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Guinea-Bissau ranks 178th out of 188 countries in the United Nations’ Human Development Index, but the sub-Saharan nation’s football is among the best at the Africa Cup of Nations.
On Wednesday, four days after Guinea-Bissau drew Gabon on enemy territory in the Africa Cup of Nations’ inaugural fixture, the Wild Dogs continued to make an impact at their first-ever appearance at a major tournament. Taking the pitch against Cameroon at Stade de l’Amitie, Baciro Cande’s side took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, when Piqueti embarked on a one-man run, collecting the ball just outside his team’s penalty area before running the length of the field while dancing through the Indomitable Lions.
Once Piquieti reached his final destination of Cameroon’s penalty area, the 23-year-old left Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui for dead and produced the best goal at the Africa Cup of Nations so far.