The Republic of Cape Verde is a small group of islands in the mid-Atlantic Ocean around 350 miles from the West African Coast. A former Portuguese colony that gained independence in 1975, Cape Verde holds a population of over 500’00 people scattered over 10 main islands. It’s likely that most people’s knowledge of this place stems from tourist brochures.
For the football watching public of the world, that is about to change. In just a few short days the football team of this tiny nation will step out onto the South African fields of AFCON 2013, for their first participation in a major sporting tournament, one of the most notable minnows of recent times.
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