It was an historic win for the Equatorial Guinea’s (FIFA ranking: 114), as they defeat the giants of African football and defending champion of the All African Cup of Nation (AFCON), Algeria (FIFA ranking: 29).
The collosal lost also ended their 35-game unbeaten run and place the Algeria side at the bottom of the table in group E.
The 2022 AFCON has been dramatic and the men in red have had a good fight with this huge result to show off. Equatorial Guinea’s amazing effort and lone goal by Esteban Obiang ended the unbelievable 35 games unbeaten that stretches back to October, 2018.
The Les Verts were chasing the historic 37-game unbeaten world record of Italy.
Algeria who are also the pre- tournament favourites have secured just one point from the two games, and will face Ivory Coast on their last group stage game.
In the match which was played in Douala, the Algeria side dominated the game in both half, but unfortunately couldn’t find the net, while they conceded a lone goal at the other end from the Equatorial Guinea’s.
An Equatorial Guinea journalist was seen over the moon in the press zone, after Nzalang Nacional upset reigning African champions and snatch the all important 3 points needed.