Cape Verde sink Cameroon to ignite Afcon hopes [+video]

SuperSport | Cape Verde ignited their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) hopes with a 3-1 comeback win over already qualified Cameroon at Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia on Friday.

Victory moved the Blue Sharks up to seven points in Group F, two ahead of Rwanda and three points clear of Mozambique who they face in Maputo next week.

Cameroon, who have already qualified by virtue of being hosts, remain top of the group on 10 points after five rounds of qualifiers.

The Indomitable Lions took an early lead through an exquisite Pierre Kunde Malong free-kick in the 14th minute, that left goalkeeper Evora Dias with little chance.

Cape Verde hit back 10 minutes later as midfielder Kuca pounced on Cameroon’s failure to clear a long throw-in, as the two teams headed into the half-time break at level pegging.

The hosts completed the comeback in the 59th minute as Macky Bagnack put the ball beyond his own goalkeeper from a Ryan Mendes shot.

Mendes would not be denied a goal, though, and after beating the offside trap, the Cape Verde veteran raced onto a long ball before finishing with aplomb past Fabrice Ondoa to seal victory and all three points for the hosts.

The top two nations in each group advance to the 24-team finals hosted in Cameroon next year.

Cape Verde (1) 3 (Kuca 24′ Bagnack og. 59′ Mendes 69′)
Cameroon (1) 1 (Kunde Malong 14′)

Cape Verde: Evora Dias; Tavares, Stopira (G.Tavares 90+1′), Pereira, Furtado Pereira, Soares (Borges 90′), Andrade (Tavares 71′), Lopes, Kuca, Semedo (Fernandes 80′), Mendes (Lopes 90+1′)

Cameroon: Ondoa; Mbaizo, Onguene, Bagnack, Ngah, Djoum (Hongla 67′), Kunde Malong, Onana, Tabekou (N’Jie 64′), Ngamaleu (Ako 85′), Aboubakar.

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6 comments

  1. Come back and keep killing the anglophone minority while using their resources to help your tribal Equatorial Guinea cousins. Wicked primitive Barbaric animals.

  2. ANOTHER HUMILIATION PANTS ON FIRE

    SHAME, SHAME, SHAMEOOOOOOOO!!!

    DICTATOR BIYA’S UNWINNABLE, UNSTOPPABLE, UNCONTROLLABLE, FINANCIALLY UNSUSTAINABLE WAR continues…..

    • **** RULE BY DECEIT AND DECEPTION ****
      The truth always prevails.
      Even a baby in der kindergarten should be aware of the facts that:
      1. there is no place on planet earth known as the so-called NOSO regions of LRC.
      The truth is there is SC , a country EQUAL IN STATUS with LRC
      2. Cameroon is NOT “one and indivisible”:
      The truth is that SC is “one and indivisible” and LRC is also “one and indivicible”
      3. etc.

    • CONCLUSION

      LRC is ruled by the most corrupt, dishonest, faithless, deceitful, arrogant, foolish, stupid, despicable, evil, demonic and insensitive CRIMINALS on planet earth..
      A country ruled by deceit, deception and terror is likened to a house built on sand.
      It is common knowledge and a celebrated fact that a house built on sand cannot stand for long.
      Thank God, Dictator Biya’s UNWINNABLE, UNSTOPPABLE; UNCONTROLLABLE and financially UNSUSTAINABLE war will rescue the Anglophones from that sh*thole VIVRE-ENSEMBLE with LRC.

      GOD IS INDEED GREAT

    • Cape Verde has a population of:

      549.935 (2019) Weltbank.

      The so-called “one and indivisible” LRC has a population of AT LEAST 30 million.
      That notwithstanding, the mighty LRC was humiliated by the tiny Cape Verde.

      As a corollary, the tiny SC has also humiliated the mighty LRC at the battlefield. Four years and counting, LRC terrorists have not defeated the INVINCIBLE Amba boys.
      The scam called the commission on disarmament has been exposede by the Atanga Nji boys. They demonstrate in Buea and Bamenda because the GOC has not respected the scam agreement.
      Ofcourse, the war will end at the NEGOTIATING TABLE under the auspices of the UN. The Anglophone palaver is an INTERNATIONAL problem, not a domestic one.

  3. good Job Cape Verde..
    Send them back home..
    They have too much problems to solve at home before thinking of football…

    We thank the head of state that the team travelled to Cape Verde..
    We thank the head the state that they had water to drink, food to it…

    Biya ayu ayu…
    What a primitive retarded nation..