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Democracy, transparency, good governance, human rights inspire Cape Verde

Cape Verde's players celebrate after the victory at the end of their Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 round of 16 match against Mauritania at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on January 29, 2024.

Photo credit: Franck Fife | AFP

What you need to know:

  • In the head-to-head with the South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Cape Verde has the upper hand, with two wins (1-2 and 2-1) and a 0-0 draw in a match held in South Africa for the Afcon 2013
  • In the round of 16, the Blue Sharks knocked out Mauritania in a late captain Ryan Mendes penalty, making it the first time ever for them to win an Afcon knockout tie