For their third appearnce in TotalEnergies AFCON, Cape Verde want to do better than in 2013 when the Blue Sharks reached the quarter-finals. The Cape Verdeans who had a good start in Cameroon last Sunday with a “short” 1-0 victory against Ethiopia, hope to repeat their performance tomorrow against Burkina Faso, even if their mission will not be easy, said assistant coach Humberto Bettencourt. “We have some absentees, of course, but we have made a good preparation for this match against Burkina Faso and we will play a different game than the first match to try to win the three points and thus secure a place in the next round of competition “, said the Cape Verdean technician.

After their 1-0 victory in their first match, Cape Verde can remain undefeated in their first 2 matches in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, having also done so in their 2 previous appearances (2 draws in 2013 and 2015).

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