AFCON hosts grumpy to leave Bata

AFCON hosts grumpy to leave Bata
Equatorial Guinea celebrate on historic Sunday night

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Feb 03, 2015. 16:57

Equatorial Guinea are unhappy that they have to move from Bata to Malabo for Thursday’s Afcon semifinal against Ghana.

The host nation have created a fortress in Bata where they have not lost an international game.

Officials told that the Afcon hosts argued against moving the game to Malabo, saying the 15,000-capacity stadium there will be overrun by the home fans.

Their quarterfinal against Tunisia was originally scheduled for the 8,000-capacity Ebebiyin Stadium, but CAF later moved it to the 35,000-capacity Estadio de Bata.

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