Hosts Equatorial Guinea will have to prove their worth when they take on Africa Cup of Nations favourites, Tunisia in the quarter finals on Saturday.

Equatorial Guinea will visibly head into this encounter as underdogs after progressing from Group A in second position.

The hosts had Javier Balboa and Iban Salvador to thank for their 2-0 win over Gabon their last group match that saw them through.

Coach Esteban Becker’s men drew against Congo and Burkina Faso in their group games before remaining unbeaten.

On the other side, Tunisia will head out of the dugout with confidence having topped Group B with one 2-1 win against Zambia and two one-all draws against DR Congo and Cape Verde.

Tunisia who are ranked 22nd in the world and 2004 champions – are also yet
to be beaten too and their coach Georges Leekens thinks his men will keep the run.

“We know we are not the best or the most beautiful, but we have qualified and I am very happy,” Leekens told FIFA’s official website.

“We saw their [Equatorial Guinea’s] match [against Gabon], the joy, we heard the car horns.

“They have a balanced team with a lot of pace up front.

“It won’t be easy because they were fantastic. I am happy for the country, but now we want to qualify.

“It will be difficult because they will have the fans behind them, but I am quite confident. I try to be positive in any

When Equatorial Guinea played Tunisia, the time the sides met, Tunisia won 3-1 on home soil and the return match ending 1-1 in the qualifiers of the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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