“I thought maybe the fact that we were stuck in Cape Verde… might attract media interest. But I never imagined that we would become Cape Verde’s Olympic ambassadors,” he laughed.
Tiny Cape Verde, with a population of around 550,000 people, expects to send just a handful of athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Games, which were postponed earlier this year as the pandemic exploded.
Cunha said the couple were in a unique position to promote the country.
“We are only asking them to keep documenting their trip to Cape Verde and promote the images and the morabeza (traditional Cape Verde hospitality) that they are experiencing,” Cunha told AFP.
“We hope that from now on they can persist in this task of promoting our country and take the opportunity to do it as well during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”