2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

11 June - 11 July

2010 FIFA World Cup™

Tough challenge for Mozambique

Mozambique have taken 20 players to west Africa for Sunday's FIFA World Cup™ qualifier, where they face an immediate test of their potential against the powerful Côte d'Ivoire side in Abidjan.

The Mambas are preparing in Ghana ahead of the game in Abidjan against the Ivorian Elephants. A late arrival is midfielder Dominguez who, on Sunday, was named the best player of the recently completed South African league season.

Mozambique coach Mart Nooij, who last year led the Mozambicans spectacularly up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking to gain the Best Mover award, has called up 11 foreign-based players. He has left out Portuguese-based teenager Rivaldo, as well as Manuel Lopes, who plays in Greece and was named in the preliminary squad for the trip.


Goalkeepers: Kampango (Tersana, Egypt), Marcelino (Liga Muculmana)

Defenders: Dário Khan (Al Hilal, Sudan), Fanuel (Liga Muculmana), Miro (Wits University, South Africa), Paito (FC Sion, Switzerland), Simão (Panathinaikos, Greece), Whisky (Ferroviario Maputo)

Midfielders: Carlitos (SuperSport United, South Africa), Danito Parruque (Ferroviario Maputo), Dominguez (SuperSport United, South Africa), Genito (Budapest-Honved, Hungary), Gonçalves Fumo (Olhanense, Portugal), Mano (El Gouna, Egypt), Momed Hagy (Ferroviario Maputo), Nelinho (Desportivo Maputo)

Forwards: Dário Monteiro (Nea Salamina, Cyprus), Maurício (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Sonito (Desportivo Maputo), Tico-Tico (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

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