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When your day job is managing thousands of lives in criss-crossing aircraft across a continent, managing a football team holds few terrors.
Senegal walked away with the WAFU Cup of Nations title on Sunday, but there were plenty of memorable moments before the finale. Here are our awards.
Guinea were crowned the Plate champions of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
The finalists were the top seeded sides ahead of the draw, and they have been among the most eye-catching teams going forward during the tournament.
A first-half rocket from Paulo Norta sent Cape Verde into the Plate Final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Gambia 1-0 on Tuesday.
Nigeria's Super Eagles crashed out of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after a disastrous penalty shoot-out saw them lose 3-2 to Cape Verde.
Nigeria's defeat to Togo at the WAFU Cup of Nations saw them drop to the Plate competition, where they must beat Cape Verde to salvage any goodwill.
A pair of braces from Laurent Magbi and Aboubacar Doumbia saw Ivory Coast run out 4-1 winners over Cape Verde in the WAFU Cup on Monday.
Uganda have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Cape Verde 1-0 in Saturday's Group L qualifier in Kira.
Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has named a 30-man squad ahead of a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Cape Verde next month.
The Taifa Stars defeated Cape Verde 2-0 in Tuesday's qualifier to keep their Africa Cup of Nations hopes alive.
Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike has backed his team to bounce back and take maximum points when they host Cape Verde on Tuesday.
Former Portugal international Rui Aguas on his Cape Verde return, the challenges of coaching in Africa, and aiming to reach the FIFA World Cup.
KweséESPN identify the five matches which ultimately decided Africa's World Cup qualifiers.
Senegal are well on course to qualify for the World Cup after a 2-0 victory in Cape Verde on Saturday that took them top of qualifying Group D.
South Africa's pair of defeats against Cape Verde in World Cup qualifiers have cost them in the latest FIFA rankings.
South Africa's 2-1 home World Cup qualifier loss to Cape Verde on Tuesday has dented their chances of reaching the finals in Russia.
South Africa completed a miserable weekend as Cape Verde handed them a second consecutive defeat.
South Africa's recent revival has seemingly been ground to a halt after a dismal 2-1 defeat by Cape Verde in Friday's World Cup qualifier.
Cape Verde ended their recent poor run with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over a poor South Africa in their World Cup qualifier in Praia.
Stuart Baxter has backed experience over youthful energy when he named his squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier double-header against Cape Verde.
The rise of tiny Cape Verde Islands to be named as the best team in Africa was truly spectacular, but equally stupefying has been their fall.
Khowledge Musona netted a hat-trick as Zimbabwe beat Liberia, while Uganda, Ghana and Benin also claimed 2019 Afcon qualifying wins.
Chelsea's Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored for Nigeria as they continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win vs. Algeria.