Extremely competitive at home, Mozambique hit something of a peak in 2010, when they gave Nigeria and Tunisia surprising troubles in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and reached the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1998. They disappointed a bit on the road to Brazil 2014, winning no matches in the group stage.
The Mambas have a very experienced back line, with Mexer having played in the top flight in Portugal and France, while Zainadine Junior has also played in Portugal's Primeira Liga. Playing in front of them, the coach can call on Simao, who has played in the UEFA Champions League.
Former international defender Helder Muianga, who won 30 caps between 1997 and 2004, was appointed coach in the summer of 2015.
1 – The number of goals scored by both teams in all three qualifying matches in Mozambique in the group stage of Brazil 2014 qualifying.
The former stars
Armando Sa, Chiquinho Conde, Jojo, Tico-Tico