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Angola Officially Coach-less After Pedro Gonçalves Contract Runs Out

Portuguese tactician Pedro Gonçalves has left his role as Angola national team head coach upon expiry of his two-year contract, according to reports.

Gonçalves, who guided Angola U-17 team in their last World Cup appearance, managed his last game on Tuesday as the Palancas Negras played to a 1-1 draw against Libya in Benghazi.

During his tenure, Gonçalves oversaw 15 games, with five wins seven defeats and three draws. Eventually, the team soaked 16 goals and scored 16 goals as well.

Angola Football Federation (FAF) have refused to comment on the issue, but reports indicate the matter had been concluded amicably.

Gonçalves is reported not to have interest in contract because of the issue of unpaid salaries after his interview with a section of Angolan Press.

The 45-year-old had gone for seven months without salary and had to depend on his family members back in Portugal for his basics.

Previously, FAF Vice President Jose Carlos Miguel said that although Angola failed to make to the next round of 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers, they were ready to keep Gonçalves as the national team head coach.

Angola finished at the bottom of Group F of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with only five points from five games

Goncalves arrived  in the African country after several years in the academy of the Sporting from Portugal. He signed for the Angolan federation in 2015 and decided to go to Africa to start his adventure.


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