Pico Lopes helps Cape Verde to AFCON win over Ghana

15th January 2024

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.