14 March 2013

Angola: Return of Hugo, Absence of Lamá Mark National Football Team's Call-Up

Luanda — The return of 1º de Agosto's player Hugo and the absence of Petro de Luanda's Lamá (both goalkeepers) are marking the call-up of the national football squad, which was divulged last Wednesday, for the game with Senegal on March 23, in the eliminatory round for access to the 2014 World Cup.

After participating in South Africa's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON2013), Lamá lost the place as main goalkeeper of his club to Jota B, not having been used in the three rounds of the first division football championship played so far, whereas Hugo, main goalkeeper of 1º de Agosto (team he joined in this season), returns to the national squad after being last part of the team in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Without great changes in comparison to the last call-up, the 24-player list also includes Job (Petro de Luanda), Vado (Atlético Sport Aviação "ASA") and Jota B as the only new names of the summons made by coach Gustavo Ferrin.

Check below the name of the summoned players:

Goalkeepers: Hugo (1º de Agosto), Jota B (Petro de Luanda) and Lando (Recreativo do Libolo)

Defenders: Bastos, Miguel, Mabiná (Petro), Dany Massunguna (1º de Agosto), Gomito (Libolo), Vado (ASA) and Fabrício (Interclube)

Midfielders: Amaro, Mingo Bille (1º de Agosto), Pirolito, Vado (Interclube), Manuel (ASA) and Job (Petro)

Strikers: Vado (Libolo), Yano, Ito (Progresso do Sambizanga), Manucho Gonçalves (Valladolid of Spain), Geraldo (Brazil's Paraná), Djalma Campos (Kasimpasa of Turkey), Mateus Galiano (Nacional da Madeira of Portugal) and Guilherme Afonso (FC Vaduz of Lichestein).

The match with Senegal, scheduled for March 23 in Guinea Conakry, is part of group J's third round.

The group is being led by Senegal with four points, followed by Angola and Uganda (2 points), while Liberia come last with one point.

The 2014 World Cup will happen in Brazil.

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