The futsal instructor of the African Football Confederation (Caf), Inácio Sambo, says that the start of Mozambola – Mozambique Premier League on 16 January could be decisive for the positive outcome of the Mambas campaign in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying phase.
“The prospects are very good because, if Mozambola starts, we will have a good sign for Mozambican football,” he said as quoted by Opais.
“We already have a date and place for the start of the championship, which is on the 16th, in Vilankulo. If in fact, it starts in January until the next month of March we will have shooting.”
Owners and lords of Mozambique’s biggest sporting achievement in 2020, the Cosafa Tournament, the U-20 Mambinhas now aim for brilliance in the African Nations Championship of the category, scheduled for February, in Mauritania.
“It is necessary to think that this Cosafa gold is the beginning of the journey. We cannot think, at any time, that we have already achieved everything. We need to qualify, first, for the World Cup,” added Sambo.
“After qualifying for the World Cup, we can start thinking about winning Afcon. But it looks like the kids are reversing the situation. We want to win Afcon. It’s not like this. We want to win the Afcon, yes. We have to dream big,” he noted.
He then elaborated, giving as an example the immaculate and inspiring journey of the Mambinhas at Nelson Mandela Bay, in Port Elizabeth.
“We know that reaching the semifinals, we are practically at the Worlds. After that, we attacked the Worlds. It happened now at Cosafa. We reached the final phase of Afcon and then we attacked Cosafa. So, in my view, this is how we should think. The journey has started now,” concluded Sambo.
By FARPost Reporter