Mozambique arrive in Mauritania for U20 Afcon

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Cosafa champions Mozambique have been on Mauritanian soil since the early hours of Wednesday, after almost three days of travel.

The trip started on Sunday, with stopovers in Johannesburg, Doha and Casablanca.

Young Mambas of Mozambique carried out a physical recovery training on their arrival in Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania, as a way to avoid problems after the long trip, despite having performed another physical recovery training in Casablanca, Morocco.

In addition to the recovery training, in Morocco the Mambinhas underwent screening tests for Covid-19 and the results were negative for the entire squad.

The Southern Africa side is competing at the continental finals in this age group for the first time and open their campaign against Uganda on February 15.

They will then face hosts Mauritania two days later, before a final Group A game against Cameroon on February 20.

The top two in the three pools, as well as the best third-placed nations, will advance to the quarterfinals in the 12-team competition.

Mozambique are coached by former Mambas striker Dario Monteiro, with their previous best finish being a quarterfinal place when the competition was played solely on a knockout basis in 1987.

Mozambique will be joined in the competition by Namibia, who they defeated in the Cosafa Men’s Under-20 Championship that was played in Nelson Mandela Bay in December.

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By FARPost Reporter

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