Sports - Football
  • 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...

  • Ivorian national team to begin residential training
    26 september 2001 23:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's national soccer team, popularly known as "The Elephants" begins residential training in France on 30 September to prepare for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN) in Mali. Full text...

  • Leadership wrangles bogging Kenyan football down
    26 september 2001 14:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will in three weeks be participating in a crucial international event - the Castle Cup's four-nation tournament. Full text...

  • Kumbo Strikers through to Cup Winners Cup semis
    26 september 2001 09:36:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian club side Kumbo Strikers beat Evizo of Gabon 2-0 in their African Cup Winners Cup quarterfinal return leg played Tuesday in Douala. Full text...

  • CAF suspends Zambia's national team coach
    25 september 2001 13:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Dutch-born Zambian soccer coach, Jan Brouwer, has been handed a one-year ban by the Confederation of African Football for indiscipline. Full text...

  • 582 million FCFA for preparation of 'Elephants' team
    24 september 2001 19:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has given the Ivorian Football Federation 582 million FCFA (810,450 dollars) to meet costs of readying the national team for the 2002 African Cup of Nations tournament. Full text...

  • Sundowns beat Mazembe 1-0 in African Champions League
    24 september 2001 16:16:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sundowns defeated visiting TP Mazembe of DR Congo 1-0 in their second leg, African Soccer Champions League match Sunday. Full text...

  • ASKO Kara win Royals Cup
    24 september 2001 14:47:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- ASKO of Kara won the third edition of the Royals Cup by beating Gomido of Kpalime 3-0 in the final played Sunday evening in Lome. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie qualify for CAF Cup semi-finals
    24 september 2001 14:43:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Current holders Jeunesse Sportive Kabylie (JSK) of Algeria are through to the semi-finals of the CAF cup after beating WAC of Casablanca 1-0 in their return leg quarter-final match played Sunday in the Algerian capital. Full text...

  • Africa Sports through to CAF Cup semi-finals
    24 september 2001 14:06:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Africa Sports of Abidjan are through to the semi-finals of the CAF Cup (for league runners-up) after beating Ghana's Goldfields 2-0 in a return quarterfinal match played Sunday in the Ivorian economic capital. Full text...

  • Kotoko lose grounds in title chase
    24 september 2001 13:08:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Asante Kotoko football club of Kumasi suffered a severe jolt in its quest to win the country's premier league title when they lost 0-1 to Ghapoha at the weekend. Full text...

  • Zambian striker banned for doping
    24 september 2001 10:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football striker Rotson Kilambe has been banned indefinitely from both club and international tournaments after he tested positive for using illicit performance enhancing drugs two months ago. Full text...

  • Club Africain for semi-finals of African Cup Winners
    22 september 2001 19:52:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's Club Africain advaned to the semi-finals of the African Cup Winners Cup championship with a 3-1 home victory over Zamalek of Egypt Friday. Full text...

  • Cosmos through to q-finals of SA Coca-Cola Cup
    22 september 2001 17:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Jomo Cosmos advanced to the quarter-finals of South Africa's two-million-rand (about 250,000-US-dollar) Coca-Cola Cup Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Bush Bucks. Full text...

  • South African sponsors eyeing East Africa
    22 september 2001 13:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa Breweries' keen interest in African football is adding a new dimension to the popular sport in the Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • French head coach of the Lions turns down tempting offer
    21 september 2001 23:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's football coach, Bruno Metsu, Friday turned down a 500,000 FF monthly salary (69,600 US dollars) offered by Sedan, a French premier league team, reliable sources told the Senegalese Press Agency (APS). Full text...

  • Babayaro invited for Nigeria-Japan soccer friendly
    19 september 2001 11:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has called up 18 professionals for a friendly soccer match against Japan in London 7 October to begin the team's preparations for the 2002 African Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup finals. Full text...

  • FIFA to finance a training centre in Praia
    18 september 2001 21:28:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has decided to finance the building of a training centre as well as an office for the Cape Verdian Football Federation (CFF), CFF sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Namibian, Nigerian women to meet in friendly tie
    18 september 2001 20:03:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Nigeria's women's football team is due in Windhoek next week for a friendly match with their Namibian counterparts. Full text...

  • Slum boys give hope to depressed Kenyan soccer
    18 september 2001 19:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Started about 10 years ago by Undugu Society, a Kenyan Catholic Church organisation, as a way of rehabilitating street urchins in the sprawling Mathare Valley slum area in Nairobi, the Mathare Football Club has baffled the country's soccer fraternity. Full text...

  • Ghana FA chairman says corruption was killing local soccer
    18 september 2001 13:50:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association's Chairman, Ben Kuofie has accused the country's soccer administration of malpractice that had led to stagnation in the discipline. Full text...

  • Soccer idol snubs coaching overture
    17 september 2001 21:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football idol, Kalusha Bwalya, has reportedly turned down an offer from the Football Association of Zambia to drill the national team together with former trainer Roald Poulsen ahead of the Mali 2002 African Nations Cup. Full text...

  • Zambia, DR Congo in wrangle over players
    17 september 2001 20:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A dispute has erupted between Zambian and DR Congo football officials over the nationality of some key players, with the latter threatening to take the matter to the world football governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • KFF secretary Haji quits as Govt intensifies pressure
    17 september 2001 13:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation's Secretary-general Hassan Haji has resigned two days after Heritage and Sports minister, Francis Nyenze, directed the troubled national soccer body to suspend him. Full text...

  • First round results of Moroccan league
    17 september 2001 13:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Following are results of first round matches of the Moroccan football championship played Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Kotoko sink Hearts to improve chance of league success
    17 september 2001 13:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi's Asante Kotoko on Sunday beat arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 2-0 in Kumasi to boost their chances of winning this year's Ghana Premier football league trophy. Full text...

  • Angola, Zimbabwe draw in Cosafa Cup
    17 september 2001 11:16:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national football team on Sunday held Angola to a 0-0 draw at Luanda in the first leg of the regional COSAFA Cup final. Full text...

  • Black Africa draws with Orlando Pirates
    15 september 2001 20:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Orlando Pirates and Black Africa drew 2-2 in a match played at Windhoek's Ramblers Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon's new soccer coach expected in Yaounde Saturday
    15 september 2001 17:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's new national soccer coach, Winfried Schaffer, will officially take up his post next Thursday, sources close to the youth and sports ministry said. Full text...

  • French football federation accused of piracy
    14 september 2001 23:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A Cameroonian soccer researcher has accused French Football Federation officials of pirating the results of his research and has lodged a reparations complaint with the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

  • Soccer fever extends to countryside this weekend
    14 september 2001 15:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Soccer fever spreads to rural Zambia this weekend as the more inclusive and highly lucrative Mosi Cup tournament enters round six. Full text...

  • Government orders suspension of football executive
    14 september 2001 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports minister Francis Nyenze has ordered the suspension of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary-general, Hassan Haji. Full text...

  • Weekend football bonanza across Namibia
    13 september 2001 20:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Football action in the prestigious Tafel Lager Premier League will revert to various stadiums across Namibia this weekend. Full text...

  • Africa begins to feel the pinch of "foot drain"
    13 september 2001 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Call it "foot drain," soccer talent drain, player flight or what you will, but the mass movement of African players to pursue professional careers in Europe is becoming a major stumbling block in the continent's soccer development. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism and corruption the bane of Kenyan football
    11 september 2001 14:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world sports map but thanks to politics, the country keeps in the shadows when it comes to the king sport, football. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism, corruption the bane of Kenyan soccer
    11 september 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world map of sports. Full text...

  • Leopards, Ulinzi in Moi Cup semi-finals
    11 september 2001 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's former national soccer champions, AFC Leopards and Ulinzi, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Moi Golden Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Cameroonian assistant coach optimistic after ACN draw
    10 september 2001 21:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A member of the Cameroonian national football team's coaching staff, Jean Manga Ongene, has said that his side has prospects of qualifying for the second round of the 2002 African Cup of Nations (ACN) finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Bottom-placed Ndola United clinch rare win
    10 september 2001 16:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ndola United FC, who have languished for ages at the bottom of Zambia's premier league, did the unimaginable at the weekend when they scored a narrow 1-0 win over equally struggling Lusaka City Council. Full text...

  • Weekend results of first leg African club cup quarterfinals
    10 september 2001 11:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Below are the results of the first leg African club cup quarterfinals matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Black Africa beats Blue Waters in their first encounter
    10 september 2001 09:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association's Premier League defending champions Blue Waters fell 0-1 to Black Africa in their first match of the season at the Ramblers stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Goldfields draw 0-0 with Africa Sports in CAF cup match.
    09 september 2001 20:05:00
    Obuasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Obuasi Goldfields were held to a goalless draw Sunday by Cote d'Ivoire's in the first leg CAF Cup quarterfinal match played at the Obuasi Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Julius Berger 1 Esperance 1
    08 september 2001 17:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Visiting Esperance of Tunisia Saturday forced Nigeria's Julius Berger to a one-all draw in their Group A match of the CAF Champions' League, played in the south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • Konare calls for fair, violence-free CAN 2002
    08 september 2001 16:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare Saturday called for a fair, drug- and violence-free competition at the African Nations Cup (CAN 2002) soccer competition being hosted by his country. Full text...

  • KFF's fate to be determined Wednesday
    08 september 2001 13:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The fate of the troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) will be known Wednesday when sports ministry officials meet to review the progress the federation has made in its house cleaning exercise. Full text...

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