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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 January 2008, 12:01 GMT
Angola stick with experience
Angola's Gilberto
Gilberto has been included in the Angola squad for the Nations Cup
Angola have stuck with a tried and tested squad for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Ghana.

The 23-man squad released by the Angolan Football Federation includes 16 players from their 2006 World Cup squad.

Returning are regulars Gilberto and Maurito, who missed the World Cup in Germany through injury.

Also included is fullback Yamba Asha, who played in all the qualifying matches only to sit out most of 2006 because of a nine-month drugs ban.

The Palancas Negra meet South Africa in their opening Group D match in Tamale on 23 January before games against Senegal and Tunisia.

Angola Squad:

Goalkeepers: Lama (Petro Atletico), Mario (InterClube), Nuno (AS Aviacao)

Defenders: Marco Airosa (Fatima, Portugal), Delgado (Metz, France), Jamba (AS Aviacao), Kali (FC Sion, Switzerland), Loco (Primeiro Agosto), Machado (Anadia, Portugal), Rui Marques (Leeds United, England), Yamba Asha (Petro Atletico)

Midfielders: Andre , Maurito (Kuwait SC, Kuwait), Dede, Edson (both Pacos Ferreira, Portugal), Figueiredo (Osters, Sweden), Gilberto (Al Ahly, Egypt), Mendonca (Estrela Amadora, Portugal), Ze Kalanga (Boavista, Portugal)

Strikers: Flavio (Al Ahly, Portugal), Love (Primeiro Agosto), Manucho (Petro Atletico/Manchester United, England), Mateus (Boavista, Portugal)

SEE ALSO
Angola lose to Canary Islands
29 Dec 07 |  Africa Cup of Nations
Man Utd to sign striker Manucho
21 Dec 07 |  Man Utd
Angola recall Marques for Ghana
20 Dec 07 |  Africa Cup of Nations


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