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Angola defeated Turkey 5-4 on penalties to win their first ever Amputee World Cup in Mexico on Sunday.

Both sides failed to score a goal in regulation time and the match continued with two 10-minute periods of extra time.

Angola by this feat becomes the only African country to win the win the Amputee world cup since its inception in 1984.

The Angolans finished as runners-up after losing 3-1 to Russia in the final so this results came as no surprise looking at the quick rise of amputee football on the African continent and the world at large.

Angola, champions of 2018 Amputee World Cup
Angola, champions of 2018 Amputee World Cup

Angola beat Brazil 2-1 in semi-final stage of the competition whiles Turkey advanced to the final by beating tournament hosts Mexico 4-0, to book a place in the final.

This year’s tournament saw 22 countries taking part after Ghana and Liberia failed to turn up for the tournament.

Angola, Kenya and Ghana represented Africa at the 2014 World Cup in Culiacán, Mexico. Mexico however placed third and Brazil came fourth.

The next world cup will be staged in 2022 in a country yet to be named.

Source: Philip Otuo| Follow Philip on twitter @otuoAKA47

www.sports24ghana.com

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