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Cape Verde beat Angola 2-1 in Port Elizabeth

Posted: 27 January 2013 Time: 21:29

Heldon scored a last-minute goal as Cape Verde Islands beat Angola 2-1 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. 

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The Blue Sharks looked dead and buried after captain Nando put the ball past his own goalkeeper in the first half, but late goals from Fernando Varela and then Heldon ensured a great comeback – and a spot in the quarters.

Angola started well and after Manucho’s early header flashed wide, they took the lead on 33 minutes when Nando sliced into his own net trying to keep out Gilberto’s cross – their first goal of the tournament.

Cape Verde came back strongly though, with Julio Tavares’ flicked header sailing just wide, before Angola goalie Lama saved well from Platini.

The pressure continued after the break, with Manucho Dinis first clearing Tavares’ header off the line, before Lama denied second half substitute Heldon’s free-kick.

But just when Angola thought they had done enough for the three points, Varela popped up to scramble home from a corner-kick with just 10 minutes remaining.

And it was to get worse for the southern Africans when Heldon fired home with a fierce left-footed shot which sent the Islanders through to the next round, second only to South Africa on goal-difference.

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AWAY: Angola

Previous comments on this story...

Fashion4(K4L)
posted: 09:43 pm
A team to watch out for. CV
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 09:44 pm
Rats fans called them all sort of names atfer they dtew with Bafana baChiefs, guess what they've never been beaten!
Azeebi
posted: 10:04 pm
These guys were just the best team in this group. Peered against South Africa to be an easy match opener. They scaled un-scattered.
They are not progressing by luck but by carefullly planned scheme...
Their next opponents should be careful...
atosandy
posted: 10:12 pm
@Anonymous, who is a slave in SA? Anyway Cape Verdeans are good, defeating Cameroun and playing draw with Portugal and Nigeria was no fluke.
Mxovra
posted: 11:54 pm
Those were not lucky goalz grow up or shut down & wait 4 ur team 2 play in feb then u can start ####### all over again & gudluck on champions league. Sis
@Funky_bee ,Zambian
posted: 12:39 am
Supprise package of the tournament...great achievement for the minows
A Pirate from Orlando
posted: 01:44 am
@ Gcwabe : u mean Bafana baSangweni!?
THE GLORY CONTINUES......
posted: 08:16 am
undermine them at your own peril.
CRM083
posted: 08:44 am
The Cape Verde coach is actually an air-traffic controller and yet he's done a good job so far. I guess the experience of controlling them Boeings in the air helped! Lol
Game147
posted: 09:09 am
The 'special one' Jose Morinho actualy made some contributions to Cape Verde. The Cape Verde coach actually went to Madrid for few days. I learnt that the Cape Verde president is a good friend of Morinho and moreover Morinho is a likeable character ( for those who know him in person )...........don't mind those two Madrid rebels called Ramos and Casilas.
stanslinks
posted: 12:29 pm
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posted: 12:29 pm
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While contrary contributions are always welcomed irrespective of the tune or emotion displayed while writing, the abuse of freedom of expression which culminates into curses clearly brings dirty and unhealthy spirit into this wonderful forum.
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3. Delete posts displaying irresponsibility i.e. cursing, or using the “F and S” words which your organization would not be proud to promote to kids; whom you cannot prevent from reading various members comments.
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Anonymous
posted: 12:40 pm
Make name for yourselves boys. Go Cape Verde go.

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