Migne leaves his role as Equatorial Guinea coach

Migné 2

Frenchman Sebastien Migne has announced his departure from his role as the Equatorial Guinea national team head coach on mutual consent. Migne joined the Nzalang Nacional last November and guided them in two matches of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 qualifiers.

“This is the end and the COVID-19 situation has made the situation worse. My family is currently stranded in Kenya and I have not seen them for several months. My priority is to get to them. I am currently in France and we do not know when the borders will re-open,” Migne said in an interview with Africatopsport.com

The Frenchman added; “It is a bit complicated to remain in the job without competitions and also for an African Federation to pay a foreign coach without doing anything. The best thing was to end the contract as per the agreement we signed.”

Migné 5

Meanwhile, the tactician has taken stock of his time with the Equatoguineans.

“There is a lot of potential and an interesting player base there. It is complicated because even if I lived in Equatorial Guinea, I could only work in Malabo. I did not have the chance to go to Bata even when I had made a plan as well as going to Spain to see some players,” the coach stated.

He added; “From there, it was complicated to do something good. For such nations, to be able to do something good, you have to work more than others.”

“To qualify to Cameroon 2021, Equatorial Guinea should win the back to back matches against Libya. Qualification is still possible” Sebastien Migne

With two losses so far in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, the Nzalang Nacional have their work cut out for the remaining match days.

Migne however thinks qualification is still possible. “To qualify for Cameroon 2021, Equatorial Guinea must win the back to back matches against Libya. They must try to have at least four points if not six. After that they play Tanzania at home which should be within reach,” he concluded.