Tiago ‘Bebe’ Correia Scores Goal of the Tournament Contender With Strike Against Mozambique, Video

Tiago ‘Bebe’ Correia Scores Goal of the Tournament Contender With Strike Against Mozambique, Video

Byron Pillay
updated at January 19, 2024 at 5:06 PM
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  • Tiago Correia scored a rocket of a shot when he opened the scoring for Cape Verde against Mozambique
  • Bebe fired home from a freekick from quite far out with a powerful shot which left the keeper helpless
  • Cape Verde have now become the first side to qualify for the round of 16 at Africa Cup of Nations 2023

AFCON 2023 has just entered its second round of fixtures, but there is already a goal of the tournament contender.

With the tournament producing at least one goal in every game so far, it was Tiago Correia who really got fans off their feet.

Tiago ‘Bebe’ Correia produced a moment of brilliance when he scored for Cape Verde against Mozambique.
Tiago ‘Bebe’ Correia scored a goal which could be a contender for goal of the tournament. Image: Visionhaus.
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The Cape Verde star, who is commonly referred to as Bebé, put everyone on notice when he scored a rocket of a shot against Mozambique.

Bebé opened the scoring for his side in the 32nd minute of the game when he fired in from a direct freekick.

The strike, which was from quite far out, appeared to have caught Mozambique keeper Hernâni Siluane out.

Siluane attempted to parry the ball away but only succeeded in helping it into the back of the net.

Cape Verde secure big win

The goal set Cape Verde on their way to a big win as they beat Mozambique 3-0.

With the victory, Cape Verde officially booked their place in the next round of the competition, Morocco World News reported.

Cape Verde’s impressive showing

The Blue Sharks are proving to be quite a force at AFCON. They beat Ghana in their first game and followed it up with the biggest-ever victory in an AFCON game.

Ranked 14th in Africa, the island nation are ranked 73rd in the world at present.

Bebe leads Cape Verde celebrations after Ghana win

Former Manchester United striker Thiago Correira led the celebrations after Cape Verde picked up a famous win over Ghana.

Popularly known as Bebe, the Rayo Vallecano forward starred in the game as the Blue Sharks stunned The Black Stars in the first game.

Bebe was a constant threat on the left flank for his side as Cape Verde defeated Ghana 2-1, Sports Brief earlier reported.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.