Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue retires from int’l football

Equatorial Guinea's national team captain Emilio Nsue Lopez, has retired from international football, a week after his suspension. 

The decision follows a fall out with the management of the Equatorial Guinea Football Federation.

Last week, the Equatoguinean Football Federation suspended Nsue from the national team over what the described as "several episodes of serious indiscipline" during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire.

The Equatoguinean federation (Feguifut) said the 28-year-old had been involved in an "unpleasant incident" in Abidjan on 29 January - the day after the side's 1-0 defeat by Guinea which saw them exit the tournament.

Feguifut said Ivorian police had to intervene and the incident delayed the squad's return to Equatorial Guinea.

Nsue responded to the allegations via his official Instagram page with counter accusations. 

The former Real Mallorca and Middlesbrough star accused authorities of financial mismanagement and corruption.