By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
The Thunders confirmed their progress to the next phase after defeating Sierra Leone 1-0 – a result which eliminated the Leone Stars.
Midfielder Pablo Ganet curled in from the edge of the area to net the only goal seven minutes before the break.
The Leone Stars needed a point to progress, but veteran striker Kei Kamara saw an 84th-minute penalty saved by Jesus Owono.
The Equatoguineans finish second in Group E behind Ivory Coast.
Vice president of Equatorial Guinea ‘Teodoro Obiang Nguema’ again took to twitter to congratulate the thunders for their impressive display in the competition thus far.
“Congratulations to our team you have just earned another 200million from as I’ve promised “ Teodoro Obiang Nguema tweeted.
Un pueblo que camina con Dios nunca se ve desamparado. El Nzalang Nacional ha vuelto a demostrar la fuerza que tienen los ecuatoguineanos cuando se proponen un objetivo.
Felicitaciones a nuestra selección, acabáis de volver a ganar otros 200 millones de mi parte como lo prometí pic.twitter.com/wOY3aw3RcG
— teddy nguema (@teonguema) January 20, 2022
Teodoro Obiang Nguema vice President of Equatorial Guinea had promised his compatriots 200million XAF Franc for Each Game Won in CAN, in an attempt to motivate the Nzalang Nacional Progress through the tournament.
Finishing second behind Ivory Coast continues Equatorial Guinea’s proud record of always progressing past the group stage on their appearances at the Nations Cup.
CONTINUES TO IMPRESS 🔥
— #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) January 20, 2022
Juan Micha’s side will now face Mail Jan. 26th by 2 p.m. Eastern Time Zone.