The new leadership of the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation begins to reap success just two weeks after its election. The young Equatorial Guinean Joaquin Ela Esono Eyang will be one of the referees for the African Cup of Nations this year.
The Confederation of African Football, at the proposal of the new authorities of the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT), chose on Wednesday, January 7, the young Equatorial Guinean referee Joaquin Ela Esono Eyang as part of the group of selected professionals who will arbitrate the thirtieth edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2015), to be held in our country from January 17 to February 8.
Joaquin Ela Esono Eyang was born in 1985. His father had a long career as a referee and, after his death in 2000, Joaquin joined the referee school in 2002. In early 2013 he was promoted to the rank of international central referee of the FIFA (International Federation of Association Football).
Esono Eyang has led the National League derbies and, in 2013, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) entrusted him with the management of large playoff games in the Champions League, CAN U-17 and U-20. In the same year, his colleagues unanimously entrusted him with the friendly match between Equatorial Guinea and Spain, where, once again, his work was outstanding.
Also in 2013, he was selected to referee the eighth edition of the CEMAC Cup in Gabon. In the 2014 edition held in our country, Joaquin Ela Esono Eyang was named best referee of Central Africa. He will also be the first Equatorial Guinean referee to direct the African Cup of Nations and possibly the youngest of the CAN 2015.
Text: David Monsuy Senior (D. G. Base Internet)
SOURCE: Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office