A Solitary flick-on goal from Esteban Obiang 20 minutes from time settled the hotly contested duel in Douala.
As Group E takes shape after the second round of games Algeria have just one point from their opening two games and must beat Ivory Coast in their final Group E game to have a chance of reaching the last 16.
The result ended Algeria’s unbeaten run at 35 matches, two short of Italy’s world record set last year, as they suffered their first defeat since October 2018.
Equatorial Guinea reached the Nations Cup semi-finals as hosts in 2015 but, having qualified for the tournament by right for the first time, this will go down as one of their biggest results in their history.
Soon After the game vice president of Equatorial Guinea ‘Teodoro Nguema Obiang’ took to social media platform twitter to remind Equatorial Guineans of his pledge to award 200million XAF Franc for Each Game Won in CAN
‘Teodoro Nguema’ Tweeted his congratulations to his side,
“I congratulate the national nzalang for the result against Algeria. I ask God to continue accompanying us during the CAN to continue reaping victories. “
Further adding his pledge stood,
“Nzalang has earned its First 200 million and will continue to receive it as long as they continue to achieve victories”
Felicito al Nzalang Nacional por el resultado ante Argelia. Pido a Dios que siga acompañandonos durante la CAN para seguir cosechando victorias.
Lo prometido es una deuda, Nzalang se ha ganado sus primeros 200 millones y los seguirá recibiendo siempre que consigan victorias pic.twitter.com/8EM68u13dl
— teddy nguema (@teonguema) January 17, 2022
Juan Micha’s side move on to three points and are second in Group E, with Ivory Coast top on four points, Sierra Leone third on two and Algeria bottom on one.
The tight nature of the group will make Thursday’s final round of games fascinating, with the Equatoguineans facing the Leone Stars in Limbe at the same time as Algeria take on Ivory Coast in Douala (16:00 GMT).