AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Cape Verde name squad to face Uganda

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Uganda Cranes vs Cape Verde
Date: 17th November 2018
Venue: Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Kick off: 4:00pm

The head of the Cape Verde Islands national team Rui Aguas has named a 24-man squad to face Uganda Cranes on Saturday 17th November at Namboole.

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The squad is dominated by foreign based players with only two locally based players that is Emerson of Académica da Praia and Papalele of Mindelense.

The full squad
Goal keepers
Vozinha (AEL Limassol, Cyprus), Thierry Graça (Estoril, Portugal) and Elber Evora (Feyenoord, Netherlands)

Defenders
Carlos Ponck (CD Aves, Portugal), Nivaldo Santos (Concordia, Romania), Stopira (MOL Vidi, Hungary), Tiago Almeida (Academico Viseu, Portugal), Gege (Al Feiha, Saudi Arabia), Fernando Varela (PAOK, Greece) and Jeffrey Fortes (Excelsior, Netherlands)

Midfielders
Bruno Leite (FK Haugesund, Norway), Danilson da Cruz (Nancy Lorraine, France) Emerson (Académica da Praia, Cape Verde), Nuno Rocha (Universitatea Craiova, Romania), Babanco (Feirense, Portugal) and Helder Tavares (Tondela, Portugal)

Strikers
Platini (Poli Iasi, Romania), Ryan Mendes (Al Sharjah, United Arab Emirates), Garry Rodrigues (Galatasaray, Turkey), Julio Tavares (Dijon, France), Papalele (Mindelense, Cape Verde), Djaniny (Al Ahli SC, Saudi Arabia), Heldon (Al Taawon, Saudi Arabia), Ricardo Gomes (Partizan Belgrade, Serbia) and Nuno da Costa (Strasbourg, France)

Cape Verde will have to settle for nothing but a win at Namboole while Uganda only needs a point to seal a place in next year’s final competition.

Uganda leads the table unbeaten and yet to concede with 10 points while Tanzania comes second with 5 points.

Cape Verde is 3rd with 4 points and Lesotho Likuena sits bottom placed with 2 points.

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