Captain Dominguez leads diverse Mozambique squad for African Cup of Nations

Posted : 26 December 2023

Mozambique has announced its 23-man squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations finals in the Ivory Coast, with 40-year-old winger Dominguez named as the captain. Having previously represented Mozambique in the 2010 finals, Dominguez is set to become the tournament's oldest player. The squad also features a debut call-up for former German under-20 international Alfons Amade, who now pledges his allegiance to Mozambique, and defensive midfielder Amade is expected to make his debut during the Group B matches against Egypt, Cape Verde Islands, and Ghana.

 

In addition to the experienced Dominguez and newcomer Amade, the squad includes Portuguese-born midfielder Guima, who impressed with a goal on his debut in September. Atletico Madrid fullback Reinildo, returning to the national team after last playing in June during the qualification phase, is also part of the squad. The goalkeeper lineup comprises Ernan from UD Songo, Fazito from Ferroviario Nampula, and Ivane from Associacao Black Bulls.

 

Mozambique, led by Dominguez, will open their African Cup of Nations campaign against Egypt in Abidjan on January 14, followed by matches against the Cape Verde Islands and Ghana. The diverse squad reflects Mozambique's strategy to combine seasoned players with fresh talent in their quest for success in the prestigious tournament kicking off on January 13.

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