The Angola National Football Team, popularly known as the Palancas Negras have touched down Cameroonian soil this Thursday morning via a Moroccan Airways flight.
Coach Pedro Goncalves and his team arrived at the Douala international Airport at 5:20AM, completed formalities and quickly moved to their base at the Krystal Palace Hotel to continue preparations for their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash against Central Africa Republic (CAR) on Saturday at the Reunification Stadium in Douala.
The team is expected to hold their first training session at the Bepanda Omnisport Annex on Thursday evening and the final pre-match training on Friday at the match venue.
Angola are hoping to get a positive result from the fixture so as to increase their chances of qualification for the 2023 AFCON tournament next year in Cote D’Ivoire. They face a tough task against an ambitious Central Africa Republic side edging close to it’s first AFCON qualification.
The Palancas Negras are currently ranked third in the group led by the Black Stars of Ghana while CAR are second-seeded, needing four points from two games to qualify for their maiden AFCON tournament.
Saturday’s 3PM fixture at Cameroon’s economic capital will be the third between both nations. It provides a chance for CAR to get their first win in it or for Angola to continue it’s dominance of two wins in two.
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