Cape Verde… Reaching for the top!

Victory for Cape Verde in a football match, Praia- Santiago Island
Victory for Cape Verde in a football match, Praia- Santiago Island

I was so excited to receive the news that the African Cup of Nations underdogs Dreamweavers of Cape Verde Islands have made it to the quarter-finals of the football tournament taking place in South Africa, after a 2-1 victory against Angola on sunday.

We all love an underdog victory!

In their first ever appearance in Africa’s main international football association competition, the Dreamweavers have shown they’ve earned their rightful place in the competition which dates back to 1957, showcasing Africa’s finest football talents and nations.

“We want to compare ourselves against the best in Africa and Ghana are among the best,” Coach Lucio Antunes told reporters (bbc.co.uk).

In a steady climb to the top, their victory is no doubt a cause for celebration for the nation composed of 10 main islands off the coast of west Africa, home to 500,000 people.

Here’s a collection of some of my highlights of the beautiful islands of Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) when I visited a few years ago…

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Reaching the top! Coming down was a lot easier. With my guide, Fogo Island

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