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.
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.
Twelve years after his debut in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Eric Moussambani Malonga is still one of the most famous and sought after Equatorial Guinean athletes. His unprecedented performance in the Olympic pool still has press talking. However, some reporters fail to understand why the most famous swimmer of the county isn’t a part of this year’s Olympic delegation. The Equatorial Guinean Olympic Committee responded to this inquiry by saying that the Federation of Equatorial Guinea has not participated in any of the world, continental or sub-regional competitions since 2000.
The sports delegation of Equatorial Guinea has already set foot in London. Led by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ruslan Obiang, the Equatorial Guinean sports team has made its presentation in the Olympic Village square, next to Luxembourg, Togo, Austria and Slovenia. The Equatorial Guinean delegation was also led by the National Olympic Committee President, Manuel Sabino Asumu Kawan and the Ambassador in London, Mari Cruz Evuna Ademe.