Luanda – In three appearances in the final stages of the African Nations Football Cup, Cape Verde have qualified for the second time for the round of 16, after achieving it for the first time in the 2013 edition held in South Africa.
In the competition, being held in Cameroon, Cape Verde qualified as one of the four best third-placed teams in the six groups, where only the top two teams in each group qualified directly.
The team began the competition by beating Ethiopia, in Group A, 1-0 , lost to Burkina Faso, 0-1 and a stunning 1-1 draw with Cameroon that finished first in the group.
The team led by Pedro Brito “Bubista” face Senegal on January 25, the best African team in the FIFA Ranking, 20th place.
The first phase of the 33rd edition of the CAN’2022 was marked by the premature elimination of the defending champions Algeria and Ghana, a team that has already reached the quarterfinals of a World Cup.
In Group E, the Algerians finished in the fourth and final position with only one point compared to seven of the Côte d`Ivoire (1st placed), six of Equatorial Guinea (2nd) and two of Sierra Leone (3rd).
Schedule of the Round of 16
Burkina Faso-Gabon, Limbe Stadium
Nigeria-Tunisia, Roundé Stadium, Garoua
Guinea-Gambia, Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam
Cameroon-Comoros, Stade Olembé, Yaoundé
Senegal-Cape Verde, Stade Kouekong, Bafoussam
Morocco-Malawi, Stade Ahmadou, Yaoundé
Côte d`Ivoire-Egypt, Stade Japoma, Douala
Mali-Equatorial Guinea, Stade Limbe
Quarter-finals (January 29)
Source: Angola Press News Agency