Angola name youthful squad for 2016 Cosafa Cup

Angola name youthful squad for 2016 Cosafa Cup
General view of the Cosafa Trophy

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 01, 2016. 19:00

The Palancas Negras of Angola have announced a youthful squad to represent the nation at the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup in Namibia.

It has been announced that the youngsters will be led by the Under-20 coach Sarry Matias, with the aim of building a team for the future

The tournament will be staged by the defending champions, Namibia, from June 11-25 with the Angolans boasting a side with no player older than 19.

The Palancas Negras have also included a 15-year-old goalkeeper, Joao Eduardo, who is seen as a huge talent.


The COSAFA Castle Cup has a long history as a tournament of discovery and it was at the Southern African competition where the likes of legends Manucho and Manuela 'Tico Tico' Bucuane first came to regional attention.

Angola have been drawn in Group B at the regional showpiece alongside Malawi, Lesotho and Mauritius.

Angola squad:

Goalkeepers: Landu Miguel, Joao Eduardo, Augusto Mualucano

Defenders: Pedro Alves, Fernando Quissanga, Nelson Mudile, Tomé Pedro, Joaquim Balanga

Midfielders: Alberto Miguel, Oliveira Soares, Antonio Zage, José da Silva, Nelson da Luz, Daniel Janota, Atanasio Monteiro, Calebi Mateta Yanda

Forwards: Paulino Nguendelamba, Vladimir Felix, Amandio Madienguluca, Gaspar Fortunato, Zinadine Catraio, Franklin Dmulunda

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