West Ham United’s Pedro Obiang gets Equatorial Guinea call-up

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After snubbing several attempts to represent the Nzalang Nacional, the Spain-born midfielder has made a u-turn and is now set to plegde his allegiance

West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang has been invited to the Equatorial Guinea national team.

The former Spanish youth international will join 22 other players in Angel Lopez’s squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game against Senegal on November 17.

Obiang, born in Span to Equatoguinean parents, represented Spain at the youth levels [U17, U19 and U21] and had initially declined calls to turn out for the central African nation on several occasions.

The 26-year-old could make his bow at the Estadio de Bata despite Equatorial Guinea's elimination from next year’s continental showpiece n Cameroon.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Felipe, Aitor Embela, Jesus Owono.

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Defenders: Diosdado Mbele, Ildefonso Ona, Cosme Anvene, Igor Engonga, Carlos AkapoMariano Ondo, Saul Coco, Luis Meseguer.

Midfielders: Pedro Obiang, Esteban Orozco, Ruben Belima, Pablo Ganet, Basilio Ndong, Nico Kata, Santiago Eneme.

Forwards: Celesdonio Abeso, Wenceslao Afugu, Josete Miranda, Salomon Obama, Jordan Nsang.

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