TEAM ANGOLACoach: Filipe Pinto da Cruz
Three times – in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – the Angolan men’s team made it to the semi-finals of the African Championships twice (in 2016 and 2018) and they took the bronze medals home to Angola. Beating Morocco 29:26 at the 2018 African Championships at Gabon meant the fourth ticket straight to a Men’s World Championship for them. Almost all players are signed by clubs in the capital Luanda, few such as centre back Edvaldo Ferreira (Etoile de Tunis/Tunisia), play abroad. But coach Alexandre Diogo Machado formed a team, which is competitive on the continental stage. The biggest Angolan dream for the 2019 World Championship is to finish among the 20 best ranked teams.
Competition records: World Championship match results: 2013: 20, 2015: 21, 2017: 24
Olympic Games match results: -
African Championship match results: 2004: BRONZE, 2006: 4, 2008: 4, 2014: 4, 2016: BRONZE, 2018: BRONZE
Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: bronze medallists of African Championship