The national soccer coach, Rui Aguas, lamented that he feels lonely, when he is in less than 48 hours of Cape Verde having failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations, which will be played in Egypt.
"Beach City. We often say that when a game does not run well the coach is one man. That's how I felt yesterday, past the point of non-qualification. It may have been the animal instinct of this kitten that drew him closer to sleep on my lap. There may also be some migalhitas that I gave you .. ", reads a post on the social network, accompanied by a photo with a cat in his lap.
The coach returned to Cape Verde's midfield in the middle of the competition in less than a year with the main task of qualifying the national football team for their third appearance in a final phase of the CAN, but the national team finished Group L qualifying last place, with a total of five points out of 18 possible.
At the end of the 0-0 home draw, Sunday against Lesotho (the two teams that failed to qualify) Rui Águas has expressed his willingness to continue ahead of the Blue Sharks, saying that Cape Verde still has "important commitments at the door , as the qualification for the World Cup ".
In this perspective, the selection has a project to improve Cape Verdean football, "which is urgent to do" with a view to training coaches and the renewal of the team, even stressing that it wants to continue.
However he stressed that its continuity "will depend on the understanding of the Cape Verdean Football Federation and its director for football."
Rui Águas, he recalled, had qualified the national team for his second participation in a final phase of the CAN, that of 2015, played in Equatorial Guinea, with Lúcio Antunes being in history as the first picker to lead Cape Verde to the CAN , that of 2013 in South Africa.