AFCON: Equatorial Guinea Battles Libya


information pills geneva;”>This tourney is planned to put players in shape for the T20 world cup qualifiers in Dubai, UAE slated for March this year.

First and second division clubs will feature in this eye catching and alacrity format of cricket. Two games will be played at each venue in the morning and afternoon.

In Lugogo, Nile CC will play Mwiri CC in the morning and Wanderers CC in the afternoon. Wanderers lost to Charity 42 all out in the semifinal of the Championship trophy last weekend.

Wanderers’ Davis Karashani and company will do all they can to avoid another ugly result.

Newly promoted Challengers CC will play JACC in the morning and Rounders in the afternoon in Jinja. Tornado who lost to league winners, Patidar Samaj CC last week in the Championship trophy will face Warriors in Entebbe.

Next weekend will see UCA hold presidential polls and the finals of the first editions of the EastAfrican cup and EastAfrican Premier league finals involving both Ugandan franchises; Nile Knights and Rwenzori Warriors.

no rx geneva; font-size: small; background-color: white;”>The co-hosts will have to do without injured captain Rodolfo Bodipo, with midfielder Juvenal Edjogo-Owono wearing the armband in his place.

Libya coach Marcos Paqueta has no such worries, after confirming he has a fully fit squad to chose from.

The Libyans should not lack for motivation, with former rebel fighter Walid al-Katroushi among their ranks.


Equatorial Guinea have been given an extra incentive to beat the Libyans after their government promised them a $1m win bonus to share if they can win their opening match.

The National Lightning have also been promised $20,000 for every goal they manage to score during the game.

And replacement captain Edjogo-Owono says they are up to the task.

“For me and my team, it’s an amazing opportunity,” he said.

“It’s our first time in this competition, and we want to play well and give a first victory to our supporters.”

Paqueta has reacted to Equatorial Guinea’s financial incentive by saying his team’s “mentality” is of more importance to him.

“They use money, I use mentality,” Libya’s Brazilian coach said.

“Some players fought in the [Libyan] war, some were afraid for their families [but] I use some strategies to keep them thinking only about football.”


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