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Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene, usually known simply as Maxaquene, is a sports club based in Maputo, Mozambique. The club is nicknamed Maxaca. Currently besides football (soccer) there are two indoor sports namely basketball (CD Maxaquene Basketball) and handball. In such sports Maxaquene is only the club with the most national titles after independence.[1] Maxaquene won its first post-independence title in football, the Taça de Moçambique, in 1978. Prior to Mozambique's independence from Portugal, Maxaquene were known as Sporting Clube de Lourenço Marques or simply Sporting de Lourenço Marques (Lourenço Marques being the name for Maputo before independence). Under this name, the legendary Eusébio played for the club.

CD Maxaquene
Full nameClube de Desportos do Maxaquene
FoundedMay 20th, 1920
GroundEstádio do Maxaquene
Maputo, Mozambique
ChairmanJosé Solomone Cossa
ManagerChiquinho Conde
WebsiteClub website

Name historyEdit

  • 1920–76: Founded as Sporting Clube de Lourenço Marques
  • 1976–78: The club is renamed Sporting Clube de Maputo
  • 1978–present: The club is renamed Clube de Desportos Maxaquene


The club plays their home matches at Estádio do Maxaquene, which has a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.[2]


1984, 1985, 1986, 2003, 2012
1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2010
1960, 1962
1922, 1930, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1960
  • Taça de Honra de Maputo:

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

2004 – First Round
1987 – Preliminary Round
2011 – Preliminary Round
1998 – First Round
2003 – First Round

Performance in African competitionsEdit

Best: 2003–04 Preliminary Round – Lost against Amazulu 7–4 on aggregate
Best: 2002–03 First Round – Lost against Black Rhinos 1–1 on aggregate
Best: 1994–95 Semi-finals – Lost against Julius Berger 1–0 on aggregate

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Soarito
  DF Campira
  DF Gabito
  DF Eusebio
  DF Vovote
  DF Narciso
  DF Fanuel
  MF Liberty
  MF Kito
No. Position Player
  MF Dário Chissano
  MF Mfiki
  MF Josemar
  MF Genito
  MF Marvin Oakes
  MF Paíto
  FW Tony Afonso
  FW Pelembe

Former coachesEdit