From the list of 23 called up announced on October 26 by Luís Gonçalves, five were unable to travel to Doualá, a last-minute drop…
Side defender Edmilson Dove (Cape Town City), striker Amâncio Canhembe (Marítimo) and lock Ricardo Mondlane (AD Sanjoanense) were crossed out on the eve of the trip to Doualá and confirmed casualties for an entire operation, the first two due to injury and the last due to illness.
To make up for these absences, Luís Gonçalves sounded the alarm and triggered the arrival of firemen Salomão (Costa do sol) Gildo Vilanculos (Amora FC) and Kamo-Kamo (Vitória de Setúbal).
But as bad luck never comes alone, the Mozambican Football Federation ended up announcing this Tuesday, November 10th, the unavailability of Stanley Ratifo. For no apparent reason, that entity called the striker a “card out of the deck” for the Douala game.
However, the hope is alive that the athlete who plays for CfR Pforzheim – club of the Fifth Division of Germany – will arrive in Maputo in time to dispute the 16 November meeting at the National Stadium of Zimpeto.
For all intents and purposes, these capital absences give life to a wide range of setbacks that started with the absence of Mexer, due to injury, then followed Simão Mathe Júnior who was not authorized to represent the selection of his own country, lastly the disease Ricardo Mondlane.
Mambas perform first training in Doualá!
In view of the game against Cameroon, scheduled for the
Today Thursday (12), qualifying for CAN2022, the national football team has been in the early evening of Monday, November 9, in Doualá.
The rest selected in several clubs from abroad arrived in the early hours of Tuesday, November 10, where the day started with a screening test for the new coronavirus to all members of the national delegation, with the second period of the day being reserved for the first training session on opposing soil.
The match is scheduled for today Thursday, November 12th, the meeting between the teams of Cameroon and Mozambique is punctuated for the third round of group F of qualification to the African Championship of Nations of 2022.
It will be held at the Venue Stade de la Réunification, starting at 5 pm local time and 6 pm from Maputo.
It should be remembered that at the beginning of this round, the Mambas lead the group with four points, the same as the Indomitable Lions, the result of a victory and a draw. OC