Angola’s second-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup™ match became their second win as the Palanquinhas prevailed 2-1 over Canada on Tuesday evening at Brasilia’s Estadio Bezerrao, ensuring a place in the tournament’s last 16. Substitute forward David netted the dramatic winning goal four minutes into second-half stoppage time.
Again it was an agile, winger-focused attack that guided Angola to triumph. Zito picked up right where he left off against New Zealand, terrorising Canadian defenders with his pace and technical ability. The Palanquinhas‘ first go-ahead goal was disallowed for offside in the 90th minute, but eventual goal scorer David would not be denied.
The Canucks had a bright start but saw two quality chances go begging early, first when Kamron Habibullah pinged the crossbar and later when Angola goalkeeper Geovani made a terrific save of Ralph Priso’s effort. A goal scorer off the bench in Canada’s loss to Brazil, Jacen Russell-Rowe scored as a starter this time out in the 49th minute.