Juan Micha Reacts To Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Victory Over Algeria

The Technical Coach of Equatorial Guinea Football Team, Juan Micha praised his side after frustrating Algeriens on Sunday.

Algeria lose 1-0 to Micha’s side in Cameroom; a result that football analysts, and Equatorial Guineans had never expected.

Defending champions of Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria is about to crash out of the ongoing 2022 AFCON after losing 1-0 Equatorial Guinea in Douala.

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Esteban Obiang scored the lone goal at 70th-minute for Equatorial Guinea which posed a threat to Algeria outings at the tournament.

In their opening game, Algeria played a goaless draw against Sierra Leone, leaving with a point on the table.

Their only chance of surviving the group stage is to beat the AFCON 2015 champions, Cote De Voir who played 2-2 against Sierra Leone.

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The unrecognized Equatorial Guinea who was ranked 114th globally and 28th in Africa had better chances of advancing to the next round than the bottom placed Algeria.

Speaking after final whistle, the Equatorial Guinea Technical Coach, Juan Micha said, “We feel very proud to beat the best team in Africa.

“Algeria struggled to break down the opposition defence, while both Baghdad Bounedjah in the first half and Youcef Belaili late on had goals disallowed for offside.

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The outstanding Iban Edu Salvador came close from long range for Equatorial Guinea in the first half and also created a chance that Luis Nlavo could not finish shortly after the break.

They again came close on a breakaway midway through the second half but it was from the corner that followed that their goal arrived – the delivery from the left was flicked on to the back post where the Spanish-born Obiang tucked it in before running to celebrate with the crowd.”

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