Equatorial Guinea women's national football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Equatorial Guinea
Nickname(s) Nzalang Nacional
Association Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC (Central Africa)
Head coach Spain Miguel Ángel Pozanco
Captain Genoveva Añonma
Most caps Genoveva Añonma (28)
Top scorer Genoveva Añonma (15)
FIFA code EQG
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 52 Decrease 1 (26 August 2016)
Highest 50 (September 2015)
Lowest 195 (December 1998)
First international
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 0–3 Gabon Gabon
(Equatorial Guinea; June 10, 2000)
Biggest win

Equatorial Guinea 11–0 Benin

Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–8 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
(Hostert, Luxembourg; June 18, 2011)
Biggest defeat

Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 0–3 Gabon Gabon
(Equatorial Guinea; June 10, 2000)
Gabon Gabon 4–1 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
(Gabon; June 24, 2000)

Angola Angola 3–0 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
(Angola; August 11, 2002)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2011)
Best result Group Stage (2011)
Africa Women Cup of Nations
Appearances 4 (first in 2006)
Best result Winners (2008 & 2012)

The Equatorial Guinea women's national football team is the women's national team for Equatorial Guinea. Their nickname is the Nzalang Nacional.

They defeated South Africa 2–1 in an Olympic Games Qualifier on February 18, 2007, but lost the return leg 4–2. In the 2008 Women's African Football Championship (which they hosted), they went undefeated in Group A which featured Cameroon, Congo, and Mali. They defeated Nigeria 1–0 in the semifinal and went on to win the championship beating South Africa 2–1. They became the first nation other than Nigeria to win the Women's African Football Championship. They made their debut in an international tournament at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing all three of their group stage matches against Norway, Australia and Brazil.

Equatorial Guinea is the third women's team (out of five) from the Confederation of African Football to qualify for a FIFA Women's World Cup (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Côte d'Ivoire being the others).[1]

Simporés' gender case[edit]

Between 2006 and 2010, Bilguissa and Salimata Simporé, a sibling duo from Burkina Faso, used to play for Equatorial Guinea - the first as a central defender and the latter as a centre forward. Beyond the mechanism by which they were naturalized, the main controversy arose regarding whether they were actually two men. They had integrated the Equatorial Guinea's squads that won the 2008 African Women's Championship and reached the second place in the 2010 African Women's Championship, which allowed Equatorial Guinea to qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Around April 2011, they were removed from national team by the Italian-born Brazilian coach Marcelo Frigerio, who had recently assumed, just a few months before participating in the World Cup. Since then, the Simporé siblings never were called-up. In 2015, Frigerio, now a former national team coach, told the Brazilian press they are in fact men.[2]

Honours[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 2019 Banned - - - - - - -
Total 1/8 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympics record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Did Not Enter
Australia 2000 Did Not Enter
Greece 2004 Did Not Qualify
China 2008 Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Disqualified[3]
Brazil 2016 Did Not Qualify
Japan 2020 Banned[4]
Total 0/6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Performance in Africa Women's Championship[edit]

Africa Women Cup of Nations
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1991 Did Not Enter
1995 Did Not Enter
Nigeria 1998 Did Not Enter
South Africa 2000 Did Not Qualify
Nigeria 2002 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2004 Did Not Qualify
Nigeria 2006 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 9
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Champions 5 5 0 0 11 4
South Africa 2010 Runners-Up 5 3 1 1 11 8
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Champions 5 5 0 0 18 0
Namibia 2014 Did Not Qualify
Cameroon 2016 Disqualified[5]
2018 Banned[5]
2020 Banned[5]
Total 2 Titles 18 13 2 3 45 21

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for two 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifying matches against Mali in April 2016.[6]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mirian Silva de Paixão (1982-02-25) 25 February 1982 (age 35) Brazil São Francisco Futebol Clube
13 1GK Dida (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 25) Brazil Santos
1GK Ruth Sunday[a] (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 31) Nigeria Confluence Queens

2 2DF Adriana Parente (1980-04-14) 14 April 1980 (age 36) Brazil Minas/Icesp
3 2DF Ghyslaine Salomé Nke Noah Equatorial Guinea Estrellas de Waiso
4 2DF Carol Carioca (1983-02-18) 18 February 1983 (age 34) Brazil SE União
16 2DF Dúlcia Maria Davi (1982-01-18) 18 January 1982 (age 35) Brazil Vitória das Tabocas
17 2DF Oluwatobiloba Windapo[b] (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 31) Nigeria Confluence Queens
2DF Uzoamaka Igwe[c] Nigeria Bayelsa Queens

5 3MF Annette Jacky Messomo (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 24) Kazakhstan BIIK Kazygurt
6 3MF Vânia Cristina Martins (1980-11-09) 9 November 1980 (age 36) Spain Santa Teresa CD
9 3MF Dorine Chuigoué (1988-12-29) 29 December 1988 (age 28) Equatorial Guinea Estrellas de Waiso
11 3MF Camila NobreSUS (1988-06-10) 10 June 1988 (age 28) Spain Madrid CFF
14 3MF Jumária Barbosa de Santana (1979-05-08) 8 May 1979 (age 37) Brazil São Francisco Futebol Clube
15 3MF Gloria Chinasa (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 29) Albania KF Vllaznia Shkodër

8 4FW Jade Boho (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 30) Spain Madrid CFF
10 4FW Genoveva Añonma RET (captain) (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 27) Spain Atlético Madrid
18 4FW Adriana Tiga (1983-04-16) 16 April 1983 (age 33) Brazil SE União

7 Muriellynda Mendoua Abossolo Equatorial Guinea Estrellas de Waiso
12 Esperanza Mbang Mba Equatorial Guinea Estrellas de Waiso
19 Olivia Katsongo Nikieni Equatorial Guinea Inter Continental
20 Elena Obono Ncuadum Oyana Equatorial Guinea Estrellas de Bomudy
Victoria Santo Besopo Equatorial Guinea Estrellas de Rebola
Notes

SUS Player suspended by FIFA for 10 matches. RET Retired from national team.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ She plays as Lucia Andeme Micha Mbengono.
  2. ^ She plays as Susana Angono Ondo Oyana.
  3. ^ She plays as Rita Andeme Obiang.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Equatorial Guinea lift AWC trophy". BBC News. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  2. ^ De Matos, José Edgar; Bianchini, Vladimir (11 September 2015). "Técnico do São Paulo conta como barrou dois homens em seleção feminina às vésperas de Copa" [São Paulo coach tells how he banned two men in women's national team on the World Cup eve] (in Portuguese). ESPN. Retrieved 29 October 2016. Before taking the national team, I searched on the internet and I saw there was a charge that, in the African Cup of Nations, two players of the national team would be actually men. It would be a worldwide scandal I had no idea until then. I asked for the two twin sisters, who had not been presented and who were with the men's Olympic team, concentrated in a hotel. Then came two guys and they prodded me: "These are the two sisters". I replied, "You are joking, they are men". Then they trained and I asked the doctor to examine them, because I was sure that they were men. He was there and he found that they were men. Even they had been champions of the African Cup and everything else. At the time, I asked to send them back to Burkina Faso - they were naturalized - and to talk that one of them had hurt the knee and the other sister had gone along because she did not want to stay away. I cut the duo from the national team, as everyone expected their presence. When (this situation) arrived at the time of the interview, I needed to talk about that. 
  3. ^ "E. Guinea women's team disqualified from Olympics". Usatoday.Com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Equatorial Guinea expelled from Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020". FIFA.com. 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Equatorial Guinea disqualified, Mali in". CAF. 4 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nzalang Nacional Femenino preparado para el partido contra Mali" (in Spanish). Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
2006 Nigeria 
African Women's Champions
2008 (First title)
Succeeded by
2010 Nigeria 
Preceded by
2010 Nigeria 
African Women's Champions
2012 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2014 Nigeria