Tag Archives: Angola


Angola 1-0 Zimbabwe

Angola 1-0 Zimbabwe Luanda, 10/10/04 Another single-goal home win for the reigning champions, who just keep on keeping on. Petro Atletico striker Flavio scored the goal in the 52nd minute. The Palancas Negras are now top of their World Cup Qualifying group, ahead of Nigeria, having taken 11 points from five matches. They are also […]


Mozambique 0-1 Angola

In a sneaky Cosafa Castle Cup match that didn’t appear on the FIFA fixture list but does now appear on FIFA’s results list – so does count towards UFWC rankings – Angola held onto the title and gained an extra ranking point. The Palancas Negras now progress to the final of the Cosafa Cup which, lest we forget, is an annual year-round tournament contested by the 13 national teams of the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations.


Angola 1-1 Botswana (Angola win 5-3 on pens)

The Unofficial Football World Champions are Angola! How on Earth did that happen? This Southern African country is better known for its long-running civil war than for its footballing prowess, and the national side are certainly the most unlikely champions in UFWC history. Angola’s ‘star’ player is João Pereira of Boavista in Portugal. Who? Well, exactly, but Angola are here on merit having beaten Nigeria 1-0 in a World Cup Qualifier. Hail the underdogs.