MATCH CENTRE

SAT 11 OCTOBER 2014, 16:00, PRAIA

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Mambas beat high-riding Cape Verde

by Staff Reporter

Sat October 11, 17:59

Mozambique moved back into contention in Group F of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers after a 2-0 victory over Cape Verde on Saturday afternoon.

The result at the Estádio da Machava in Maputo puts the Mambas on five points, one point behind Cape Verde, for whom Saturday’s loss was a first of their qualifying campaign after having won their opening two matches.

Zambia and Niger, who meet in Niamey in a game that kicked off an hour later, both went into the weekend’s action with one point.

Mozambique’s victory over the Cape Verde was their first win in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers, having been held to draws by Zambia and Niger in their opening two games.

On a cool afternoon in Matola, Maputo, the home side were to score either side of the half time break; after Kito netted in the 42nd minute to settle Mozambique nerves, the hosts secured a two goal cushion on 60 minutes when Reginaldo Faite got onto the score-sheet.

The Mambas ensured there was no way back for the Blue Sharks, who will have to regroup for the return match again in four days (15 October 2014) at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde, in Praia.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
MOZAMBIQUE CAPE VERDE
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
22
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
18
Defender
0
Defender
21
Defender
0
Defender
3
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
16
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
19
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
10
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