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  • 2014 FIFA Qualifier: Ghana wallops Lesotho 7-0
    01 june 2012 20:53:00
    Kumasi, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Friday thrashed Lesotho 7-0 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifing match played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. Full text...

  • Ghana-Lesotho FIFA World Cup qualifier resumes
    01 june 2012 20:04:12
    Kumasi, Ghana (PANA) - The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Lesotho has resumed after the floodlights were restored. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifiers: Mali to meet Benin without 3 key players
    01 june 2012 14:46:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian national squad will travel to Cotonou without three key players for Sunday's match against Benin in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup slated for Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifiers: Togo names 23 players for Libya tie Sunday
    01 june 2012 14:31:02
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The technical management of the Togolese national football team has made public the names of 23 players in camp for Sunday's match against Libya here in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup slated for Brazil. Full text...

  • African qualifiers for 2014 World Cup kick off
    01 june 2012 12:05:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The group stage of the African qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil, kicks off across the continent Friday with 20 matches slated to be played in the 10 groups. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifier: Super Eagles well prepared against Namibia - Coach
    01 june 2012 11:07:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has said the Super Eagles are well prepared to take on the Brave Warriors of Namibia on Sunday, in a qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifiers: Togo/Libya match to be broadcast live
    01 june 2012 10:34:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Ministry of Youth and Sports has released US$150,000 to the national television so it can transmit live Sunday's match between Togo and Libya in Lome, Togo, in the first round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifier: SA takes on Ethiopia
    01 june 2012 10:26:31
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa and Ethiopia start their journey to the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil, when they meet in Rustenburg on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifier: Italian-born Gambian coach predicts win over Morocco
    31 may 2012 18:21:04
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Luciano Mancini, the Italian-born coach of the Gambian National football team, the Scorpions, has predicted a win over visiting Morocco when the two countries meet on Saturday in a qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA world cup. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifier: Nigeria/Namibia match to start 1-hr earlier than scheduled
    30 may 2012 13:47:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The kick-off time for the Nigeria-Nambia 2014 World Cup qualifying match, to be played in Nigeria's Southern city of Calabar 3 June, has been moved forward by one hour, the host Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said. Full text...

  • South Sudan becomes FIFA's newest member
    26 may 2012 14:22:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudan is the latest country to join the world football governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • FIFA president pays tribute to African football legends Yekini, Bocande
    10 may 2012 09:05:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has paid tribute to two African football legends, Rashidi Yekini of Nigeria and Jules Bocande of Senegal, who recently passed away within the space of a few days. Full text...

  • Algeria honours Blatter
    01 may 2012 11:31:15
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria has bestowed one of its top honours on visiting FIFA President Sepp Blatter, according to African soccer's governing body CAF. Full text...

  • Danny Jordaan bags 2014 World Cup job
    10 april 2012 13:01:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African Football Association (SAFA) Vice President and 2010 World Cup Chief Executive Officer Danny Jordaan has been appointed as the Special Adviser to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • FIFA rankings for African national football teams
    08 march 2012 16:51:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are the latest FIFA rankings for African national football teams as release Wednesday and tabulated under FIFA RANKING, AFRICA RANKING and TEAMS.Full text...

  • UN official welcomes FIFA initiative on headscarves for women players
    29 february 2012 19:49:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sports for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, on Wednesday welcomed an initiative that will allow female footballers to wear a headscarf, also known as a hijab, while on the field. Full text...

  • Zambia makes top 50, Nigeria drops 11 places in latest men's FIFA ranking
    15 february 2012 15:42:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The latest FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking for men's football, released Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, has placed Cote d'Ivoire as the leading football nation in Africa ahead of Ghana, Algeria, Zambia, Mali, Gabon, Libya, Nigeria, Tunisia, and South Africa in that order. Full text...

  • FIFA changes venue of 2012 U-20 Women's World Cup to Japan
    09 february 2012 10:17:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The venue of the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup has been shifted from Uzbekistan to Japan, the world soccer's governing body has announced. Full text...

  • SA Minister bags top FIFA position
    08 february 2012 09:13:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Wednesday saluted the appointment of government Minister Tokyo Sexwale to the media committee of world soccer's governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • Blatter again apologises for offensive comment on racism in football
    20 november 2011 12:49:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Sepp Blatter of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, has again apologised for his comments downplaying racism in football. Full text...

  • Egypt behind Cote d'Ivoire in FIFA rankings for African countries
    19 october 2011 15:27:59
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt's football team jumped seven steps to 29th position in the monthly FIFA world rankings issued by the sport's governing body on Wednesday.Full text...

  • FIFA donates US$1m to assist Somali drought victims
    12 august 2011 09:45:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - World soccer's governing body FIFA has announced its decision to donate US$1 million in emergency aid for the humanitarian crisis currently afflicting Somalia, according to a statement posted to the federation's website late Thursday. Full text...

  • FIFA U-17 WC: Another African team, Congo, eliminated
    30 june 2011 08:52:07
    Mexico City, Mexico (PANA) - Congo Brazzaville has become the third African team to be eliminated from the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, after losing 2-1 to Uruguay in a round of 16 match here Wednesday. Full text...

  • FIFA VP Jack Warner resigns
    20 june 2011 19:35:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has resigned from his posts in international football, a statement from the world soccer's governing body said. Full text...

  • SA marks one-year anniversary of 2010 World Cup
    10 june 2011 08:04:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa was Friday marking the one-year anniversary of the start of the 2010 World Cup, with organisers saying the tournament put Africa on the map for all the right reasons. Full text...

  • Blatter re-elected FIFA President
    01 june 2011 17:15:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Sepp Blatter has been re-elected the President of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, the federation announced on its website. Full text...

  • Qatar rejects allegations of corruption over 2022 World Cup bid
    11 may 2011 11:53:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Qatari Football Federation has rejected allegations of corruption levelled against it by a British parliamentarian who said two top African sports personalities had received money to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup finals.Full text...

  • Kenya scraps FIFA election age limit
    15 april 2011 15:10:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Sports Minister Paul Otuoma, Friday scrapped the age limit set by FIFA on Kenyan football administrators who will gun for top posts in the forthcoming national football elections. Full text...

  • Kalusha Bwalya is the legitimate Football Association of Zambia president, says FIFA
    21 december 2010 14:42:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The World Football Governing Body, FIFA, has ruled that former international, Kalusha Bwalya, remains the legitimate president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). Full text...

  • FIFA lifts ban on Nigeria
    29 october 2010 18:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- World football governing body, FIFA, on Friday confirmed lifting the ban it placed on Nigeria following the peaceful resolution of the c r isis in the Nigerian Football house, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria stun USA in shootout thriller at Women's U-20 WC
    25 july 2010 13:25:00
    Augsburg- Germany (PANA) -- Nigeria won a penalty shootout to claim a place in the semi-finals at the end of an enthralling struggle in Augsburg at the Women's Under-20 World Cup in Germany, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • Ping praises Africa's World Cup hosts
    22 july 2010 15:12:00
    Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- Describing the just-ended FIFA World Cup finals as a "veritable continental festival", African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping, said that Africans were proud of the excellent organization by South Africa of the first-ever World Cup in the continent. Full text...

  • SA Minister praises transport operators for success of WC 2010
    15 july 2010 08:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndeb ele Wednesday saluted transport operators for 'rising to challenges' and ensuring smooth transportation during t he 2010 FIFA World Cup, which rounded off last Sunday. Full text...

  • WC: Ghana FA boss says 'we don't owe any taxes'
    13 july 2010 23:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" The president of the Ghana - Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi says players of the senior national team, Black Stars, do not ow e the Ghana Internal Revenue Service (IRS) any taxes for money paid to them by th e government for their appearance and performance at the just-ended FIFA 2010 Wor l d Cup in South Africa. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Tax man to get slice of Black Stars' World Cup payout
    13 july 2010 08:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The tax man is ready to collect his cut from the bonuses p aid to players of Ghana's senior national football team, the Black Stars, following their appearance and performance at the just-ended FI FA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Full text...

  • WC 2010: 'South Africa 2010, a Pride for Africa'
    13 july 2010 07:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Only 12 kilometres separate Spain from Afric a at their closest point and both were united in celebration when the 19th FIFA W orld Cup "sent a fault line of happiness stretching all the way from Bloemfontei n to Barcelona, the FIFA media outlet indicated. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Nelson Mandela's dreams realized, says FIFA president
    13 july 2010 07:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The day after Spain won its maiden World Cup (12 July, 2010), Football elites held their post-2010 FIFA World Cup media conf e rence at which FIFA President Joseph S. Full text...

  • WC 2010: South Africa wins hearts after successful mundial
    12 july 2010 19:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The aftermath of hosting what has been dubbed by as a successful 2010 FIFA World Cup will certainly bring a massive hangover for South Africans in the next few days, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Kadhafi wants winners to host next edition
    12 july 2010 16:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi Monday advocated that Spain should host the next FIFA World Cup, given that it won the 2010 edition that ended Sunday in South Africa. Full text...

  • WC 2010: EU congratulates South Africa for good organization
    12 july 2010 15:58:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) Monday congratulated the Afri ca continent, South Africa and the people of South Africa on the "perfect organi z ation" of the FIFA World Cup which ended Sunday with the victory of Spain over t h e Netherlands (1-0) after extra time. Full text...

  • WC 2010: 'South Africa 2010 is World Cup of firsts'
    12 july 2010 14:26:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- This has been a FIFA World Cup of firsts -- the first on African soil, the first won by Spain and also the first to be asses s ed second-by-second using the Castrol Index, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • WC 2010: List of all World Cup winners
    12 july 2010 11:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- By beating the Netherlands Sunday to win the 19th edition of the FIFA World Cup here, Spain became the eighth country to have won the coveted trophy. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Spain to get US$30m for victory
    12 july 2010 11:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- For winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Spain will receive US$30 million from world soccer governing body FIFA. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Oranje (Netherlands) face up to bitter defeat
    12 july 2010 07:14:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Unbeaten in 25 matches and boasting 14 conse cutive wins, the Netherlands made their way through to the Final of the 2010 Wor l d Cup in South Africa boasting two formidable records, says the FIFA media outle t . Full text...

  • WC 2010: Forlan (Golden Ball), Muller (Golden Boot) strike gold
    12 july 2010 07:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- On the day of the Final, the FIFA World Cup Trophy outshines everything and everyone else. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Spanish goalkeeper wins adidas Golden Glove
    12 july 2010 07:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Appearing in his third FIFA World Cup, Spani sh goalkeeper and captain, Iker Casillas, Sunday reached the pinnacle of his pro f ession, enjoying one of the most impressive tournaments of his career and walkin g away with the adidas Golden Glove as the tournament's most impressive goalkeepe r . Full text...

  • WC 2010: 'Psychic' octopus seals perfect prediction record
    12 july 2010 07:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Paul the "psychic" octopus finished the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa with a flawless record as Spain's 1-0 win over t h e Netherlands in Sunday's final left him with eight perfect predictions. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Mueller wins Adidas Golden Boot, Best Young Player
    11 july 2010 21:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- German player Thomas Mueller Sunday won the Adidas Golden Boot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with his five goals of the tournam e nt, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • FIFA President presents World Cup trophy to Spain
    11 july 2010 21:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter, joined by South African President Jacob Zuma, presented the World Cup trophy to Spanish captain Casillas Sunday as the 2010 FI FA World Cup rounded off in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • WC 2010: Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 to win first World Cup title
    11 july 2010 21:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time to lift its first-ever World Cup title. Full text...

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