"Since our great adventure at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, we have learned to be very careful and very wary. We have fallen into a tough group. But we will show what we are capable of. All the matches will be very important for us. We will take them all very seriously. This is the first time that Nzalang Nacional will play an African Cup of Nations away from their facilities and their fans. It will be a great experience for us. We know Côte d'Ivoire well. It won't be a surprise for us. They are a very strong team. We already played them in the quarter-finals in 2012. They got the better of us, but this will be an opportunity for us to take our revenge. Sierra Leone are an improving team. I will go back home and meet with the people in charge of our football. There will be no excuse if we do not prepare well for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. We will give ourselves the means to qualify."
EQUATORIAL GUINEA'S SCHEDULE (GMT)
Wednesday 12 January 2022
7pm Douala: Sierra Leone-Equatorial Guinea
Sunday 16 January 2022
4pm Douala: Equatorial Guinea-Côte d'Ivoire
Thursday 20 January 2022
4pm Douala: Equatorial Guinea-Algeria