Nzalang Loses to Cape Verde 2-1

After losing to Cape Verde 2-1 on their last game, the National Nzalang of Equatorial Guinea is further from qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.

Though Obina scored for the women’s Nzalang shortly after Cape Verde in the second half, they were unable to tie the match before the game was over.

The loss put Nzalang at third place in their group with a total of 4 points, followed by Cape Verde with 3 points. Ahead of Nzalang is Sierra Leone with 5 points and Tunisia with 10 points.

Second Annual Women’s Marathon in Equatorial Guinea

The Association of Support to African Women (ASAMA), a volunteer organization created in Equatorial Guinea two years ago and based in the city of Bata, recently held the Second Annual Women’s Marathon. This Saturday, October 27, the second annual women’s marathon of the Association of Support to African Women (ASAMA) was held under the slogan “More women in everything, less in nothing.” The race passed through the main streets of Bata, in which numerous runners divided into two categories took part: A (young people aged 20 to 40 years old) and B (adults, between 45 and 70 years old).

Equatorial Guinea Wins Opening Match of Women’s CAN 2012

Equatorial Guinea’s women’s team, the National Nzalang, beat a very difficult South African team one goal to nil in the opening match of the Women’s CAN 2012, which was held in the new Malabo stadium. The game started with the kick-off from the First Lady of  Equatorial Guinea, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, wearing the official team shirt, who has declared herself the ‘number one fan’ of the women’s national team. As additional motivation, the team was offered ten million CFA francs (about $US20,000) for each goal scored by the national team players.

Black Panthers Win H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Cup

Last Sunday, the Black Panthers of Equatorial Guinea won their first trophy in the Head of State Cup of Equatorial Guinea. Ruslan Obiang Nsue’s team won the grand finale on Sunday by 0-1 against the Academia Deportiva Mesi Nkulu, of Ebebiyin. Despite recently being pulled into second division, the team was able to show that they had sufficient capacity to achieve victory.

The winning goal was scored in the first half by Antonio Ondo and the score was maintained until the end of the match, which was attended by over five thousand people and the President of the Republic and his wife, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang.

After this win, the Black Panthers will play next year for the first time the African Cup Winners Cup. In the meantime, Equatorial Guinea’s Super Cup will be played on Sunday, October 21, in which the the Black Panthers will go head to head against the Sony de Ela Nguema, the current champion of the league.

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