AFCON Qualifiers : Cape Verde whitewash Tanzania in Praia


Cape Verde 3-0 Tanzania

Cape Verde Islands drew Group L more open with a 3-0 walloping of the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in Praia.


Prior to kick off, Cape Verde was sitting on the bottom of the table with only one point whereas Tanzania had not tasted defeat yet.

Tanzania’s tactician Emmanuel Amunike made only one change from the line up that started in Kampala, Petrojet’s Himid Mao took the place of injured Frank Domayo.

Ricardo Gomes scored two quick goals in the 16th and 23rd minutes to spring the island nation into a 2-0 halftime lead.

Amunike made a first half substitution bringing on Shomari Salum Kapombe for left full back Michael Gadiel.

Ianique Tavares “Stopira” made it 3-0 for the hosts with three minutes to play.

Amunike also brought on John Bocco and Ally Mtoni for Mudathir Yahya and David Mwantika respectively.

Cape Verde made three changes on the evening, Nuno da Costa and Platini came on for Heldon and Ricardo Gomes.

Djaniny paved way for Bruno Leita in the closing stages of the game.

Tanzania’s Hassan Kessy and Cape Verde’s Stopira Ianique Tavares were the only cautioned players in the game.

Maximum points elevate Cape Verde Islands to 4 points to joint top the group with Uganda who play against Lesotho on Saturday 13th October.

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