By Etienne Mainimo
Less than 24 hours to the start of the Cameroon 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, the assistant coach of Cape Verde, Humberto Bettencourt says they are preparing to give their best shot when they take on Ethiopia in their first game.
Humberto Bettencourt was speaking hours to their first match programed for January 9 at the Olembe stadium in Yaounde.
“We are preparing to give our best shot tomorrow. We trust all our players and those selected will help to implement what we have put in place,” the coach said.
“We will do everything to look good and win this game. It is true that we are in the same group with hosts Cameroon, one of the great teams on the continent, but we are concentrating on our first opponent before thinking about the other matches,” he added.
To him, “We have all necessary information concerning our opponent and it has help prepares well. What is important is that we have nothing but our skills and objective. We are ready for the match.”
According Cape Verde’s Defender, Dos Santos Tavares aka “Stopira”, “We are here in Cameroon to play good football, to have fun and to do our best to go as far as possible in the competition. We respect all our opponents the same way. We take our games one by one to achieve our goals.”
Cape Verde takes on Ethiopia in the second match of the 2021 AFCON. The 33rd edition taking place in Cameroon will see 24 nations participating. Cameroon host country will take on Burkina Faso in the first game. The victor will replace Algeria, host of the 2019 edition.