Angop - Agência de Notícias Angola Press

Angola at advantage over Madagascar

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:31 - Sports

Luanda - Angola will be playing Madagascar on Sunday in Antananarivo for the first leg of the last qualifier for the final of the 5th edition of the CAF’s Championship of Nations (CHAN) of 2018 in Kenya , being this the 10th time both sides come face to face.

  • Angola's national football team (file)
  • Football: National team (five)
  • The Giant Sable Antelopes will face Madagascar

After ousting Mauritius in the previous round, Angola are geared to this Sunday’s match aware of the difficulties ahead in Antananarivo. Madagascar eliminated Mozambique in the race for the CHAN2018.

The records involving Angola and Madagascar show that the two sides have met nine times, with the former winning two and the latter one and six draws, which anticipates a tough game for Angolans seeking to qualify for the 5th edition of the CHAN.

The duel between both teams started with a goalless draw on 23 June 1981, under the celebrations of the 6th anniversary of the national independence of Mozambique.

On 19 August 1990, during a qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN’92) of Senegal, the Giant Sable Antelopes lost in Luanda 0-1, before a zero goal draw in Antananarivo.

Under the southern Africa competition (COSAFA), the two sides came face to face on 28 December 2001 to a 0-0 draw in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Angola and Madagascar played again in 2005 for the COSAFA, with a 1-0 win for the former in Durban, South Africa.

According to records, both sides came again face to face to a goalless draw in Antananarivo in 2010 in the qualifiers for the final of the CHAN2011 of Sudan. In the following second match in Luanda, Angola beat Madagascar 2-0.

In the qualifiers for the CAN2017 in Gabon, Angola and Gabon drew 0-0 in Antananarivo, before drawing (1-1) again in the second leg match in Luanda.

Angola and Madagascar will be playing the second leg match on 19 August this year at Luanda’s 11 de Novembro stadium.