First Friendly Ahead of Women’s CAN 2012

Equatorial Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo’s women’s soccer teams will play their first friendly at Malabo stadium this Saturday, June 23. The friendly marks the start of a series of preparations for the Women’s CAN 2012.

The match is very important for both teams, as part of preparations that lead to the 8th edition of the Women’s African Cup of Nations, with Equatorial Guinea as the host once again.

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Charity Golf Tournament 2012

Organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the first charity golf tournament created to raise funds against cancer in Equatorial Guinea will take place this weekend at the Sofitel Sipopo Le Golf course.

The event will begin on Saturday at 10am for player registration. All the attendees will enjoy a putting tournament and a challenging game in the practice course, among other entertaining activities.

The opening ceremony of the charity tournament will take place with a cocktail party at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 23. During the ceremony, there will be a draw to pick teams and tee-off times for the tournament on Sunday, which will be played as a couples scramble.

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Asamoah Gyan Scheduled to Return Sooner than Expected


According to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS, Equatorial Guinea’s Black Stars and Al Ain forward, Asamoah Gyan, has said he will return to his team earlier than expected.

Gyan decided to hang his boots temporarily after missing a crucial spot kick in the semi-final clash against Zambia at the Africa Cup of Nations 2012 – a game the Stars lost 0-1.

Asamoah Gyan has decided to return earlier than promised and was quoted for saying he would return to the squad in the latter stages of this year it was found out that he has already been warming up for his return.

“He promised returning later in the year, but he has rescinded his decision and planning to return soonest,” a close pal of the striker told DAILY GUIDE SPORTS in an interview.

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).”

Deportivo Mongomo Beats Vegetarianos at La Paz Stadium in Malabo


The third round of the National Professional Football League was played this weekend where the Deportivo Mongomo beat the Vegetarianos F.C. at the La Paz stadium in Malabo, an unexpected victory for the team, at two goals to zero.

Although the strong presence of the Malabo team has been evident since the start of the competition, this time the islanders have won again, with the exception of Vegetarianos, who have suffered an unexpected defeat against the Deportivo Mongomo with a result of 0-2.