29 January 2013

Angola: Manucho Gonçalves Leaves Afcon2013 Without Scoring

Luanda — For the first in four participations in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2013), the Angolan striker Manucho Gonçalves left the competition without scoring.

After participating in previous competitions, namely 2008 (Ghana), 2010 (Angola) and 2012 (Equatorial Guinea and Gabon), the athlete left the latest nation's cup edition goalless.

Manucho made debut appearance in 2008, under the management of coach Oliveira Gonçalves, making a combination with striker Flávio Amado in the attack.

Manucho scored soon after Angola's debut game at the game with South Africa (1-1) and did it again in the second round in the victory over Senegal (3-1). At Angola's quarterfinals game, Manucho scored again against Egypt (1-3).

The Angolan striker scored two years later in the draw against Mali and on the victory over Malawi (2 -0).

At the 28th edition of the continental competition, in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, Manucho Gonçalves scored three times, and was even elected the best scorer with the same number of goals as fellow players from Morocco, Houssine Kharja, Gabonian Pierre Aubameyang, Zambian Chris Katongo and Ivoirian Didier Drogba.

Below are the striker's goals at competitions:

Ghana2008:

Manucho Gonçalves (04)

Best scorer: Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon 05)

Angola2010:

Manucho Gonçalves (02)

Best scorer: Mohamed Geddo (Egypt 05)

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon2012:

Manucho Gonçalves (03).

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