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  • Action shifts to group C of CAN 2008
    22 january 2008 10:48:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Teams in group C of the current Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana will taste action Tuesday (today), the third day of competition at the tournament. Full text...

  • Moroccan striker, Alloudi, leads scorers' chart at CAN 2008
    22 january 2008 09:32:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Moroccan striker Soufiane Alloudi has emerged the leading goal scorer at the current Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Ghana, after scoring a hat-trick in his team's 5-1 routing of Namibia in their group A match in Accra Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria eyes next round despite loss in CAN 2008 opener
    22 january 2008 07:43:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Nigeria's coach Berti Vogts is optimistic his team will still progress from the group B of the Ghana 2008, despite its 1-nil loss to Cote d'Ivoire in their opening match in Sekondi Monday. Full text...

  • Le Roy backs Owusu-Abeyie; says his substitution was tactical
    21 january 2008 23:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana French coach Claude Le Roy on Monday justified his decision to take off Quincy Owusu-Abeyie in Sunday's game against Guinea describing it as tactical and not dissatisfaction with the player's performance. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Morocco thrash Namibia 5-1 in a Group A match
    21 january 2008 21:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – A hat--trick by Soufiane Alloudi propelled Morocco's senior national soccer team, the Atlas Lions, to a 5-1 victory over Namibia's Brave Warriors in a Group A match of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament played at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra on Monday. Full text...

  • Power failure delays Benin-Mali CAN 2008 match
    21 january 2008 20:14:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- The floodlights at the Sekondi stadium went out Monday night, throwing the pitch into darkness and delaying the start of the second group B match between the Squirrels of Benin and the Eagles of Mali for several minutes at the current Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Ghana. Full text...

  • Results of 1/8 finals of Mauritius National Cup
    21 january 2008 19:45:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Following are the r-esults of the 1/8 finals of Mauritius national cup played at the week-end: ASPL 3-2 ASVP (penalties) Petite Rivière Noire FC 4-1 Bolton City AS R. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Egypt to set Kumasi ablaze
    21 january 2008 19:44:00
    By Richard Avornyotse- PANA Accra, Ghana (PANA) -- Day three of 26th Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008, will be of great historical significance as the Kumasi venue kicks off with Group C teams doing battle to target qualification into the next round. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Cote d'Ivoire 1, Nigeria 0 (Final score)
    21 january 2008 19:14:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Final score in the opening group B clash between Cote d' Ivoire and Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations in Sekondi, Ghana, Monday. Full text...

  • CAN 2008 update: Cote d'Ivoire 1, Nigeria 0
    21 january 2008 19:05:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire lead Super Eagles of Nigeria 1-0 in the 67th minute of the group B opener of the 26th Africa Cup of Nations here Scorer: Kalou Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Nigeria 0, Cote d'Ivoire 0 (First Half)
    21 january 2008 18:10:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Half-time score at opening Group B clash at the 26th Africa Cup of Nations between Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria in Sekondi, Ghana. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Morocco 5, Namibia 1
    21 january 2008 17:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Full time score in Group A second match between Morocco and Namibia in Accra Monday: Morocco 5: Soufiane Alloudi (2nd, 5th and 28th), Tarik Sektioui, Zerka Namibia 1: Brian Brendell (23rd) Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Morocco leads Namibia 4-1 in group A match
    21 january 2008 16:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Atlas Lions of Morocco pummelled minnows Namibia 4-1 in the first half of their group A match here Monday, the second day of the 200 8 African Nations' Cup soccer tournament. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Guinea salvages some pride in 1-2 loss to Ghana
    21 january 2008 14:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Even in defeat, the Syli Nationale of Guinea earned some respect when its captain and playmaker Pascal Fendounou, received the man of the match award, shortly after leading his team to a respectable 1-2 loss to hosts Ghana B lack Stars in the opening match of the 2008 Africa Nations' cup tournament here S unday. Full text...

  • Vogts 'not under pressure' as Nigeria takes on Cote d'Ivoire
    21 january 2008 08:17:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Nigeria's coach Berti Vogts maintained a calm mien Sunday, as he dismissed fears he is under pressure ahead of Monday's match between his team, the Super Eagles, and the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in the Nations Cup Group B opener in Sekondi, Ghana. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: 2 Ghanaians, one Guinean on the score sheet
    20 january 2008 20:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Three players got on to the score sheet on the first day o f the 2008 African Nations' Cup soccer tournament when hosts Ghana defeated Guin e a 2-1 at the Ohene Djan stadium here Sunday. Full text...

  • Hosts Ghana on a shaky start at CAN 2008
    20 january 2008 19:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A goal with just a few minutes to the end afforded hosts Ghana the opportunity to disengage from a seemingly tight rope when it narrowly defeated Guinea 2-1 in the opening match of the 2008 African nations cup here. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Ghana 2, Guinea 1
    20 january 2008 19:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana narrowly defeated Guinea 2-1 Sunday in the opening group A match of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Nigerian Senate President charges Super Eagles to ensure victory
    20 january 2008 19:03:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Senate President David Mark Sunday charge d the national team, the Super Eagles, to leave no stone unturned in ensuring th a t Nigeria wins the coveted Trophy at Ghana 2008, according to a PANA report here . Full text...

  • Ghana leads Guinea 1-0 in CAN 2008 opener
    20 january 2008 18:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Asamoah Gyan converted a penalty in the 54th minute to put Ghana ahead of Guinea in the curtain raiser of the 26th Africa Nations Cup in Accra, Ghana, Sunday. Full text...

  • CAN 2008 opener first half: Ghana 0, Guinea 0
    20 january 2008 18:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Host Black Stars of Ghana and the Syli National of Guinea played goalless in the first half of the opening match of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana, Sunday. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Martins, Okechukwu may lead Eagles' attack against Elephants
    20 january 2008 14:45:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ahead of the Nigeria Super Eagles' opening match against the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in Sekondi, Ghana, Monday in the 2008 Africa Nations Cup, German coach Berti Vogts may have opted for Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins and Uche Okechukwu to lead the team's attack, PANA reported. Full text...

  • CAN 2008: Roger Milla warns Cote d'Ivoire against Nigeria
    20 january 2008 12:07:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- Former African Footballer of the Year and Cameroon legend Roger Milla said here Sunday he is becoming impatient to witness the outcome of the opening group B match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d' Ivoire Monday. Full text...

  • Puma donates bus to Ghana's Black Stars FC
    19 january 2008 20:08:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's national football team's kit sponsor, Puma, fulfilled its promise to the Black Stars FC by donating a 53-seater Mercedes-Benz Tourisimo bus to the team. Full text...

  • Ghana promises "historic and memorable" opening ceremony
    18 january 2008 21:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Organisers of the 26th MTN A-frica Cup of Nations are promising a historic and memorable opening ceremony at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Black Stars change hotel
    18 january 2008 10:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ahead of the opening of the 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations Sunday, the hosts Black Stars of Ghana have been forced to change their camping base, moving from the plush waterfront four star Labadi Beach Hotel to Fiesta Hotel due to disagreement over price with Labadi authorities. Full text...

  • Ghana FA agrees new sponsorship deal for Black Stars
    17 january 2008 23:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has agreed a new three-year sponsorship deal that maintains mining firm, Gold Fields Ghana Limited, as the headline sponsor of the Black Stars. Full text...

  • GFA agrees new sponsorship deal for Black Stars
    17 january 2008 22:54:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has agreed a new three-year sponsorship deal that maintains mining firm, Gold Fields Ghana Limited, as the headline sponsor of the Black Stars. Full text...

  • Weather forces CAF to push Angola 2010 forward
    17 january 2008 21:54:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – The Executive Committee of t-he Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has decided to alter dates for the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) tournament in Angola in 2010, following a weather report by its inspection team. Full text...

  • Kenyan top volleyball coach dropped
    17 january 2008 18:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Long-serving Kenya Pipeline women's volleyball team coac h, David Lung'aho, has been dropped and replaced with Silvester Kioko. Full text...

  • Kenyan top volleyball coach dropped
    17 january 2008 16:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Long-serving Kenya Pipeline women's volleyball team coac h, David Lung'aho, has been dropped and replaced with Silvester Kioko. Full text...

  • CAN 2008 warm-up: Morocco beats Angola 2-1
    17 january 2008 15:33:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's senior national football squad here Wednesday beat their Angolan counterparts 2-1 in a warm-up match towards the 26th African C up of Nations (CAN) 2008 finals holding in Ghana this month. Full text...

  • Blatter in Ghana for CAN 2008
    17 january 2008 13:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter arrived here Wednesday at the head of a powerful 10-man delegation from soccer's governing body. Full text...

  • Tornadoes FC maintains lead as first round of Nigeria Premier League ends
    17 january 2008 08:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Niger Tornadoes FC remained on top with 35 points as the first round of the Nigeria Premier League rounded off across the country Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles hit Ghana Thursday
    17 january 2008 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles, their confidence boosted by a new FIFA ranking that placed them on top in Africa, were billed to arrive in Ghana late Thursday for the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Indomitable Lions leave for Ghana on Thursday
    16 january 2008 22:10:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Indomitable Lions, Cameroon's national soccer team, arrive in Ghana on Thursday to participate in the 26th Africa Cup of Nations competition, which kicks off on 20 January. Full text...

  • Soccer fever grips Ghana
    16 january 2008 19:10:00
    By Richard Avornyotse- PANA Accra, Ghana (PANA) -- The feeling is everywhere. Full text...

  • Nigeria league breaks for Nations Cup
    16 january 2008 14:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria premier league will go on break after week 19 matches Wednesday (today) because of the Africa Cup of Nations, billed to start in Ghana Sunday, league officials said. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles to appear in dazzling kit at CAN 2008
    16 january 2008 09:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A newly-designed kit, described by Nigerian football officials as ''eye-popping'', will be showcased by players of the Nigerian team when they turn out for their matches at the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, due to start in Ghana Sunday, according to a local football website. Full text...

  • Cape Town launches tender for new stadium
    16 january 2008 07:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The City of Cape Town Tuesday took the first step in selling the naming rights of its new 68,000-seater soccer stadium, when it issued a proposal call to international and South African marketing specialists to find a naming sponsor or sponsors for the stadium. Full text...

  • Nigeria is one of the favourites to win Nations Cup - Abedi Pele
    15 january 2008 21:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) – Ghanaian three--time African Footballer Abedi "Pele" Ayew has tipped Nigeria's Super Eagles as one of the favourites to win the 26th African Cup of Nations, which kicks off on 20 January. Full text...

  • CAF president rules out rescheduling of CAN
    15 january 2008 20:29:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – As European clubs clamour fo-r the rescheduling of the African Cup of Nations to suit their calendar, the President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou has firmly ruled out such a possibility saying it would not happen under his administration. Full text...

  • Black Stars arrive to warm welcome
    15 january 2008 19:26:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's senior football team, the Black Stars, arrived to a warm welcome on Tuesday when their plane touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ahead of Sunday's kick-off of the African Cup of Nations competition. Full text...

  • Nations Cup trophy tours Lagos
    15 january 2008 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As football fever grips many in soccer-loving Nigeria ahead of the start of the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana Sunday, the tournament's gold trophy arrived in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos, Monday, on the final-leg of its eight-nation tour. Full text...

  • GFA releases names of players, jersey numbers
    15 january 2008 07:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has released the names of players for CAN 2008 wit h the numbers on their jerseys. Full text...

  • Tunisia's friendly with Iran off
    14 january 2008 22:50:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The friendly football match between Tunisia's senior national squad and their Iranian counterparts slated for Wednesday in the Tunisian capital, as part of preparations of the North African country for CAN 2008, has been cancelled, sources in Tunis told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • More than 50 youths arrested in fresh upsurge of football hooliganism
    14 january 2008 22:36:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) – The Moroccan authorities a-rrested more than 50 youths on Sunday as police clamped down on an unprecedented upsurge in hooliganism, vandalism and violence in stadiums in the north African kingdom. Full text...

  • Habib Sissoko re-elected head of Mali's National Olympic committee
    14 january 2008 19:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The president of the Executive Bureau of Mali's National Olympic and Sporting Committee (CNOSM), Habib Sissoko, was re-elected for a new four-year term during the statutory general assembly of the body which took place in Bamako over the week-end. Full text...

  • Zambia jet in for CAN 2008
    14 january 2008 19:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Zambian national football team, the Chipolopolo, arrived in Accra, the Ghanaian capita, Sunday night for the 26th African Cup of Nations tournament, which kicks off 20 January. Full text...

  • CAN 2008 buildup: Angola 3, Egypt 3
    14 january 2008 12:52:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola and Egypt Sunday played 3-3 in Alverca de Ribatejo, Portugal, in a friendly match organised as part of the teams' preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Ghana 20 January to 10 February. Full text...

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