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.
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.
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.
Twelve years after his debut in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Eric Moussambani Malonga is still one of the most famous and sought after Equatorial Guinean athletes. His unprecedented performance in the Olympic pool still has press talking. However, some reporters fail to understand why the most famous swimmer of the county isn’t a part of this year’s Olympic delegation. The Equatorial Guinean Olympic Committee responded to this inquiry by saying that the Federation of Equatorial Guinea has not participated in any of the world, continental or sub-regional competitions since 2000.
The sports delegation of Equatorial Guinea has already set foot in London. Led by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ruslan Obiang, the Equatorial Guinean sports team has made its presentation in the Olympic Village square, next to Luxembourg, Togo, Austria and Slovenia. The Equatorial Guinean delegation was also led by the National Olympic Committee President, Manuel Sabino Asumu Kawan and the Ambassador in London, Mari Cruz Evuna Ademe.