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Angola

Facts & Figures

Angola Team Logo
  • Capital City: Luanda
  • Population: 15m
  • Languages: Portuguese, Bantu, various regional dialects including Kimbundo
  • Team Nickname: The Black Antelopes
  • Official Team Web Site (in Portuguese)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Group Stage (2006)
  • Best African Cup of Nations Performance: Quarter Finals (2008, 2010)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 139 (October 2017)

Ideas for an Angolan Themed Party

Kizomba!
("Party!" in the Kimbundo language).

Angolan Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Angola shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page, or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for red, yellow and black table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Angolan Party Decorations Ideas, visit our African Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for other party decorations, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in red, yellow and black will help create the right atmosphere

Food for an Angola Themed Party

The most commonly eaten foodstuff in Angola is "Funge" - a starchy mass made with corn meal. Apparently it's a little like polenta but sticky, and lacking in much flavour. As it's not easily available in many parts of the world, it's not particularly tasty, and doesn't really lend itself to a party situation, we'll move on...
Beans and rice are a popular meal for most everyday situations. Plain boiled rice is filling, but not as readily available as funge, as much has to be imported. Beans are flavoured with a wide variety of additional ingredients - tomatoes, chillies, onions, garlic, etc. A good quick substitute is to use tins of "mixed beans in spicy sauce", which are widely available in many supermarkets.

Chicken and other meats (most commonly goat) are eaten, but only on special occasions for the majority of Angolans, due to the cost. However, in our book a football match is a special occasion! Angola has a long stretch of Atlantic coastline, so fish and other seafood are available.
There has been a Portuguese influence in Angola for over 500 years - the first Portuguese explorers arrived here in the late fifteenth century. Portuguese is still the official language, and many dishes have Portuguese names and/or ingredients. And of course piri piri is a favourite flavouring.

Try some of these next time Angola are playing:

Starters

Main Courses
Serve any of these dishes with plain boiled rice and mixed beans in spicy sauce.

Drink for an Angola Themed Party

Angola has something of a thriving alcohol production industry, but most of it never reaches the outside world. Spirits distilled from bananas, maize, potaotes, cassava, manioc, sweet potatoes and corn are all popular, but rarely exported. Local beer brands such as Cuca, Eka and N'gola are again very popular within Angola, but rarely available for the rest of us to sample. South African wines and beers are imported and consumed in quantity, so they may be a better option...

Unfortunately we are currently unable to find a reliable source for Angola shirts. For reference, their home kit is red shirts with yellow trim, and black shorts, while their away kit is white shirts with black shorts.

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