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.
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The surprising news of Renard’s departure was a bigger shock to the local media than the 3-0 loss to Uganda.
Rather than focusing on the reasons for the resignation, the local media focused on the timing of Renard’s announcement. His departure was heavily criticised due to the fact that it was on the verge of Angola’s second qualifying match ... [read more]
Before the kick-off in Uganda, Palancas coach Herve Renard claimed that Angola had “brilliant” footballers. From that moment, a win in Uganda seemed a certainty.
The whole country seemed to forget that Uganda had won comfortably in 2006 and expected the team to breeze through the match. Guess what the final score was? 3-0 to Uganda!
The result left the local ... [read more]
The new Angola Manager Herve “Rene” Renard has vowed to hold weekly training sessions with Girabola players, in order to improve their teamwork for the National team.
Renard asked for the collaboration of club managers in this ambitious nationwide scheme.
This is without a doubt a step in the right direction, although Rene will have to convince the club managers ... [read more]
Unfortunately, Angola 2010 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Sadly, the most memorable moment related to the tournament was the attack on the Togo team bus. That particular incident received more coverage than the actual football tournament and inevitably marred the competition.
The incident also proved to be a catalyst for further issues- the Togo national team cannot ... [read more]
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.
Flavio and Zuela are still not a 100% fit ... [read more]
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