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Chiefs Star Named In Mozambique AFCON Squad

Mozambique head coach Chiquinho Conde has named his final 23-man squad set for the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

The Southern Africans are in Group B alongside Egypt, Ghana and Cape Verde in what will be their fifth appearance at the AFCON finals.

Atletico Madrid left-back Reinidlo Mandava returns to the fold after an extended absence due to injury while Elias Pelembe will captain the side, aged 40.

Kaizer Chiefs’ Dove Edmilson has also made the squad while Manuel Kambala of Polokwane City has been snubbed for the highly-rated Amade Momade.

Sporting Lisbon winger Geny Catamo has also been included, with the 21-year-old scoring three goals with two assists in his last four games for the Mambas.

The Cosafa nation open their campaign in Abidjan against Egypt on 14 January at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.

Mozambique squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Ernan Siluane, Fasistencio Joao, Ivane Urrbal 

Defenders: Domingos Macandza, Infren Matola, Edmilson Dove, Bruno Langa, Reinidlo Mandava, Edson Sitoe, David Malembana, Feliciano Jone

Midfielders: Amade Momade, Joao Bonde, Ricardo Guimaraes, Shaquille Nangy, Alfonso Amade

Forwards: Elias Pelembe, Geny Catamo, Witness Ouembo, Gildo Vilanculos, Stanley Ratifo
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Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.