FIFA World Cup -
  • British newspaper alleges Blatter plans to rig FIFA poll
    05 april 2002 20:00:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Daily Mail newspaper, has accused Sepp Blatter, President of the world's football governing body of planning to "stampede" the FIFA extra-ordinary session in May into re-electing him. Full text...

  • Hayatou expected in Algiers
    05 april 2002 17:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), was being expected in Algiers, Friday for talks with officials of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF). Full text...

  • FIFA president to commission 'goal project' in Zambia
    05 april 2002 13:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Football Association of Zambia is preparing a red carpet welcome for FIFA president Sepp Blatter when he arrives in Lusaka Saturday to commission a football development project. Full text...

  • FIFA president starts southern Africa tour
    05 april 2002 08:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- FIFA President Joseph S. Full text...

  • Hayatou teems with optimism about bid for FIFA presidency
    03 april 2002 20:45:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- CAF president Issa Hayatou, gunning for the presidency of FIFA, Wednesday affirmed in Tunis that he was "on an even keel with the incumbent Joseph Blatter," adding that had he any doubts about his chances, he would not have pressed his candidacy. Full text...

  • CECAFA chief urges African governments to support Hayatou
    03 april 2002 17:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Farah Addo, President of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), has called on African governments to support Issa Hayatou's bid for FIFA presidency. Full text...

  • SCSA supports Hayatou's bid for FIFA presidency
    03 april 2002 12:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) on Wednesday issued a statement in Yaounde expressing its "total support" for Issa Hayatou's bid for the presidency of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). Full text...

  • Hayatou woos Tunisia ahead of FIFA election
    02 april 2002 18:44:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- CAF president Issa Hayatou was in Tunis on Monday as part of an African tour to canvass for support ahead of next May's FIFA presidential election, in which he is challenging the incumbent Sepp Blatter. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers comment on Hayatou's bid for FIFA presidency
    18 march 2002 18:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian press Monday weighed the chances of African Football Confederation (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, in the race for the presidency of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

  • Hayatou declares candidacy for FIFA presidency
    16 march 2002 18:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The President of CAF, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon announced on Saturday that he was standing as a candidate for the presidency of FIFA. Full text...

  • Egypt, South Africa gunning for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
    14 march 2002 13:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt and South Africa are among the countries bidding to host the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament, the world's soccer governing body, FIFA, press office has announced. Full text...

  • FIFA pardons Zambian player who tested positive for banned drugs
    13 march 2002 15:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian star striker Roatson Kilambe has been pardoned by FIFA, the world soccer governing body, after he tested positive for banned substances. Full text...

  • Senghor's death clouds World Cup's sojourn in Senegal
    24 december 2001 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The world football trophy currently doing a round of Africa's flag bearers in the 2002 finals arrived in Dakar 20 December, the same day news was received of the death of Senegal's first president, Leopold Sedar Senghor. Full text...

  • Hosting the World Cup: Africa's hopes deferred
    19 december 2001 13:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Only hours after announcing last March that Africa's turn had come to host the 2010 World Cup, FIFA retracted on the statement. Full text...

  • Professional football still embryonic in Africa
    19 december 2001 12:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African football might have come a long way, but the continent is still a long way to catching up with world football giants the likes of Europe and Latin America. Full text...

  • Football and politics: the marriage of interests survives
    19 december 2001 12:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Of all games, football has long been considered a source, par excellence, of amusement in Africa. Full text...

  • African footballers: the forgotten stars of yesterday
    19 december 2001 10:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In the late seventies, former football stars from Ghana and Nigeria embarked on a vast programme to restructure football in their countries by targeting and training identified talented youngsters. Full text...

  • Africa has a come a long way in football
    14 december 2001 21:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa undoubtedly has great passion for football. Full text...

  • South African Football club owner gets FIFA appointment
    12 december 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Irvin Khoza, the owner of South Africa's Orlando Pirates football club has been appointed into the Dispute and Resolution Sub-Committee of the world's soccer governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • DR Congo court orders FIFA to pay 400,000 dollars in damages
    07 december 2001 16:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A court in Gombe, DR Congo has ordered the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to pay 400,000 US dollars in damages to Edouard Kiaku Mbuta, a former secretary general of the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA). Full text...

  • New coach finds Cameroon a serious World Cup contender
    05 december 2001 14:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, is a side to reckon with at the forthcoming World Cup finals, boasts their new coach, German-born Rudi Voeller. Full text...

  • Cameroon regrets cancellation of soccer friendly with Germany
    04 december 2001 23:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Football Association expects to suffer a loss of 300 million FCFA (about 428,587 US dollars) following FIFA's cancellation of a soccer friendly the country's national team was scheduled to play against Germany in May next year. Full text...

  • Former Cameroonian goalkeeper happy with World Cup
    04 december 2001 22:11:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's former goalkeeper, Joseph- Antoine Bell said Monday that the World Cup 2002 draw made last Saturday was "excellent" for the "Indomitable Lions". Full text...

  • French papers comment on the France-Senegal clash
    03 december 2001 20:12:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The match pitching France against Senegal to mark the kick-off of the World Cup 2002 finals starting 31 May in Japan and South Korea has aroused enthusiastic comments in street conversations and the press in Paris. Full text...

  • Namibia drops on FIFA ranking list
    18 october 2001 09:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia risks sliding out of the top 100 bracket of the world's best soccer playing nations if it does not play a series of friendlies or competitive matches soon, the Nambia News Agency (NAMPA) has warned. Full text...

  • Two national players pass FIFA dope test
    17 october 2001 17:15:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Two players of the Liberian national soccer squad, Lone Star, have passed a dope test administered by FIFA, the world football governing body, press reports said in Monrovia on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Namibia among Africa's best 20
    19 september 2001 20:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the country's relative inactivity in the last two months, Namibia still ranks among the world's top 100 in the game of football. Full text...

  • FIFA to finance a training centre in Praia
    18 september 2001 21:28:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has decided to finance the building of a training centre as well as an office for the Cape Verdian Football Federation (CFF), CFF sources said Monday. Full text...

  • FIFA rejects Egypt's appeal
    01 september 2001 12:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The international governing body of soccer, FIFA, has rejected an appeal from the Egyptian Football Association following the World Cup Group C qualifying match in Algeria on 21 July. Full text...

  • Black Africa shows better performance at national level
    30 july 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa south of the Sahara demonstrated its supremacy on the occasion of the 2000 world Cup qualifying matches/Africa zone by raking four out of the five slots reserved for the continent, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) commented Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal make World Cup history
    23 july 2001 10:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The streets of Dakar were empty on Saturday afternoon while the Senegalese national football team were playing their last World Cup qualifier against Namibia in Windhoek, but the capital suddenly teemed with celebration fifteen minutes after the final whistle. Full text...

  • FIFA to build regional soccer centre in Gambia
    22 july 2001 18:18:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- As part of efforts to develop talents, the world's football governing body, FIFA is to build a regional soccer education Centre in the Gambia, a Gambian football official has said. Full text...

  • FIFA resumes funding of Kenya's Youth Programme
    12 july 2001 20:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World soccer governing body, FIFA has resumed funding of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Youth Development Programme, a KFF official has said. Full text...

  • FIFA props Tanzania's sports project
    27 april 2001 14:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has set aside 400,000 US dollars towards the construction of a sports complex in Tanzania starting July, a FIFA official said Friday. Full text...

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