Sports - Football
  • 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...

  • Sierra Leone champions in Liberia for soccer friendlies
    18 october 2001 19:12:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's soccer champions, Mighty Blackpool are in Liberia for a series of "peace and reconciliation" friendlies, a Liberian FA official said Thursday. Full text...

  • Namibia drops on FIFA ranking list
    18 october 2001 09:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia risks sliding out of the top 100 bracket of the world's best soccer playing nations if it does not play a series of friendlies or competitive matches soon, the Nambia News Agency (NAMPA) has warned. Full text...

  • Benin gears up for Amilcar Cabral Cup
    17 october 2001 11:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin national football team's new coach, Rene Taelman, has called up 35 players to prepare for the Amilcar Cabral Cup to be hosted by Mali in November. Full text...

  • Ghanaians in UK raise funds for Accra soccer victims
    16 october 2001 21:42:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The Ghanaian community in the United Kingdom has donated more than 13,400 pounds (about 140 million cedi) for victims of the May Sports Stadium soccer disaster in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • Bafana selectors eye Sundowns' new signing "Simba"
    16 october 2001 09:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Hareaipha 'Simba' Marumo, the Sundowns new signing has scored four goals in six games, forcing Bafana selectors to take notice of him. Full text...

  • Home stretch gets tough for Cameroonian clubs
    15 october 2001 20:11:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The final sprints in this year's continental competitions looked tough for Cameroonian clubs at the weekend, after Kumbo Strikers lost 0-3 to Angola's Inter Club at the away leg of the Africa Cup Winners Cup semi-finals. Full text...

  • Hassania Agadir maintain lead in Moroccan league
    15 october 2001 19:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania of Agadir (HUSA) hung onto their lead in the Moroccan Division One football championship at the weekend, when they whacked Jeuness Massira 5-0 on the fourth day of play. Full text...

  • Nigerian premier Soccer League starts December
    15 october 2001 18:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's 2001/2002 national professional soccer league will start 8 December, according to an official of the country's football federation. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire national coach happy with first camp
    15 october 2001 16:43:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian national football team coach Lama Bamba has expressed satisfaction with the performance of European-based players who took part in the team's first training camp from 3 to 10 October in Montpellier, France. Full text...

  • Hearts stretch lead as Kotoko fumble
    15 october 2001 12:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak on Sunday stretched their lead in Ghana's Premier Football League when they humbled Kwaebibirem 2-0 while Hasaacas held Kotoko to a 3-3 draw. Full text...

  • Etoile Sahel still leads Tunisian soccer league
    15 october 2001 11:54:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Etoile Sportive Sahel (ESS) still maintains the lead in the Tunisian first division football championship after beating C. Full text...

  • Mali beat Morocco to win inaugural tournament
    15 october 2001 11:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national football team beat Morocco 2-1 on Sunday to win the tournament marking the inauguration of Bamako's 26 March Stadium. Full text...

  • Sundowns settle for goalless draw at Ria Stars' home ground
    14 october 2001 18:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African former league champions Sundowns failed to record their first league win after four matches, settling for a goalless draw Sunday against Ria Stars. Full text...

  • African Cup Winners: Interclube beats Cameroon's Strikers 3-0
    14 october 2001 17:38:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's Interclube Saturday defeated Cameroon's Kumbo Strikers 3-0 in the first leg of their African Cup Winners semi-final match in Luanda, the national news agency (ANGOP) reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Manning Rangers beat AmaZulu 2-1 in Durban league derby
    13 october 2001 18:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Manning Rangers' deadly striking duo, Gilbert Mushangazhike and Ismael Maluleke, scored a goal each in Saturday's 2-1 league victory over Durban city rivals AmaZulu whose goal was scored by captain Sibusiso Mazibuko from the penalty spot. Full text...

  • Kumbo Strikers in Luanda for match against Inter
    12 october 2001 14:22:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Cameroon's Kumbo Strikers are in Luanda to lock horns with Angola's Inter in their first leg African Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals on Saturday. Full text...

  • CAF World Cup selection plans are plausible
    12 october 2001 12:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) proposal to pick Africa's representatives to the World Cup from the Cup of Nations finals has been hailed in Kenya as a step in the right direction. Full text...

  • "Etoile du Congo" wins national championship
    11 october 2001 22:36:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- "Etoile du Congo" on Thursday defeated Manchester of Pointe Noire 1-0 in Brazzaville to win the 16th Congolese football championship. Full text...

  • Mali sacks national football coach
    11 october 2001 21:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Football Federation on Wednesday sacked the national coach Romano Matte of Italy and appointed the Franco-Polish Henri Kasperczak as his replacement. Full text...

  • Leopards capture Moi Golden Cup
    11 october 2001 13:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Determined to book their tickets for the elusive continental titles, Kenya's AFC Leopards proved their critics wrong Wednesday by hitting rivals Mathare United 2-0 to lift the Moi Golden Cup. Full text...

  • Cameroon fixes CAN and World Cup bonuses
    10 october 2001 14:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Youth and Sports minister Bidoung Mpkatt has fixed bonuses players of the national football team would get at the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Mali and the World Cup finals in Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Four teams in stadium's inauguration tournament
    09 october 2001 19:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- National football teams from Gambia, Mali, Morocco and South Africa will participate in tournament beginning Friday to mark the inauguration of Bamako's 26 March Stadium, where the opening and final matches of the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN) would be held. Full text...

  • Coton Sport widen lead in Cameroonian championship
    08 october 2001 13:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua Sunday extended their lead to four points at the top of the Cameroonian First Division football championship after beating Union Douala 1-0 on the 28th day of play. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger moves closer to African Champions semi
    08 october 2001 13:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representative in the African Soccer Champions League, Julius Berger, pipped visiting DR Congo TP Mazembe 1-0 Sunday, to brighten its chances of reaching the semi-final of the competition. Full text...

  • Challenge Cup finalists tussle over venue
    08 october 2001 12:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A dispute over the match venue has taken centre stage as Premier League sides Mathare United and AFC Leopards brace for Wednesday's Moi Golden Cup final in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Hassania leads Moroccan championship
    08 october 2001 11:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania of Agadir maintained their unshaken perch at the top of the Moroccan premier league when they beat Kawkab Marrakech 1-0 Sunday, on the third day of play. Full text...

  • Government bails out Benin football association
    08 october 2001 11:22:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Youth, Sports and Recreation minister Valentin Aditi Houde on Sunday made a grant of 20 million francs CFA (27,700 US dollars) to the national football association. Full text...

  • League matches spring surprises
    08 october 2001 09:21:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Surprising results emerged at the weekend in Namibia's Tafel Lager Premiership, with most fancied sides failing to deliver, even as non-starters held their own. Full text...

  • Esperance, Sundowns draw in Champions League
    08 october 2001 09:07:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance Sportive of Tunisia were held to a goalless draw by South Africa's Sundowns FC in their fifth round Group A African Champions League match played Saturday at the El Menzah stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Ajax Cape Town knock out Orlando Pirates in Coca Cola Cup
    07 october 2001 14:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two first half goals by Ajax Cape Town were enough to boot Orlando Pirates out of the Coca Cola Cup in the first of two matches at Newlands Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Coca-Cola Cup game abandoned over ticket dispute
    06 october 2001 16:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of South African football fans were disappointed Saturday after visiting Golden Arrows abandoned their Coca Cola Cup qualifier against Santos, over gate-taking dispute. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Japan friendly match on course
    05 october 2001 15:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The friendly football match between Nigeria and Japan, scheduled for Southampton in England on Sunday, remained intact following the settlement of disagreements over Nigerian players' match bonus, national football officials said. Full text...

  • Namibia still looking for national soccer coach
    05 october 2001 07:55:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association's Secretary General Alfeus Gawaseb has said that the soccer controlling body has not yet found a replacement for Ted Dumitru as Brave Warriors coach. Full text...

  • Why African youth teams do better than their seniors
    04 october 2001 23:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At the just-ended FIFA under-17 tournament in Trinidad and Tobago France beat Nigeria 3-0 to lift the youth cup but, of significance for Africa was Nigeria making it to the final, coupled with the exploits of Burkina Faso and Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya football authorities drop deputy coaches
    04 october 2001 22:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In an apparent move to cut down on costs, the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has dropped two deputy national coaches. Full text...

  • National team hailed for winning regional trophy
    04 october 2001 09:25:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Speaker of Parliament, Roberto de Almeida said Angola's capturing of the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup brought "honours to the national team and sports in the country and makes people vibrate". Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Castle Cup
    03 october 2001 21:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top football action resumes Friday in Kenya when national coach Reinhardt Fabisch names the squad to this month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament slated for 24-27 October in the Tanzanian towns of Arusha and Mwanza. Full text...

  • Internal wrangling rocks Kenyan club
    03 october 2001 19:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top-flight Kenyan football club, Mathare United, is in the thick of an internal quarrel pitting management against two players. Full text...

  • DR Congo shortlists 58 players for CAN 2002
    01 october 2001 19:25:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo Football Association has named 58 players including 16 professionals, from which to draw up the national team for the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Young Africans fail to electrify fans
    30 september 2001 20:17:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's new mainland soccer champs, Simba SC, Sunday stopped a determined Young Africans (Yanga) side in their tracks with a 1-1 draw. Full text...

  • SA Soccer League: Orlando Pirates 0 Moroka Swallows 0
    30 september 2001 18:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African defending soccer League champions, Orlando Pirates were held to a goalless draw by Moroka Swallows Sunday in a tightly contested game. Full text...

  • Angola wins COSAFA Cup
    30 september 2001 16:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Angola Sunday clinched the sub-regional COSAFA football Cup, after defeating host and defending champions Zimbabwe 1-0 at the final match played in Harare. Full text...

  • Pressure mounts on East Africa over Senior Challenge Cup
    30 september 2001 12:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As the soccer governing bodies of three East African countries struggle for survival against a backdrop of charges of corruption and mismanagement, the question uppermost in the minds of the region's soccer fans is whether the region will retain the eastern and central African cup that Uganda won last year. Full text...

  • Angolan soccer team leaves for Harare
    28 september 2001 22:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's national soccer team left Luanda Friday for Harare where it meets Zimbabwe in Sunday's return leg final of the COSAFA/Castle lager Cup. Full text...

  • Terrorism fear grips fans before France vs Algeria match
    27 september 2001 20:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The soccer match between France and Algeria, planned for 6 October at Stade de France, has been described as a "high-risk clash" by the French Football Association. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe banks on culture to overcome Angola
    27 september 2001 17:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe hosts Angola for the regional Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup soccer final Sunday, in a match the home side will also be banking on the strength of the country's cultural tradition for success in addition to players' footballing skills. Full text...

  • League leaders widen gap at the top
    27 september 2001 12:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian premier football league leaders, Nkana United, have opened a six-point lead at the top of the table after they thumped Roan United 1-0 in a mid-week fixture. Full text...

  • FAZ opens talks with potential sponsors
    27 september 2001 09:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Football Association of Zambia has opened discussions with world sportswear manufacturers in order to identify a new sponsor to replace L-Sporto of Italy. Full text...

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