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Senegal are well on course to qualify for the World Cup after a 2-0 victory in Cape Verde on Saturday that took them top of qualifying Group D.
South Africa's pair of defeats against Cape Verde in World Cup qualifiers have cost them in the latest FIFA rankings.
South Africa's 2-1 home World Cup qualifier loss to Cape Verde on Tuesday has dented their chances of reaching the finals in Russia.
South Africa completed a miserable weekend as Cape Verde handed them a second consecutive defeat.
South Africa's recent revival has seemingly been ground to a halt after a dismal 2-1 defeat by Cape Verde in Friday's World Cup qualifier.
Cape Verde ended their recent poor run with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over a poor South Africa in their World Cup qualifier in Praia.
Stuart Baxter has backed experience over youthful energy when he named his squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier double-header against Cape Verde.
The rise of tiny Cape Verde Islands to be named as the best team in Africa was truly spectacular, but equally stupefying has been their fall.
Khowledge Musona netted a hat-trick as Zimbabwe beat Liberia, while Uganda, Ghana and Benin also claimed 2019 Afcon qualifying wins.
Chelsea's Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored for Nigeria as they continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win vs. Algeria.
Ivory Coast top Group C in their third-round World Cup qualifying campaign after coming from behind to win 3-1 at home to Mali.
Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.
Senegal and Egypt qualified for the African Nations Cup thanks to wins against Burnundi and Tanzania.
Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.
Cameroon moved top of Group M after securing a 2-2 draw against South Africa in their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying clash on Saturday.
Mark Gleeson delves into how the Cape Verde Islands -- population 500,000 -- have emerged as one of African football's powers.
Nigeria advanced to the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Swaziland on Tuesday.
African giants Senegal and Ghana were both held to draws away from home as their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaigns got off to a shaky start.
South Sudan's first World Cup qualifying campaign ended early following a 4-0 defeat at Mauritania on Tuesday.
Tom Marshall visits with Djaniny, the Cape Verde striker who is trying to help Santos Laguna achieve Liga MX glory.
Cape Verde's journey from a footballing nation with potential to one that shows real promise was completed on Tuesday night in their 2-0 victory over Portugal, writes Firdose Moonda.
"Some things were missing. In those 10 minutes of the first half, we looked distracted... and at this level of competition you pay dearly for that."
Portugal felt the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as they suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Cape Verde Islands on Tuesday.
The point from a goalless draw at the Estadio de Ebebiyin was not enough to secure Cape Verde a place in the last eight of the African Nations Cup, while 2012 champions Zambia also bowed out.