Futuro Kings vs Rivers United
Date: Saturday 28th November 2020
Time: 4pm (NIG time).

The city and match venue:

Mongomo is a town in the province of Wele-Nzas on mainland Equatorial Guinea, on the eastern border, roughly 1 km (0.62 mi) west of Gabon’s Woleu-Ntem Province.

It might be remote, out near the border with Gabon, but Mongomo is well served by new transport links, even if it is short of hotels.

President Obiang – ruler of Equatorial Guinea since 1979 – is from Mongomo and is responsible for the building of a new highway from Bata that has halved the journey time to a couple of hours, plus a new airport to add to the existing landing strip. There is also a very swanky five-star hotel and the area is said to be very scenic.

But Mongomo is small, with a population of about 8,000.

ESTADIO DE MONGOMO (capacity 15,000)

The stadium was upgraded in 2015 – and a new pitch laid, with grass flown in from Spain. It looks impressive.

It holds a capacity of 15,000 spectators.

Mayuku Charles
Media Officer
Rivers United FC