AFCON 2021: Blue Sharks of Cape Verde take all three points in opener against Ethiopia thanks to Julio Tavares’ strike

Cape Verde put on an impressive performance during their opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations, as they beat Ethiopia 1-0 this evening.

The Blue Sharks took the lead in added time of the first-half, when Tavares was picked out by Garry Rodrigues and nodded home from close range.

The matter was made easier considering Ethiopia played with ten men from the 12th minute onwards, aftert Yared Baye was dismissed following a VAR consulation.

With Cameroon beating Burkina Faso earlier in the day, Cape Verde have a strong chance of progressing.

Their next outing is a meeting with Burkina Faso, and should Cameroon beat Ethiopia earlier in the day, a win would guarantee their progress out of Group A.

For Ethiopia, who had defender Yared Baye sent off after only 12 minutes of the game, they need to regroup before their meeting with the hosts on Thursday.

 

By: Christian Christian

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