Despite disappointing results in the past, the number of football fans in Equatorial Guinea
remains very high. The sport that was introduced during the period of Spanish colonialism has become a tradition and enjoys unbounded popularity in the nation. The league championship is organised on a national and regional level and is split into a first (17 teams), second and third division, in addition to a women's national competition. Although Equatorial Guinea
is still awaiting its first major footballing success, its national teams already compete in all FIFA and CAF championships. For the time being, victories over the Central African Republic at the UNIFFAC Cup in Libreville are the nation's most notable achievements.