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AFCON QUARTER FINALS: Cape Verde vs South Africa

History beckons for Cape Verde as they take on South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final.

A win will see them reach their first-ever semi-final, surpassing their 2013 achievement.

The “Tubaroes Azuis” surprised everyone with their aggressive, physical style, even defeating South Africa 2-1 in their last encounter. 

Coaches across the tournament fear their unpredictable energy.

South Africa, on the other hand, are gaining momentum. Their dominant 2-0 victory against Morocco boosted their confidence, and they seem ready to challenge any remaining team.

While their last win over Cape Verde came in 2005, the underdog tag no longer fits the Islanders.

Both teams have different motivations: Cape Verde yearn for a historic feat, while South Africa chase their first title since 1996.

With several favourites eliminated, both sides have a legitimate chance. However, coach Hugo Broos warns his team: complacency can be deadly in this tournament filled with upsets.