Africa: Cape Verde - Challenging Blue Sharks Hope for More

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After reaching the quarterfinals in their AFCON debut back in 2013, Cape Verde's Blue Sharks enter the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations hoping for a similar feat, or maybe even better.

Nickname: Blue Sharks

Participation No. 3

Records: Quarterfinals (2013)

Qualifiers:

Cameroon 0-0 Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2-2 Mozambique

Cape Verde 0-0 Rwanda

Rwanda 0-0 Cape Verde

Cape Verde 3-1 Cameroon

Mozambique 0-1 Cape Verde

Coach: Pedro Leitão Brito "Bubista"

Country: Cape Verde

Date of Birth: 06.01.1970

"Our ambition is to grow as a team during the competition. We want and need to pass the group stages. We have the utmost respect for our opponents, but we will fight to the limit."

Squad

TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 - CAPE VERDE [PDF]

Players to watch:

Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça (31) Forward, Al Nasr (UAE)

Garry Mendes Rodrigues (31) Forward, Olympiacos (Greece)

Marco Soares (37) Midfielder, Arouca (Portugal)

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