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Angola begins journey in the futsal CAN with a game against Morocco

Angola's debut in the 7th edition of the African Futsal Championship of Nations (CAN 2024) takes place this Thursday, in a game where the senior men's national team of the sport will face the Morocco team.

: Seleccionador nacional Marcos Antunes (Foto via CAFonline)
Seleccionador nacional Marcos Antunes (Foto via CAFonline)  

Taking place at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Pavilion (in Rabat, capital of Morocco), the match starts at 8pm in Angola, according to Angop.

Regarding the game against the hosts of the competition – which will take place in Rabat, between the 11th and 21st of this month – the national coach, Marcos Antunes, said that the athletes guided by him will work to prevent the Moroccan team from "fly high" in the confrontation.

"We will fight competently to stop Morocco's quality and try to show our quality, that's how we work. Morocco is one of the best ranked teams in the world. If we want to evolve we have to play against the best teams and we are ready to play against Morocco", said the national coach, quoted in a CAF note, to which VerAngola had access.

Marcos Antunes also said that they have been working "with new methods and ways of playing futsal" and that they are trying to implement this on the field so that they can "guarantee one of the places in the World Cup".

"We have young players who want to show their qualities and we want to have a game identity. Our expectation is to guarantee a place in the FIFA Futsal World Cup, in Uzbekistan, later this year, and we will work and fight for that. We do part of the history of futsal because we were at the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup, in Lithuania, and we showed a good image and now we will work to confirm that image here", said the coach, quoted in the CAF note.

After the first clash with Morocco, the national team will return to the field on the 13th of April to face Zambia and on the 15th to play against Ghana.

In the competition, Angola belongs to group A, also made up of the teams from Morocco, Zambia and Ghana. In addition to the Angolan group, the competition also has a second group (group B), made up of Egypt, Mauritania, Namibia and Libya.

According to Angop, the first two classified in each group will advance to the semi-finals of the competition.

It should be noted that the top three classified in this competition will qualify for the World Championship, which will take place from September 14th to October 6th in Uzbekistan.

This is the fourth time that the country has participated in this competition, after participating in the 2008 editions in Libya, 2016 in South Africa and 2020 in Morocco.


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