Flying left-back Paito has been recalled to Mozambique's squad for
their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier against Nigeria in Maputo on Sunday.
The Switzerland-based defender, previously of Portuguese giants Sporting, missed Mozambique's last two preliminaries. However, Mart Nooij elected to return the 26-year-old to his squad for their opening Group B fixture in the final phase of African Zone qualifying.
The Dutch coach made few changes to his party, with captain Tico-Tico keeping his place despite a lack of club football for Jomo Cosmos in the South African second flight. The 35-year-old is Mozambique's most capped player (78 appearances) and leading marksman (27 goals), although he has not scored in his last five internationals.
Goalkeepers: Bino (Liga Muculmana), Kampango (Tersana/EGY),
Marcelino (Desportivo Maputo)
Defenders: Campira (Maxaquene), Dario Khan (Ismaili/EGY), Fanuel
(Liga Muculmana), Mano (ENPPI/EGY), Miro (Platinum Stars/RSA), Mexer (Desportivo Maputo), Paito (FC Sion/SUI), Tony (Ferroviario Maputo)
Midfielders: Carlitos (Liga Muculmana), Danito (Ferroviario Maputo),
Dominguez (SuperSport United/RSA), Genito (Budapest-Honved/HUN), Josimar (Costa do Sol), Momed Hagy (Ferroviario Maputo),
Nelinho (Desportivo Maputo), Simao (Panathinaikos/GRE)
Forwards: Dario Monteiro (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA), Luis
(Ferroviario Maputo), Nito (Costa do Sol), Tico-Tico (Jomo Cosmos/RSA)