Nzalang Nacional Beats Democratic Republic of Congo; Is Eliminated from CAN 2013

In a match that was played on Sunday, October 14, Equatorial Guinea beat the national team of the Democratic Republic of Congo by two goals to one, but did not qualify for the CAN 2013.  The task of scoring four goals to tie the result of the first match played in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations proved difficult for the Equatorial Guinean team. The match was played in the capital of Equatorial Guinea, at the Malabo Stadium, where the Nzalang Nacional managed to defeat the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1.

Olympic Committee of Equatorial Guinea (COGE) Meets for 2012 Olympics Review

The directors and board of the COGE (the Olympic Committee of Equatorial Guinea), led by its chairman, Manuel Sabino Asumu Kawan, met last week for the first time after the London Olympics. Among the issues at hand was the donation of computer equipment to the National Sports Federation, whose funds come from the aid of Olympic Solidarity, which organises assistance for National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

The COGE reached financial stability earlier this year, thanks to the recovery of international subsidies that were suspended for four years due to the global economic crisis.

El Sony Ela Nguema: Champions of the Equatoguinean Premier League

After a 5-1 win against Nzok-Nzomo, El Sony claimed the league title for the third straight year, with 72 points.

El Sony, doing their best Real Madrid impression, dominated Nzok-Nzomo throughout the entire match. They celebrated their victory with champagne and beer on the field.

This season, El Sony lost only two games: one to rival Atletico de Malabo and one to Deportivo Mongomo.  Now, they move onto the Champions League where they’ve been eliminated in the first phase of their last few appearances.

Equatorial Guinea’s FEGUIFUT Soccer Course Reaches Conclusion

For two weeks, the headquarters of the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT) was the venue of this intensive course for football coaches, in which, for the first time, women have also taken part. Concluded on October 2, the course had a total of 25 participants, most of them former players of the national team and local teams, including seventeen women. The course, sponsored by the FIFA, was conducted in a record time of two weeks.

Photo courtesy of guineaecuatorialpress.com.

FIFA Course for Soccer Coaches Offered in Equatorial Guinea

The women’s soccer expert, Marta Tejedo, will give a course of FIFA soccer in Equatorial Guinea with the participation of 25 coaches in the island region, in addition to the women’s soccer committee FEGUIFUT (Football Association of Equatorial Guinea ). The opening ceremony was chaired by Bonifacio Manga Obiang, the president of FEGUIFUT, who in his speech said the course was organized in the framework of excellent relations between FIFA and the institution he heads.

Also present was the general director of physical education, Alexis Afang Mba, who spoke on behalf of the Sports Ministry. The director asked for maximum effort and dedication from the coaches, as they will have to extend their new knowledge to those who have not had the opportunity to attend.