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.
The sports exhibition will be led by the team’s Vice President, Juna Mañe Ondo. The team includes 18 members and 12 players. Emiliano Ebendeng and Juan Mangire are expected to join the team next weekend, as well.
According to Miguel Ángel Hoyo, the team’s expert, all members have arrived in Portugal safely and have begun training.
Below is the program for the upcoming games:
Malabo Kings vs. Cambados – Tuesday, 12/3
Malabo Kings vs. CD Marin – Wednesday, 12/4
Malabo Kings vs. Oporto – Thursday, 12/5
Malabo Kings vs. Orense – Monday, 12/9
This will be the last championship game between Equatorial Guinea and Central Africa before leaving for the Center for Higher Performance in Melgaso, with the destination of Tunisia the following day.
On Friday, October 25, Equatorial Guinea’s women’s soccer team defeated the Ivory Coast 4-0. The game was a major victory for the sub-20 team because it is valid for the qualifying rounds for the FIFA Sub-20 World Cup finals in Canada 2014.
With four players out sick, the game was off to a slow start in the first half with a 1-0 lead, Equatorial Guinea. However, things picked up in the second half when teammates Sabina and Susan scored three more goals, leaving Equatorial Guinea in the lead 4-0.
The next game for the women’s Nzalang will be in Malabo in two weeks.
The football tournament will be held in Gabon from December 9 to December 21.
Competitors in the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) held a drawing ceremony on September 28th at the Friendship Stadium in Libreville in front of representatives of the States and the CEMAC Commission. Results of the draw are as follows: Group A will consist of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Cameroon and Group B will consist of Congo, Chad, and the Central African Republic. They reviewed the rules of the sub-regional competition at preparatory meetings held earlier this year. The tournament gives the National Nzalang an opportunity to recover from failing to qualify for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.