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Video: Cape Verde players dance to Asamoah Gyan's song before training

Published on: 31 January 2013

By Ameenu Shardow

Cape Verde began Thursday's training session in a highly buoyant mood with danceable tunes including the hit single of Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, 'African Girls'.

The team though arriving late for their evening session at the Westbourne Oval wowed the very few fans and predominant Ghanaian media present with their native songs off an iPhone sound system.

The team cranked up the surprise when they started singing and dancing to Ghanaian hit song 'African Girls' which featured Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan.

It was such a refreshing sight to watch as the players suited up for training in such relaxed mode.

They were however full of confidence of beating Ghana in the fist quarter final match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

Cape Verde have already exceeded expectations with their first time qualification to the knockout stage of the prestigious tournament.

They will however be hoping to extend their fairy tale story in South Africa with an unlikely victory over the Black Stars on Saturday.

Watch video of Cape Verde players before Thursday’s training session below:


This article has 17 comment(s), give your comment
  • Pito says:
    January 31, 2013 05:18 pm
    These capeverdeans are portuguese based players and they are dangerous. Our players must make sure there is no surprises especially our defence. They should go into the game with the same team play and do the job! simple. BStars noooooo size
  • Fu-Chu says:
    January 31, 2013 06:02 pm
    Cape Verde can play period.
  • Chuku says:
    January 31, 2013 06:22 pm
    Asamoah Gyan is the worst sticker in the tournament. I do not know why this website keeps talk about him. Please let’s praise Atsu, Wakaso and others
  • saxcee says:
    January 31, 2013 06:46 pm
    pls chuku, the next tym u talk about our main striker you need to be sure of your grammar..
  • Abel says:
    January 31, 2013 07:18 pm
    @chuku, go n play for ur country and stop worrying us with this ur grammar
  • JDF says:
    January 31, 2013 08:28 pm
    Soccer fans toast hoax January 31, 2013 | Filed underSports | Posted by mitia By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA and FELIX MALUNGA TWENTY-FOUR hours after Zambia was ejected from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), soccer fans yesterday shockingly went into wild celebrations following a hoax that the Chipolopolo have been reinstated into the competition. In Lusaka, the fans, who were crestfallen after Zambia’s early AFCON elimination, went into wild celebration with some cars honking in the central business district in what FAZ vice-president Boniface Mwamelo described as “just a cruel joke.” In the late afternoon, a rumour mill churned out one last stunt for Zambia at the 2013 AFCON, alleging that Burkina Faso has been ejected after they used goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye who was red carded in the previous game against Ethiopia. However, the fact was that Abdoulaye was not used against Zambia but instead the Stallions fielded Daouda Diakite in their 0-0 stalemate. Times offices in Ndola and reporters’ mobile phones were clogged with several inquiries about the rumour but FAZ spokesperson Erick Mwanza posted on twitter that the rumour was fake and that most Zambian players had gone back to their clubs. Source:
  • TT says:
    January 31, 2013 08:37 pm
    Why is everybody afraid of these Island boys? Yes, cape Verde have done well, but do not forget they won just one match in this tournament. Angola left the tournament with just a point, so Cape Verde is no special, they are just average like Bafana Bafana. Ghana beat them with a Team B, now, what stops us from beating them again? We have more quality to beat any team now. Please, support the Black Stars to play their best game.
  • selfmade says:
    January 31, 2013 08:49 pm
    SoRry cape verde.... Ghana has peaked at the right time and i can bet my last pesewa that history will repeat itself!!! U ll be annihilated!!! Viva the revolutionciooooo
  • Zg says:
    January 31, 2013 08:58 pm
    Cape Verde will not like this song after playing us saturday, because Asamoah Gyan is the one going to take them out of the
  • Zambia can neva host afcon says:
    January 31, 2013 09:31 pm
    My fellow Ghanaians, let stop ageuing with these poor Zambians. It's a foolishman who always fight a little child. We no these Zambians are 1 year in football. When those on the same level with us see us this way, they'll laugh at us. They want to be lyk us but they are far far behind us. It will take soo many years for them be lyk us. We should ague with nations lyk Cameroon, Egypt, Nigeria not a developing football nation lyk Zambia. We are already developed in football even in some other sporting event.
  • A*S*E*M says:
    January 31, 2013 10:09 pm
    What,this is unbelievable I've never seen anything like it before..? how can a team that is preparing for quarterfinals AFON will allowed the media to bombarding their training session like this no security what so ever. Very disturbing if you me...! UP GHANA UP BLACKSTARS FOREVER *****.
  • kwaku says:
    January 31, 2013 11:10 pm
    and u are the foolish person this site have ever met...i dont know why u are a ON THIS SITE? FOOLLLL
  • Zambia can neva host afcon says:
    January 31, 2013 11:21 pm
    @Kwaku.....just a piece of advice. A word to the wise is enough. A man cannot always watch nincompoop guys lyk Kwaku to always fool around.
  • Chu says:
    February 01, 2013 12:48 am
    After this people would say asamoah gyan convinced cape Verde with some coins to loose. Ooh Ghana haters go be bola
  • kuukuphilly says:
    February 01, 2013 12:54 am
    my brothers, no need to be worried.we will take care of cape me personally we have played the difficult game of the cup already so just sit back and watch the black stars of ghana take these fools to school..this trophy will be in accra come february 10.can somebody say ameeeeeeeeeeeen!
  • Dr Who says:
    February 01, 2013 01:44 am
    The Stars should beware of the counter attacks of Cape Verdians and their abilities to head the ball.2-0 for GH.
  • BRENTO says: