Juan Micha Obiang names his Equatorial Guinea final squad

Dec 27, 2021 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

Equatorial Guinea Nzalang’s head coach Juan Micha Obiang has named his 28-man final squad for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations next month’s in Cameroon.

They will compete against Algeria, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire in Group E for a place in the round of 16.

Obiang’s side will open their campaign against the Ivory Coast at the Stade de Japoma, Douala, on January 12 before taking on holders Algeria on the 16th.

Their final group tie is against Sierra Leone at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on January 20. It is their 3rd appearance at the continental showpiece after 2012 and 2015.

Obiang team includes experienced players like goalkeeper Jesus Owono, Iban Salvador Edu and Emilio Nsue Lopez. 

The most notable absence is Pedro Obiang. The Sassuolo midfielder is away since last August due to myocarditis.

Full 28-man Squad. 

Goalkeepers: Jesus Owono (Alaves B, Spain), Manuel Sapunga (Futuro Kings), Aitor Mbela Gil (Somozas, Spain), Mariano Mba (Deportivo Unidad)

Defenders: Carlos Akapo Martinez (Cadiz, Spain), Cosme Anvene (Deportivo Unidad), Miguel Angel Maye (Futuro Kings), Saul Basilio Coco (UD Las Palmas, Spain), Marvin Jose Anieboh (CP Cacereno, Spain), Luis Alberto Meseguer (CD Navalcanero, Spain), Luis Enrique Nsue (Cano Sport), Ruben Belima (Hercules, Spain), Esteban Fernandez Obiang (Antequera, Spain), Basilio Ndong (IK Start, Norway)

Midfielders: Javier Akapo Martinez (Ibiza, Spain), Federico Bikoro (Hercules, Spain), Santiago Bocari (Nantes B, France), Alejandro Alex Balboa (Alaves B, Spain), Dorian Hanza Junior (UP Langreo, Spain), Jose Dicombo (Monza, Italy), Pablo Ganet (Murcia, Spain), Jannick Buyla Sam (Gimnastic de Tarragona, Spain)

Forwards: Luis Miguel Nlavo (SC Braga B, Portugal), Juan Jose Oscar Siafa (Olimpacos Volou, Greece), Iban Salvador Edu (CF Fuenlabrada, Spain), Emilio Nsue Lopez (Unattached), Jose Antonio Miranda (Niki Volou, Greece), Pedro Oba Asu (Futuro Kings)

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