Viral Video of Equatorial Guinea Commentator Celebrating Win Over Algeria Raises Goosebumps

Viral Video of Equatorial Guinea Commentator Celebrating Win Over Algeria Raises Goosebumps

  • An Equatorial Guinean commentator was seen losing his mind after his country pulled off a monumental upset 1-0 win against defending champions Algeria
  • The match took place at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, the second round of fixtures in the 2021 African Cup of Nations' Group E
  • The result leaves the Fennec Foxes on the brink of crashing out before the knockout stages, while the National Thunder can seal qualification with a draw or win

A viral video of an Equatorial Guinean commentator celebrating his country's upset win over Algeria is doing the rounds on Twitter to much acclaim.

The National Thunder threw the tournament into a tailspin after halting the Fennec Foxes' disputed 35-match unbeaten run dating back to late 2018. This came courtesy of Esteban Obiang Obono's strike in the 70th minute at the Japoma Stadium in Douala.

Viral Video of Equatorial Guinea Commentator Celebrating Win Over Algeria Raises Goosebumps
Viral Video of Equatorial Guinea Commentator Celebrating Win Over Algeria Raises Goosebumps
Source: Twitter

The video was shared by Danish football journalist Buster Emil Kirchner on his account, showing the yet unnamed commentator jumping around in a jubilant frenzy and gesturing to the skies in praise to the football gods.

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The tweet read:

"I have to share this with you. 27 seconds with commentator from Equatorial Guinea. The hair rises #AFCON2021"

According to TalkSport, Algeria was two matches away from tying the world record for the longest unbeaten record by a men's international record, currently held by Italy at 37 matches. However, Algeria's run of matches is under review because of a few discrepancies as per Sporting News.

The Algerians are now in danger of failing to defend their African Cup of Nations title from 2019, needing to now beat the Ivory Coast in Group E and having other results go their way to escape into the knock-out rounds.

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As reported on Sports Brief, the Elephants were hoping to secure maximum points against Sierra Leone to confirm their place in the knockout round.

The 2015 AFCON champions kicked off their campaign on a positive note after seeing off Equatorial Guinea in their pool opener.

Source: Sports Brief News