Sports - Football
  • Senegal, South Korea spar ahead of World Cup finals
    07 november 2001 15:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national football team is in Seoul for a friendly encounter billed for Thursday in preparation for next year's World Cup finals tournament to be co- hosted by Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Why Kenya suffered double loss in Castle tourney
    06 november 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When Tanzania's "Taifa Stars" rudely brought down their Kenyan counterparts, "Harambee Stars" in the final of the Castle Cup tournament in Mwanza, the Kenya soccer fraternity demanded the removal of coach Reinhardt Fabisch. Full text...

  • Mali, Senegal qualify for Cabral tournament semi-finals
    06 november 2001 21:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national team in group A Monday qualified for the semi-finals of the 17th Amilcar Cabral football tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya unveils Challenge Cup training programme
    06 november 2001 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national team, the Harambee Stars, embark on residential training in Nairobi from 26 November ahead of December's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Senegal into semi-finals of Amilcar Cabral Cup
    06 november 2001 16:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's B football team Monday trounced Cape Verde 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral Zone II finals taking place in Mali. Full text...

  • Results of the 5th round of Tunisian championship
    05 november 2001 23:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The following are the results of the 5th round of the Tunisian first division football championship played over the weekend: C. Full text...

  • Djoliba's coach resigns
    05 november 2001 14:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The head coach of Bamako's Djoliba Athletic football club, Burkina's Idrissa Traore, has resigned his appointment, the private newspaper, "Le Soir de Bamako" reported Monday. Full text...

  • Goldfields plunge to bottom of Ghanaian league
    05 november 2001 12:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Obuasi Goldfields plunged Sunday to the bottom of premier football league table when they were deducted nine points by the Ghana Football Association for fielding an unregistered player and failing to honour a league match. Full text...

  • Benin championship's 4th day results
    05 november 2001 10:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are scores record on the fourth day play in Benin's Division One football championship: Group A: Buffle - Etoile : 3-1 Panthère-Cavaliers : 2-1 Group B: Dragon - Vautour : 3-1 UNB - Tatapouranou : 1-0 The matches between Lions and Soleil and between Requins vs Asja were postponed to a later date. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs reach South Africa's Coca-Cola Cup final
    04 november 2001 17:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs made it to the two million Rand South African Coca-Cola Cup final Sunday after beating Santos 4-2 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenberg. Full text...

  • Sundowns beat Angola's Petro Atletico 2-0
    04 november 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns found the net twice to beat Angola's Petro Atletico in a first leg African Champions League semi-final played on Saturday at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates outwit Wits University to win 2-1
    03 november 2001 18:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Frenchman Jean-Yves Kerjean, the new Orlando Pirates coach, got two new things on Saturday - his first away win for the Pirates against a gutsy Wits University at Kanyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit and his first red card. Full text...

  • USM Algiers stretch lead in Algerian championship
    03 november 2001 14:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Algiers stretched their lead in the Algerian first division football championship after beating Mouloudia Constantine 3-1 on the ninth day of play Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroon postpones 30th day of football championship
    03 november 2001 13:59:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 30th day of play in Cameroon's first division football championship, initially slated for this Sunday, have been postponed to a later date, the country's football federation (FECAFOOT) announced Friday. Full text...

  • Oserian tighten grip on Kenyan league
    02 november 2001 21:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- With eight matches to go, Oserian Fastac appear set to clinch Kenya's Premier League title, with 75 points from 30 matches, ten points clear of second-placed Tusker. Full text...

  • Zambia to choose new football coach soon
    02 november 2001 21:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Three foreign football coaches have formally expressed interest in training the Zambia national football team. Full text...

  • KFF changes league format
    02 november 2001 21:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- National coach Reinhardt Fabisch's proposal to reduce the number of Kenya's Premier League teams to 16 next season has been endorsed. Full text...

  • Next week's Nigeria-Jamaica friendly match cancelled
    02 november 2001 21:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An international friendly match between Nigerian and Jamaican football teams, scheduled for London next week, has been cancelled, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said Friday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone withdraws from "Cabral" Zone 11 football contest
    02 november 2001 11:06:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone has withdrawn from the Amilcar Cabral football tournament kicking-off Saturday in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Cameroonian goalkeeper signs for Juventus
    01 november 2001 15:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian Under-23 goalkeeper Idriss Carlos Kameni, who won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics, signed on Wednesday for Italian giants Juventus Turin, according to a reliable source at the Cameroonian Football Association. Full text...

  • Zambia premier league championship race tightens
    01 november 2001 10:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambia premier league championship was on Thursday about to open up to new leaders after second placed Kabwe Warriors FC snatched a mid-week win and came close to overtaking Nkana United FC. Full text...

  • Mazembe, champion for the second consecutive year
    31 october 2001 23:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Mazembe of Lumumbashi in Katanga Province have for the second time running emerged champions of DR Congo's elite football league, after beating arch rivals Lupopo 3-1 in Lumumbashi, Tuesday. Full text...

  • FIFA finances construction of Botswana training centre
    31 october 2001 12:13:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The International Federation of Football Associations will finance the construction of a technical centre and training camp in Botswana, the country's soccer governing body has announced. Full text...

  • Zambia eyes South African coach for national side
    31 october 2001 08:31:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Zambia has made moves towards acquiring the coaching services of Gordon Igesund, coach of Santos, to help strengthen their senior national side ahead of the 2002 Cup of African Nations. Full text...

  • Zambia to play Morocco in ACN preparatory matches
    30 october 2001 11:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to play Morocco next month as part of preparations for the African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Mali from 19 January to 10 February. Full text...

  • Beninese premier league: Day 3 results
    29 october 2001 21:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of third day matches in Benin's First Division football championship, played at the weekend: Group A Mogas-Cavaliers 2-0 Energie-Panthères 1-1 The matches between Asco and Buffles and Postel versus Variété were postponed to a later date. Full text...

  • Coton Sport, Kumbo Strikers bow out
    29 october 2001 19:13:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian club sides Coton Sport of Garoua and Kumbo Strikers, were Sunday respectively flushed out of the CAF and Cup Winners Cup competitions by their Tunisian and Angolan counterparts. Full text...

  • Third round results of Benin's league
    29 october 2001 16:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the third round results of Benin's ongoing first division football championship after matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ivorian premier donates 15 million FCFA to national team
    29 october 2001 16:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan has donated 15 million FCFA (20,270 US dollars) for his country's national football team preparing for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Kaiser Chiefs through to African Cup final
    29 october 2001 12:28:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- South Africa's Kaiser Chiefs are through to the final of the African Cup Winners' Cup after beating Club Africain of Tunisia 1-0 in the return semi-final played Saturday at the El Menzah stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Bafana prepare for CAN 2002 in Mali
    29 october 2001 09:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Bafana hopefuls from the local Premier Soccer League assembled Monday for a three-day camp in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations in Mali beginning next year. Full text...

  • Stiff contest for Liberian football office bearers
    27 october 2001 19:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian Football Association Saturday went to the polls to elect a new corps of officials in what may turn out to be the most contested elections in the 65 years history of the body. Full text...

  • Taifa Stars are Castle Lager Cup champs
    27 october 2001 18:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's national soccer team, Taifa Stars, Saturday lifted the prestigious regional Castle Lager Cup for the first time after whipping Kenya's Harambee Stars 3-1 in a thrilling match in Mwanza City on the shores of Lake Victoria. Full text...

  • Gbagbo donates 20 million FCFA to Ivorian team
    27 october 2001 15:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has donated 20 million FCFA (27,209 dollars) to assist his national soccer team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • South African women's soccer team in Zambia
    27 october 2001 14:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South Africa's Under-19 women soccer team, 'Banyana-Banyana', is in Lusaka ready for their encounter against Zambia on Sunday. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie qualifies for CAF cup final
    26 october 2001 22:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's JS Kabylie on Friday defeated Cote d'Ivoire's Africa Sports 2-0 in Algiers to qualify for the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) cup. Full text...

  • CAF ban looms over Kenya for unpaid dues
    26 october 2001 12:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya risks suspension by the African Football Confederation (CAF) should it fail to pay 1. Full text...

  • Mali confirms to host "Amilcal Cabral" tournament
    25 october 2001 23:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Football Federation confirmed in Bamako Thursday that it would host the eight-nation "Amilcal Cabral" tournament from 3-11 November. Full text...

  • Liberia, Egypt play friendly on 7 November
    25 october 2001 20:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has accepted an invitation from Egypt for a friendly match on 7 November in Cairo, FA president Edwin Snowe confirmed Thursday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Zambia begins preparations for Nations Cup finals
    25 october 2001 14:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia Wednesday kicked off preparations for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, with coach Jan Brouwer conceding that his squad needed even more training to be ready for the challenge in Mali. Full text...

  • Vita Club of Kinshasa become champion of DR Congo
    23 october 2001 19:23:00
    Kinsasha- DR Congo (PANA) -- Vita Club of Kinsasha was crowned champion of Congo after defeating Veti Club of Matadi 3-0 in the final match of national competitions. Full text...

  • Abidjan's ASEC Mimosa stranded in Angola
    23 october 2001 18:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's soccer champions, Asec Mimosa, are still stranded in Luanda for lack of an aircraft to take them back to Abidjan after last Sunday's match against hosts Petro Athletico in the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Champions League jinx hits Nigeria yet again
    23 october 2001 17:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African football Champions League reached its penultimate stage at the weekend with very telling revelations, not least among which was the Nigerian jinx. Full text...

  • Kenya picks squad for Castle tourney
    22 october 2001 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four foreign-based professionals are in the final selection for Kenya's team at this week's four-Nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Nigerian Team Crashes Out Of CAF Champions League
    21 october 2001 15:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Champions League continues to be elusive for Nigerian clubs after the country's representative in this year's competition, Julius Berger FC, crashed out of the League following a 1-0 away loss to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa Saturday. Full text...

  • Results of fifth round of Libyan championship
    21 october 2001 14:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are results of the Libyan national football championship after the fifth round of matches played Friday and Saturday: Ranking Pts P W N L GF GA 1) Al-Nasr 13 5 4 1 - 11 1 2) Al-Tahaddi 11 5 3 2 - 12 5 3) Al-Ittihad 10 5 3 1 1 10 6 4) Al-Madina 10 5 3 1 1 7 3 5) Rafik 9 5 2 3 - 6 4 6) Al-Mourouje 9 5 3 - 2 7 11 7) Al-Hilal 8 5 2 2 1 6 6 8) Al-Ahli 6 5 1 3 1 5 5 9) Al-Sawaed 6 5 2 - 3 5 6 10)Al-Swihli 6 5 1 3 1 2 3 11)Al-Olympique 5 5 1 2 2 1 4 12)Al-Wifak 4 5 1 1 3 7 6 13)Al-Thahra 4 5 1 1 3 4 5 14)Al-Akdhar 4 5 1 1 3 5 10 15)Al-Mahala 2 5 - 2 3 6 10 16)Al-Tirsana 1 5 - 1 4 4 3 Full text...

  • MCO still tops Algerian elite football league
    20 october 2001 13:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mouloudia of Oran (MCO) kept to the top spot in the Algerian first division football championship following a 2-1 win over USM Blida on the seventh day of play last Thursday. Full text...

  • Government bails out Bissau Football Federation
    20 october 2001 11:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The government of Guinea Bissau has granted the country's national football federation 20 million CFA francs (about 27,410 US dollars), making it possible for its elite football championship to resume. Full text...

  • Kenyan official called to account for FIFA funds
    18 october 2001 20:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The chairman of the Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA), Farah Ado, has demanded that former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary Sam Nyamweya account for a 24 million Kenyan shilling (308 000 US dollar) grant from FIFA, made two years ago. Full text...

  • Cintra, Fovu to play Challenge Cup final
    18 october 2001 19:33:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Premier league sides Cintra of Yaounde and Fovu of Baham have qualified for this year's Cameroon Cup final. Full text...

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