Equatorial Guinea’s Cano Sport Academy recently signed an agreement with Sporting Club of Portugal to receive training and knowledge transfer from the renowned European club.
During the signing ceremony, the Vice President of the Portuguese club said,”We plan for the benefits to be equitable. To start, one of the immediate actions that will be carried out is to make available to Cano Sport the official equipment of Sporting; a real working structure is going to be put into motion through the training of coaches, technicians, as well as the administrators.”
The Cano Sport academy was created in March, after selecting 77 students out of 1,200 children, to form the three teams of the school.
Equatorial Guinea’s capital hosted the 19th National Athletics Competition – bringing together talented runners and athletes from all over the country to compete in the New Stadium of Malabo. It has been years since the last competition was held due to problems with the federation.
The athletes, this year, have demonstrated a noticeable improvement in talent and are starting to be recognized individually for their outstanding performances in distinguishable competitions. Among the most well-known were Mario Ela Ndong, 200m medalist, and Sonia Gervan and Maria de los Ángeles, both leading the 100m women’s trial.
The national soccer team begins its preparation for the match that will pit them against Uganda in order to qualify for the African Cup of Nations, CAN 2015. On Wednesday, June 4, the Equatorial Guineans will face off against the team of Sao Tome and Prince, in a friendly match.
The women’s national soccer team has obtained a great result in its qualifying match for the CAN 2014, by tying at one goal with the selection of Ivory Coast at the Stadium Robert Champroux of Abidjan.
The girls of the Nzalang managed to get ahead in the scoreboard thanks to a goal from the captain, Genoveva Ayongman, when she scored with a long distance penalty. The Ivorian girls managed to tie the match five minutes later by scoring a dubious penalty against the national team and thus ended the first half.
The Mauritania team defeated Equatorial Guinea’s national soccer team, the Nzalang, on a match this weekend. The Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, hosted the preliminary matches for qualification for the African Cup of Nations 2015.