Equatorial Guinea opt against Keshi
Erstwhile Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has been overlooked for the post of Equatorial Guinea coach.
According to SuperSport, the Equatoguinean FA in a statement said they would prefer to retain the services of their current boss, Andoni Goikoetxea, whose contract is due to expire this December. The decision however, came after an initial call for applications for a new manager.
The FA president Domingo Mituy Edjang said yesterday that time was too short for a new coach to get to grips with the squad ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations to be held in the central African nation from January 17 to February 8, 2015.
“We cannot replace a coach with less than one month to the competition,” Edjang said. “We have a contract with Goikoetxea which expires on December 31, 2014 but due to time factor, we have decided to extend it to cover the AFCON.”
The Nzalang Nacional is currently in Lisbon, Portugal to carry out preparations for the tournament. The Spanish coach left with 15 home-based players who will be joined by the foreign legion. They will return on January 15, officials said.