While FIFA has given Equatorial Guinea until July 12 to pay its debts owed to its former coaches, the country is still not in compliance. A situation which could cost the exclusion of Nzalang Nacional from the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
After Congo, threatened with exclusion from the 2026 World Cup, it is the turn of Equatorial Guinea to receive warnings from FIFA. And each time, it’s for the same reasons: unpaid salary. Unpaid debts to former coaches sacked by the federation.
The team has a deadline until July 12 to pay the debts. This date coincides with the draw for qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Failing to pay debts, Nzalang Nacional will not be able to take part in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have ordered the payment of more than 2 million euros in compensation. Despite the efforts of the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the debts remain unpaid.