MATCH CENTRE

TUE 17 NOVEMBER 2015, 21:00, PRAIA

2
VS
0

Blue Sharks advance thanks to 2-0 win

by BackPageTXT

Tue November 17, 23:29

Cape Verde overturned a 1-0 deficit and advanced into the final round of African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup by beating Kenya 2-0 in Praia on Tuesday night.

The Blue Sharks lost the first leg in Nairobi last week, but put in a much-improved performance to join 19 other teams into the draw for the group stage.

The hero on the night was striker Heldon, who netted either side of half time to complete a brace and see his side win 2-1 on aggregate.

For the Harambee Stars, who had major problems in the build-up to the tie including alleged non-payment of players, they will have to regroup and look ahead to the 2022 World Cup.

Cape Verde will not look to confirm their place as one of Africa’s rising powers by securing a berth in the World Cup finals for the first time.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
CAPE VERDE KENYA
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
23
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
3
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
14
Defender
0
Defender
22
Defender
0
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
18
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
0
Midfielder
5
Defender
0
Midfielder
17
Defender
0
Midfielder
11
Defender
0
Midfielder
9
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
21
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
19
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
19
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
7
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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