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  • South Africa: Afcon 2015 fixture switched over slain South African goalkeeper
    30 october 2014 15:11:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa Football Association (SAFA) on Thursday announced that the Afcon 2015 qualifier between South Africa and Sudan on 15 November has been moved from Nelspruit to Durban as a tribute to Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa who was shot dead on Sunday. Full text...

  • Japan: FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL launch joint campaign to fight match fixing
    30 october 2014 13:56:33
    Tokyo, Japan *PANA) - A global campaign, jointly organized by the World Soccer Governing body, FIFA, the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPro) and INTERPOL to fight match manipulation, was launched here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali: FIBA boss expected on 15 November in Bamako
    29 october 2014 19:59:44
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The president of basketball's world governing body, FIBA, Argentine Horacio Muratore, is expected on 15 November in Bamako where he will hold meetings with the central board of Africa's basketball body on 17-21 November, sources at the Malian Basketball Federation (FMBB) told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo: Lomé to host international tennis competition
    28 october 2014 21:21:48
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese capital, Lomé, will from 8 to 20 December host an international tennis competition dubbed "Open du Togo-ITF Futures and Pro Circuit Event." Full text...

  • Mali: Bealgian appointed coach of Mali's Djoliba of Bamako club
    28 october 2014 16:03:07
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's first division club Djoliba of Bamako has contracted Belgian coach Ivan Minnaert as lead technician for two years, PANA learned from the club management. Full text...

  • Kenya: Toure shortlisted for FIFA top player award
    28 october 2014 08:42:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is the only African footballer shortlisted for the 2014 FIFA Men's Player of the Year award. Full text...

  • 2015 Africa U-17 championship: Ghana appeals CAF's disqualification of team
    27 october 2014 21:07:10
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says it has appealed the disqualification of the national U-17 team, the Black Starlets, from the 2015 Africa U-17 championship to be hosted by Niger for fielding an over-age player in the qualifying matches against Cameroon. Full text...

  • South Africa: Soweto derby postponed following death of national goalkeeper
    27 october 2014 12:44:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s biggest football match – the first Soweto Derby of the season between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, scheduled for Saturday – has been postponed following the tragic death of Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Full text...

  • Kenya: Hayatou mourns slain Bafana captain
    27 october 2014 11:38:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Issa Hayatou of African soccer's governing body, CAF. Monday expressed shock and dismay at the shooting to death of Orlando Pirates and South Africa national team goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions league final: ES Setif holds AS Vita Club to 2-2 draw
    26 october 2014 18:52:02
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - ES Setif of Algeria on Sunday drew 2-2 with AS Vita Club of DR Congo in the first-leg of the African Champions League final match played in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: Nigerian papers celebrate Super Falcons' victory
    26 october 2014 15:06:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The record-extending victory by Nigeria at the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia on Saturday got a big play in local newspapers on Sunday, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Germany: Kenyan Mark Kiptoo wins Frankfurt Marathon
    26 october 2014 15:03:26
    Frankfurt, Germany (PANA) - African runners dominated the 2014 Frankfurt marathon in Germany on Sunday, with Kenyans winning the top three places in the men's event and an Ethiopian winning the women's race. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Petite Rivière Noire FC wins Charity Shield in Mauritius
    26 october 2014 14:26:07
    Curepipe, Mauritius (PANA) – Petite Rivière Noire FC on Sunday won the Charity Shield of Mauritius, the opening match of the 2014/2015 football season, after beating the champion of the island, Cercle de Joachim, 2-0 at the George V stadium, in Curepipe, southern Mauritius. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: Nigerian duo rewarded for individual efforts
    26 october 2014 13:40:49
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - For helping Nigeria to regain its African Women Championship (AWC) title at the just-ended 9th edition of the tournament, the duo of Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie had their individual efforts rewarded. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions league final: AS Vita hosts ES Setif in first-leg match (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    26 october 2014 09:41:29
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Former champions AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and ES Setif of Algeria meet on Sunday in Kinshasa in the first leg of the lucrative CAF Champions league finals. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: Nigeria wins 7th title, beats Cameroon 2-0 in final match
    25 october 2014 21:40:52
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Nigeria clinched its seventh title after a 2-0 win over Cameroon here in the finals match of the ninth African Women Championship decided Saturday in Namibia. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan urges Falcons to beat Cameroon in AWC finals
    24 october 2014 11:22:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday asked the Nigerian national women national team, the Falcons, to continue to solidify their dominance of African women football by beating Cameroon in Saturday’s final of the 2014 African Women Football championship in Windhoek, Namibia. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rayon Sports strengthens lead in football league
    22 october 2014 21:50:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rayon Sports has taken an early lead in the Rwandan first division football championship by winning both matches after day 2 of the competition. Full text...

  • Gambia: Govt. reopens Gambia's Olympic Committee office
    22 october 2014 15:00:02
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has reopened the offices of the Gambian National Olympic Committee (GNOC), after seven months of closure, Momodou Dibba, president of the GNOC, confirmed to PANA here Wednesday Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: All set for semi-finals
    21 october 2014 16:37:31
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Here are the semi-final fixtures at the ongoing 9th African Women Championship in Namibia. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana yet to decide on 2015 AFCON hosting - President Mahama
    21 october 2014 08:10:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama says the government has not taken any decision yet to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Football federation negotiates with firm to pay foreign coach
    21 october 2014 07:17:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is negotiating with a company to pay the salary of a foreign coach who is to be hired at the conclusion of the ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Lagos to host Glo-CAF awards for third time
    20 october 2014 10:46:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 2014 Glo-CAF Awards will take place 8 Jan. 2015 in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, marking the third time that Africa's largest city will host the glamorous event, according to African soccer's governing body, CAF. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Day 8 results in football league
    20 october 2014 07:49:50
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The following are the results of day 8 matches in Tunisia's first division football league played on Sunday: Full text...

  • Nigeria: Two Africans compete for World Athletes of the Year Award
    19 october 2014 11:50:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two Africans are in the running for the 2014 World Athletes of the Year Award, according to the sport's world governing body, IAAF. Full text...

  • AWC: It's Nigeria/South Africa, Cameroon/Cote d'Ivoire in semi
    19 october 2014 09:53:50
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The stage is set for the knockout, semi-final stage of the ongoing 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia, with the conclusion of the group matches on Saturday, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire advance to semi-final
    17 october 2014 19:26:42
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire, from Group A, Friday qualified for the semi-final of the ninth African Women Championship taking place in Namibia. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kimetto, Dibaba make IAAF top athlete award final shortlist
    17 october 2014 14:50:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Kipruto Kimetto and Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba have made the final three-person shortlist for the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athlete of the Year Award. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa shuns 2015 AFCON hosting over Ebola
    17 october 2014 14:15:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Friday set the record straight regarding the hosting of 2015 CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Tournament. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghanaian doctors kick against hosting 2015 AFCON over Ebola
    17 october 2014 13:53:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian doctors are kicking against the country hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in January, warning that it will be risky to accept the request of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) because of the dangers of Ebola on the population. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kimetto, Jeptoo, Kiplagat for 2014 Best Marathon Runners Awards
    17 october 2014 09:24:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) has announced that Kenyan Dennis Kimetto, who broke the world marathon record in Berlin, Germany, last month, will be the sole candidate for the AIMS Male Best Marathon Runners Award. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: Final group matches begin
    17 october 2014 05:58:49
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The final Group matches will begin Friday, with action in Group A, at the ongoing ninth African Women Championship taking place in Namibia. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana confirms CAF contact on hosting 2015 AFCON
    16 october 2014 20:20:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The government of Ghana on Thursday confirmed it has received a letter from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to be on standby to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as Morocco hints it will no longer host the tournament on concerns of risks of the Ebola Virus Disease. Full text...

  • South Africa: Coach upbeat after lack-lustre AFCON result
    16 october 2014 11:54:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s head coach Ephraim Mashaba on Thursday said the team is still very much on track for qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations despite being held to a goalless draw by Congo Brazzaville at a rain-soaked Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa, on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria sacks Keshi
    16 october 2014 10:23:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Thursday fired Stephen Keshi as head coach of the country's senior national football team, the Super Eagles, a day after the team recorded its first victory at the ongoing qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, beating visiting Sudan 3-1. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: All Day 2 results
    16 october 2014 07:09:39
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The following are Day 2 results Wednesday from the 2014 African Women Championship, currently taking place in Namibia. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON Qualifiers: All Day 4 results
    16 october 2014 07:06:52
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are all the results from Day 4 matches played across Africa Wednesday in the group stage qualifiers for the 2015 African Nations Cup: Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifiers: Updated results of matches played on Wednesday
    15 october 2014 21:16:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the results of some of the matches of Day 4 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played across the continent on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifiers: Results of Wednesday's matches
    15 october 2014 20:12:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the results of some of the matches of Day 4 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played across the continent on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana beats Guinea 3-1
    15 october 2014 18:49:20
    Tamale, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Wednesday beat Guinea 3-1 on day 4 of their group in the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match played at Tamale Sports Stadium in northern Ghana. Full text...

  • Egypt: 2015 AFCON Qualifiers: Day 4 fixtures across Africa
    15 october 2014 08:02:59
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are Day 4 fixtures, to be played across Africa Wednesday, in the group stage, qualifying series of the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON): Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifiers: Mali hosts Ethiopia on Wednesday
    14 october 2014 20:04:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian national football team, The Eagles, will on Wednesday play Ethiopia at the 26 March Stadium in Bamako on Day four of the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) to be hosted next year in Morocco. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifier: Ghana to have stringent Ebola screening ahead of Guinea match
    14 october 2014 14:24:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – As Ghana plays Guinea in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Wednesday, the Ghanaian authorities are putting in measures for stringent screening at the borders to ensure that Guineans who will arrive for the match are properly screened. Full text...

  • Ghana: German coach Schuster to replace Dutchman Kluivert for Black Stars coach shortlist
    13 october 2014 19:26:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - German football coach Bernd Schuster has been included in the five-man shortlist to be considered for the vacant Black Stars coaching position, according to the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian football league starts 20 October
    13 october 2014 16:48:28
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius' 2014 football season kicks off 26 October with the launch of a professional league that will be managed by private firms, PANA learnt Monday from official sources in the capital, Port Louis. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Morocco will not oppose transfer of 2015 AFCON to another country'
    13 october 2014 15:32:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Moroccan government will not oppose the transfer of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to another country, the Moroccan minister of Youth and Sports, Mohammed Ouzzine, said here on Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 AWC: Ghana loses first match
    12 october 2014 21:20:25
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Horiya Affak scored in the 87th minute to give Algeria a 1-0 win over Ghana in their Group B opener at the 9th African Women's Football Championship here Sunday. Full text...

  • Namibia: 2014 AWC: Cameroon wins first match, beats South Africa 1-0
    12 october 2014 19:28:21
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Midfielder Raissa Feudjio scored a late goal to power Cameroon to victory over South Africa in their Group B opener here Sunday, the second day of the 9th African Women's Football championship in Namibia. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan runners win Berlin race
    12 october 2014 18:46:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyans Joyce Chepkirui and Emily Chebet finished first and second at the ASICS Grand 10 in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Egypt: 2015 AFCON Qualifiers: Group standings after Day 3 matches
    12 october 2014 10:38:43
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are the group standings after Day 3 matches Friday and Saturday in the ongoing qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations which will hold in Morocco. Qualifiers will emerge after Day 6 matches. Full text...

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