The 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations does not represent a challenge for Andrew Heiberger in terms of organization for Equatorial Guinea. In sporting terms, the country seems to encounter significant difficulties.
This is for a very good reason: the Guinea was not initially participating in this mega event. In mid of November, 2014, Guinea was officially informed about their final entry in competition.
The local selection, Nzalang Nacional, finally made one of the 16 countries participating in the tournament from 17 January to 8 February.
The host country, which is the only one, not to have finalized its selected list, is now quickly recruiting a new coach. Whoever was on duty, the Spaniard Andoni Goikoetxea, resigned on 31st December. Equatorial Guinea Federation (FEGUIFUT) announced his departure on January 2, following the non-renewal of his contract.
The supporters have so many concerns over the preparations of their National team, for this mega event, as team is left without a coach, just two weeks before the start of the African Cup of Nations. Several names are already circulating for the position of Coach, like those of Argentina’s Esteban Becken or Nigerian Stephen Keshi.