Football in Equatorial Guinea

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Football in Equatorial Guinea
Country Equatorial Guinea
Governing body Equatoguinean Football Federation
National team men's national team
Club competitions
International competitions

It was during the Spanish colonialism that football arrived to Equatorial Guinea.[1][2] Football is now a very popular sport in the country.[3] Recently the national team has made a few surprising results.[4][5] In the qualification for the FIFA World Cup in 2006 Togo (who later qualified for the World Cup) was beaten 1-0, and in the qualification for the African Cup of Nations they beat Cameroon 1-0.

Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with Gabon, and was the host of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

League system[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Equatoguinean Premier League
20 clubs divided in 2 series of 10

2

Segunda División de Guine Equatorial
16 clubs + 1 Reserve team

References[edit]