OUAGADOUGOU, March 26 (Reuters) - The Cape Verde Islands scored an unlikely away win in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, beating Burkina Faso 2-1 to go second in the African Zone Group Two standings.
Striker Calo, who pays his club soccer in Qatar, scored both
goals in front of a shocked home crowd of around 25,000.
A determined midfield performance from the islanders earned
them a deserved win against a Burkina Faso side playing their
first match under new French coach Bernard Simondi.
Calo and his attacking partner Cafu, from Portuguese club
Boavista, made several incursions into the Burkina defence
before Calo opened the scoring in the 48th minute.
Burkina Faso came back into the match after the introduction
of youthful substitutes Patrick Zoundi and Henock Conombo, who
set up the equaliser for Moumouni Dagano in the 70th minute.
Calo, however, sealed victory after taking advantage of
another defensive slip to sneak home the winner in the 88th