A joint delegation from FIFA and CAF has visited Equatorial Guinea for updates on developmental projects in the country.
The delegation composed of Constant Omari Selemani, CAF Executive Committee and FIFA Council member and Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA Director of Member Associations and Development for Africa and the Caribbean, conferred with president of the Equatorial Guinea Football Federation (FEGUIFUT), Andrés Jorge Mbomio Nsem Abua, who also doubles as the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports. Also at the meeting was FEGUIFUT vice president, Gustavo Ndong Edu Akumu.
The visit, from 19-28 April 2017, saw the delegation tour several projects undertaken by the federation and also inspecting the site for a new stadium in the Continental Region of the country, Bata, for the development of grassroots football.
They were also briefed on the status of the national championship, which kicked off on 21 January 2017, and currently in crisis, after eight of the 16 clubs refused to take part amid claims that Mbomo relinquishes hold of one of the two positions.
The delegation later paid a courtesy call on Equatorial Guinea President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and informed him of their mission.
“We have come to listen to all parties, now FIFA will decide,” Mosengo-Omba said after the series of meetings.