In a clash of two former Portugese colonies, tiny Cape Verde (pop: 600,000) created history beating Angola to enter the quarterfinals in their ACN debut. Heldon Ramos scoring the dramatic come from behind winner.
Cape Verde's coach Lucio Antunes is turning out to be a hero. Amongst the nuggets, the first thing he did after their win was to call Jose Mourinho and wish him on his birthday. The Real Madrid coach is a good friend of his. Antunes is also an air traffic controller when he's not coaching the Blue Sharks. He's flying high on both fronts.
They meet Ghana in the quarterfinals in this very feel good story. Remember Jorvan Vieira and the Iraq team winning the 2007 Asian Cup?