When the people in charge of his native angola discovered him two years ago in the rhineland for their national team, the dynamic left-fingered young man was immediately on fire. "Playing the africa cup for angola is like being allowed to compete in the european championships for germans. It’s a dream," joe enthuses, as his fellow performers call him. "When can i play against drogba and co. This is a unique event," he says, full of anticipation.
Vunguidica is the only one of 14 germany legionnaires at the africa cup who is not in the 1. Or 2. Playing in the national league. Angola is at the tournament from 21. January to 12. February in aquatorialguinea and gabon only aubenseiter. The "palanca negra" (giant antelope), as the national team of the 2006 world cup participants is called in reference to angola’s heraldic animal, only qualified at the last minute. Burkina faso (62. The FIFA world rankings), sudan (113.) and the ivory coast (16.) are the preliminary round opponents in group B. "Our advantage is that we don’t meet the ivory coast with drogba, kalou and traore until the last game," says vunguidica. He thinks positively, the quarter finals are a realistic goal. "After that, everything is possible."