The Mauritania team defeated Equatorial Guinea’s national soccer team, the Nzalang, on a match this weekend. The Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, hosted the preliminary matches for qualification for the African Cup of Nations 2015.
Deportivo Unidad 0 – Sony de Ela Nguema 1
San Pablo 0 – The Panthers 2
Leones Vegetarianos 3 – Real Equis 0
Deportivo Ebenezer 2 – Atletico Malabo 0
Santa Rosa 0 – Inter Junior 2
Atletico Semu 1 – Ateneo F. C. 0
Here are the pairings for the first preliminary stage:
Central African Republic-Guinea Bissau
Sao Tome and Principe-Benin
A total of twenty-four teams will participate in the league, which will include a regional and national phase. First, twelve teams from each region will compete, followed by the Playoffs between the five winners from each region.
For the schedule of the first two days of games, go here: http://guineaecuatorialpress.com/noticia.php?id=4980.
On January 19, Equatorial Guinea inaugurated its first forum on sports, which was held at the Ngolo Palace in Bata. The conference, “State of Sports in Equatorial Guinea,” was sponsored by the Minister of youth and Sports, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and was held to promote the development of national sports and find solutions to current issues.
Top discussions at the forum focused on funding, maintenance of existing infrastructures in the country, the lack of training camps for clubs and recommendation of recognizing some of the country’s top former athletes.
During the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister represented President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in receiving the Great Sportsman Award in Equatorial Guinea. Afterward, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of incorporating sports in youth education and the need for improved sports facilities and resources across the country.
Also discussed at the conference was administration, legislation, human resource development, financing and media in reference to national sports programs. During the conclusion of the forum, leaders requested the creation of a fund for the development of sports and a campaign that would encourage sports practice for the population.