Angola 1979

NB: first ever edition of Girabola

Started on Dec 8 1979.

Only edition with teams from all 16 provinces (on that time Angola was 
divided into 16 provinces: later Lunda province was transformed in 
two, Lunda-Norte and Lunda-Sul, and Bengo Province was created later).

24 teams (4 groups x 6 teams each)

Participants

1º de Agosto
Nacional de Benguela
TAAG (now ASA)
Palancas do Huambo
Estrela Vermelha (Mambroa)
FC do Uíge
Construtores do Uíge
Académica do Lobito
Desportivo da Chela
Ferroviário da Huíla
Diabos Verdes (Leões de Luanda)
Santa Rita
Sassamba da Lunda-Sul
Sagrada Esperança
Luta SC de Cabinda
FC Mbanza Congo
Ginásio do Kuando-Kubango
Xangongo do Cunene
Naval do Porto Amboim
Diabos Negros
Makotas de Malanje
Vitória do Bié
Juventude do Kunje
14 de Abril

Round 1 [Dec 8]
FC M'banza Congo	1-3 Construção e Habitação do Uije
Académica do Lobito	1-1 Vitória Atlético do Bié

Minguito (Vitória's player) scores at 11' the first goal of Girabola.

NB: Vitória Atlético do Bié were a last minute replacement for
    Desportivo de Kamakupa, also from Bié.

Other scores:
TAAG		       11-0 Desportivo de Xangongo do Cunene
  (highest score ever in all Girabola's editions (up to 2003))



Semifinals
Nacional de Benguela	bt  Palancas do Huambo
1º de Agosto		bt  TAAG (now ASA)

Final [Estádio Nacional da Cidadela, Luanda]
1º de Agosto		2-1 Nacional de Benguela

Best 14 teams of this first edition qualifies for the second one.


1954

1980

list of champions

list of cup winners

list of topscorers


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Prepared and maintained by José Batalha for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: José Batalha (jose.batalha@netvisao.pt)
Last updated: 20 Feb 2014

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