Guima, a proud man-of-the-match winner

Edwin  - CEO January 14, 2024
Updated 2024/01/14 at 11:08 PM
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Ricrado Martins Guimaraes (Guima), of Mozambique celebrates his goal

‘We will come back stronger for the next match,’ he assures



With more than 30 touches of the ball, Guima was in all the offensive phases of their drama-filled 2-2 draw on the second day of the TotalEnergies CAF African Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.


When receiving the TotalEnergies Man of the Match trophy, the midfielder declared: “It’s an indescribable feeling. It’s my first AFCON; I’m so proud to be here. I am proud of my team. We stood up to Egypt. We want to showcase Mozambican talent to the world.”


This draw against the Pharaohs will serve as a springboard for the rest of the competition, according to Guima.


“We believe we will go far, we think big, we know we can beat any team,” he boldly stated.


For the fourth time, Mozambique faced Egypt, the first three matches ended in Egyptian victories until this Sunday when Condé Chiquinho’s men held a result and this penalty awarded to Mo Salah.


This was the fourth meeting between the two sides, with the previous three going Egypt’s way until Conde Chiquinho’s men stood resolute on Sunday.


The Mozambicans hope to hold on to a lead should they score first when they face Cape Verde in their second match on Thursday.


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