C.D. Maxaquene

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CD Maxaquene
Full name Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene
Nickname(s) Maxaca
Founded 20 de Maio de 1920
Ground Estádio do Maxaquene
Maputo, Mozambique
Ground Capacity 15.000
Chairman Mozambique Jose Solomone Cossa
Manager Mozambique Chiquinho Conde
League Moçambola
2014 6th
Website Club home page

Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene, usually known simply as Maxaquene, is a sports club based in Maputo, Mozambique. The club is nicknamed Maxaca. Currently besides football (soccer) there are two indoor sports namely basketball (CD Maxaquene Basketball) and handball. In such sports Maxaquene is only the club with the most national titles after independence.[1] Maxaquene won its first post-independence title in football, the Taça de Moçambique, in 1978. Prior to Mozambique's independence from Portugal, Maxaquene were known as Sporting Clube de Lourenço Marques or simply Sporting de Lourenço Marques (Lourenço Marques being the name for Maputo before independence). Under this name, the legendary Eusébio played for the club.

Name history[edit]

  • 1920–76: Founded as Sporting Clube de Lourenço Marques
  • 1976–78: The club is renamed Sporting Clube de Maputo
  • 1978–present: The club is renamed Clube de Desportos Maxaquene


The club plays their home matches at Estádio do Maxaquene, which has a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.[2]


1984, 1985, 1986, 2003, 2012
1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2010
1960, 1962
1922, 1930, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1960
  • Taça de Honra de Maputo:

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2004 - First Round
1987 - Preliminary Round
2011 - Preliminary Round
1998 - First Round
2003 - First Round

Performance in African competitions[edit]

Best: 2003–04 Preliminary Round - Lost against Amazulu 7–4 on aggregate
Best: 2002–03 First Round - Lost against Black Rhinos 1–1 on aggregate
Best: 1994–95 Semi-finals - Lost against Julius Berger 1–0 on aggregate

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Mozambique GK Soarito
Mozambique DF Campira
Mozambique DF Gabito
Zimbabwe DF Eusebio
Mozambique DF Vovote
Mozambique DF Narciso
Mozambique DF Fanuel
Zimbabwe MF Liberty
Mozambique MF Kito
No. Position Player
Mozambique MF Dário Chissano
South Africa MF Mfiki
Mozambique MF Josemar
Mozambique MF Genito
South Africa MF Marvin Oakes
Mozambique MF Paíto
Mozambique FW Tony Afonso
Mozambique FW Pelembe

Famous players[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Bwirabuchiza Shamavu

Former coaches[edit]