The Republic of Equatorial Guinea was praised for the work of the Equatorial Guinean Federation by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) during the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain.
The FIFA President Gianni Infantino highlighted his admiration and support for the Federation and the work of FEGUIFUT President, Andrés Jorge Mbomio.
The Federation also received praise from former Barcelona player Ronaldinho, Real Madrid player Michel Salgado, the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, and the FIFA Vice President, Ángel María Villar.
The FIFA Congress discussed future reforms for the organization, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the suspension of the Guatemala Federation, and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Equatorial Guinea’s Cano Sport Academy recently signed an agreement with Sporting Club of Portugal to receive training and knowledge transfer from the renowned European club.
During the signing ceremony, the Vice President of the Portuguese club said,”We plan for the benefits to be equitable. To start, one of the immediate actions that will be carried out is to make available to Cano Sport the official equipment of Sporting; a real working structure is going to be put into motion through the training of coaches, technicians, as well as the administrators.”
The Cano Sport academy was created in March, after selecting 77 students out of 1,200 children, to form the three teams of the school.
Equatorial Guinea’s capital hosted the 19th National Athletics Competition – bringing together talented runners and athletes from all over the country to compete in the New Stadium of Malabo. It has been years since the last competition was held due to problems with the federation.
The athletes, this year, have demonstrated a noticeable improvement in talent and are starting to be recognized individually for their outstanding performances in distinguishable competitions. Among the most well-known were Mario Ela Ndong, 200m medalist, and Sonia Gervan and Maria de los Ángeles, both leading the 100m women’s trial.
The Deportivo Unidad continues to be leader on the Segesa league with 17 points, followed by the Atletico Semu, with 13 points and of San Pablo de Nsork, with 12 points. In the fourth position the Leones Vegetarianos came in with 12 and in the fifth, the Sony de Ela Nguema with 10.
Finally, in the lowest positions, the league stands out with the debuting team Ateneo, which already has 6 points and the Atletico Malabo, which, despite being the senior member, has managed its first victory, but remains at the end of the list.
The dispute in the category of top goal-scorer is also important: while Alfonso Mitogo of the Sony de Ela Nguema accumulates 6 goals, both his teammate, Emeterio Epua, and Kemian Guy Venance of Vegetarianos have four goals each.
World champion, Alejandro Asumu Osa, will be traveling throughout Equatorial Guinea to give seminars on kick boxing.
The kick boxing tour began on the island in Luba after his last fight in Brazil this January. From Luba, Asumu Osa will visit Bata, Mbini, Ebebiyin and Mongomo.
While on this tour, Asumu Osa was presented with the Grand Cross of Independence by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The medal was representative of his success in winning champion titles in Spain, Europe and Africa.