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Primeiro Agosto crowned Angolan Girabola champions for third season running

3:39 PM MYT 03/09/2018
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This year’s Angolan Girabola championship race was tightly-contested as Primeiro Agosto claimed it ahead of nearest challengers Petro Atletico

Angolan giants Primeiro Agosto edged Cuando Cubango 1-0 at home on Sunday to bag a third consecutive league title.

Jacques scored the all-important goal that saw Agosto finish the season on 57 points, three ahead of closest rivals Petro Atletico who were runners-up again last season.

Sunday was an intriguing final Matchday of the season with Agosto and Petro Atletico entering this round separated by just a point.

Agosto had destiny in their hands, needing just three points, and their slender victory brought them their 12th league title.

But it was a tricky situation, for Petro Atletico had to win and pray that Agosto lose or draw.

In the end, Petro Atletico were held to a 1-1 draw by Sagrada Esperanca, ending their campaign three points behind the champions.

Winning the league title capped a fine year for Primeiro Agosto who are in this season’s Caf Champions League quarter-finals.

Zoran Manojlović’s side return to the Caf Champions League again next season.