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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Afcon 2013 Preview: Angola’s Palancas Negras and the Curse of the Quarterfinals

Angola has never made it past the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations. This year’s competition in South Africa marks the seventh time the Palancas Negras have been to the Afcon. Coincidentally, it was also in South Africa where the Angolans debuted in the competition, back in 1996. Although they put in some brave