Pedro Gonçalves eyes qualification

Edwin  - CEO January 21, 2024
Updated 2024/01/21 at 2:43 AM
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 After Angola’s win over Mauritania


Gelson Dala (2R) scored a goal in each half as Angola saw off Mauritania (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)


Angola’s head coach, Pedro Gonçalves, hopes his side will qualify following their win over Mauritania in the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.


The Palancas Negras recorded their first win in the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON Côte d’Ivoire 2023 against Mauritania in a five-goal thriller.


Pedro Gonçalves heaped praises on the Mauritanian team after the win.


“We played against a tremendous Mauritanian team; they will still have much to prove; they are a fighter.


“It was a spectacular and very committed match. This vital victory allows us to move into the lead with a favorable goal difference compared to Burkina Faso.


With 4 points at the top of Group D, Angola is now seeking qualification for the knockout phase.


“We will try to maintain the momentum by seeking qualification in the next round. I want to pay tribute to my players who gave the best of themselves while remaining patient.


“We have a well-defined tactical plan that we will implement for the decisive match against Burkina Faso,” he added.


Angola will play Burkina Faso in their last group game at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium stadium in Yamoussoukro on Tuesday, January 23.


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