known as just Recreativo da Caála, is an Angolan soccer club based in Caála, a municipality 23 km to the province's capital city of Huambo.


CR Caála was founded on 24 June 1944 and competing in Angola's top level league, the Girabola.[1]

The management of Recreativo da Caála dismissed on Monday [3 May] the Portuguese Victor Manuel as the coach of the football club. Also according to the same source, the team also sacked the assistant coach Jorge Prisca and Fernando Pereira, goalkeepers coach. [1]


Recreativo da Caála is one of the few clubs in Angola's top division to own a football stadium, the Estádio Mártires da Canhala. The former 3,000 capacity stadium has been rehabilitated and expanded to 10,000-seats. It's reinauguration took place on 6 October 2013.[2]


Recent seasons[edit]

C.R. Caála's season-by-season performance since 2011:

  • PR = Preliminary round, 1R = First round, GS = Group stage, R32 = Round of 32, R16 = Round of 16, QF = Quarter-finals, SF = Semi-finals

League & Cup Positions[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2011 – First Round

Players and staff[edit]



As of June 2017 [3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Angola GK Carlos
2 Angola DF Campos
3 Cameroon FW Latifou
4 Angola DF Adilson
5 Angola DF Silva
6 Angola MF Tombé
7 Angola MF
8 Angola DF Day Day
9 Cameroon FW Landry
10 Angola MF Elizur
11 Angola FW Filhão
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Lokwa
14 Angola MF Vovó (c)
15 Angola DF Estória
16 Angola FW Zeca
No. Position Player
17 Angola DF Loló
18 Angola MF Nuno Neto
19 Angola MF Dudú Leite
20 Angola DF Maninho
21 Angola FW Careca
22 Angola MF Efemberg
23 Angola Malamba
24 Angola FW Love
25 Angola GK Beny
26 Angola FW Gildo
28 Angola DF Lelé
29 Angola MF Vadinho
30 Angola GK Langanga
31 Angola FW Boneco


Name Nat Pos
Technical staff
David Dias Angola Head Coach
Luís Aires Portugal Assistant Coach
Yamba Asha Angola Assistant Coach
Severino Capessa Angola Goalkeeper Coach
Angola Physician
Rui Garcia Angola Physio
Angola Masseur
Horácio Mosquito Angola Chairman
Angola Vice-Chairman
Angola Head of Foot Dept

Manager history and performance[edit]

Season Coach L2 L1 C Coach L2 L1 C Coach L2 L1 C
1985 Angola Arlindo Leitão
2005 Angola António Sayombo 3rd
2007 Angola Mbuisso António 3rd
2008 Angola Hélder Teixeira Portugal Jorge Paixão 1st DNP
2009 Portugal Jorge Paixão 9th QF
2010 Portugal Rui Gregório Angola João Kódia Angola David Dias 2nd R16
2011 Portugal Vítor Manuel Portugal Luís Aires 4th QF
2012 Portugal Luís Aires Angola Fernando Pereira 10th RU
2013 Portugal Ricardo Formosinho Portugal Vaz Pinto 11th SF
2014 Portugal Vaz Pinto Angola Fernando Pereira 7th R16
2015 Portugal Bernardino Pedroto Angola Hélder Teixeira Portugal Luís Aires 11th R16
2016 Portugal Luís Aires Angola Alberto Cardeau 11th R32
2017 Angola Alberto Cardeau Angola David Dias 8th R16
2018 Angola David Dias 12th

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clube Recreativo da Caála reabilita infra-estruturas sociais
  2. ^ "Estádio Mártires da Canhala será inaugurado domingo" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 4 Oct 2013. Retrieved 21 Mar 2016.
  3. ^ "Girabola2016: Caála da tempestade à bonança (História e plantel)" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 21 Feb 2016. Retrieved 25 Feb 2016.

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