Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:56 - Updated Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:55
Girabola2019/20: Petro lead championship provisionally
Luanda - Petro de Luanda defeated last Saturday Santa Rita de Cássia, by 2-0, and assured provisionally the leadership of the top division National Football Championship (Girabola 2019/20), in a game of the 21st round, played at the 4 de Janeiro stadium, in the northern Uíge Province’s capital.
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Football: Petro de Luanda lead championship provisionally
Photo: Henri Celso
With this triumph guaranteed by Yano (26 ') and Tony (87' penalty), the vice champions have 43 points, relegating 1º de Agosto to the second position with 42, who, however, this Sunday (Feb 23) will face Recreativo da Caála , in Huambo, as the round continues.
It is the second time that Petro provisionally put themselves ahead. In the 1st round, for the 13th round, they beat Recreativo do Libolo (3-0) and led for 24 hours with 32 points, but in the next day, the defending champions (1º de Agosto) returned to the top of the table with 33 points, with a victory over Académica do Lobito (3-0).
Thus, 1º de Agosto have no room for errors on Sunday's match with Recreativo da Caála, in Huambo. A victory would mean returning to the first position of the race, the opposite would confirm Petro as a new leaders.
Still for the same round, on Saturday, Sagrada Esperança defeated Académica do Lobito at home 4-2.
Cuando Cubango – Bravos do Maquis
Recreativo da Caála – 1º de Agosto
Desportivo da Huíla – Sporting de Cabinda
Progresso Sambizanga – Wiliete de Benguela
The round ends on Monday (Feb 24) with the challenge in Huambo between the local Ferrovia (13th /15pts) and Recreativo do Libolo (5th /28pts).
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