Drama as late penalty sees Cape Verde advance to last eight at AFCON

A late penalty from Ryan Mendes sent Cape Verde into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Mauritania 1-0 in Abidjan on Monday night.

Mauritania coach Amir Abdou

AFCON Preview: Why Cape Verde versus Mauritania Round of 16 a big deal

It didn’t bother Mauritania coach Amir Abdou that the press conference room at the Palace of Culture in Abidjan was half empty ahead of their Round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations tie against Cape Verde tomorrow night.


Algeria out of AFCON as Mauritania earn first-ever win to advance

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations as Mohamed Dellahi's first-half goal proved enough to earn Mauritania a shock first-ever 1-0 win in the tournament and a ticket to the last 16.

Gelson Dala

AFCON: Gelson Dala leads Angola to thrilling victory over Mauritania

Gelson Dala's stellar performance propelled Angola to a gripping 3-2 win against Mauritania in the Africa Cup of Nations.