CAN’2023/Football: Ryan Mendes reinforces his status as the top goalscorer of the Tubarões Azuis

Praia City, 30 Jan. (Inforpress) – Cape Verdean international winger Ryan Mendes, captain of the national team and scorer of Cabo Verde’s goal against Mauritania this Monday that dictated qualification to the quarter-finals, reinforced the status as the Tubarões Azuis` all-time top scorer.

With this goal, in addition to the one scored against Mozambique in the 3-0 Cape Verdean victory, in this competition taking place in Ivory Coast, Ryan Mendes became the greatest scorer of all time for the “Tubarões Azuis”, named for which the Cape Verdean team is known, with 17 goals.

With this goal, in his fourth appearance at CAN, Ryan Mendes surpasses Heldon Ramos “Nhuc” who scored 15 goals for the national team in 50 international appearances, having participated in two final stages of the African Cup of Nations in 2013 in South Africa and in 2015 in Equatorial Guinea.

It should be noted that in the Cabo Verde national team, which has already qualified to play in the semi-finals of the 34th African Nations Championship, CAN’2023, next Saturday, captains Ryan Mendes and Vozinha have become the most internationals ever, currently with 76 caps each.



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