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.

The Women’s Nzalang begins preparations for CAN 2012


The coach of the Women’s Nzalang.

The Women’s Nzalang installed its headquarters in Luba this week, in its first stage of preparation ahead of the CAN 2012 to be held next November in Equatorial Guinea.

In order to continue with their preparations, in view of the upcoming African Cup of Nations, the team set up last Wednesday in the town of Luba, the capital of Bioko Sur province, about 40 kilometers from the capital Malabo.

Nzalang Nacional Will Play Against the Democratic Republic of Congo in the CAN 2013


At the third and qualifying round of the CAN 2013 held last Thursday in Johannesburg (South Africa) has matched the national team of Equatorial Guinea with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The draw resulted in the following pairings:

RD del Congo-Equatorial Guinea

Ivory Coast-Senegal

Gabon-Togo

Ghana-Malawi

Guinea-Niger

Mali-Botswana

Sudan-Ethiopia

Zambia-Uganda

Cape Verde-Cameroon

Central African Republic-Burkina Faso

Liberia-Nigeria

Libya-Algeria

Mozambique-Morocco

Sierra Leone -Tunisia

Zimbabwe-Angola

The first leg of matches will take place this September 7 and September 9 and the return matches will take place on October 12 and 14. This is the first time that Equatorial Guinea will face the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cameroon Coach Calls for ‘Clarity’ within Team

Cameroon soccer team coach Denis Lavagne has called for ‘clarity’ between the squad and the staff ahead of their triple qualifying challenge in June.
The Indomitable Lions have been beset by problems in recent months, following their failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
A player strike over late payments led to a ban for captain Samuel Eto’o and former Cameroon soccer star, Roger Milla, has persistently criticised the running of the game in the country.
“We’ll have a meeting to clear up some things about the way the team operates,” Lavagne said. “This is about the player’s complaints during the tournament in Marrakech (when they went on strike).”

President of Equatorial Guinea’s Olympic Committee Meets with Spanish Archery Medallist

The Olympic Committee’s President recently received María del Mar Bolado, Spanish Olympic medalist in archery. The President of Equatorial Guinea’s Olympic Committee, Manuel Sabino Asumu Kawan, asked the medalist to submit a work plan, through which the committee that will be set up can provide sufficient information for the implementation of this sport, until now unknown in Equatorial Guinea.

The Spanish medalist, who is in Malabo on a business trip with several Spanish businessmen, has used her stay to meet with the head of the National Olympic Committee and show an interest in contributing to the creation and promotion of archery in Equatorial Guinea.