CF Os Balantas

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CF Os Balantas
Full name Clube de Futebol Os Balantas
Founded 1974
Ground Estádio Corca Sow
Mansôa, Guinea-Bissau
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Guinea-Bissau Quicala Balde
Manager Tanzania Idrrissa Mwhinni
League Campeonato Nacional da Guiné-Bissau
2014 6th place

Clube de Futebol Os Balantas is a Guinea-Bissauan football club based in Mansôa. They play in the top division in Guinean football, the Campeonato Nacional da Guiné-Bissau. The club is named after the Balanta people (or Southern Balanta), the club location where the people inhabit. Mansoa is the main city of the Balantas in Guinea-Bissau. It is being the most popular club of the Oio Region.

History[edit]

Earlier club[edit]

The earlier Os Balanta was created on 16 September 1946. The club took part in the upper rounds of the Portuguese Cup before independence, they participated in five matches including Lusitano de Évora, SC Braga, Fabril, Académica de Coimbra and Beja. They had three colonial titles for what was Portuguese Guinea.

Modern club[edit]

The club was founded in 1974 in Mansôa, the year that the country became independent. It is the first club founded in Mansoa. The team was the first Guinean champion after the independence from Portugal and played in the preliminary round of the African Cup of Champions Clubs 1976, their next appearances was 31 years later at the CAF Champions League 2007. Os Balantas nearly played in every continental competition, they missed the 2014 competition against Séwé Sports as Balantas withdrew. Balantas are one of several clubs that never made a win at the continental championships. They also won their only super cup title in 2006 after winning their second championship title.

In 2010, they headed to the Guinea-Bissauan Cup final, the club lost 2-1 to Sport Bissau e Benfica.

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Its logo is blue and features the acronym CFB.

Achievements[edit]

1975, 2006, 2009, 2013
2006

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 - Preliminary Round
Os Balantas's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Senegal ASC Diaraf 1–4 6–1 2–10
2007 CAF Champions League Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Algeria JS Kabylie 1–2 3–1 2–5
2010 CAF Champions League Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Morocco Difaa El Jadida 0–0 3–0 0–3
2014 CAF Champions League Bissau Guinean champions Preliminary Round Ivory Coast Séwé Sports canc. canc. 1
1Balantas withdrew from the tournament

National level[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes
2003-04 1 5 18 7 5 6 21 21 0 26
2004-05 1 4 21 10 6 5 27 16 +11 36
2006 1 1 22 14 8 0 31 11 20 50
2009 1 1
2013 1 1 3rd Round
2014 1 6

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: First Round (continental)
  • Best position at cup competitions: Finalist (national)
  • Total goals scored at the continental championship competitions: 4
  • Total matches played at the CAF Champions League: 6
    • Total matches played at home: 3
    • Total matches played away: 3
  • Total number of goals scored at the CAF Champions League: 4

Current squad[edit]

As of 2016[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Kyrgyzstan GK Vadtem Sirivrov
3 Guinea-Bissau DF Aruma
4 Guinea-Bissau DF Bruma
5 Guinea-Bissau DF Manuel Carlos
6 Guinea-Bissau MF Ba Wa Djaló
7 Guinea-Bissau MF Papa
8 Guinea-Bissau MF Du
9 Papua New Guinea FW Simos Bubu Jr.
10 Cuba MF Alonso Castro
No. Position Player
11 Guinea-Bissau FW Rasid Forbes
12 Guinea-Bissau FW Amidu
13 Guinea-Bissau FW Barri
14 Vanuatu MF Henrry Babah
15 Guinea-Bissau DF Person Luís Có
22 Namibia GK Williams Shilow
28 Uganda FW Johel Uysempa
33 Mozambique DF Shukko

Previous squads[edit]

2012 and 2014[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Guinea-Bissau GK Salif
3 Guinea-Bissau DF Aruma
4 Guinea-Bissau DF Bruma
5 Guinea-Bissau DF Manuel Carlos
6 Guinea-Bissau MF Ba Wa Djaló
7 Guinea-Bissau MF Papa
8 Guinea-Bissau MF Du
10 Guinea-Bissau MF Sá Pinto
No. Position Player
11 Guinea-Bissau FW Rasid Forbes
12 Guinea-Bissau FW Amidu
13 Guinea-Bissau FW Barri
14 Guinea-Bissau MF Pansau Nhasse
15 Guinea-Bissau DF Person Luís Có
22 Guinea-Bissau GK Fode

Managers[edit]

  • Guinea-Bissau Bacri Sanha (until 2014)
  • Guinea-Bissau Soo (in 2015)
  • Tanzania Idrrissa Mwhinni (current)

References[edit]

External links[edit]