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Cape Verde pin hopes on Striker Zé Luís

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There is excitement in the camp of Cape Verde who are celebrating the return of their striker,  Zé Luís.

He is the one on which Coach Bubista is pinning hopes on to scale the Nigerian hurdle.

The forward plays for Lokomotiv of Moscow (Russia). He is a native of the Island of Fire.

List of called up:

Goalkeepers: Vozinha, AEL Limassol (Cyprus), Márcio Rosa, Montalegre (Portugal) and Dylan Silva, Portimonense (Portugal)

Defenders: Steve Furtado, Beroe (Bulgaria), Jeffry Fortes, De Grafschaap (The Netherlands), Dylan Tavares, Neuchatel Xamax (Switzerland), João Paulo Fernandes, Feirense (Portugal), Stopira, MOL Fehervar (Hungary), Steven Fortes, Oostende (Belgium), Roberto Lopes, Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) and Diney, FAR Rabat (Morocco).

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Midfielders: Marco Soares, Arouca (Portugal), Kenny Rocha, Oostende (Belgium), Patrick Andrade, Qarabag (Azerbaijan), Jamiro Monteiro, Philadelphia Union (United States), Nuno Borges, Casa Pia (Portugal) and Nenass, Aalesund (Norway ).

Forwards: Ryan Mendes, Al Nasr (United Arab Emirates), Willy Semedo, Paphos (Cyprus), Willis Furtado, FK Jerv (Norway), Garry Rodrigues, Olympiacos (Greece), Vagner Dias, FC Sion (Switzerland), Zé Luís, Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia), Júlio Tavares, Al Faisaly (Saudi Arabia) and Gilson Tavares, Estoril-Praia (Portugal).

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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