Africa Cup of Nations Tournament Seeded in Equatorial Guinea


Copa de Naciones Africana Será Hospedada en Guinea Ecuatorial


MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – Only months after Equatorial Guinea‘s seamless execution of the 17th African Union Summit, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Gabon’s President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, co-hosted the Africa Cup of Nations tournament draw in the nation’s capital of Malabo. At this event, the 16 countries that qualified for the Africa Cup learned who their opponents would be in the first round.  Equatorial Guinea made its debut in the Africa Cup and was seeded with co-host Gabon in Pot 1 of the draw with four-time winner Ghana and Ivory Coast, the 1992 champions.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mangue, who has been supporting the tournament’s efforts said, “Equatorial Guinea is ready to co-host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s biggest football tournament.”

Equatorial Guinea’s hosting of the Africa Cup comes on the heels of the nation’s hosting successful African Union Summit. “The challenges associated with hosting the Africa Cup of Nations are quite different,” said Minister of Youth and Sports Francisco Eyegue Obama Asue.

Soccer matches for the Africa Cup will based in the Equatorial Guinea cities of Malabo and Bata and the Gabonese cities of Libreville and Franceville.

Equatorial Guinea has built a modern conference city, Sipopo, outside its capital Malabo for the hosting of large-scale international events. Sipopo will also host the events associated with the African-South American Summit, bringing together ministers of foreign affairs from 65 countries this November and heads of state next year.  The Africa Cup of Nations is another chance for Equatorial Guinea to show the entire world what the country has accomplished and the progress it continues to make.


Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial – Sólo unos meses después de la ejecución perfecta de Guinea Ecuatorial del 17a Cumbre de la Unión Africana, el Presidente Obiang Nguema Mbasogo y el presidente de Gabón, Ali Bongo Ondimba, fueron co-anfitriones de la Copa Africana de Naciones en un torneo de empate en la capital del país, Malabo.

Los 16 países que se clasificaron para la Copa de África aprendieron esta semana quienes serán sus oponentes en la primera ronda.

Ministro de Agricultura y Bosques, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mangue, que ha estado apoyando los esfuerzos del torneo, dijo, “Guinea Ecuatorial está dispuesto a ser el co-anfitrión del próximo año en la Copa Africana de Naciones, el continente más grande del torneo de fútbol”.

Por otro lado,”Los retos asociados con la sede de la Copa de Naciones de África son muy diferentes”, dijo el ministro de Juventud y Deportes, Francisco Eyegue Obama Asue.

Partidos de fútbol para la Copa de África se basa en la Guinea Ecuatorial, las ciudades de Malabo y Bata y las ciudades de Gabón de Libreville y Franceville.

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