MATCH CENTRE

SAT 03 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:00,

0
VS
1

Cape Verde stutter at home and crash out of Afcon

by BackPageTXT

Sat September 03, 21:52

Libya managed to take advantage of their hosts when they defeated Cape Verde 1-0 at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia on Saturday night in their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

In the wake of the loss, Libya remain placed at number three with seven points as they finished their campaign.

Coach Rui Aguas pushed his side to go for a win, but failed to bag the full three points as they were stunned at home.

Despite both sides making efforts to bag an opener, it remained goalless in the first half as both teams went to the tunnel.

In the second half, neither team created clear chances to bag a goal but in the dying minutes Libya managed to do better.

The Mediterranean Knights managed to get something after pushing for an opener.

Fouad Al Triki scored for the 2014 CAF Africa Championships as they bagged a winner in the 90th minute.

In the injury time Libya received a red card but they managed to contain the attack from the hosts to bag the full three points.

Following the loss, the Blue Sharks now have nine points from six matches and have not booked their ticket to the continental showpiece in Gabon.

Cape Verde: (0)
Libya: (0) 1 (Al Triki 90')

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