G.D. Sagrada Esperança

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Sagrada Esperança
Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança Logo.png
Full name Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança
Founded 22 December 1976; 41 years ago (1976-12-22)
Ground Estádio Sagrada Esperança
Dundo, Angola
Capacity 8,000
Chairman Osvaldo Van-Dúnem
Manager Ekrem Asma
League First Division
2018 7th

Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança, usually known as Sagrada Esperança, is a football (soccer) club from Dundo, Lunda Norte province, Angola. The club won its first title, the Angolan Cup, in 1988.

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 [1]. 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 [2].


1988, 1999
Endiama logo

Recent seasons[edit]

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[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2005 – First Round
2006 – Preliminary Round
1992 – Second Round
1998 – First Round
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 [3]. The stadium underwent a major rehabilitation and was renamed and reinaugurated in 2008.

Players and staff[edit]



As of July 2017 [2]

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 Edson
3 Brazil DF Jeferson
5 Cameroon Esmael
6 Angola MF Tresor (c)
7 Angola MF Dany
8 Brazil DF Tom
9 Angola MF Guedes
10 Angola MF Francis
11 Angola MF Bugos
12 Angola GK Carlitos
14 Angola MF Djamini
15 Nigeria DF Femi
16 Angola FW Feião
17 Angola MF Capita
19 Angola MF Beni
No. Position Player
20 Angola FW Joka
21 Angola MF Cachi
22 Angola GK Yuri
23 Angola FW Filipe
24 Angola DF Panilson
25 Angola DF Lulas
27 Angola FW Lelas
28 Angola DF Pingo
29 Angola MF Adó
30 Angola MF Patrick


Name Nat Pos
Technical staff
Ekrem Asma Turkey Head Coach
Roque Sapiri Angola Assistant Coach
Angola Goalkeeper Coach
Osvaldo Van-Dúnem Angola Chairman
José Pontes Ramos Angola Vice-Chairman
Jojó Garcia Angola Head of Foot Dept

Manager history and performance[edit]

Season Coach L2 L1 C Coach L2 L1 C Coach L2 L1 C
1982 Angola José Henrique
1988 Angola Adé 1988 Angola Cup
1994 Angola Joka Santinho
1998 Portugal Nina Serrano Angola José Luís Borges 6th
1999 Angola João Machado 1999 Angola Cup
2002 Angola Carlos Alves Angola Agostinho Tramagal
2003 Angola Mário Calado
2006 Angola Frank Moniz
2007 Angola Albano César Angola Frank Moniz
2008 Angola Frank Moniz Netherlands Jan Brouwer 12th SF
2009 Angola Napoleão Brandão 1st RU
2010 Angola Frank Moniz 11th SF
2011 Angola Mário Calado 7th R16
2012 11th SF
2013 Portugal António Caldas 5th R16
2014 8th R16
2015 Angola Frank Moniz Serbia Zoran Mačkić 10th RU
2016 Serbia Zoran Mačkić Angola Roque Sapiri QF Turkey Ekrem Asma 9th
2017 Turkey Ekrem Asma 3rd R16

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Soccer: Sagrada Esperança Win Girabola 2005". ANGOP.com. 24 Oct 2005. Retrieved 8 Dec 2014. 
  2. ^ "Girabola2016: Historial e plantel do Sagrda Esperança da Lunda Norte" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 21 Feb 2016. Retrieved 20 Aug 2016. 
  1. ^ RSSSF
  2. ^ RSSSF
  3. ^ World Stadiums