Angola's Gilberto to be part of CAF Champions League draw

Angola's Gilberto to be part of CAF Champions League draw

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Mar 21, 2018. 11:30

Ex-Angolan international Gilberto Amaral has been invited by the Confederation of African Football for the Champions League group stage draw in Egypt on Wednesday.

Angop confirmed the legend’s invitation as he will return to Egypt where he became famous when representing Al Ahly.

According to Gilberto, the invitation is very much due to the fact that he is a benchmark for African football and has already won the competition on three occasions.

The former captain of the Palancas Negras is happy with the recognition, considering it as a bonus because he is loved in Egypt.

Gilberto retired in 2015 in a career that began in 2001 at Petro de Luanda and later moved to the Red Devils in 2002.

In his seven year stay in the North African country, he won six Egyptian championships, one Super Cup and three Champions League gold medals, and became one of the most successful foreign players in the local championship.

In 2010 he went to Belgium, where he represented Lierse, but it was in Cyprus that he returned to shine, winning the Cypriot championship of 2012 as he played for AEL Limassol.

He is currently part of the Bravos do Maquis technical team, an Angolan club based in Luena as assistant coach.

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