Estadio de Malabo

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Estadio de Malabo is a multi-purpose stadium in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. It is currently used mostly for football matches.

Estadio de Malabo
Estadio de Malabo Equatorial Guinea.JPG
LocationMalabo, Equatorial Guinea
Coordinates3°43′30″N 8°46′9″E / 3.72500°N 8.76917°E / 3.72500; 8.76917Coordinates: 3°43′30″N 8°46′9″E / 3.72500°N 8.76917°E / 3.72500; 8.76917
Capacity15,250
Construction
Built2007
Main contractorsBouygues
Tenants
Equatorial Guinea national football team

OverviewEdit

The stadium holds 15,250 and opened in 2007. It is currently the home ground of the Equatorial Guinea national football team. One of the host stadiums for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, it hosted the final of the Women's African Nations Football cup in 2008. Equatoguinean Premier League sides Atlético Malabo, Atlético Semu, Deportivo Unidad, Sony Elá Nguema, The Panthers and Vegetarianos all play their league games at this stadium.

In the original national stadium, on Chirstmas Eve of 1969 political opponents of President Francisco Macías Nguema were executed by a firing squad dressed as Santa Claus in the stadium, while Mary Hopkin's "Those Were the Days" was played on the stadium's speakers. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suzanne Cronjé (1976). Equatorial Guinea, the forgotten dictatorship: forced labour and political murder in central Africa. Anti-Slavery Society. ISBN 978-0-900918-05-6.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nuevo Estadio de Malabo at Wikimedia Commons