Mozambique head coach Luís Gonçalves has no doubts that the start of the new Mocambola season will help the national team improve for March’s key 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
With the ball rolling, Gonçalves says the domestic league players will gain competitive pace and skills to be in a better condition to play against Rwanda and Cape Verde as Mozambique will be fighting to book a place in the 2021 Afcon, scheduled for Cameroon.
“In March, we have two decisive games,” said Gonçalves.
“We have the qualifications to discuss and, therefore, I consider it important for players to have some shooting or competitive pace.
“Although the national football team is made up of many players who play outside, it is also composed of several athletes who play internally. Therefore, it is essential that the internal competition is strong,” added Gonçalves.
Gonçalves was present at Alto de Massaka over the weekend for the opening games of the new campaign. The coach was on the stands taking some notes.
“I was at the inaugural game because I think it’s important that the championship takes place so that we have more options,” he said.
The Mambas occupy second position in group F of qualification for Afcon 2021 with four points, resulting from a victory and a draw.
In the new normal, the Mambas lost to Cameroon 4-1 and 2-0 in Doulá and Maputo, respectively.
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By FARPost Reporter