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.

Photo courtesy of guineaecuatorialpress.com.

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.

Equatorial Guinea to Host 8th Biennial African Women’s Championship

The 8th African Women’s Championship will take place from this October 28 to November 11, 2012 in Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea will get the championship underway against South Africa in the opening match to be played at Nouveau Stade in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, on October 28.  Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo will play the second match of the championship in the same stadium afterwards.

Nigeria, seven time champions and current holders of the title, will open against Cameroon in Bata, on the mainland of Equatorial Guinea, on October 29. Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia (Group B) are scheduled to kick-off at 5.30 PM at Nkoantoma Stadium in Bata later in the day.

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.