Angola Is the First African Country to Win the Amputee World Cup
Angola earned the title after beating Turkey in overtime.
After an intense final match against Turkey, Angola's national amputee football team won the World Cup championship in Guadalajara, Mexico—making them the first African tea m ever to earn the victory.
After the game ended 0-0, the two teams faced off in a penalty shootout, with Angola eventually beating Turkey 5-4, after a Turkish goal was blocked by Angola's goalie Jesus, while a winning spot-kick was secured by Henio Guilerme, reports BBC Sport.
The match ended 0-0 after normal time and extra-time. At 4-4, Angola's goalkeeper, Jesus, made a crucial save to d… https://t.co/LobyuPYRIg— Oluwashina Okeleji (@Oluwashina Okeleji) 1541425495.0
Angola finished second place in the 2014 World Cup games, which also took place in Mexico—returning in 2018 to secure the victory against Turkey, who are the reigning European Amputee Cup Champions.
Nigeria and Kenya also represented the continent at this year's Amputee World Cup.
Congratulations to the Angolan team for their success at the Amputee World Cup Games, and for making the entire continent proud.
Congratulations to Angola 🇦🇴 for winning the Amputee World Cup 🏆 Football is for everyone! ❤️ https://t.co/jzQyntliwl— Fanatics of Football (@Fanatics of Football) 1541417986.0