, better known as Jamba
(born 10 July 1977
), is an Angolan football
central defender who plays for Petro Atlético
. He is a member of the national team
, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup
. He has played in 29 straight international competitions for Angola, making him a leader on an otherwise young club. In April 2006, his performances were acknowledged when he was voted Angola’s best home-based player in a national radio poll.
Jamba is an archetype of old fashioned defending. He is often very reliable and consistent.
His nickname, "Jamba," means "Elephant" in Umbundu, a language spoken in Angola near the south.