Equatorial Guinea Leads Meeting Between FEGUIFUT and CAF

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea led a recent meeting between the Equatoguinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT) and the African Football Confederation (CAF).

The President of FEGUIFUT, Andrés Jorge Mbomio Nsem, led the discussions regarding the future of African football and various sanctions against certain athletic clubs.

FEGUIFUT, along with legal entities, proposed an agreement to CAF in order to resolve the sanctions conflict as quickly and fairly as possible.

Equatorial Guinea has invested heavily in and been involved with athletics on the international level, including hosting the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 at the state-of-the-art facilities in Malabo and receiving the former head of The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

The meeting, organized by the Moroccan Football Federation, took place in Rabat, Morocco.

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Healthy Activities for Youth, Opens Summer Camps and Training Courses

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is promoting healthy activities for youth with the official opening of summer camps and swimming training courses.

The Malabo Sports Complex is now offering free training for those who wish to train as lifeguards and monitor swimming activities at the Olympic Pool.

The Complex is also offering swimming camps and aqua gym classes for youth and adults.

The camps and courses were previously unveiled by the General Directorate for Sports and the Malabo Swimming Club.

Equatorial Guinea to Lead UNIFFAC

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea was selected to lead the Central African Football Federations’ Union (UNIFFAC).

The President of the Equatoguinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT), Andrés Jorge Mbomio Nsem, was selected to serve as the Vice President of the athletic governing body at the UNIFFAC Congress.

Equatorial Guinea has invested heavily in and been involved with athletics on the international level, including hosting the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 at the state-of-the-art facilities in Malabo and receiving the former head of The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

The Congress was held in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Equatorial Guinea Hosts Padel Tournament

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea hosted the III Padel Tournament at the Cano Sports Complex in Malabo.

The tournament included 36 athletes from all over the world competing at the highest level of the racquet sport.

The world-class sports complex in Malabo has hosted the African Cup of Nations, and includes a football and athletics stadium which can seat over 15,000, as well as an Olympic swimming pool and running track, among other facilities. Equatorial Guinea Padel Tournament

Equatorial Guinea to host Africa Cup of Nations

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.07.41 PMEquatorial Guinea will host the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2015), main Pan-African football competition, to be held in Malabo, Bata, Ebebiyin and Mongomo from January 17 to February 8. The West African nation also hosted the CAN in 2012.

The country is ready to welcome the national and expatriate players who will participate on the CAN 2015. The government of Equatorial Guinea has taken all the necessary preventive measures to avoid a possible case of Ebola.

Equatorial Guinea’s national team, the Nzalang, will be led by its recently appointed coach, Esteban Becker. A young Equatorial Guinean referee, Joaquin Ela Esono Eyang, will join well-known referees throughout the CAN 2015. Joaquin Ela Esono Eyang was born in 1985. His father had a long career as a referee and, after his death in 2000, Joaquin joined the referee school in 2002. In early 2013 he was promoted to the rank of international central referee of the FIFA (International Federation of Association Football).

The following list shows the members of the Nzalang national team. Goalkeepers: Aitor Embela (Malaga CF Juvenil A); Felipe Ovono Mbang “Arus” (CD Mongomo) and Carlos Mosibe (CA de Malabo). Defenses: Dani Evuy (no team); Diosdado Mbele (Leones Vegetarianos FC); Igor Engonga (CD Tropezon); Armando Bohale “Sipo” (AEK Larnaca); Miguel Angel Maye (Akonangui FC) and Rui Fernando (Hibernians FC). Midfielders: Emilio Nsue (Middlesbrough FC); Juvenal Edjogo (FC Santa Coloma); Iban Iyanga “Randy” (Iraklis Psachna FC); Ivan Zarandona (Rangers FC); Pablo Ganet (UD San Sebastian de los Reyes); Carlos Martin “Charly” (College Europa) and Viera Ellong (The Panthers FC). Forwards: Javier Balboa Osa (GD Estoril); Ivan Salvador (Valencia Mestalla); Ruben Belima (Real Madrid Castilla); Ivan Bolado (Pune City FC); Raul Fabiani (CD Olímpic); Kike Boula (RCD Mallorca B) and Ruben Dario (Leones Vegetarianos FC).

Ticket prices range from 500 CFA francs (less than 1 Euro) to 5,000 CFA francs in Ebebiyin and Mongomo, and from 1,000 CFA francs to 15,000 CFA francs in the VIP areas in Malabo and Bata.

Chuku Chuku, a friendly and colorful porcupine, one of the most characteristic species of the Equatoguinean forests, is the name of the official mascot of the Africa Cup of Nations.