Sports - Football
  • KFF secretary Haji quits as Govt intensifies pressure
    17 september 2001 13:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation's Secretary-general Hassan Haji has resigned two days after Heritage and Sports minister, Francis Nyenze, directed the troubled national soccer body to suspend him. Full text...

  • First round results of Moroccan league
    17 september 2001 13:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Following are results of first round matches of the Moroccan football championship played Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Kotoko sink Hearts to improve chance of league success
    17 september 2001 13:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi's Asante Kotoko on Sunday beat arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 2-0 in Kumasi to boost their chances of winning this year's Ghana Premier football league trophy. Full text...

  • Angola, Zimbabwe draw in Cosafa Cup
    17 september 2001 11:16:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national football team on Sunday held Angola to a 0-0 draw at Luanda in the first leg of the regional COSAFA Cup final. Full text...

  • Black Africa draws with Orlando Pirates
    15 september 2001 20:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Orlando Pirates and Black Africa drew 2-2 in a match played at Windhoek's Ramblers Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon's new soccer coach expected in Yaounde Saturday
    15 september 2001 17:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's new national soccer coach, Winfried Schaffer, will officially take up his post next Thursday, sources close to the youth and sports ministry said. Full text...

  • French football federation accused of piracy
    14 september 2001 23:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A Cameroonian soccer researcher has accused French Football Federation officials of pirating the results of his research and has lodged a reparations complaint with the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

  • Soccer fever extends to countryside this weekend
    14 september 2001 15:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Soccer fever spreads to rural Zambia this weekend as the more inclusive and highly lucrative Mosi Cup tournament enters round six. Full text...

  • Government orders suspension of football executive
    14 september 2001 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports minister Francis Nyenze has ordered the suspension of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary-general, Hassan Haji. Full text...

  • Weekend football bonanza across Namibia
    13 september 2001 20:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Football action in the prestigious Tafel Lager Premier League will revert to various stadiums across Namibia this weekend. Full text...

  • Africa begins to feel the pinch of "foot drain"
    13 september 2001 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Call it "foot drain," soccer talent drain, player flight or what you will, but the mass movement of African players to pursue professional careers in Europe is becoming a major stumbling block in the continent's soccer development. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism and corruption the bane of Kenyan football
    11 september 2001 14:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world sports map but thanks to politics, the country keeps in the shadows when it comes to the king sport, football. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism, corruption the bane of Kenyan soccer
    11 september 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world map of sports. Full text...

  • Leopards, Ulinzi in Moi Cup semi-finals
    11 september 2001 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's former national soccer champions, AFC Leopards and Ulinzi, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Moi Golden Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Cameroonian assistant coach optimistic after ACN draw
    10 september 2001 21:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A member of the Cameroonian national football team's coaching staff, Jean Manga Ongene, has said that his side has prospects of qualifying for the second round of the 2002 African Cup of Nations (ACN) finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Bottom-placed Ndola United clinch rare win
    10 september 2001 16:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ndola United FC, who have languished for ages at the bottom of Zambia's premier league, did the unimaginable at the weekend when they scored a narrow 1-0 win over equally struggling Lusaka City Council. Full text...

  • Weekend results of first leg African club cup quarterfinals
    10 september 2001 11:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Below are the results of the first leg African club cup quarterfinals matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Black Africa beats Blue Waters in their first encounter
    10 september 2001 09:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association's Premier League defending champions Blue Waters fell 0-1 to Black Africa in their first match of the season at the Ramblers stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Goldfields draw 0-0 with Africa Sports in CAF cup match.
    09 september 2001 20:05:00
    Obuasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Obuasi Goldfields were held to a goalless draw Sunday by Cote d'Ivoire's in the first leg CAF Cup quarterfinal match played at the Obuasi Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Julius Berger 1 Esperance 1
    08 september 2001 17:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Visiting Esperance of Tunisia Saturday forced Nigeria's Julius Berger to a one-all draw in their Group A match of the CAF Champions' League, played in the south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • Konare calls for fair, violence-free CAN 2002
    08 september 2001 16:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare Saturday called for a fair, drug- and violence-free competition at the African Nations Cup (CAN 2002) soccer competition being hosted by his country. Full text...

  • KFF's fate to be determined Wednesday
    08 september 2001 13:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The fate of the troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) will be known Wednesday when sports ministry officials meet to review the progress the federation has made in its house cleaning exercise. Full text...

  • Cameroon's withdrawal a major blow to East Africa
    07 september 2001 19:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa football champions Cameroon's decision to opt out of next month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania has denied East African soccer lovers a chance to watch one of Africa's best teams in action. Full text...

  • Army outfit dismisses top officials
    07 september 2001 13:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Green Buffaloes Football Club has bowed to intense pressure from fans and dismissed three of its top officials. Full text...

  • Hearts, Kotoko lose but stay atop
    06 september 2001 20:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Hearts of Oak and Kotoko lost their mid-week matches but remain far ahead of the pack in Ghana's premier football championship. Full text...

  • Teams push hard for top league places
    03 september 2001 20:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Yanga football club Sunday tasted their second league defeat, crashing 0-1 to Simba FC, when the two arch-rivals clashed in the Lake Victoria town of Mwanza during the first matches this month of the mainland Super Eight soccer tourney. Full text...

  • Civics defeat Tigers in Hotspurs final
    02 september 2001 14:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Civics football club beat United Africa Tigers 4-2 in a replay of the Hotspurs soccer tournament final at Khomasdal Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania hires an Argentinean coach
    30 august 2001 23:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has signed a contract with an Argentinean coach whose task will be to prepare the country's new national team, known as the Mourabitounes. Full text...

  • Embattled KFF bans treasurer from office
    30 august 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Succumbing to pressure from the government to put its house in order, the embattled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has slapped an indefinite ban on its treasurer, Levi Obondo. Full text...

  • CAN Boulevard to be inaugurated at African Cup draw
    30 august 2001 09:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The draw next weekend of the first round groups in the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Bamako, will be marked by Malian President Omar Alpha Konare's inauguration of CAN 2002 Boulevard in honour of the football tournament. Full text...

  • KFF steps on a football minefield
    29 august 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A two-week ultimatum the government gave the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to put its house in order came as a surprise to the Kenyan soccer fraternity. Full text...

  • Maximum entry for CECAFA tourney
    29 august 2001 14:56:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- It's a full house for this year's Central and East Africa Senior Challenge Cup after 11 countries confirmed their participation in the tournament to be hosted by Rwanda. Full text...

  • Morocco plays friendly with Italy on 5 September
    28 august 2001 22:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Italian and Moroccan national football teams are scheduled to play a friendly match on 5 September as part of the Maghreb team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations to be staged in Mali, soccer sources said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host regional football tournament
    28 august 2001 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will for the second time host this year's prestigious regional soccer tournament, the Central, Eastern and Southern Senior Challenge Cup in early December, a senior sports official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ministry removes Nigerian FA Secretary-General
    28 august 2001 10:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sports Ministry has re-deployed the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tijani Yusuf, in a move to restructure the Association for better performance, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Stade Malien wins Challenge Cup
    27 august 2001 15:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako won the 41st edition of the Mali's football Challenge Cup after stunning Mamahira of Kati 5-0 in the final played at the weekend in Koulikoro, 70 km from Bamako. Full text...

  • Morocco invites footballers for Mediterranean Games
    27 august 2001 14:27:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has invited a team of 18 mostly locally-based players to national camp in preparation for the 14th Mediterranean Games being held in Tunisia 2-15 September. Full text...

  • No change in Togo's premier football league
    27 august 2001 14:09:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- In three matches on the nineth day of play in Togo's First Division football championship at the weekend, ended up in ties. Full text...

  • Defending champions knocked out of BP Top Eight
    25 august 2001 17:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs's first half goal sent defending champions Orlando Pirates out of the BP Top Eight Cup in a tightly fought Soweto derby at the FNB stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • African Champions League: Julius Berger 2 Sundowns 0
    25 august 2001 17:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Julius Berger of Nigeria defeated visiting Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-0 Saturday, to grab the maximum three points at stake in an African Champions League match played in Nigeria's south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • Namibia overcomes South Africa in Under-20 football clash
    25 august 2001 15:14:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- At the ongoing Confederation of Schools Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) games in Walvis Bay, Namibia's Under-20 football selection Friday beat their South African counterparts 1-0. Full text...

  • Algerian Football Federation boss dismissed
    24 august 2001 22:21:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Football Federation President Omar Kezzal has been dismissed for alleged poor performance, football administration sources said. Full text...

  • Dyto of Lome tops Togolese soccer league table
    23 august 2001 20:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Dyto of Lome is leading in the Togolese soccer first division after playing a 1-1 draw with Maranatha of Fiokpo in their eighth round match Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia to play Malawi in COSAFA's Under-17 semi-final
    23 august 2001 14:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's junior 'Chipolopolo' team Wednesday beat Lesotho 3-0 to enter the semi-finals of the regional COSAFA under-17 soccer tournament under way in Lilongwe, Malawi. Full text...

  • Guadaloupian-born French footballer for racism conference
    23 august 2001 14:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Guadaloupian-born French professional footballer, Lilian Thuram, is expected to attend the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to be held in Durban, South Africa later this month. Full text...

  • Namibia is still Africa's 20th best soccer nation
    22 august 2001 20:33:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- There has been little change in the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) rankings announced on Wednesday, with Namibia still placed at 97th position in the world-wide line-up. Full text...

  • Tide turns against Namibian under-17 selection
    22 august 2001 18:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Under-17 football team, currently competing in the first ever Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Youth Cup in Lilongwe, Malawi looks set for an early exit after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of their South African counterparts on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cecafa tourney gets maximum entry
    21 august 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All 11 countries have confirmed participation in this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament, thus making a full house. Full text...

  • Win over RTU puts Hearts atop league table
    20 august 2001 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Defending league champions Accra Hearts of Oak toppled their arch-rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko from the top of the 16-team premier league table when they beat Real Tamale United 2-1 in their outstanding league match played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • New comer Maruno helps Sundowns in crucial win
    19 august 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- New signing Simba Marumo assisted Sundowns to clinch a 2-0 victory over Jomo Cosmos in a BP Top Eight Cup semi-final match Sunday. Full text...

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