2014 FIBA Women's World Basketball Championship Live Scores

Angola

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NO
NAME
POS
HGT
DOB
CLUB TEAM HOMETOWN
WGT
4
Catarina Camufal
PG
5-6
03/30/80
Inter-Clube Luanda
 
8
Fineza Eusébio
 
 
07/18/90
1° De Agosto Luanda
 
9
Madalena Felix
 
 
09/20/89
1° De Agosto Luanda
 
15
Ngiendula Filipe
SF
5-10
05/20/82
Inter-Clube Luanda
 
5
Ana Gonçalves
F
5-11
01/03/93
Inter Benguela Benguela
 
10
Sónia Guadalupe
PF
6-2
09/15/85
Inter-Clube Luanda
 
6
Felizarda Jorge
SG
5-8
02/23/85
1° De Agosto Luanda
 
14
Nadir Manuel
PF
6-1
11/30/86
Inter-Clube Benguela
 
13
Nacissela Maurício*
SF
5-11
06/02/80
1° De Agosto Luanda
 
7
Ângela Monteiro Cardoso
SF
5-11
04/09/79
1° De Agosto Luanda
 
11
Luísa Macuto Tómas
C
6-4
03/24/83
Inter-Clube Benguela
 
12
Astrida Vicente
SG
5-9
10/06/78
Inter-Clube Luena-Moxico
 
2012 Angola Olympic Team Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Anibal Moreira, Desportivo 1. De Agosto (ANG)
Notes: * indicates team captain. All club teams and hometowns are in Angola unless otherwise indicated. Roster may be altered until July 27, 2012.

 

 

FIBA World Ranking No. 27
How qualified 2011 FIBA Africa Women’s champion
Key veteran Power forward Nacissela Mauricio, MVP, 2011 Afrobasket Women
Rising star Power forward Sonia Guadalupe
Olympic medals None (first Olympic appearance)
World championship medals None
Preliminary round group Group A

Angola loves its basketball and as proof, after the women's team won Afrobasket 2011 and thus a firsxt-ever Olympic berth, a contingent of senior government officials met the team at the airport and rewarded each player with bonuses totaling more than $40,000. Each player also received a college scholarship from a private university in Angola.

That said, only one team from Africa -- Nigeria, which made Olympic history by beating Korea in the 11th/12th-place game at the 2004 Olympics in Athens -- has ever won even a single game, much less a medal, in the women's basketball competition at a summer Olympics. Angola, which has been focusing on defense in its Olympic preparations, lost all six of its exhibition games to Australia, China, and even New Zealand at a preparatory tournament last month in China, would be thrilled to achieve even that much in London.