Sports - Football
  • Marriage Of Nigerian Soccer Star, Taribo Hits The Rocks
    22 february 2002 11:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The two-year-old marriage of Nigerian International Taribo West has collapsed, spelling more trouble for the ageing defender, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Mathare Club threatens to withdraw from CAF tourney
    21 february 2002 20:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's representatives to this year's Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup tournament, Mathare United, have threatened to withdraw from the event unless the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) clears the 11,250-US dollar debt it owes the club. Full text...

  • Angola's second leg of Super Cup underway
    20 february 2002 22:27:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Two of Angola's top football teams, Petro de Luanda and Sonangol do Namibe, were Wednesday measuring each other's strengths in the second leg match of the country's Super Cup at Luanda's main sports stadium. Full text...

  • Petro are Angola's Super Cup winners
    20 february 2002 21:32:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Petro Atletico of Luanda Wednesday confirmed its supremacy in Angolan soccer when it lifted the country's Super Cup. Full text...

  • Togolese championship kicks off this week
    19 february 2002 18:42:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's elite football championship kicks off next Sunday with 16 clubs on roll, the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Weah withdraws Club from Liberia's National League
    19 february 2002 16:51:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian soccer star, George Weah, who recently vowed he would not return to his country until there was a change of government, has withdrawn his Club from the Liberia Football Association (LFA), close sources said. Full text...

  • Programme set for World Cup-bound Tunisian team
    18 february 2002 21:13:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisia Football Association (FTF) chairman, Belhassen Fekih, has said that a "comprehensive programme" has been prepared for the national team ahead of the World Cup to be co-hosted by Japan and South Korea in May. Full text...

  • Nigeria disbands National soccer team, sacks coaching crew
    18 february 2002 19:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Monday disbanded the national soccer side and sacked the three-man technical crew, headed by Shaibu Amodu, in the latest fallout of the Super Eagles' unimpressive showing at the 23rd African Nations Cup in Mali. Full text...

  • South African coach retains post, but with lesser leverage
    18 february 2002 18:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Carlos Queiroz retained his position as coach of the South African national football team, Bafana, after the local football authority (SAFA) concluded he had done enough to remain in charge until after the World Cup. Full text...

  • Hassania d'Agadir leads Moroccan football championship
    18 february 2002 17:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania d'Agadir remains in the lead of the Moroccan national football championship following its away victory over Jeunesse d'El Ayoun in the 19th round matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • USMAlger leads Algerian premier league
    18 february 2002 17:06:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USMAlger remains front-runner in Algerian national football championship following the 18th round of matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • English club blames Cameroon FA for player's late return
    18 february 2002 16:58:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- English Premier Club Arsenal, has petitioned the World's soccer governing body, FIFA over Cameroon International Lauren Etame Mayer's late return from the recent African Cup of Nations tournament in Mali. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Simba take on Somalia's Elman in Kagame Cup
    18 february 2002 14:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's Simba Sports Club on Monday take on Somalia's Elman FC in their first match of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Championship being held in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • CAF suspends Zambian club for deserting tourney
    18 february 2002 09:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's premier league Kabwe Warriors Football Club (Warriors FC), have been suspended from all Confederation of African Football competitions for three years for withdrawing from a 2002 competition. Full text...

  • Weekend soccer league games end in draws
    17 february 2002 20:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football fans endured a weekend of stalemates when all the premier league games ended in draws. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Simba in second round of African Champions League
    17 february 2002 20:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's Simba Sports Club Saturday advanced into the second round of the Africa Clubs Championship after beating visiting Seychelles' Red Stars 3-0 at the Kirumba Stadium in the lakeside city of Mwanza. Full text...

  • Future of South Africa's national coach hangs in the balance
    17 february 2002 12:44:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Carlos Queiroz, the beleaguered coach whose future has been in the spotlight since South Africa's poor showing at the 2002 Cup of Nations finals in Mali, would on Monday find out if he still has a job. Full text...

  • Time to reflect as East African season starts
    16 february 2002 21:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East African soccer season starts in Zanzibar Saturday with 60,000 US dollars at stake. Full text...

  • Benin's first division football league resumes
    16 february 2002 14:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's first division football championship enters its second phase this weekend, an official of Benin Football Federation has confirmed. Full text...

  • English club books Cameroon Mayer for late return
    15 february 2002 22:54:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The manager English premiership side Arsenal says he plans to demand explanation from Cameroon international, Lauren Etame Mayer for his late return to the club after the African Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Kenyan club throws out coach, suspends nine players
    15 february 2002 10:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's representatives to the CAF Cup tournament AFC Leopards have sacked their coach and suspended nine players, accusing them of masterminding a recent boycott of Premier League matches, club officials announced Friday. Full text...

  • Sundowns continue charge up South African premier league
    15 february 2002 08:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Three-time South African premier league champions Sundowns continued to climb up the log with a midweek 4-1 win over struggling Bush Bucks. Full text...

  • Ex-Malian football star Soumaoro passes away
    13 february 2002 11:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Former Malian national football team player, Lassine Soumaoro, died Monday at Point G hospital in Bamako, sources close to the Malian Football Federation said. Full text...

  • CECAFA to receive more grants from CAF
    13 february 2002 09:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football CAF) is increasing its annual grant to the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) to 30,000 US dollars, a CECAFA official has said in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Hassania d'Agadir leads Moroccan league
    11 february 2002 20:57:00
    Rabat- Maroc (PANA) -- Hassania d'Agadair remains front-runner in Moroccan national football championship after beating Kawkab de Marrakech 2-0 in the 18th round of matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroon's CAN 2002 victory hailed in South Africa
    11 february 2002 20:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football fans hailed the 'Indomitable Lions' of Cameroon as true champions of Africa after their successful defence of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday when they beat Senegal 3-2 on post-match penalties in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Sundowns rekindle hopes for South African league title
    11 february 2002 08:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's three time champions Sundowns rekindled their premier league title chase Sunday with an emphatic 3-0 win over Moroka Swallows. Full text...

  • Santos beat Black Leopards 4-1, boosting coach's chances
    10 february 2002 10:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Premier league leaders Santos walloped Black Leopards 4-1 Saturday raising the aspirations of its coach, Gordon Igesund, to become national team trainer for the FIFA World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Angola prepares for 'Joao Havelange Cup' soccer tournament
    08 february 2002 08:05:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's under 17 soccer national team is preparing for the 'Joao Havelange Cup' international tournament to be stage in Brazil from 2-10 March. Full text...

  • Kenya Football Federation to settle club debt
    06 february 2002 13:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation has finally agreed to pay the $3,975 debt it owes national soccer champions, Oserian Fastac soccer club. Full text...

  • Ethiopian club in Nairobi for Africa Champs League tie
    01 february 2002 13:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Electricity football club are in Nairobi for Saturday's Africa Champions League preliminary round match against Kenya's Oserian Fastac. Full text...

  • New coins to honour Bafana Bafana
    01 february 2002 10:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Mint announced Friday it would launch coins in honour of the national soccer team in Basel, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Amokachi to play soccer in US
    31 january 2002 23:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Daniel Amokachi, a regular in the Nigerian national soccer team line up until lately, has signed to play for a US soccer club, the Colorado Rapids. Full text...

  • 'Hassania d'Agadir' again heads championship in Morocco
    28 january 2002 13:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- 'Hassania d'Agadir' once more tops the Moroccan football championship table at the end of the 16th round played Sunday in Rabat. Full text...

  • CAR female footballers bow to South African counterparts
    28 january 2002 12:55:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- In the first leg of the world football championship semi-finals, the Big Cats of Bas- Oubangui were beaten 0-2 by South Africa's Bafana Bafana at the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui. Full text...

  • Kenya's Oserian Fastac club coach Muhiddin resigns
    27 january 2002 10:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan soccer club champions Oserian Fastac suffered a major setback this weekend following the resignation of its coach, Twahir Muhiddin. Full text...

  • Tripoli stages football tournament
    23 january 2002 18:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A soccer tournament dubbed "Sakr Al- Wahid" (the Falcon), jnointly organised by Tripoli's Al-Ittihad Club and the Libyan Football Association, entered its second day Wednesday at the Stadium of June 11 in Tripoli. Full text...

  • CAF bars Tanzanian club foreign players
    18 january 2002 20:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Cairo-based Confederation of African Football (CAF) has barred three foreign players registered by Tanzanian club champions, Simba of Dar es Salaam, from representing their new club in this year's continental championship until they get international transfer documents. Full text...

  • South Africa ranked 31st in FIFA listing
    17 january 2002 12:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa goes into this weekend's African Cup of Nations tournament in Mali ranked 31st in the world, according to the latest FIFA rankings released Wednesday. Full text...

  • No more interviews on stadium tracks in Angola
    15 january 2002 23:05:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angola Football Federation says it will ban interviews at half time or at the end of matches on stadium tracks in Angola beginning the next football season. Full text...

  • Al-Nasr maintain Libyan league lead
    14 january 2002 12:50:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Al Nasr still lead the Libyan first division football championship despite a goalless draw with Al Ittihad on the 12th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Goal drought in Senegalese championship
    14 january 2002 12:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A mere three goals were scored in seven matches in the 16th Senegalese first division football championship played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroonian championship kicks off 27 January
    13 january 2002 09:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's first division championship for this year kicks off 27 January, the board of Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT) has decided. Full text...

  • Kenya's Gor Mahia football club to hire Yugoslav coach
    12 january 2002 15:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Determined to go places this year, Kenya's Gor Mahia football club, one of the oldest clubs in the country, is set to hire a Yugoslav coach, club patron Job Omino said Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian sportsman's case referred to French judiciary
    12 january 2002 14:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The dispute between Cameroonian football coach Emmanuel Bityeki and Gerard Houiller, a former national technical director of France, accused of fraud and breach of trust, has been referred to the financial unit of the Paris High Court. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau's football league kicks off 19 January
    10 january 2002 14:15:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's national football league kicks off 19 January, it has been confirmed. Full text...

  • Liberia turns down Togo's invitation for a friendly
    08 january 2002 21:30:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian FA has turned down an invitation from its Togolese counterpart for a soccer friendly in Lome, Togo, next week on the heels of the CAN 2002, Liberian FA press officer said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Oserian picks Africa Champions League side
    08 january 2002 20:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's player of the year 2001, Tom Juma, is among the 19 regulars picked by Premier League champions Oserian Fastac for the forthcoming Africa Champions League tournament. Full text...

  • Dutch football experts due in Sierra Leone
    08 january 2002 20:06:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) secretary general Alimu Bah has announced the expected arrival of two Dutch football experts in the country for a week- long visit. Full text...

  • Nigerian football team misses friendly with Egypt
    08 january 2002 19:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian national squad, the Super Eagles, failed to travel to Cairo for Tuesday's friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt due to a dispute over pay, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

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