AN EQUATORIAL FLAVOUR

Credit Photo: Sipopo Website

The month of January has sanctified Equatorial Guinea as one of Africa’s inevitable country.

This small “Oil emirate” of 28.051 km², in the heart of Central Africa is composed of three islands and a continental part. The city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone represents about 1/3 of its total 9965 km² area. However, Equatorial Guinea has surprised the world of soccer by organising, at the last minute, the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations (A.C.N), after the withdrawal of Morocco in November 2014, following the Ebola crisis on the continent.

Bata, Ebebiyin, Malabo and Mongomo therefore became, for three weeks, the general headquarters of African soccer, only three years after the co-organisation of the 2012 A.C.N with Gabon.

 

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