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Al Ahly’s Geraldo named in Angola’s final squad for 2019 AFCON

Al Ahly's Geraldo named in Angola's final squad for 2019 AFCON

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Al Ahly’s winger has made ’s 23-man squad that will take part in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 27-year-old has joined the Red Devils last January from Angolan side CD 1º de Agosto, and has since been one of their key players.

He made 17 league appearances for the Cairo giants and was directly involved in nine goals (three goals and six assists), including a last-minute winner against Smouha.

Geraldo becomes the only foreign player in Al Ahly’s squad to play at the after both Ali Maaloul and Junior Ajayi were snubbed from their nations’ final list.

Lazio’s Bastos Quissanga, Sporting Braga forward Wilson Eduardo, team captain Djalma Campos, and Sporting Lisbon defender Bruno Gaspar are among the names that also made the final squad.

The most notable omission is Girona’s defender and former Spain U-19 international Jonas Ramalho, who made 22 La Liga appearances this season.

Angola were drawn in group E alongside Tunisia, Mali, and debutants Mauritania. Their first game will be against Tunisia on June 24, before facing Mauritania and Mali in order.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Toni Cabaça (1º de Agosto), Landu (Interclube), Ndulu (Desportivo da Huíla).

Defenders: Isaac, Dani Massunguna, Paizo (1º de Agosto), Edy Afonso (Petro de Luanda), Wilson (Petro de Luanda), Bastos (Lazio), Jonathan Buatu (Rio Ave), Bruno Gaspar (Sporting de Portugal).

Midfielders: Herenilson (Petro de Luanda), Show, Macaia (1º de Agosto), Stélvio Cruz (F91 Dudelange), Djalma Campos, Freddy (Antalyaspor), Geraldo (Al Ahly).

Forwards: Mabululo (1º de Agosto), Mateus Galiano (Boavista), Wilson Eduardo (Sporting de Braga), Gelson Dala (Rio Ave/Sporting de Porutgal), Evandro Brandão (Leixões).

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