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accommodate more than 15,000 spectators. Currently, it is home
to the country’s national football team.
The stadium was constructed to be compatible with global
standards and was nominated to be one of the key venues to host
the matches of 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The competition was
jointly hosted by fellow OPEC Member Country Gabon.
Another multipurpose stadium is Estadio Internacional, which
has a capacity of 6,000 and is used predominantly for football
Football clubs based in the city of Malabo include Sony Ela
Nguema, Cafe Bank Sportif, Renacimiento Fútbol Club, Atlético
Semu and Atlético Malabo.
Basketball is another popular national sport, and the local
favourites are the Malabo Kings, who won the Central Zone divi-
sion of the Africa Basketball Championship in 2013. In 2011, they
achieved a respectable second place ranking.
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Ben Sutherland, Wikimedia Commons
Facade of a modern convention/conference centre building in the capital city of Malabo.
Football stadium Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.
While Malabo has a long and rich history as Equatorial
Guinea’s capital city and urban centre, construction is well
underway on a new city called Oyala that is set to become
the nation’s new capital in the near future.