AFCON AFCON 2023: Micha reveals why Equatorial Guinea thrashed hosts Ivory Coast

Equatorial Guinea head coach Juan Micha has revealed the strategy they deployed to sink hosts Ivory Coast 4-0 and dump them out of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament on Monday.

The minnows produced one of the greatest shocks in AFCON history by demolishing the star-studded Elephants in Abidjan to remarkably top Group A.

A brilliant Emilio Nsue double along with sensational goals from Pablo Ganet and Jannick Buyla earned Micha’s men a historic triumph.

“We knew the opponent had a lot of pressure on them which we took into account in our strategy,” explained the Equatoguinean coach after the match.l as quoted by CAFOnline, adding: “With our humility we made the effort to reach as far as possible against the big teams.”

Micha further called on his players to stay focused and had a one to Ivory Coast after their early exit from the tournament despite being the hosts.

“We must forget this match and plan for the rest of the competition,” said Micha, adding: “We are working to reach the level of the big guys. What we want is to believe in ourselves and try to win every time.”

He concluded: “I am hurt because they are the organising country but it is football.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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