Striker Mbala Zola, from Italian Spezia, is also missing from the 'choices' for the fifth round game in Group E qualifying for the 2024 African Cup of Nations (CAN2024), while winger Zito Luvumbo, from also transalpine Cagliari, back to options.
The list includes five players who play for Portuguese clubs, such as Kadu, from Alverca, Kialunda, from Estrela da Amadora, Beni Mukedi, from Casa Pia, Loid, from Mafra, and Depu, from Gil Vicente.
Angola will face the Central African Republic on the 17th of June, in Douala, Cameroon, after a training camp that will start on Monday, in Portugal.
The national team, which has eight presences in the CAN, the last of which in 2019, occupies third place in the group, with five points, three behind leader Ghana and two behind the Central African Republic, while Madagascar remains in last place, with a dot.
List of the 26 invitees:
- Goalkeepers: Neblu (1.º de Agosto), Kadu (Alverca, Por) and Gelson (Interclube)
- Defenders: Tó Carneiro (Petro de Luanda), Quinito (Petro de Luanda), Eddy Afonso (Petro de Luanda), Buatu (Valencienes, Fra), Gigli Ndefe (Slovan Liberec, Che), Jordy Gaspar (Grenoble, Fra), Kialunda (Estrela da Amadora, Por) and Lula (Sagrada Esperança)
- Middleweight: Fredy (Antalayaspor, Tur), Beni Mukedi (Casa Pia, Por), Keliano (1.º de Agosto), Loid (Mafra, Por), Show (Ludogorets, Bul) and Megue (Petro de Luanda).
- Forwards: Zini (AEK Athens, Gre), Mabululo (Ittihad, Egi), Chico Banza (Nea Salamis, Chp), Gilberto (Petro de Luanda), Milson (Ankaragucu, Tur), Hélder Costa (Al-Ithaid, Ars) , Depu (Gil Vicente, Por), Lucas João (Reading, Ing) and Zito Luvumbo (Cagliari, Ita).