2023 FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup Team Profile: Angola

Get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a team-by-team breakdown of the 32 countries in the competition.

The No. 41 ranked team in the world, Angola advanced to the tournament by finishing second in Group C with a 4-2 record in qualifiers. In their last World Cup appearance in 2019, they failed to move out of the first stage with a 1-2 record, losing to Italy and Serbia while defeating the Philippines. Angola will face the Philippines and Italy again in this World Cup.

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Coach: Joseph Claro

What to Watch

Fernando appeared in 39 games this season for the Hawks and Houston Rockets, averaging 3.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in limited action. Angola also has a handful of players from the Basketball Africa League including Childe Dundao, Gerson Goncalves, and Gerson Domingos. Goncalves was named the MVP of the Angolan League in 2019.

Group Play Schedule

  • Aug. 25: Angola vs. Italy (4 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 27: Angola vs. Philippines (8 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 29: Angola vs. Dominican Republic (4 a.m. ET)

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