Praia, Jan 7 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verde’s deputy national coach, Humberto Bettencourt, is working with 17 players available to prepare for CAN 2021 in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, but ensures that the squad is focused on the objectives.
Bettencourt said the technical team, which had two more casualties in Yaoundé, as midfielders João Paulo and Nenas tested positive for rapid screening tests to COVID-19 on arrival at Yaoundé International Airport (Cameroon), performed the first training based on the available athletes.
“We remain aware and confident that the results of these two athletes will be negative so that the group can back to 19 athletes,” Bettencourt told the FCF’s digital platform, stressing that the protocol determined by the organization, CAF, requires the screening of rapid tests, “something that leaves the group a little apprehensive.”
The difficult moment the national team of Cabo Verde is going through has been subject of an analysis of defender Delmiro Nascimento convinced that the resilience of the Cabo Verdean people will overcome all these barriers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that he is excited to be representing the country in the biggest showcase of African football.
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