Angola's Sagrada Esperanca conquers national championship in football after 16 years

2021-08-01 01:35:32 GMT2021-08-01 09:35:32(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LUANDA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Angola's Sagrada Esperanca da Lunda Norte on Saturday won the National First Division Football Championship, dubbed "Girabola" 2020-2021, by beating Petro de Luanda 1-0.

At the national stadium 11 de Novembro in the capital Luanda, the player Luis Taty was the author of the solitary goal in the 21st minute.

Sagrada Esperanca, the main team of Angola's eastern diamond province of Lunda Norte, became the football national champion after 16 years.

By becoming national champions, Sagrada Esperanca will represent the country in the Africa Cup of Nations.

"We accepted the opponent's victory, it created situations of great difficulty for us and they deserve the victory. It was a learning experience for us," said Petro de Luanda's coach Mateus Agostinho "Bodunha" by admitting the defeat. Enditem