Sports - Football
  • Zimbabwean club beats Zambian counterpart in friendly
    28 february 2002 14:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Visiting Motor Action Football Club of Zimbabwe humiliated Zambia's Konkola Blades on home turf Wednesday when they hammered them 5-2 in a friendly tie. Full text...

  • Fovu and Bamboutos still lead Cameroonian championship
    28 february 2002 13:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Fovu Baham and Bamboutos football clubs Wednesday confirmed their supremacy, with 1-0 victories over Cintra and Canon Yaounde, respectively, in the sixth round of the first division matches. Full text...

  • CAF fines Kenya's Mathare FC for late registration
    28 february 2002 12:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have slapped a 1,000-US-dollar fine on Kenya's Mathare United for registring late in a continental tournament. Full text...

  • Tunisia's Club Africain closes in on league leaders
    28 february 2002 12:28:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The gap at the top of the Tunisian first division football championship has been narrowed following a defeat to leaders Etoile Sportive Sahel (ESS) in the 15th round played on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan footballers suffer yet another humiliation (Analysis)
    28 february 2002 11:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's declining performance standards in football is clearly reflected by Oserian Fastac and Tusker's early exit from the ongoing East and Central Africa Club Championship in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Latest South African Premier League result and tables
    27 february 2002 11:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Here are the latest South African Premier League tables after Orlando Pirates defeated Classic 2-1 Tuesday night: [ST] Standings: P W D L F A Pts Santos 25 13 9 3 36 20 48 Orlando Pirates 26 12 10 4 33 22 46 SuperSport United 25 13 6 6 32 27 45 Moroka Swallows 26 12 7 7 31 26 43 Black Leopards 25 10 9 6 43 32 39 Manning Rangers 25 11 6 8 41 30 39 Mamelodi Sundowns 22 10 8 4 26 14 38 Wits University 26 8 10 8 23 22 34 Kaizer Chiefs 25 9 7 9 24 28 34 Jomo Cosmos 23 9 6 8 25 22 33 Lamontville Golden Arrows 25 7 10 8 25 25 31 Ajax Cape Town 25 8 6 11 25 25 30 Ria Stars 25 7 9 9 29 33 30 Free State Stars 25 7 8 10 26 25 29 Umtata Bush Bucks 25 8 5 12 29 37 29 AmaZulu 26 4 10 12 21 35 22 Hellenic 25 3 9 13 16 39 18 Classic 26 1 11 14 20 43 14 [ET] Full text...

  • Algeria's league leader concedes third defeat
    26 february 2002 23:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The 19th round of the Algerian national football championship turned out well for most of the teams this week except for the front-runner, USMAlger, that conceded its third defeat at the hands of Mouloudja of Oran. Full text...

  • Liberia's national football league postponed
    26 february 2002 20:41:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's national football league scheduled to start Wednesday has been postponed to an unspecified date. Full text...

  • Senegalese squad schedules three friendly matches
    26 february 2002 18:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national football team, the "Lions" will play Saudi Arabia in Ryad on 27 March, Belgium 14 April in Brussels and England in South Korea or in Taiwana, assistant coach Abdoulaye Sarr, confirmed Tuesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Etoile Sportive still lead Tunisian championship
    26 february 2002 16:38:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Etoile Sportive Sahel (ESS) still lead the Tunisian first division football championship following a 2-0 win over CO Transports in the 14th round played last weekend. Full text...

  • Senegal could face Brazil in April
    26 february 2002 14:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Brazilian national football team has expressed interest to play a friendly match against Senegal in April, but the modalities for the game have yet to be worked out. Full text...

  • Guinean FA set to elect new bureau
    26 february 2002 13:30:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean football fans are eagerly awaiting an election of a new bureau of the country's football association (FEGUIFOOT) Wednesday, amid growing speculation as to the identities of the future officials. Full text...

  • Talk less and deliver, Kenyan coach told
    26 february 2002 13:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya coach Reinhardt Fabisch has been challenged to take the country's national football team, the Harambee Stars, to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Tunisia instead of promising the heavens but delivering nothing. Full text...

  • Arsenal training squad holds clinics in South Africa
    26 february 2002 11:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Enthusiastic young footballers and their coaches in South Africa are this week getting a chance to hone their skills by attending a series of coaching clinics with a training squad from English Premier League Club Arsenal Football Club. Full text...

  • Malian football championship kicks off
    25 february 2002 23:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Fourteen clubs gathered in one group played the first round of Mali's first division football championship at the weekend. Full text...

  • Results of 11th round of Benin's premier football league
    25 february 2002 11:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the results of matches played on the 11th round of the Beninese premier league as played in various parts of the country on Saturday and Sunday: [ST] Group A Energie - Etoile 2-1 Mogas 90 - Panthères 2-0 Asaco - Variétés 2-0 Postel wins Cavalier by default Group B Dragon - Asja 1-0 Tonnerre -Vautour 1-0 The match between UNB and Soleil FC was postponed. Full text...

  • Zambia's 2002 soccer season gets underway
    24 february 2002 16:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's 2002 soccer season got Underway Saturday with two opening matches involving teams from Lusaka and the Copperbelt. Full text...

  • Coach turns down job to train Kenyan U-17 team
    24 february 2002 15:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) suffered another blow Sunday when veteran coach, Twahir Muhidin, refused to take up the Under-17 coaching job. Full text...

  • Marriage Of Nigerian Soccer Star, Taribo Hits The Rocks
    22 february 2002 11:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The two-year-old marriage of Nigerian International Taribo West has collapsed, spelling more trouble for the ageing defender, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Mathare Club threatens to withdraw from CAF tourney
    21 february 2002 20:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's representatives to this year's Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup tournament, Mathare United, have threatened to withdraw from the event unless the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) clears the 11,250-US dollar debt it owes the club. Full text...

  • Angola's second leg of Super Cup underway
    20 february 2002 22:27:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Two of Angola's top football teams, Petro de Luanda and Sonangol do Namibe, were Wednesday measuring each other's strengths in the second leg match of the country's Super Cup at Luanda's main sports stadium. Full text...

  • Petro are Angola's Super Cup winners
    20 february 2002 21:32:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Petro Atletico of Luanda Wednesday confirmed its supremacy in Angolan soccer when it lifted the country's Super Cup. Full text...

  • Togolese championship kicks off this week
    19 february 2002 18:42:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's elite football championship kicks off next Sunday with 16 clubs on roll, the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Weah withdraws Club from Liberia's National League
    19 february 2002 16:51:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian soccer star, George Weah, who recently vowed he would not return to his country until there was a change of government, has withdrawn his Club from the Liberia Football Association (LFA), close sources said. Full text...

  • Programme set for World Cup-bound Tunisian team
    18 february 2002 21:13:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisia Football Association (FTF) chairman, Belhassen Fekih, has said that a "comprehensive programme" has been prepared for the national team ahead of the World Cup to be co-hosted by Japan and South Korea in May. Full text...

  • Nigeria disbands National soccer team, sacks coaching crew
    18 february 2002 19:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Monday disbanded the national soccer side and sacked the three-man technical crew, headed by Shaibu Amodu, in the latest fallout of the Super Eagles' unimpressive showing at the 23rd African Nations Cup in Mali. Full text...

  • South African coach retains post, but with lesser leverage
    18 february 2002 18:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Carlos Queiroz retained his position as coach of the South African national football team, Bafana, after the local football authority (SAFA) concluded he had done enough to remain in charge until after the World Cup. Full text...

  • Hassania d'Agadir leads Moroccan football championship
    18 february 2002 17:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania d'Agadir remains in the lead of the Moroccan national football championship following its away victory over Jeunesse d'El Ayoun in the 19th round matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • USMAlger leads Algerian premier league
    18 february 2002 17:06:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USMAlger remains front-runner in Algerian national football championship following the 18th round of matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • English club blames Cameroon FA for player's late return
    18 february 2002 16:58:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- English Premier Club Arsenal, has petitioned the World's soccer governing body, FIFA over Cameroon International Lauren Etame Mayer's late return from the recent African Cup of Nations tournament in Mali. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Simba take on Somalia's Elman in Kagame Cup
    18 february 2002 14:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's Simba Sports Club on Monday take on Somalia's Elman FC in their first match of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Championship being held in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • CAF suspends Zambian club for deserting tourney
    18 february 2002 09:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's premier league Kabwe Warriors Football Club (Warriors FC), have been suspended from all Confederation of African Football competitions for three years for withdrawing from a 2002 competition. Full text...

  • Weekend soccer league games end in draws
    17 february 2002 20:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football fans endured a weekend of stalemates when all the premier league games ended in draws. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Simba in second round of African Champions League
    17 february 2002 20:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's Simba Sports Club Saturday advanced into the second round of the Africa Clubs Championship after beating visiting Seychelles' Red Stars 3-0 at the Kirumba Stadium in the lakeside city of Mwanza. Full text...

  • Future of South Africa's national coach hangs in the balance
    17 february 2002 12:44:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Carlos Queiroz, the beleaguered coach whose future has been in the spotlight since South Africa's poor showing at the 2002 Cup of Nations finals in Mali, would on Monday find out if he still has a job. Full text...

  • Time to reflect as East African season starts
    16 february 2002 21:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East African soccer season starts in Zanzibar Saturday with 60,000 US dollars at stake. Full text...

  • Benin's first division football league resumes
    16 february 2002 14:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's first division football championship enters its second phase this weekend, an official of Benin Football Federation has confirmed. Full text...

  • English club books Cameroon Mayer for late return
    15 february 2002 22:54:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The manager English premiership side Arsenal says he plans to demand explanation from Cameroon international, Lauren Etame Mayer for his late return to the club after the African Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Kenyan club throws out coach, suspends nine players
    15 february 2002 10:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's representatives to the CAF Cup tournament AFC Leopards have sacked their coach and suspended nine players, accusing them of masterminding a recent boycott of Premier League matches, club officials announced Friday. Full text...

  • Sundowns continue charge up South African premier league
    15 february 2002 08:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Three-time South African premier league champions Sundowns continued to climb up the log with a midweek 4-1 win over struggling Bush Bucks. Full text...

  • Ex-Malian football star Soumaoro passes away
    13 february 2002 11:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Former Malian national football team player, Lassine Soumaoro, died Monday at Point G hospital in Bamako, sources close to the Malian Football Federation said. Full text...

  • CECAFA to receive more grants from CAF
    13 february 2002 09:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football CAF) is increasing its annual grant to the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) to 30,000 US dollars, a CECAFA official has said in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Hassania d'Agadir leads Moroccan league
    11 february 2002 20:57:00
    Rabat- Maroc (PANA) -- Hassania d'Agadair remains front-runner in Moroccan national football championship after beating Kawkab de Marrakech 2-0 in the 18th round of matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroon's CAN 2002 victory hailed in South Africa
    11 february 2002 20:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football fans hailed the 'Indomitable Lions' of Cameroon as true champions of Africa after their successful defence of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday when they beat Senegal 3-2 on post-match penalties in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Sundowns rekindle hopes for South African league title
    11 february 2002 08:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's three time champions Sundowns rekindled their premier league title chase Sunday with an emphatic 3-0 win over Moroka Swallows. Full text...

  • Santos beat Black Leopards 4-1, boosting coach's chances
    10 february 2002 10:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Premier league leaders Santos walloped Black Leopards 4-1 Saturday raising the aspirations of its coach, Gordon Igesund, to become national team trainer for the FIFA World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Angola prepares for 'Joao Havelange Cup' soccer tournament
    08 february 2002 08:05:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's under 17 soccer national team is preparing for the 'Joao Havelange Cup' international tournament to be stage in Brazil from 2-10 March. Full text...

  • Kenya Football Federation to settle club debt
    06 february 2002 13:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation has finally agreed to pay the $3,975 debt it owes national soccer champions, Oserian Fastac soccer club. Full text...

  • Ethiopian club in Nairobi for Africa Champs League tie
    01 february 2002 13:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Electricity football club are in Nairobi for Saturday's Africa Champions League preliminary round match against Kenya's Oserian Fastac. Full text...

  • New coins to honour Bafana Bafana
    01 february 2002 10:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Mint announced Friday it would launch coins in honour of the national soccer team in Basel, Switzerland. Full text...

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