João Rafael Kapango

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João Kapango
Personal information
Full name João Rafael Kapango
Date of birth (1975-09-14) 14 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Maputo, Mozambique
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ferroviário Maputo
Number 12
Youth career
Ferroviário Maputo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Ferroviário Maputo 87 (0)
2004–2010 Tersana 219 (0)
2012– Ferroviário Maputo 0 (0)
National team
2000– Mozambique 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2010

João Rafael Kapango (born 14 September 1975 in Maputo) is a Mozambican football goalkeeper.

International career[edit]

He is an international football player[1] and played the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.[2]

He became notable in the 2010 African Cup of Nations during the game against Benin, when he came to collect a routine overhit pass and made a bizarre attempt at a salto whilst gathering the ball. Whilst he narrowly avoided conceding a goal, he injured his neck in the process. The incident has become a minor YouTube hit.


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