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Angola coach Marcos Antunes vows to stop favorites Morocco

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The head coach of Angola Marcos Antunes says his charges will work towards stopping high flying Morocco when the two sides face each other in Group A of the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday, 11 April in Rabat.

The Portuguese coach was speaking from the Salle Prince Moulay Abdellah a day ahead of the big opening to the competition.

Angola finished third four years ago to reach their maiden FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania.

“We will fight with competence to stop the quality of Morocco and try to show our quality, that is the way we work. Morocco is one of the top ranked teams in the world. If we want to develop we have to play against the best teams and we’re ready to play against Morocco” said Antunes.

“We have been working with the new methods and ways of playing Futsal and now we’re trying to implement it on the field so that we can secure one of the World Cup spots.”

The coach stressed the need to integrate the young players who are eager to show their talent at the continent’s flagship Futsal competition.

“We have young players who are eager to show their qualities and we want to have an identity of play. Our expectation is to secure a place in the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Uzbekistan later this year and we will work and fight for that. We are part of the Futsal story because we have been to the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania and we showed a good image and now we will work towards confirming that image here”, concluded the coach.