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Ricardo has opted out of the Cape Verde team for the African Nations Cup finals

Posted: 18 December 2012 Time: 1:46 pm

Experienced defender Ricardo has opted out of the Cape Verde team for the African Nations Cup finals, opting to play for his club in Portugal instead.

He is one of three key figures missing from the 23-man squad named by the small island nation for the tournament in South Africa from January 19 - February 10.

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Cape Verde make their debut at the continental championship without the 32-year-old Pacos Ferreira defender, who last month said he would have to make a choice in favour of his club whose fourth place in the Portuguese league standings.

Cape Verde coach Lucio Antunes, the first of the 16 finalists coaches to name his squad, left out veteran captain Lito and striker Dady, both prominent players for the team in recent years.

The squad has just one home-based player, uncapped reserve goalkeeper Rilly from Mindelsense. The rest come from clubs in Angola, Cyprus, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Fock (Petro Atletico), Rilly (Mindelense), Vozinha (Progresso Sambizanga)

Defenders: Carlitos (AEL Limassol), Fernando Varela (FC Vaslui) Gege (Maritimo), Guy Ramos (RKC Waalwijk), Josimar (FC Dordrecht), Nando (Chateauroux), Nivaldo (Academica Coimbra), Pecks (Gil Vicente)

Midfielders: Babanco, David Silva (both Olhanense), Marco Soares (Omonia Nicosia), Odair Fortes (Stade Reims), Roni (Fola Esch), Stenio (Feirense), Toni Varela (Sparta Rotterdam)

Forwards: Djaniny (Olhanense), Heldon (Maritimo), Julio Tavares (Dijon), Ryan Mendes (OSC Lille), Ze Luis (Sporting Braga).

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

MAMINZELA
posted: 02:04 pm
This BB team I dont support
I dont support mediocrity
Unlike the People of KZN and other ANC members who support blindly NO i wont support in the namee of "Patriotism"
I will keep my support and let SAFA keep their mediocrity they dress in the colours of the Nation
thuth teller
posted: 02:29 pm
This BB team I dont support
I dont support mediocrity
Unlike the People of KZN and other ANC members who support blindly NO i wont support in the namee of "Patriotism\"
I will keep my support and let SAFA keep their mediocrity they dress in the colours of the Nation
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Its a pity that the first person to comment on this article has FARTED so much that theres no point in commnting on this article anymore.
What does ANC and politics in general have to do with whats written above??
One would think since its the holidays even stupid minds are on holiday but its obvious its normal business day as ussual to some retarded minds.

I don't think we need your support anyway so keep it, you were not adding any value anyway . so keep it and spare us all the ########

Ke Dezemba boss we don't take no BS.
vuyonts
posted: 02:36 pm
lol @ thuth teller eish......lol
Piouz
posted: 02:53 pm
@thuth teller, lmao........ Very very True. Some People are so stupid.

ke decemba bosso
Paddy Moore
posted: 01:11 am
This is a sign of good organization and preparation. The players' minds are at rest. They know they are in and will start playing out their positions and opponents as well. Proper preparations prevents failure while people fail because they do not plan. No one plans to fail but people fail to plan. May the best team lift the trophy
Tkzen
posted: 02:57 pm
MAMINZELAposted: 02:04 pm | Report This BB team I dont support
I dont support mediocrity
Unlike the People of KZN and other ANC members who support blindly NO i wont support in the namee of "Patriotism\"
I will keep my support and let SAFA keep their mediocrity they dress in the colours of the Nation
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You fart all the time wenaNJA. What does the people of KZN and ANC has to do with this article. You once claimed that you are a WITS Alumni but mfana if this is what our teritiary institutions are producing then we are really heading for disaster. I'm yet to see comment from you that shows maturity.
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