Angola

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THE PALANCAS NEGRAS DEFEND THEMSELVES WELL

Angola takes part as the most successful men’s handball team from Sub-Saharan Africa. For the past decade, the Angolans have been the toughest opponents in the Egypt-Tunisia-Algeria trio from the African Continent. Alexandre Diogo Machado’s team has a very specific style of play, based on an iron defence. But the men’s team, like the Norwegians, also lives in the shadow of their female counterparts, who are multiple-time African champions. Denied a place in the World Championship since 2007 (21st), the Angolans are regularly in the final four in continental events, most notably with two silver medals at the African Games in 2011 and 2015. By winning (25-19) against Algeria in the third-place playoffs in the 2016 African Championship, Angola won bronze (as they did in 2004) and secured a place in the 2017 World Championship. The Palancas Negras are now feared and will aim to finish in the top 20 in France..


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Participating twice at the World Championships, Angola finished 20th in 2005 in Tunisia and 21st in 2007 in Germany. Ten years later in France, the African team will try to do better in a tough Group B.


COACH: Alexandre Diogo Machado (Angola)

PLAYERS

  • ANG-21-PESTANA-ADELINO_ANDERSON
    Adelino Anderson Pestana 11/03/1992 Right Wing
  • ANG-09-MANECO-ADILSON_BRUNO
    Adilson Bruno Maneco 02/03/1993 Center Back
  • ANG-04-PEDRO-AUGUSTO_DINZEIA
    Augusto Dinzeia Pedro 16/04/1985 Pivot
  • ANG-08-KAMUANGA-BELCHIOR_NELSON
    Belchior Nelson Kamuanga 21/08/1983 Left Back
  • ANG-79-FERREIRA-EDVALDO_ESMAEL
    Edvaldo Esmael Ferreira 28/05/1990 Right Wing
  • ANG-07-ANTONIO-ELIAS_NOGUEIRA
    Elias Nogueira Antonio 30/05/1987 Left Wing
  • ANG-11-TECA-GABRIEL_MASSUCA
    Gabriel Massuca Teca 02/02/1991 Pivot
  • ANG-12-FIGUEIRA-GILBERTO_VICTOR
    Gilberto Victor Figueira 25/01/1988 Goalkeeper
  • ANG-16-MUACHISSENGUE-GIOVANY_RANEL
    Giovany Ranel Muachissengue 20/02/1984 Goalkeeper
  • ANG-01-GASPAR-JULIAO_FRANCISCO
    Juliao Francisco Gaspar 28/03/1990 Goalkeeper
  • ANG-13-NASCIMENTO-MANUEL_ANTONIO
    Manuel Antonio Nascimento 15/03/1994 Center Back
  • ANG-14-NESTOR-QUINANGA_SIMAO
    Nestor Simao Quinanga 23/09/1988 Left Wing
  • ANG-06-MULENESSA-OSVALDO_LIANDRO
    Osvaldo Liandro Mulenessa 03/02/1986 Right Back
  • ANG-05-HEBO-ROME_ANTONIO
    Rome Antonio Hebo 11/04/1992 Center Back
  • ANG-17-LOPES-SERGIO_AVELINO
    Sergio Avelino Lopes 02/06/1983 Left Back