Roberto Lopez’s beautiful story on the way to CAN / CAN 2022 / Cape Verde /

Roberto Lopez's beautiful story on the way to CAN / CAN 2022 / Cape Verde /

No, this is not a fake PES player.

Shamrock Rovers Defender (Ireland) prepares to play CAN with Roberto Lopez Cape Verde. But it all started with a joke. In 2016, while playing for the Bohemian football club, his teammate Ayman Ben Mohammed was selected alongside Tunisia. “I was in the middle of an interview, I said jokingly, I could compete in CAN one day too” , Explained BBC Sport in Africa Defender born in Ireland, but father is Cape Verdean.

But Lopez later joined the Shamrock Rovers, and his performances were noticed when the club played in Europe. He then receives a message in Portuguese on his LinkedIn account. “I thought it was spam, He explains, was actually the coach of Cape Verde (then Rui Aguas). Nine months later he sent me another message saying: “We’re looking for new players to pick for Cape Verde, are you interested?” “. He immediately jumped to the occasion (eight capes from 2019 to date) and he is now on the list to resist the colors. Blue sharks On CAN.

Or a phone call works …

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