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Equatorial Guinea: Akonangui Are Champions

Posted on 11/26/2013

Akonangui FC have been crowned champions of the Equatorial Guinea National Football League for the 2013 season.

They beat The Panthers 1-0 in the playoff held on Friday (November 22) in Malabo.

Bama Yangua converted a penalty on 27 minutes to power Akonangui to victory in the heated encounter that saw both teams finish with 10-men each.

Federico Bicoro was given the marching off orders on 73 minutes whilst The Panthers goalie Achille Pensy also saw red seven minutes from time for handling outside the vital area.

It is the fifth league crown for Akonangui after 1992, 1999, 2001 and 2008.

Akonangui, based in Ebebiyin, a town located in the northeast part of Equatorial Guinea will play in next year’s Orange CAF Champions League whilst The Panthers will compete in the Orange CAF Confederation Cup.