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Cape Verde captain Nando warns Ghana to expect shock in AFCON clash

Published on: 02 February 2013

Cape Verde captain Fernando Neves “Nando” has warned giants Ghana to expect a surprise when they clash in their quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

A semi-final place awaits Cape Verde in their maiden appearance if they win the match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The Blue Sharks stunned pundits by reaching the last eight of the competition in South Africa after emerging from a group comprising the hosts, Morocco and Angola.

The 34-year old France-based defender has warned the four-time champions that they should expect a surprise similar like their qualification to the last eight.

“We are here to carry on. We came here to win and will try to do that on Saturday. We have already eliminated teams considered better than us to reach this far," Nando warned the Black Stars.

“For those who think we are not up to the task, expect more surprises,” the veteran defender said insisting unity in the team's camp is helping them to progress.

“The atmosphere in our camp is friendly. We are united, strong and focused for the match.”

“We are happy with the support we have received from the Portuguese community. We are counting on the support from the over 600,000 Cape Verdeans to win this crucial match.”

Nando has featured in all three previous games of Cape Verde at the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations so far.

Comments

  • jk-sasraku says:
    February 02, 2013 05:44 am
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, blah, blah, blah. Get in there and show us.
  • STUPID GHANAIAN says:
    February 02, 2013 05:58 am
    U are right. I know we might beat you but again you can beat us. So what am doing is at least create a room for a shock to heart. Am counting hours. Its 2day.
  • lalasu says:
    February 02, 2013 06:15 am
    stupid Ghanaian, l dont know where u are from, but u call urself by a name which has stupid, then it means that u're the most stupid person on earth cos no reasonable person in his right frame of mind will enjoy he being called stupid.
  • STUPID GHANAIAN says:
    February 02, 2013 06:20 am
    Am your father.
  • kwame says:
    February 02, 2013 07:14 am
    we heard more than this from malawians
  • vim says:
    February 02, 2013 07:24 am
    NB: stupid ghanaian isnt a ghanaian. now this cape verde boys are talking paaa oh. ei why they making much noise lyk dat?
  • Black Star says:
    February 02, 2013 07:27 am
    May the better team Win. My heart is out for my Motherland. God Bless Ghana! Goad Bless The Black Stars!
  • STUPID GHANAIAN says:
    February 02, 2013 07:28 am
    Its only reasonable not to over rate ourselves. Am counting few ours. Its 2day.
  • Addo says:
    February 02, 2013 07:57 am
    Th problem you Ghanaians have is you tend not respect other teams. You are already talking about the big final against CIV forgetting that you still have two more games in between. My advise is take one game at a time, don't cross the bridge before you reach the river gud luck.
  • Troy says:
    February 02, 2013 08:10 am
    Who is talking The Final Match Here? And who is under rating what team here? Guys say what's realistic you can't just say whatever you want concerning Ghana when its actually your own imagination
  • ken says:
    February 02, 2013 08:15 am
    God always punishes the arrogant who have no regard for others.
  • Gada says:
    February 02, 2013 09:08 am
    charley yoobings paaa be this y cape verde captain n coach b rappers? na wa oo bt one thing I hv studied is pple whoo talk too much get 3 goals to nil
  • junior mafia says:
    February 02, 2013 10:37 am
    Where from dia addo guy,da coach kept sayin ''no team is easy we respect all the teams dat has qualified but wil not underrate dem and we are concentrating on a match at a time''..who is talkin about finals u dnt follow shit u read and jump to conclusions.
  • theprince says:
    February 02, 2013 11:18 am
    Do u guys know the reason Zambians were able to beat us in last afcon? is because they kept quiet, they didn't talk so they came as a surprise, we never new they can cause a damage. So let them talk we are alert.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    February 02, 2013 11:19 am
    @stupid ghanain...r u ready 4 war on this site?cause am here to unleash it on ur entire family wherever part of the world they may be..I need my answer..
  • zambia is our toilet hole says:
    February 02, 2013 11:36 am
    THE CHIMPANZEE IS YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MUM IS THE APE SO YOU ARE A GORILLA .THAT IS WHY YOUR TEAM WILL NEVER PROSPER.GO AND HUNG YOURSELF BECAUSE GHANA IS WINNING CONVINCINGLY TODAY.
  • zambia is our toilet hole says:
    February 02, 2013 11:40 am
    AT THE MENTION OF THE NAME GHANA ALL COUNTRIES HAVE NO OPTION THAN TO BOW .THERE IS FEAR IN THE NAME.HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. YOU GUYS THINK WE HAVE FINISHED WITH YOU?YOU ARE JOKING.
  • zambia is our toilet hole says:
    February 02, 2013 11:46 am
    SOME GUYS ARE REALLY SENSELESS.THEY JUST OPEN WIDE HOLLOW MOUTH TO SAY ANYTHING FORGETTING EACH COMPUTER HAS IP.THEY WILL BE SURPRISED TO RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL POLICE ARREST IN THEIR VARIOUS COUNTRIES SOON.GO ON SPREAD THE NEWS.
  • Olembe says:
    February 02, 2013 11:54 am
    Keep bragging. We Ghanaians like ppl who can talk like you. I prayed for u guyz to quolify from the group stage and not to beat Gh. No escape for u ppl.
  • Olembe says:
    February 02, 2013 11:56 am
    Masa they say comment they didn't say dare ppl here.