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.
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