Kevin Oliveira

Cape Verde have summoned Swope Park Rangers midfielder Kevin Oliveira for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda on June 10 at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia, Cape Verde.

[/media-credit] Cape Verde Island players line up before the 2013 African Cup of Nations match between South Africa and Cape Verde Islands at the National Stadium on January 19, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The match against Uganda Cranes will be their qualification opener for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations before facing Tanzania and Lesotho to advance out of Group L.

20-year-old Oliveira has made six appearances for the Rangers this season, tallying two goals and one assist from central midfield.

Kevin Oliveira

He made a glowing start to his SPR career in 2016, scoring three goals and setting up four others in 13 games before suffering a torn ACL last June that ended his season.

He returned to the field in the 1-0 victory over Sacramento Republic FC on April 15, 2017.

Kevin was the sole Swope Park Rangers player to be named USL Player of the Week when he scored once and assisted on three goals as the Rangers topped Rio Grande Valley FC 4-0 on June 8, 2016.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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