Food poisoning hits Cape Verde ahead of Senegal clash

Mon 24 January 2022 | 19:12

Cape Verde confirms that they are struggling with an outbreak of gastroenteritis.

Ahead of

Cape Verde’s

clash against


in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 on Thursday, they have confirmed that they are struggling with an outbreak of gastroenteritis among their squad. The Blue Sharks have already found eight people in their team suffering from food poisoning, which has caused intestinal inflammation.

“Today's training session had all the players on the pitch. However, at the moment, the delegation is facing an outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by food poisoning which affects eight people,”

read a tweet from Cape Verde FA


Despite the situation, the Blues Sharks’ head coach

Pedro Brito

has talked about their clash against Senegal, insisting that it is a big match for them and that they have been training so hard to be where they are right now.

"We have worked hard in our training and facing a team like Senegal is an added motivation, because the match is like a derby,”

Brito said in a press conference, via

Caf’s website


“They have to respect us as a team the same way we respect them. The competition has seen a lot of surprises, and we hope to be the other team that will cause an upset as our mission is to win the game and move to the next round.”

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