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Angola call for Cameroon friendly for Nations Cup warm-up

11-30-2011 10:47 BJT

LUANDA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Angola's national soccer team hoped to play Cameroon on December 14 in the northern Cabinda Province in a friendly match as part of its efforts to prepare for the finals of the African Nations Cup (CAN2012), scheduled for early 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial-Guinea.

The friendly was announced by Deputy chairman of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) for international relations Joao Luzivikueno, who said that the FAF already sent the invitation to Cameroon's soccer authorities and waiting for the reply.

Cameroon did not qualify for the 2012 African Nations Cup.

Angola's official news agency Angop said that the initial opponent for the friendly game was DR Congo, which manifested unavailability to play the match.

The FAF also scheduled friendly games with Zambia on December 18 in the northeastern Lunda-Norte Province and with Namibia on December 22 in the southern Huila Province.

Angola are in group B of the CAN2012 with Burkina Faso, Sudan and Cote d'Ivoire, based in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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