Cape Verde itching for Chipolopolo scalp at new National Stadium

Cape Verde's Blue Sharks
Cape Verde's Blue Sharks

 Buoyed by their emphatic 3-1 win over Niger, early Group F leaders, Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks have set their eyes on collecting maximum points against Chipolopolo as they host Zambia at their brand new National Stadium – the first international match to be played at the Atlantic Ocean archipelago’s new football arena.


The Cape Verde FA has announced that Wednesday’s match will kick-off at 16:00 local time (19:00 Zambian Time) at the new arena which was inaugurated on 23rd August 2014.


According to Zambian Football,  Zambia goes into the match against Cape Verde under extreme pressure to collect maximum points to avoid the potential pitfall of dangerously falling off the qualifying race.


A loss for Chipolopolo would leave Honour Janza’s men six points behind the group leaders and in need of winning the last four matches to stand what would become a highly mathematical chance of reaching Morocco 2015.


Cape Verde squad which defeated Niger: Goalkeepers-Redes – Vozinha, Somada; Defenders- Jeffrey, Carlitos, Gégé, Kay, Peck’s, Stopria, Varela e Nivaldo; Midfielders – Babanco, Sténio, Calú, Walter, Nuno Rocha, Odair e Platini; Attackers – Ryan Mendes, Nhuck, Djaniny, Garry Mendes, Zé Luis e Kuca.


The Blue Sharks squad is dominated by talents from the lower leagues of the big five European footballing nations.

Match build-up:

Cape Verde vs Zambia
National Stadium, Praia
Wednesday 10 September
KickOff: 1600 local and 19:00 Zambian Time