Antunes has accepted an invitation from Mourinho to travel to Madrid from December 3-9 and get some insight into his coaching methods ahead of Cape Verde’s Nations Cup opener against Bafana Bafana on January 19.
Mourinho is reportedly a friend of the president of the Cape Verde islands, Jose Carlos Fonseca, and has taken a special interest in the footballing fortunes of the tiny African nation.
He made a personal congratulatory phone call to Antunes after he guided Cape Verde to their first ever Nations Cup finals appearance and has now gone a step further to offer his assistance and give some private tuition to the coach.
"It is a great satisfaction that the best coach in the world, 'the Special One' has an interest in a small team like ours,” Antunes says. “We are looking forward to our time in Madrid. It's a great feeling."
Aside from South Africa, Cape Verde will also take on Morocco and Angola in Group A at the Nations Cup.