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Africa Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea factfile

By AFP
05 January 2022   |   11:04 am
Factfile for Equatorial Guinea, who play the Ivory Coast, Algeria and Sierra Leone in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from January 12:

Equatorial Guinea’s Javier Balboa (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Gabon during their Group A soccer match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Bata January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Factfile for Equatorial Guinea, who play the Ivory Coast, Algeria and Sierra Leone in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from January 12:

Popular name: National Thunder

Rankings: 28 Africa, 114 world

Captain: Emilio Nsue

Coach: Juan Micha

Qualifying results: Tanzania 1-0 1-2, Tunisia 0-1 1-2, Libya 1-0 3-2

Scorers: 2 – Pedro Obiang, 1 – Iban Edu, Josete Miranda, Emilio Nsue, Salomon Obama, Own-goal: Firas Chaouat (TUN)

Previous appearances: 2

Best placing: Semi-finalists 2015

Squad

Goalkeepers: Aitor Embela (Somozas/ESP), Mariano Magno (Deportivo Unidad), Jesus Owono (Deportivo Alaves/ESP), Manuel Sapunga (Futuro Kings)

Defenders: Carlos Akapo (Cadiz/ESP), Marvin Anieboh (Cacereno/ESP), Cosme Anvene (Deportivo Unidad), Saul Coco (Las Palmas/ESP), Miguel Angel Maye (Futuro Kings), Luis Meseguer (Navalcarnero/ESP), Basilio Ndong (Start/NOR), Luis Enrique Nsue (Futuro Kings), Esteban Obiang (Antequera/ESP)

Midfielders: Ruben Belima, Federico Bikoro (both Hercules/ESP), Javier Akapo (Ibiza Islas Pitiusas/ESP), Alex Balboa (Deportivo Alaves/ESP), Jannick Buyla (Gimnastic Tarragona/ESP), Santiago Eneme (Nantes/FRA), Pablo Ganet (Real Murcia/ESP), Jose Machin (Monza/ITA), Josete Miranda (Niki Volos/GRE)

Forwards: Iban Edu (Fuenlabrada/ESP), Dorian Hanza (Langreo/ESP), Luis Nlavo (Sporting Braga/POR), Emilio Nsue (clubless), Pedro Oba (Futuro Kings), Oscar Siafa (Olympiacos Volos/GRE)

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