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Equatorial Guinean Football Federation Collaborates with FIFA

Friday, Jun 26, 2015

The Executive Board of the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT) recently met with a FIFA delegation visiting the country to collaborate in the execution of the first phase of FIFA Performance Program aimed to help member associations improve the professionalism, organization and marketing of their football activities.

The FIFA delegation provided a thorough analysis of the structures of the federation to establish the roadmap for the next four years, during their visit on June 15-21. Zelkifli Ngoufonja, head of FIFA Development Programmes in Africa; Seidou Mbombo, Director of the Office of the FIFA Technical Development in Central Africa and consultants Francesco Bruscoli, Mariano Moreno and Armand Konan, met with members of the executive board, led by its president, Jorge Andres Mbomio.

Equatorial Guinea has invested many resources in their sports activities and facilities over the years, which has allowed them to host the Africa cup of Nations in 2012 (CAN 2012) and on January of this year (CAN 2015) and showcase the progress the country continues to make. The country has hosted many other international events such as the African Union Summit in 2011 and 2014, Africa South America Forum, ACP Summit, among others at their state-of-the-art conference center in Sipopo. Sipopo has become a key location to host major international events at the national and international level.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit

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