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Penpix of Angola's World Cup squad
"I feel enormous satisfaction just being here. It's a great achievement to be playing for Angola in their first World Cup," he told Reuters after a training session.
"I believe many players do not get the opportunity to play in such a tournament in their careers," he added.
The chirpy defender said he would enjoy recounting his experience in Germany for years to come.
"It is such a great moment for me, for any athlete. I will be able to tell my sons and daughters and grandchildren that I have been part of this. It is a great moment of history for me and my country," he said.