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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 August 2006, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK
Angola recall for Yamba Asha
Yamba Asha
Yamba Asha missed the World Cup in June

Angola have recalled defender Yamba Asha to their 24-man squad for next weekend's African Nations Cup qualifier against Swaziland.

The 30-year-old left back has just served a nine-month ban after failing a doping test at the end of last year's World Cup qualifiers.

Yamba Asha, who recently moved to struggling Swedish Club Osters IF, missed the African Nations Cup finals in Egypt in January and June's World Cup finals because of the drugs ban.

He had played in all 12 of Angola's qualifying matches en route to their surprise appearance at the finals in Germany.

Coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves added Petro Atletico striker Manucho to the squad for the first match for Angola since the World Cup and handed a first call-up to goalkeeper Josimar.

Senior players dropped after the World Cup include goalkeeper Joao Ricardo, defender Rui Marques and captain Akwa.

The Angolan Football Federation named the squad on Saturday for the match away at Somhlolo on 3 September.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Josimar (Primeiro Agosto), Lama (Petro Atletico), Mario (InterClube)

Defenders: Delgado (Metz, France), Elsio (Primeiro Agosto), Jamba (AS Aviacao), Joel (InterClube), Kali (FC Sion,Switzerland), Lebo Lebo (Petro Atletico), Loco (Primeiro Agosto), Yamba Asha (Osters IF, Sweden)

Midfielders: Chinho (Petro Atletico), Figueiredo (Osters IF, Sweden), Gazeta (Primeiro Agosto), Mendona (Varzim, Portugal), Xara (Petro Atletico), Ze Augusto (Primeiro Agosto), Z Kalanga (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania)

Strikers: Andre Titi Buengo (Amiens, France), Flavio (Ahly, Egypt), Love (AS Aviacao), Mantorras (Benfica, Portugal), Manucho (Petro Atletico), Mateus (Gil Vicente).

SEE ALSO
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