PRAIA, May 2 - Former international Ze Rui has
been named as the Cape Verde Island's new national coach,
replacing Alexandre Alhinho who resigned at the end of last
Ze Rui will take charge of the island nation's upcoming
friendlies against Portugal in Evora on May 27 and against
another World Cup finalist Iran in Switzerland three days later,
federation officials said on Tuesday.
The new coach played as a professional in Portugal for
Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses. He served an assistant coach in
the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign.
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