The coach of the Angolan national football team, Pedro Goncalves, unveiled a list of 28 players on Monday 23 August. They will take part in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers which start in September. The Palancras Negars are in Group F and will face Egypt on 2 September and Libya on 7 September.
The list includes five new players. Angola will also be able to count on its stars, namely Fulham Fc striker Ivan Cavaleiron and Leeds United winger Helder Costa.
The Pharaohs, on the other hand, are likely to be without their star player, Mohamed Salah.
His club, Liverpool, have sent a letter to the Egyptian FA to inform them of their desire to keep their striker. The Reds want to avoid exposing Salah to a mandatory quarantine on his return from international duty. Egypt is classified by England as a country at risk of spreading the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
List of 28 players
Goalkeepers: Kadú, Hugo Marques, Ricardo Batista
Defenders: Bastos, Inácio Miguel, Jonathan Buatu, Kevin Bukusu, Vidinho, Kialonda Gaspar, Anderson Lucoqui , Nurio Fortuna , Clinton Mata
Midfielders: Estrela, Herenilson, Show, Giovani Bamba, Fredy, Joao Bachi, Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro, Jeremie Bela, Lepua, Va, Zito Luvumbo
Attackers: Zini, Fabio Abreu, Gelson Dala, M'Bala Nzola