Sports - Football
  • Morocco's Hassania of Agadir gets closer to the leader
    07 january 2002 21:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) – Morocco's Hassania of Agad-ir is still eyeing the top position after defeating CODM of Meknes 3-0 in a game of the Moroccan football league played on Sunday. Full text...

  • JA re-claims lead in the Senegalese premier league
    07 january 2002 21:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Jeanne d'Arc of Dakar (JA) football club has re-claimed its lead in the country's premier league's second phase, thanks to its 3-2 victory over SONACOS of Diourbel Saturday. Full text...

  • Algerian championship attracts African footballers
    07 january 2002 20:43:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian premier league is increasingly attracting African players flocking in to play professional football. Full text...

  • S. Africa's football captain fails to meet call up deadline
    07 january 2002 19:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Prolific Charlton Athletic striker, South African Shaun Bartlett who is also the captain for Bafana Bafana, failed to meet the deadline for the national football team's camp ahead of CAN 2002 in Mali. Full text...

  • L'Etoile du Sahel leads in Tunisian Championship
    07 january 2002 12:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- L'Etoile du Sahel, which defeated l'Espérance sportive de Zarzis (ESZ) 2-1 on Sunday, heads the general table after the first phase of the first division Tunisian football championship. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe football clubs go professional in quest of glory
    06 january 2002 18:52:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bid to improve their fortunes on the pitch and, more especially, placate supporters who are increasingly restless for international glory, Zimbabwean football clubs are turning professional in droves. Full text...

  • Results of 11th day of Libyan football league
    06 january 2002 14:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of the matches played Friday and Saturday after the 11th day of the Libyan football league: [ST] - Al-Madina Al-Tahadi 2 - 1 - Al-Olympique Al-Akhdar 0 - 1 - Al-Nasr Al-Mourouje 4 - 2 - Al-Ahli Al-Hillal 3 - 1 - Al-Ittihad Al-Sawaed 3 - 0 - Al-Swihli Al-Wifak 1 - 0 - Al-Mahala Rafik 3 - 1 - Al-Tirsana Al-Dahra 2 - 1 The league tables are as follows: Club Pts P W D L GF GA 1- Al-Nasr 31 11 10 1 0 26 9 2- Al-Ittihad 26 11 8 2 1 21 8 3- Al-Madina 21 11 5 5 1 18 13 4- Al-Ahli 19 11 5 4 2 16 8 5- Al-Hillal 19 11 5 4 2 18 13 6- Al-Tahaddi 16 11 5 1 5 18 14 7- Rafik 16 11 4 4 3 15 12 8- Al-Sawead 14 11 4 2 5 16 21 9- Al-Olympique 13 11 3 4 4 8 11 10- Al-Tirsana 13 11 4 1 6 14 19 11- Al-Wifak 12 11 3 3 5 15 11 12- Al-Swihli 11 11 2 5 4 11 14 13- AlMahala 11 11 2 2 7 15 25 14- Al-Mourouje 10 11 3 1 7 12 27 15- Al-Dahra 8 11 2 2 7 8 18 16- Al-Akhdar 5 11 1 2 8 8 22 [ET] Full text...

  • Cameroon Premier League About to Start
    04 january 2002 22:14:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's 43rd football league kicks off January 23, the national football federation has announced. Full text...

  • Wydad, Raja de Casablanca for tournament in Tripoli
    03 january 2002 20:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's most prestigious football clubs -- Wydad and Raja de Casablanca -- will participate in the Sakr Al-Wahid tournament scheduled 22-24 February in Tripoli to raise funds for some young would-be couples. Full text...

  • Controversy over allowances for Senegalese football squad
    03 january 2002 20:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) said it has no intentions to augment the sum of 10 million francs CFA (about 13,334 US dollars) previously promised each player if the national team qualified for the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Junior team from Stuttgart tours Cameroon
    03 january 2002 20:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A 16-member junior football team from the German region of Stuttgart is currently on a 10-day tour in the northern Cameroonian town of Garoua and Douala, the country's economic capital. Full text...

  • A Mali club employs a DR Congolese national as coach
    03 january 2002 12:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- DR Congolese national Michel Kolonga Kigoma has been appointed as the new coach for AS Nianan of Koulikoro (70 km away from Bamako), a club in Mali's premier league. Full text...

  • Cameroon international Eto'o assists patients, prisoners
    03 january 2002 12:24:00
    Douala- Cameroon, (PANA) -- Cameroon's international Samuel Eto'o Fils, who plies his trade for the Spanish first division club of Majorca, has lent his support to patients of New Bell Hospital and prisoners at the central prison in Douala. Full text...

  • Algeria's national football league to start work soon
    03 january 2002 09:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The new president of the Algerian Football Association, Mohammed Raouraoua, has said that the country's National Football League, which is responsible for organising and managing the football competitions, will be operational soon after a five-year suspension. Full text...

  • Kenya champs Oserian worried over affiliation dues
    02 january 2002 09:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- League champions Oserian Fastac are nagging the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to clear dues at the Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA), lest the club be barred from a sub regional tournament coming up next month in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Wydad lead Moroccan premier league after 14th day
    01 january 2002 18:57:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca shot to the top of the Morocan First Division football championship after beating Hassania of Agadir in a match counting for the 14th day play at the weekend. Full text...

  • Senegal's footballers threaten to boycott CAN 2002 over pay
    01 january 2002 18:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national team footballers have threatened to boycott their participation in the African Cup of Nations if they do not receive their qualification allowances before 13 January, six days before the beginning of the contest which takes place from 19 January to 10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Abidjan kids beat veterans from France
    31 december 2001 18:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Young footballers from the Mimo- Sifcom academy of ASEC Abidjan gave a 5-1 rollicking Friday in Abidjan to "Black Stars," a selection of retired footballers of African descent who spent their playing years in France. Full text...

  • Libyan premier league results, 10th day of play
    31 december 2001 17:56:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A total of 19 goals were scored on the 10th day of play in the Libyan premier league at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ivorian international on trial with England's Arsenal
    31 december 2001 16:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Kolo Habib Toure, a young defender with ASEC Abidjan and the Ivorian national football team, has been in London for a few days on trial at English Premiers league leaders Arsenal, ASEC sources said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Super Eagles Begin Training For CAN 2002
    30 december 2001 14:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Even though most of the invited players are yet to report to camp, Nigeria's national soccer side, the Super Eagles, started training for the 2002 African Nations Cup Saturday, a day after their camp opened in Ota, near Lagos. Full text...

  • Pundit blames officials for downturn in East African football
    29 december 2001 16:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) chairman Farah Addo has indicted local sports administrators for the region's failure to qualify for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles start camp ahead of CAN 2002
    29 december 2001 14:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles football team formally kicked off their preparations for the 2002 African Nations Cup Friday, with the opening of the team's training camp in Ota, near Lagos. Full text...

  • CECAFA club tourney set for February in Zanzibar
    29 december 2001 10:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ten teams will battle it out in February's East and Central Africa Club Championship in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Israel donates sports equipment to DR Congo
    28 december 2001 15:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Israeli embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has donated 25 footballs and 40 bags to the Kinshasa/Gombe Football Academy and to young footballers at a high school. Full text...

  • CECAFA warns Kenyan coach for unbecoming conduct in Rwanda
    27 december 2001 20:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Still under siege over Kenya's debacle in the just-ended East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup football tournament in Rwanda, embattled Kenyan coach Reinhardt Fabisch has been warned for his unbecoming conduct in Kigali during the contest. Full text...

  • CECAFA suspends Sudan for non-payment, warns Kenya is next
    27 december 2001 19:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has slapped an indefinite ban on Sudan for non-payment of dues. Full text...

  • Enraged German tells Kenyans to recruit God as coach
    27 december 2001 18:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Vexed by mounting criticism over Kenya's failure to win the recent East and Central Africa Senior Challenge football tournament in Rwanda, coach Reinhardt Fabisch has told critics they might as well hire God if they want instant results. Full text...

  • CAF bans Ivorian football official for life
    27 december 2001 09:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has imposed a lifetime ban on Abou Cisse, an official of club Africa Sports of Abidjan, sources close to the club's management said. Full text...

  • Algeria to play Olympique Marseille in friendly match
    25 december 2001 13:51:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national football team will play French first division club Olympique Marseille on 14 January in Algiers, the Algerian Football Association has announced. Full text...

  • DR Congo clubs to play in Lesotho, Zambia and Gabon
    25 december 2001 09:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Following the draw for African club championship league for 2002 last weekend in Cairo, Egypt, three DR Congo teams will meet opponents from Lesotho, Zambia and Gabon. Full text...

  • Raja of Casablanca gets Belgian coach
    24 december 2001 23:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco, (PANA) -- Walter Meuuws from Belgium is the new head coach of Moroccan premier league defending champions Raja of Casablanca, which currently ranks 5th on the league table. Full text...

  • Benin beat Lagos club 2-1 in friendly
    24 december 2001 16:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national football team on Sunday in Cotonou defeated an "All Stars" selection from Lagos State in Nigeria by 2-1. Full text...

  • Wydad and Hassania still lead Moroccan championship
    24 december 2001 13:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca and Hassania of Agadir co- shared the top slot in the Moroccan first division football championship, whose 13th round was played Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Togo beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in CAN 2002 preparation match
    24 december 2001 12:48:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo have beaten Burkina Faso for the second time this month in friendly matches intended to prepare for the African Cup of Nations finals scheduled 19 January to 10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Violence mars club match in Tunisia
    24 december 2001 10:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Violence marred Sunday's crunch game between Etoile Sportive Sahel (ESS) and Esperance Sportive Tunis (EST) in Sousse, 150 km southeast of Tunis, as part of the 10th round of the Tunisian first division football championship. Full text...

  • Ethiopia beats Kenya to win 25th CECAFA cup
    23 december 2001 10:29:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Ethiopia's national team Saturday won the 25th Central and Eastern Africa Football Association (CECAFA) cup after beating Kenya's Harambee Stars 2-1 in an exciting match played at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Senegalese coach names 29 players for friendly matches
    22 december 2001 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's French born national football team coach Bruno Metsu has named 29 players who will participate in friendly matches against Burkina Faso and Algeria on 26 and 19 December, respectively in Dakar. Full text...

  • FIFA president expected in Algiers 15 January
    22 december 2001 16:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, is expected in Algiers on 15 January 2002, sources at the Algerian Football Association (FAF) said Saturday. Full text...

  • Know more about FIFA
    22 december 2001 11:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International football federation (FIFA) is an association by Swiss right with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, gathering 203 national federations affiliated to six continental confederations. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly beat Sundowns 3-0 in CAF Cup final
    21 december 2001 19:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al Ahly Friday beat South Africa's Sundowns club 3-0 to win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League Cup in a match played in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly leads South Africa's Sundowns 2-0 at halftime
    21 december 2001 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al Ahly is leading 2-0 against South Africa's Sundowns in their second leg game of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League being played in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly leads South Africa's Sundowns 2-0 at halftime
    21 december 2001 18:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al Ahly is leading 2-0 against South Africa's Sundowns in their second leg game of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League being played in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan coach walking on a tight rope ahead of final
    21 december 2001 16:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The outcome of Saturday's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament final between Kenya and Ethiopia in Kigali, will certainly determine the fate of Kenya's embattled national soccer coach, Reinhardt Fabisch. Full text...

  • S.Africa Sundowns bank on Zambian for League final with Al Ahly
    21 december 2001 12:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns of South Africa are pinning their hopes on Zambian midfielder Gift Kampamba to lead them to victory in Friday's CAF Champions League final against Egypt's Al-Ahly in Cairo. Full text...

  • Poor funding overshadows Zambian football team's preparations
    20 december 2001 13:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's national football team was on the pitch perfecting skills Thursday but the practice session was over-shadowed by grave doubts over whether the Football Association of Zambia would overcome its current financial woes. Full text...

  • Libyan football team gets Italian coach
    19 december 2001 23:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian coach Scolio is expected next Wednesday in Tripoli to take charge of the Libyan national football team, sports officials said in Tripoli Wednesday. Full text...

  • Just 3 goals during 9th round of Tunisian championship
    19 december 2001 22:01:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- An unusual record was reported Tuesday in the Tunisian football association with just 3 goals scored following the 9th round of the first division championship. Full text...

  • How South Africa lost 2006 World Cup bid
    19 december 2001 13:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- From the start five countries (Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, Germany and Britain) applied to organise the 2006 World Cup, but Brazil withdrew in favour of South Africa a few days before the vote. Full text...

  • South African Sports minister slams foreign football coaches
    19 december 2001 08:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Sports minister Ngconde Balfour this week took swipe at foreign coaches in the local league, accusing them of apathy towards the country's football aspirations. Full text...

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