Equatorial Guinea Vs Congo: Hosts Targets Strong Start

Equatorial Guinea Vs Congo: Hosts Targets Strong Start

Equatorial Guinea will be playing their first game since being disqualified from the qualification process for fielding an ineligible player.

Their lack of games and complex “recruitment” policy, with which they’ve often played “naturalised” players, means it is difficult to predict who they will choose to line up. Having hired a new manager weeks before the tournament started adds to this confusion.

Juvenal is their most experienced player, with over thirty caps to their name, whilst Real Madrid Castilla forward Ruben Belima seems likely to be given a start.

Congo surprised many when they qualified for AFCON 2015, coming through a tough group in qualifying to finish behind South Africa and ahead of Nigeria to make it this far.

Managed by the very experienced Claude Le Roy, he managed to avoid various players dropping out through injury like many other teams in the build up to the competition.

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