Angola

Coach:

Srdan Vasiljevic

Nickname:

Palancas Negras

Best achievement: Quarter finals in 2008 and 2010

Previous participations: 7

FIFA world ranking June 2019: 123

Road to AFCON 2019 (Top of Group e)

Burkina Faso 3-1 Angola
Angola 1-0 Botswana
Angola 4-1 Mauritania
Mauritania 1-0 Angola
Angola 2-1 Burkina Faso
Botswana 0-1 Angola

Coach: Srdan Vasiljevic

The 46-year-old Serbian was a surprise appointment by Angola at the end of 2017. He had little playing or coaching pedigree save for a spell as an assistant with the Serbian national side under Vladimir Petrovic.

But since arriving the former defender, whose club career took in spells in Romania and Kazakhstan, has seen Angola to their first Cup of Nations since 2013.

 

 

Key player: Bastos. Age: 27. Defender.

The centre back has been a member of Angola’s side for the last eight years, won almost 50 caps and returns to the Cup of Nations after playing at the 2013 edition.

It was the same year he move from Luanda to play at Rostov in Russia and where he quickly made a name for himself as his new club won the Russian Cup and competed in the Europa League.

Lazio paid 6.5 million euros ($7.29 million) for his services in 2016 and last month he was in the side that beat Atalanta 2-0 in the Coppa Italia final.

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Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
0 0 3 0
Group E W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
0 2 1 2
Mauritania
0 2 1 2
Group F W D L P
Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Benin
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1