Akwá

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Alcebiades and the second or paternal family name is Maieco.
Akwá
Personal information
Full name Fabrice Alcebiades Maieco
Date of birth (1977-05-30) 30 May 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Benguela, Angola
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Nacional de Benguela 32 (11)
1994–1997 Benfica 5 (0)
1995–1997 Alverca (loan) 15 (9)
1997–1998 Académica 19 (1)
1998–1999 Al-Wakrah 27 (11)
1999–2001 Al-Gharafa
2001–2005 Qatar
2005–2006 Al-Wakrah
2007–2009 Petro Atlético
Total 98 (32)
National team
1995–2006 Angola 78 (38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fabrice Alcebiades Maieco (born 30 May 1977 in Benguela), commonly known as Akwá, is an Angolan former football player who played as a forward for the Angolan national team. From his international debut in 1995, Akwá represented Angola 80 times, scoring a record 36 goals. He played for them in three Africa Cup of Nations and captained the side at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Akwá has a brother, Rasca, who is a professional football player for Atlético Sport Aviação in Angola.

Club career[edit]

Akwá played for three football clubs in Portugal at the start of his career: Benfica, F.C. Alverca, and Académica de Coimbra. He.spent four years in Portugal before moving to Qatar where he had the most successful period of his career.

He spent seven years there, playing for three different teams in the Qatar Stars League. He played for Al-Wakrah, Al-Gharrafa and Qatar SC. In his time in Qatar he won the Arab Champions League, Qatar Crown Prince Cup and was the league's top scorer in 1999 with 11 goals. After leaving Al-Wakrah for the second time in 2006, he remained unattached until 2007, when he moved to Angolan club Petro Atlético. Akwá remained there for one season before retiring from professional football.

International career[edit]

Akwá won his first cap for Angola in 1995 against Mozambique. He accumulated 80 caps in total, scoring 36 goals. One was the winning goal that sent Angola to their first ever World Cup. He played in all 3 of Angola's games at the 2006 World Cup, but did not score, and they were eliminated from their group. Akwá retired from international football after the tournament.

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Angola national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 6 3
1996 3 1
1997 8 4
1998 7 2
1999 2 3
2000 9 5
2001 11 6
2002 3 1
2003 6 4
2004 3 2
2005 8 2
2006 12 5
Total 78 38

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Angola's goal tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 April 1995 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Guinea 1–0 3–0 1996 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 3–0
3. 4 June 1995 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Mali 1–0 1–0 1996 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 10 November 1996 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Zimbabwe 1–0 2–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 6 April 1997 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Togo 2–1 3–1 1996 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 8 June 1997 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Cameroon 1–1 1–1 1996 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 22 June 1997 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Ghana 1–0 1–0 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
8. 27 July 1997 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Zimbabwe 2–0 2–1 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
9. 16 August 1998 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Benin 1–0 2–0 2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10. 2–0
11. 24 January 1999 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Gabon 1–0 3–1 2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12. 2–0
13. 3–1
14. 19 June 2000 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Zambia 1–1 2–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. 2–0
16. 6 July 2000 Praia, Cape Verde  Cape Verde  ? 1–1 Friendly
17. 16 July 2000 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Equatorial Guinea 2–0 4–1 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
18. 23 July 2000 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 2–0 2–0 2000 COSAFA Cup
19. 24 January 2001 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Libya 3–1 3–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
20. 11 March 2001 Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo  Togo 1–1 1–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
21. 25 March 2001 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Burkina Faso 2–0 2–0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
22. 6 May 2001 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Cameroon 1–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
23. 29 July 2001 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Togo 1–0 1–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
24. 18 August 2001 Independence Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Zambia 1–0 1–1 (4–2 pen.) 2001 COSAFA Cup
25. 25 June 2002 Estádio do Maxaquene, Maputo, Mozambique  Mozambique 1–0 1–1 Friendly
26. 21 June 2003 Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, Nigeria  Nigeria 2–0 2–2 2004 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
27. 6 July 2003 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Malawi 2–0 5–1 2004 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
28. 20 September 2003 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Namibia 3–1 3–1 Friendly
29. 16 November 2003 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Chad 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
30. 20 June 2004 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Nigeria 1–0 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
31. 3 July 2004 Stade Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon  Gabon 1–0 2–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
32. 5 June 2005 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Algeria 2–0 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
33. 8 October 2005 Amahoro Stadium, Kigali, Rwanda  Rwanda 1–0 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
34. 17 January 2006 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Morocco 1–2 2–2 Friendly
35. 29 April 2006 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Mauritius 1–1 5–1 2006 COSAFA Cup
36. 2–1
37. 3–1
38. 2 June 2006 Fortuna Sittard Stadion, Sittard, Netherlands  Turkey 1–0 2–3 Friendly

Politics[edit]

Akwa is currently a member of the Angolan legislative assembly. He is interested in major developments in sports in Angola.

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Qatar Stars League: Top scorer 1998–99
  • Best stranger player in Qatar: 1999, 2004, 2005
  • Angolan Player Of The Year: 2006

Clubs[edit]

National[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Akwá at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]