Three minutes into the game, the Nzalang started off ahead with a goal by Emilio Nsue. By halftime, the score was tied 2-2.
The two teams kept it close in the second half by scoring another goal each, leaving them at 3-3 with little time left on the clock. At the 86th minute, Claudiney Ramos helped Nzalang take the lead with the final goal, leaving the score 4-3 – an important victory for Nzalang.
Nzalang’s win made Equatorial Guinea second in the group for qualifications of the World Cup with a total of 4 points. They are ahead of Sierra Leone who recently lost to Tunisia 2-1.
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’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.
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.
Equatorial Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo’s women’s soccer teams will play their first friendly at Malabo stadium this Saturday, June 23. The friendly marks the start of a series of preparations for the Women’s CAN 2012.
The match is very important for both teams, as part of preparations that lead to the 8th edition of the Women’s African Cup of Nations, with Equatorial Guinea as the host once again.