Owono to receive a Michael Jackson glove if Equatorial Guinea win AFCON

Teddy Nguema made the promise through Twitter

Posted Sunday, January 30, 2022 by Marca.com

Owono to receive a Michael Jackson glove if Equatorial Guinea win AFCON

Equatorial Guinea have been one of the surprise packages in the 2021 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, reaching the quarter-final stage. Now, goalkeeper Jesus Owono has been promised a Michael Jackson glove if he helps his team win the tournament.

Defeating Mali in the round of 16 booked Equatorial Guinea's spot in the quarter-final, with Owono saving two key penalties in the shootout victory.

Senegal, one of the pre-tournament favourites, now await them in the quarter-final, yet this hasn't prevented those back in Equatorial Guinea from dreaming of what would be a historic and unprecedented triumph.

"The results of the national team have us all euphoric," explained the nation's vice-president Teddy Nguema on Twitter.

"I want to focus on our young goalkeeper, Jesus Owono.

"If we win AFCON, I will give him one of Michael Jackson's gloves for his impressive work during the tournament."

The Alaves shot-stopper has played the perfect tournament to this point, not yet conceding a goal in the three matches he has played.

He has a save percentage of 100 percent, having saved all six of the shots he has faced throughout his time in Cameroon, although in itself this is testament to a strong Equatorial Guinea defence as a whole.

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