Second Annual Women’s Marathon in Equatorial Guinea

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).

Olympic Committee of Equatorial Guinea (COGE) Meets for 2012 Olympics Review

The directors and board of the COGE (the Olympic Committee of Equatorial Guinea), led by its chairman, Manuel Sabino Asumu Kawan, met last week for the first time after the London Olympics. Among the issues at hand was the donation of computer equipment to the National Sports Federation, whose funds come from the aid of Olympic Solidarity, which organises assistance for National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

The COGE reached financial stability earlier this year, thanks to the recovery of international subsidies that were suspended for four years due to the global economic crisis.

El Sony Ela Nguema: Champions of the Equatoguinean Premier League

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.

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.

Closing of the 18th Annual African Athletics Championship

Last Sunday was the closure of the 18th African Athletics Championships that took place from June 26 to July 1 in Porto Novo (Benin). The standings were led by the teams from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

The Charles de Gaulle stadium, with capacity for 25,000 spectators, was the venue for this championship in athletics, in which the Equatorial Guinean team has competed in several categories, both male and female, with positive outcomes.

Photo courtesy of guineaecuatorialpress.com.