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AFCON 2023 QF: “We want to challenge ourselves with the big teams in Africa”, Angola coach eyes victory over Ghana

Angola head coach, Pedro Goncalves admits his side cannot afford to drop points when they face Ghana in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The gaffer insists it will be a tough test but he believes they are ready to challenge the big teams in Africa.

The Antelopes will travel to Ghana for the first leg on 23rd March before returning to Luanda for the second leg on 27th March 2023.

Speaking ahead of the game, head coach Pedro described the Black Stars as one of the best teams in Africa, but he is confident of pushing the four-time African champions for the six points.

“Well, I hope we have the strength for six points. We are going to play round three and round four against Ghana. Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.

“They were at the last World Cup. They represented very well and we saw the power of the Black Stars. Only five African national teams represented the continent and Ghana was there.

“They are one of the best teams. I watched their performance and they are strong, they improved so much at the World Cup. They have a lot of very good players, they have more players abroad.

“We are going to face a powerful team in Africa but in our mind, we want to grow, play and challenge ourselves with the big teams.

“This is our mind as we face the Black Stars,” the 47-year-old trainer stated in an interview with Ghana’s fastest-growing website,

Pedro wrapped up proceedings by throwing a warning to the Ghana national team.

“Watch out for us, believe that we will face one-on-one and beat the Black Stars.”

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