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2011 African Nations Championship (CHAN)

Angola will make their debut at the CHAN championships in day 4 of the tournament, against Tunisia.

The tournament will be an opportunity for the “girabolistas” to show their value and make a claim for a permanent spot in the national team.

But most importantly, it will be an opportunity for young players to gain experience in the national team setup. The opposition in the CHAN championship are likely to provide stiffer competition than the usual girabola team.

In fact, Tunisia has a squad full of experienced players from clubs that usually compete at the latter stages of the African Champions League.

So, do the Palancas Negras stand any chance of success?

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Renard asked for the collaboration of club managers in this ambitious nationwide scheme.
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The incident also proved to be a catalyst for further issues- the Togo national team cannot ... [read more]

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January 23rd, 2010 | By: kiko | Comments Comments(1)

Angola will open the quarter-finals stage with a match against the “motors” of Ghana.
The Palancas Negras will be hoping to reach the Semi-finals of the African Nations Cup for the first time in its history. As hosts, they will hold a key advantage due to the support of their fans.
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