Sports - Football
  • 2002 World Cup: Nigerians upbeat despite tough draw
    02 december 2001 16:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian officials and fans are optimistic the country's national soccer team will not disappoint at the 2002 World Cup, despite emerging in a tough group at the draw conducted in South Korea Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa get favourable draw for 2002 World Cup
    02 december 2001 16:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There has been mixed reactions to South Africa's draw for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, but most analysts give Bafana Bafana a good chance of qualifying for the second round. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs win Mandela Cup
    01 december 2001 19:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Malawian international Patrick Mabedi's injury time goal scored from a penalty spot against visiting Angola's Inter Luanda, gave South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs the 2001 Mandela Cup. Full text...

  • Mandela's absence at African Cup final annoys Kaizer Chiefs
    30 november 2001 09:54:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs have publicly expressed their disappointment that former resident Nelson Mandela will not attend Saturday's African club cup final of the trophy named after him. Full text...

  • Kotoko, King Faisal for Ghana FA Cup final
    29 november 2001 11:40:00
    ACCRA- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko and King Faisal reached the knockout final in style on Wednesday after crashing their respective opponents. Full text...

  • Ramadhan resumes as coach for Malawi's Wanderers club
    28 november 2001 20:30:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Embittered Malawi Telecoms Limited (MTL) Wanderers Football Club coach Nsazurwimo Ramadhan has returned to work after a two-week absence from the premier league team. Full text...

  • Botswana's Zebras to host South Africa's Bafana Bafana
    28 november 2001 19:51:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's national football team, the Zebras, are Wednesday scheduled to host Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an international friendly match at the national stadium in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Three Cameroonian clubs qualify for Division One
    28 november 2001 15:14:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Asmy 1er of Yaounde, Bamboutos of Mbouda and Victoria United of Limbe have qualified for Cameroon's Division 1 championship following the 28th edition of the national tournament held in Ngaoundere. Full text...

  • Wydad of Casablanca maintain Moroccan league lead
    27 november 2001 23:34:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca Saturday consolidated its position at the top of Morocco's First Division league following the 10th round of play at the weekend, beating middle- placed Jeunesse Massira 3-2. Full text...

  • Oserian are Kenya football league champions
    27 november 2001 13:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Oserian Fastac have won this year's Premier Soccer League in Kenya two matches before it ended. Full text...

  • Results of Beninese Division One championship
    26 november 2001 14:43:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of football matches played at the weekend during the seventh round of Benin's first division championship. Full text...

  • Ghanaian soccer clubs struggle to avoid relegation
    26 november 2001 14:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Several Ghanaian clubs are battling to avoid relegation before the country's Premier Soccer League ends on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela Challenge cancelled this year
    26 november 2001 12:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- This year's Nelson Mandela Challenge -- an annual football match between South Africa and a leading international country -- will not take place this year after Mexico withdrew from a match for the occasion on 17 November, organisers said Monday. Full text...

  • Power Dynamos win national season trophy in Zambia
    26 november 2001 11:34:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer giants, Power Dynamos FC, ended the national season with smiles after they trounced perennial foes Kabwe Warriors 1-0 to snatch the coveted Mosi Cup trophy. Full text...

  • Nigeria happy with FIFA clearance over bribery allegation
    25 november 2001 14:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian football authorities have reacted with happiness to the no-sanction ruling of the International Football Federation (FIFA) over allegations that Nigeria bribed Ghana to lose a crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier last 29 July. Full text...

  • South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs win R2-million Coca-Cola Cup
    24 november 2001 17:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs pocketed two million rands Saturday after beating goal shy Jomo Cosmos 5-0 in the Coca-Cola Cup final in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie of Algeria win CAF Cup
    24 november 2001 12:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- JS Kabylie (JSK) of Algeria won the CAF Cup (African Football Confederation) for the second consecutive year after beating Etoile Sportive Sahel of Tunisia 1-0 in the return leg of the final played on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Algiers. Full text...

  • Etoile, J.S. Kabylie battle for CAF Cup in Algeria
    23 november 2001 16:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Tunisia's Etoile Sahel take a 2-1 goal advantage when they tackle defending champions J. Full text...

  • Kenya's sports minister accepts controversial probe report
    23 november 2001 13:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Heritage and Sports minister Francis Nyenze Thursday accepted what is feared to be the doctored version of a Kenya Football Federation (KFF) probe report, ignoring an earlier one believed authentic. Full text...

  • Curtains fall on Zambian football season
    23 november 2001 10:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian football season draws to a close on Saturday with the final of the prestigious and all- inclusive Mosi championship. Full text...

  • Namibia's former goalkeeper cannot play for national side
    22 november 2001 22:01:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's former national goalkeeper, Ronnie Kanalelo, remains ineligible to play for his country's team again because he has not yet renounced his South African citizenship. Full text...

  • Nigeria reviews training schedule ahead of CAN 2002
    22 november 2001 15:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles, will begin camping earlier than planned and play three friendly matches in the run up to the 2002 Nations Cup finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Female football making slow progress in Namibia
    21 november 2001 17:17:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Female football is only active in four of Namibia's 13 regions, despite efforts by the authorities to popularise the game. Full text...

  • Suspense continues over date for Cameroon's Challenge Cup final
    21 november 2001 12:16:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) is reported worried by the silence of the State House concerning the date for the Challenge Cup final to be played between Cintra of Yaounde and Fovu of Baham. Full text...

  • Disgruntled Angolan fans attack players
    21 november 2001 11:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Dozens of supporters attacked players of Luanda's Petro Atletico FC following the club's elimination last Sunday from the semi-finals of the African Champions League by South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns. Full text...

  • Tunisian club sacks coach following defeat
    20 november 2001 17:54:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Algerian-born Ali Fergani has been sacked by Esperance of Tunis following the club's semi-final exit from the African Champions League last Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian coach sues French official
    20 november 2001 17:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Former Cameroonian MP and football coach Emmanuel Bityeki has lodged a complaint with an examining judge in Paris against former French football official Gerard Houillier alleging fraud, swindle and breach of trust. Full text...

  • Oserian, Mathare gun for Kenyan league title
    20 november 2001 16:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Oserian Fastac's grip on Kenya's Premier League suffered a bad scare over the weekend when Mathare United bagged the maximum six points to narrow the gap on their race to the league title. Full text...

  • Prince Louis FC wins Burundian championship
    20 november 2001 16:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Prince Louis Football Club have won Burundi's First Division championship, totalling 38 points. Full text...

  • Congolese teams to compete in 6 football events
    20 november 2001 14:46:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese football season opens 1 December 2001 and would run through October 2002, according to the president of the Congolese Football Federation (FECOFOOT), Sylvestre Mbongo. Full text...

  • Saint-Louisienne win Reunion championship
    19 november 2001 20:32:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Saint-Louisienne club has for the 14th time won the football championship of Reunion after drawing 1-1 against Jeanne d'Arc in the final match of this year's league played Saturday, MATERA news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Italy's AS Roma to sponsor Kinshasa's Dragons football club
    19 november 2001 19:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An Italian first division soccer club, AS Roma, has accepted to sponsor Kinshasa's Dragons Sports Association with effect from 2002, the Congolese Press Agency reported Monday. Full text...

  • Hearts win Ghana Premier Soccer league
    19 november 2001 18:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak have retained Ghana's Premier Soccer League trophy after drawing 1-1 with Arsnals in weekend's match. Full text...

  • Togo requests soccer friendlies with Liberia
    19 november 2001 17:49:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Togo Football Association has requested two friendlies between the country's national team and their Liberian counterparts between November and December, a Liberian FA official said in Monrovia Monday. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly through to African Champions League final
    19 november 2001 13:50:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Egypt's Al Ahly football club has zoomed into the final of the African Championship League following a 1-1 draw against Esperance of Tunisia in their return leg semi-final match played Saturday at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Nkana snatch football league title
    19 november 2001 10:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Nkana United Football Club bagged their 2001 and 12th Zambia premier football league championship title at the weekend when they beat 5-1 legendary cup fighters Mighty Mufulira Wanderers. Full text...

  • Free State Stars draw with South African champs, Orlando
    18 november 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending South African champions Orlando Pirates equalised in injury time to earn a hard fought draw against Free State Stars at Charles Mopeli stadium Sunday. Full text...

  • Challenge Cup tourney to be televised in 46 countries
    16 november 2001 22:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the first time in 27 years, this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament to be held in Rwanda, will be broadcast live on television to 46 African countries. Full text...

  • Football league in photo-finish at the weekend
    16 november 2001 20:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian 2001 premier league soccer championship comes to an end on Saturday with the country's two top teams vying for the league crown. Full text...

  • Bribery scandal rekindles Liberia's World Cup hopes
    15 november 2001 23:08:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberians are still nursing the hope of their country going to the 2002 South Korea/Japan World Cup, following the allegation of match-fixing in the July Ghana-Nigeria African qualifier. Full text...

  • Cotonsport of Garoua emerge Cameroon champs
    15 november 2001 23:00:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- CAF Cup semi-finalist Cotonsport of Garoua have finished atop Cameroon's 2000/2001 Division One football championships, following the last day of play Wednesday. Full text...

  • Namibia's national football coach retains job
    15 november 2001 22:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The National Football Association of Namibia (NFA) has reappointed Rusten Mogane head coach of the national football team, the Brave Warriors, while also retaining his former assistant, Seth Boois. Full text...

  • Algeria tackles Ghana in solidarity soccer tie
    15 november 2001 21:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national football team hosts its Ghanaian counterpart in a solidarity match 5 December, in Algiers, informed sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisian coach Henri Michel to get 25,000 dollars monthly
    15 november 2001 15:35:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's French-born national football coach Henri Michel will be paid 25,000 US dollars per month, Le Quotidien de Tunis reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Three clubs reach semi-final in Ghana FA Cup
    15 november 2001 10:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko eased past rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 in their quarter-final clash of the Ghana knockout competition at the Kumai Sports Stadium on Wednesday while second division Dwarfs humbled premier side Olympics by the same margin. Full text...

  • Libyan referees to officiate League's semi-final in Tunis
    15 november 2001 07:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Libyan referee Abdelhakim Chelmani would officiate the second leg of the semi-final of the African Soccer Champions' League between Esperance de Tunis (EST) and Al Ahly of Egypt scheduled Saturday night at El Menzah olympic stadium in Tunis, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Coach asks FIFA to probe alleged bribery by Nigeria
    14 november 2001 16:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A former coach of the Zimbabwe national football team Wednesday asked the world soccer governing body FIFA to investigate possible bribery by Nigeria in an Olympic qualifying match last year in the light of similar allegations being levelled against the West African country by Liberia. Full text...

  • South Africa's Sundowns to take own food, water to Angola
    13 november 2001 18:44:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Not taking any chances in their return leg African Champions League semi final clash with Petro Atletico of Angola, South Africa's Sundowns plan to take along their own food and water to Luanda. Full text...

  • Moi Sports Center in Nairobi banned due to insecurity
    13 november 2001 14:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation has banned the ultra-modern Moi International Sports Centre known as Kasarani from hosting soccer matches, citing insecurity. Full text...

  • Esperance suffers first defeat in Tunisian championship
    13 november 2001 00:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance sportive of Tunis (EST) was defeated 2-1 Sunday in Bizerta (60 km north of Tunis) by Club Athletic Bizertin (CAB) in a game of the fifth round of the Tunisian first division football championship. Full text...

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