People

António Dos Santos França (Ndalu)’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Football player- General -Politician
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
Diplomat
Politician
Soldier
From Angola
Portugal
Type Military

Politics
Sports

Gender male
Birth

9 April 1938, Mupa, Angola

Age 82 years
Star sign Aries
Sports Teams
Sporting CP
Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F.

General António Santos França “Ndalu” is a former footballer and Angolan politician, born in the town of Mupa in Cunene on April 9, 1938. He played as a midfielder. Following his short sporting career, he completed his studies in Portugal and returned to Angola, where he became a fervent anti-colonial activist, and became General “Ndalu” number two of the regime. In 1988, dos Santos França was chief of staff for the People’s Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA).

Dos Santos França later became Minister of Defence, first Angolan Ambassador to the United States 1995, and a member of the De Beers Angola Board from October 2005 to March 2010.