Angola looking to dispatch of Madagascar

Angola looking to dispatch of Madagascar
Ary Papel of Angola (second from right) celebrates goal with teammates during the 2016 CHAN football match between Ethiopia and Angola at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda on 25 January 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Sep 01, 2016. 09:35

Angola will be hoping to bag a win in their final Group B tie of their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar on Saturday.

The Palancas Negras are aware they have to wrap-up their dismal campaign with a win and restore their pride against the struggling Malagasy.

Angola went to the Island nation and came back with a point following their 0-0 draw back in September last year.

Sitting at number three with four points in the group means their hopes of reaching Gabon are over, but they will want to finish with a win at home.

Looking at the bottom-placed Malagasy, they have three losses and two draws next to their name and will also be gunning for a victory.

However, it will not be an easy assignment in Luanda as they failed to claim the full three points at home in 2015.

Although they are already out of the race to make their maiden appearance in the AFCON tournament, they will now have to rebuild their team.

The match will be staged at Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda on Saturday, 03 September at 17:00.

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