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Underdogs Cape Verde ridicule Ghana in 2-1 win, top Group B at AFCON 2023

Underdogs Cape Verde ridicule Ghana in 2-1 win, top Group B at AFCON 2023

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Cape Verde delivered a ridiculing upset as they secured a 2-1 win against Ghana in a Group B encounter at the African Cup of Nations.

The match which held at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday night, saw the Blue Sharks take the lead in the 17th minute through a goal by Jamiro Monteiro.

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Despite Ghana’s efforts to level the score, a goal by Mohammed Ashimeru was ruled out for offside, denying them an equalizer.

However, the Black Stars managed to find the back of the net with Alexander Djiku’s header from Jordan Ayew’s corner kick in the 56th minute.

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Underdogs Cape Verde ridicule Ghana in 2-1 win, top Group B at AFCON 2023
Cape Verde win Ghana 2-1 in AFCON Group B – Getty image

With the game seemingly headed for a draw, Cape Verde delivered a late twist as Garry Rodrigues secured the victory with a fine finish in stoppage time, sealing their position at the top of Group B.

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Cape Verde will now face Mozambique in their upcoming match on Friday, while Ghana will face a tough challenge against the Pharaohs of Egypt in their next fixture.

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