Malabo Kings defeated hosts Wadi Degla as Group A Matchday 2 of the TotalEnergies CAF WCL kicked off at 30 June stadium, Cairo.
The Equatoguineans dominated the game as Stephanie Gbegou opened the scoring for Malabo Kings at the 13th minute from the spot.
She completed her brace scoring her third goal of the tournament, at the 41st minute, as the first half ended 2-0 in favor of Malabo.
After the break, Grace Balongo added the third goal for Malabo.
Wadi Degla goalkeeper Nasra Abdel Malek made huge saves to save her side from a humiliating scoreline.
Malabo grabbed their first three points of the group to go level with Degla.
GRACE BALONGO MFWAMBA – Malabo Kings Midfielder – Woman of The Match
“We spoke together after the loss of the last match. We agreed that we should keep fighting and that’s what we did”.
“I thank god for the award of Woman of The Match, it crowns our efforts and so does the win”.
“In our first match, we were nervous and were not yet aware of the situation. But we managed to pass through this one”.
“We came to qualify to the final game; this is our level and we are ready for AS Mande”.
Doceline Theolore – Malabo Kings Assistant Coach
“We beat the strong Egyptian team because we were more realistic than them. At the first match we lost because we were very nervous, but we won this one as we played our way”.
“Our journey in this tournament was at risk, but we discussed that we did not come here to get eliminated”.
Wael El Sayed – Wadi Degla Coach
“We had a very difficult game; we lost the game early due to physical difficulties. We are not satisfied of the result”
“Next game is decisive for us; I hope we can win it to continue our journey in this tournament”.
“We had some individual mistakes in the defense and our finish was not good due to total dependence on individual efforts. When we played in the last minutes as a team, we were better”.
“I thank my girls for their efforts, they already gathered themselves to move on from this match, and I’ll work with them to regain their confidence for the next important game”.