G.D. Sagrada Esperança
|Full name||Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança|
|Founded||22 December 1976|
Estádio Sagrada Esperança |
The club's name is likely to originate from Angola's first president Agostinho Neto's famous poem Sagrada Esperança (Sacred Hope). The club was founded on December 22, 1976 by then Angola-state owned diamond company Diamang (now Endiama), which remains as its major sponsor.
In 2005, the club, managed by Mário Calado, won the league by having one point ahead ASA . In the same year, the club disputed the CAF Champions League, but was eliminated in the 1/16 Finals by ASEC Abidjan of Ivory Coast, after a 2–2 draw at home in the first leg, and a 1–0 defeat in the second leg, played in Abidjan .
- Angola Cup: (2)
- 1988, 1999
Sagrada Esperança'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
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Cup: 2 appearances
- 1992 – Second Round
- 1998 – First Round
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances
- 1989 – Second Round
- 2000 – Second Round
The club plays their home matches at formerly Quintalão do Dundo, now Estádio Sagrada Esperança, which has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people . The stadium underwent a major rehabilitation and was renamed and reinaugurated in 2008.
Players and staff
- As of July 2017 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Ekrem Asma||Head Coach|
|Roque Sapiri||Assistant Coach|
|José Pontes Ramos||Vice-Chairman|
|Jojó Garcia||Head of Foot Dept|
Manager history and performance
|1998||Nina Serrano||José Luís Borges||6th|
|2002||Carlos Alves||Agostinho Tramagal|
|2007||Albano César||Frank Moniz|
|2008||Frank Moniz||Jan Brouwer||12th||SF|
|2015||Frank Moniz||Zoran Mačkić||10th||RU|
|2016||Zoran Mačkić||Roque Sapiri||QF||Ekrem Asma||9th|
- "Soccer: Sagrada Esperança Win Girabola 2005". ANGOP.com. 24 Oct 2005. Retrieved 8 Dec 2014.
- "Girabola2016: Historial e plantel do Sagrda Esperança da Lunda Norte" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 21 Feb 2016. Retrieved 20 Aug 2016.