La ‘Spanish’ Equatorial Guinea that is making history in the African Cup

La ‘Spanish’ Equatorial Guinea that is making history in the African Cup
The 'Spanish' Equatorial Guinea is waging war in the Africa Cup with 16 Spanish players. PHOTO: Brand

The ‘Spanish’ Equatorial Guinea has starred in one of the bombings in this Africa Cup 2021. The Equatorial Guineans were able to knock down one of the favorites like Algeria and promise to wage war in the African national team competition.

La Spanish Guinea Ecuatorial. Sixteen Guinean footballers of Spanish origin

John Michael, picker of Equatorial Guinea, rightly included 16 players born in Spain but of Guinean origin for the African Cup. Tournament that takes place in Cameroon and that began last 9 from January.

The call was led by Emilio Nsue, born in Palma de Mallorca ago 32 years and who became an U-21 international with Spain but ended up choosing Guinea by not making the jump to the Spanish team. He is currently without a team since the past 30 June ended his contract with APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus. Since the beginning of his career he has played in Mallorca, Castellon, Real society, Middlesbrough, Birmingham and Apollon LImassol.

But without any doubt, One of the names that has stood out the most is that of Carlos Treasury, defense of 28 years of Cádiz, in whose ranks he plays regularly, and native of Elche. The player has been the only representative of the highest category of Spanish football in the African Cup, defending Equatorial Guinea. “I may be in the elite, but there I am one more because we are all equally important. We are Family, that's the word, the defender agrees.

However, It is also worth remembering the work of those who are enrolled in lower categories: Second Division and First RFEF. Specific, that of the goalkeepers Aitor Embela (somozas) y Jesus Owono (Deportivo Alaves B), the defenders Marvin Anieboh (Cacereño), Saul Coco (Las Palmas At.), Luis Messenger (Navalcarnero) y Esteban Obiang (Antequera), to the striker Dorian Hanza (Langreo), the media Ivan Salvador (CF Fuenlabrada), Pablo Ganet (Real Murcia), Javier Akapo (UD Disaster), Alex Balboa (Deportivo Alaves B), Ruben Belima y Federico Bikoro (Hercules) y Jannick Buyla (Gymnastics of Tarragona).

Former Spanish colony

The great participation of these players is explained by the fact that they are descendants of Equatorial Guineans., that is to say, born in this small Central African country that was a Spanish colony until in 1968 gained its independence. And although on previous occasions the presence of footballers with dual nationality has already been highlighted, this year the representation has been to a greater extent and John Michael Bet on our team to win the African Cup of Nations 2021.

Cristina Martinez

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