The Equatorial Guinean national soccer, the Nzalang, will play against the Mauritanians on the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2015, to be held in Morocco.
Here are the pairings for the first preliminary stage:
Central African Republic-Guinea Bissau
Sao Tome and Principe-Benin
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.
The national championship began earlier this month in Malabo and Bata. In Malabo, the teams Leones Vegetarianos and the Deportivo Unidad team have taken the lead in the SEGESA League on the Island Region. The matches have taken place in La Paz stadium in the capital and at the new stadium in Sampaka.
This Saturday, March 29, Equatorial Guinea’s SEGESA Soccer League championship will officially begin.
A total of twenty-four teams will participate in the league, which will include a regional and national phase. First, twelve teams from each region will compete, followed by the Playoffs between the five winners from each region.
For the schedule of the first two days of games, go here: http://guineaecuatorialpress.com/noticia.php?id=4980.
On January 19, Equatorial Guinea inaugurated its first forum on sports, which was held at the Ngolo Palace in Bata. The conference, “State of Sports in Equatorial Guinea,” was sponsored by the Minister of youth and Sports, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and was held to promote the development of national sports and find solutions to current issues.
Top discussions at the forum focused on funding, maintenance of existing infrastructures in the country, the lack of training camps for clubs and recommendation of recognizing some of the country’s top former athletes.
During the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister represented President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in receiving the Great Sportsman Award in Equatorial Guinea. Afterward, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of incorporating sports in youth education and the need for improved sports facilities and resources across the country.
Also discussed at the conference was administration, legislation, human resource development, financing and media in reference to national sports programs. During the conclusion of the forum, leaders requested the creation of a fund for the development of sports and a campaign that would encourage sports practice for the population.