MATCH CENTRE

SUN 06 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:00, CAIRO

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Cape Verde punish clumsy Libya

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 06, 21:58

Cape Verde sealed a 2-1 victory over Libya in Cairo on Sunday evening, in their second Group F outing of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Mediterranean Knights were punished by the Blue Sharks after missing a penalty either side of half-time.

Carlos Silveira da Graca ‘Kay’ gave the lead to the islanders in the 56th minute, after Hamdo Al-Masri failed to put his side ahead from the spot just before the break.

Libya missed another penalty attempt in the 65th minute, through Mohamed Zubya, but managed to level matters five minutes from time thanks to Al Mosrati.

However, Ryan Mendes grabbed a last-minute winner to hand Cape Verde all three points.

The result sees the Blue Sharks reclaim top spot in their Group F on six points, thanks to a better goal difference than Morocco who enjoyed a 3-0 away win over Sao Tome on Saturday.

Still pointless after two games, Sao Tome and Libya will face each other in a do-or-die double clash in March.

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