Equatorial Guinea Prepares for the Start of the SEGESA Soccer League

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.

Equatorial Guinea’s Football Federation Names Rodolfo Bodipo as New Advisor

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 2.19.04 PMRodolfo Bodipo, former captain of the National Nzalang team of Equatorial Guinea, was recently appointed as the new advisor for the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT).

Domingo Mituy Edjang, Chairman of FEGUIFUT, appointed Bodipo to his new position two months after he stopped playing for the National Nzalang.

According to Edjang, he hopes that Bodipo will bring positive change to the FEGUIFUT, who has shown great commitment to national soccer by accepting this role.

Andoni Goikoetxea Renews Contract for Two More Years Coaching the National Nzalang

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 11.18.59 AMAndoni Goikoetxea, coach of Equatorial Guinea’s National Nzalang, recently renewed his contract for two more years. During an interview, he described his past experience in Equatorial Guinea as a very positive experience, stating that, “the people have always treated [him] with great respect and affection.”

The Nzalang team is continuing to make progress and hopes to qualify for the CAN 2015. Goikoetxea said, “Qualifying for CAN 2015 would be very important for soccer in Equatorial Guinea and we will fight with all our strength for it.” Their match against the Spanish certainly inspired them to push forward. Goikoetxea described the match as, “something historic, a prize for the Equatorial Guinean soccer and all the fans.”

Overall, Goikoetxea’s message to the fans of Equatorial Guinea was, “We are growing and will continue to grow.” He believes that to continue soccer success in Equatorial Guinea soccer schools need to be made a priority because they “are important for children to improve their techniques and team play.”

Nzalang Women’s Under 17 defeated by Ghana

Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 11.22.32 AMThe Under 17 women’s national team is out of the World Costa Rica 2014, after losing his defeat against Ghana, with the final score of 3-2.

The women’s teams in all categories are doing an excellent job, and now have to support the Under 20, which is two qualifiers away from getting into World Canada 2014.

Equatorial Guinea’s Women’s Under-20 National Team Qualifies for Next Round

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 3.10.56 PMAfter Sunday’s game against the Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea’s Under-20 national team will move forward in the qualifying rounds for the FIFA’s Under-20 Women’s World Cup, Canada 2014.

The teams tied 2-2 on Sunday when they played, thanks to Victoria Mangue who scored in the last 90 minutes of the game.

Though they tied, Equatorial Guinea qualified for the next round because they won in the first leg 4-0 when they played in Abidjan.