20 November 2007

Angola/Guinea: National Team Play Guinea Conakry Tuesday

Luanda — Angola's senior males national team of football will play Tuesday in France against Guinea Conakry, in the second friendly game, ahead of the participation in the African Cup of Nations (CAN), in 2008, in Ghana, scheduled for January 20 to February 10, ANGOP has learnt.

After the 2-1 victory over Cote d'Ivoire, also a friendly game held in Paris, the national squad will try to keep the same kind of performance, to improve competitive level and synchronisation.

The match will also serve for the coach to assess the condition of the new reinforcements of the squad.

Without counting with the midfielder Andre Makanga, who had to travel to Kwait, where his team will play an important game, coach Oliveira Gonçalves may bet on Dedé, who plays for Portugal's Paços do Ferreira, to replace him.

Oliveira Gonçalves might start the game with the players Lamá, Locó, Kaly, Yamba Asha, Figueiredo, Gilberto, Mendonça, Manucho Gonçalves and Flavio. Other players are Diangi and Ze Kalanga.

The new comers Adao and Machado, performing in Holland and Portugal, respectively, may have the opportunity to play their debut game, since they did not play against Cote d'Ivoire.

The team will return to Angola on Friday, leaving afterwards for Portugal, on December 27, for a 15-day training programme, before Ghana's championship.

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