Despite settling for a goalless draw, Mouhamed Bangoura’s side held on to clinch silverware at the regional tournament in Thies
Guinea have won the West African Football Union plate competition, after defeating Cape Verde 4-3 on penalties on Saturday.
The encounter ended in a goalless draw at the of 120 minutes and the Syli Nationale came out victorious at the end of the shoot-out, thanks to goalkeeper Sokouba Camara’s brilliance in goal.
The first 45 minutes was an even dominance between both teams and they had several shots on target to break the deadlock at the Stade Lat Dior.
Aires Fernandes nearly fired Cape Verde ahead in the 22nd minute after benefitting from a sloppy defensive pass from Ibrahima Doumbouya but Camara produced a brilliant save to deny him.
Guinea had their own chance at goal in the 40th minute after a fine team movement in the right flank but Mory Kante’s low shot was parried away.
The Blue Sharks started the second half on the stronger foot and unfortunately had a goal disallowed for offside.
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Even in the extra-time, Cape Verde kept on piling the pressure for an opener but Vanderlei Do Rosari could not place his effort at goal in a one-on-one situation.
Later on, Camara was forced to make double saves from Erikson Soares and Amarilson Monteiro’s shots to keep the score level.
Jair Garcia and Paulo Horta’s miss in the penalty shoot-out gave Guinea victory even though Alpha Oumar Sow’s effort hit the crossbar.