Qatar 2022: Eq. Guinea Name Strong 25 Man Squad to Face Zambia

Juan Micha Obiang Bicogo addressing the media

Equatorial Guinea National Team coach Juan Micha held a presser today to announce his 25 man list of players that will take on the Chipolopolo Boys in a QATAR 2022 WCQ [back to back] in two weeks time.

Micha who recently earned him self a one year contract after qualifying the National Lightning as they are affectionately known to next year’s AFCON has assembled a squad comprising mostly of European based players who ply their trade in the lower leagues.


Goalkeepers: Jesus Lazaro Owono [Alaves B], Mariano Magno Mba [Deportivo Unidad] Manuel Sapura Mbanga [Futuro Kings]

Defenders: Luis Alberto Meseguer [CD Navacalnero], Carlos Akapo Martinez [Cadiz CF], Miguel Angel Maye [Futuro Kings], Luis Enrique Nsue [Cano Sport], Marvin Jose Anieboh [CP Cacereno], Nestor Senra [Sevilla C], Saul Coco [U.d Las Palmas], Basilio Owono Ndong [Dagens Ellever]

Midfielders: Yannik Buyla Sam [Nastic de Tarragona], Santiago Eneme Bokari [Nantes B], Federico Bikoro [Hercules CF], Alex Balboa [Alaves B], Jose Machin [AC Monza], Jose Miranda [Getafe B], Pablo Ganet [Real Murcia], Ruben Belima [Hercules CF], Javier Akapo Martinez [CD Ibiza Islas Pitusas]

Strikers: Oscar Siafa [Olimpiakos Volou], Luis Nlavo Asue [SC Braga U23], Iban Salvador ‘Edu’ [CF Fuenlabrada], Salamon Asumu Obama [CD Mostoles], Emilio Nsue Lopez [Unattached]

Juan Micha Obiang Bicogo (c) attending a coaching course

While at the presser Micha took time to answer a number of questions, among them was why he had selected the clubless yet experiencd Emilio Nsue Lopez to which he answered:

“Emilo brings a lot to the national team, he may not play in the first half, but putting him on the field would help his teammates a lot.”


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