Equatorial Guinea’s Women Nzalang Under-20 Prepare for Finals

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 2.14.50 PMOn Saturday, January 11, Equatorial Guinea’s Women’s Nzalang Under-20 will play Ghana in the final round of the Women’s Under-20 World Cup Canada. The teams will play at the new stadium in Malabo.

According to Equatorial Guinea’s coach, Juan Micha, Ghana will be a tough team to defeat; however, the women on Nzalang have been working hard to prepare for this match.

The national team of Ghana have a high level and we have great respect for the team, but we will try to get a good result, which could be 2-0,” he said.

The return leg of the final round will be played in the capital Accra the weekend of January 25, and the winning team will travel to the World Cup in Canada.

Equatorial Guinea Prepares for the National Football League Playoffs

Next week, playoffs for the National Football League will take place in Equatorial Guinea. Games will begin on Wednesday, November 13 at the La Paz Stadium of Malabo and will last until the 23rd.

A total of eight teams qualified for the national football tournament, which is going to be hosted by the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT).

The opening games will include the following pairings:

Wednesday, November 13:

14h: Leones Vegetarianos – Campos Amor

16h: At. Semu – Akonangui F.C.

Thursday, November 14:

14h: Sony Ela Nguema – Ad. Messi Knulu

16h: The Panter – Dvo. Mongomo

The team with the most points will win the league and will go on to play the 2014 African Champions League.

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).

Black Panthers Win H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Cup

Last Sunday, the Black Panthers of Equatorial Guinea won their first trophy in the Head of State Cup of Equatorial Guinea. Ruslan Obiang Nsue’s team won the grand finale on Sunday by 0-1 against the Academia Deportiva Mesi Nkulu, of Ebebiyin. Despite recently being pulled into second division, the team was able to show that they had sufficient capacity to achieve victory.

The winning goal was scored in the first half by Antonio Ondo and the score was maintained until the end of the match, which was attended by over five thousand people and the President of the Republic and his wife, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang.

After this win, the Black Panthers will play next year for the first time the African Cup Winners Cup. In the meantime, Equatorial Guinea’s Super Cup will be played on Sunday, October 21, in which the the Black Panthers will go head to head against the Sony de Ela Nguema, the current champion of the league.

Photo courtesy of guineaecuatorialpress.com.

Nzalang Nacional Beats Democratic Republic of Congo; Is Eliminated from CAN 2013

In a match that was played on Sunday, October 14, Equatorial Guinea beat the national team of the Democratic Republic of Congo by two goals to one, but did not qualify for the CAN 2013.  The task of scoring four goals to tie the result of the first match played in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations proved difficult for the Equatorial Guinean team. The match was played in the capital of Equatorial Guinea, at the Malabo Stadium, where the Nzalang Nacional managed to defeat the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1.