Shamrock Rovers star Pico Lopes plays key role in famous win over Ghana for Cape Verde
Shamrock Rovers star Pico Lopes has continued his recent success in Tallaght with a famous win for Cape Verde over Ghana to go top of Group B at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Garry Rodrigues tapped into an empty net in the 92nd minute after a mix-up in the Black Stars defence to give his side a 2-1 win.
Jamiro Monteiro had put the islanders ahead and Ghana then had a goal ruled out for offside before half-time.
Alexander Djiku did equalise with a stooping header, but Ghana keeper Richard Ofori made two big saves before Rodrigues pounced to grab victory.
Cape Verde move two points clear in Group B after Egypt drew 2-2 with Mozambique earlier on Sunday.
Cape Verde take on Mozambique next in the AFCON.