Sports - Football
  • Just 3 goals during 9th round of Tunisian championship
    19 december 2001 22:01:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- An unusual record was reported Tuesday in the Tunisian football association with just 3 goals scored following the 9th round of the first division championship. Full text...

  • How South Africa lost 2006 World Cup bid
    19 december 2001 13:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- From the start five countries (Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, Germany and Britain) applied to organise the 2006 World Cup, but Brazil withdrew in favour of South Africa a few days before the vote. Full text...

  • South African Sports minister slams foreign football coaches
    19 december 2001 08:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Sports minister Ngconde Balfour this week took swipe at foreign coaches in the local league, accusing them of apathy towards the country's football aspirations. Full text...

  • Results of the 9th round of matches in Tunisia
    18 december 2001 23:33:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Following are the results of the Tunisian national football championship after the 9th round of matches played Tuesday: Club Africain-Olympique Beja 2-0 Stade tunisien-Etoile du Sahel 0-0 CA Bizertin-CO Transports 0-0 US Monastir-ES Zarzis 0-0 CS Sfaxiens-CS Hammam-Lif 1-0 CO Medenine-Espérance Tunis 0-0 Ranking : Pts P W D L BP BC 1) CA Bizertin 17 9 4 5 0 8 3 2) S. Full text...

  • Zambia's new coach rolls up sleeves, gets down to work
    18 december 2001 14:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- New football coach for the Zambia national team, Roald Poulsen, has begun to put together a team which he hopes will be a winner at the 23rd Cup of African Nations to be hosted by Mali starting from 19 January. Full text...

  • Kenyan authorities undecided on league format
    17 december 2001 15:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) is still undecided on the format to adopt in next year's Premier League championship. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe appoints coach for national soccer team
    16 december 2001 13:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe football authorities Sunday appointed colourful local soccer coach Bruce Grobbelaar to take charge of the national team, the Warriors. Full text...

  • Scores injured as soccer derby goes awry in Blantyre
    16 december 2001 12:10:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in Malawi in Blantyre fired several rounds of teargas and rubber bullets Saturday to control violent football fans who were angry with the poor officiating of a semi-final match between local arch-rival teams. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in South African derby
    15 december 2001 17:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending league champions Orlando Pirates beat arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in a Soweto derby that attracted more than 60 000 football fans to the FNB Stadium, Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya Football Federation changes league format
    14 december 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's football authorities have changed the country's premier league format, reducing to 14 the number of teams to participate in next year's event. Full text...

  • Namibia's Brave Warriors to play in four-nation tourney
    13 december 2001 23:19:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Newly-reinstated Brave Warriors coach, Rusten Mogane, says his side, which is expected to take part in a four-nation tournament in Botswana starting Saturday, is fairly balanced since it has both youthful and experienced players. Full text...

  • CAF wants new World Cup qualification system for Africa
    13 december 2001 22:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A new system for the qualification of African teams to the World Cup will feature among the items on the agenda of the Congress of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) scheduled for January 2002 in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • South African Football club owner gets FIFA appointment
    12 december 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Irvin Khoza, the owner of South Africa's Orlando Pirates football club has been appointed into the Dispute and Resolution Sub-Committee of the world's soccer governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • Nigerians get accolades for French league victory
    11 december 2001 21:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Officials of French Division One club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Sunday credited two Nigerians, Augustine Okocha and Bartholomew Ogbeche, with a weekend victory over FC Metz on the 17th day of play. Full text...

  • Reunion's Jeanne d'Arc off to African Cup contest in 2002
    10 december 2001 22:20:00
    Saint Denis- the Reunion (PANA) -- Jeanne d'Arc of Reunion, which Sunday won the Reunion cup, will represent in 2002 the island for the first time in the African Cup Winner's Cup. Full text...

  • Wydad, Hassania still chasing each other in Moroccan league
    10 december 2001 21:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad consolidated its position in the Moroccan football league after its 2-0 victory over Raja of Casablanca after 12 round of matches played Sunday. Full text...

  • Results of the 9th round of the D1 championship
    10 december 2001 14:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are results of matches of the 9th round of Benin's division I football championship played Saturday and Sunday: Goup A Cavalier-Etoile : 0-0 Energie-Cavalier : 3-1 Mogas-Buffles : 1-1 Group B Lions-UNB : 1-0 Soleil-Asja : 4-1 Dragon-Tonnerre : 2-0 Requins-Tatapouranou : 2-0 Provisional ranking Group A 1-Mogas 90 18 pts 2-Buffles 14 pts 3-Variétés 12 pts 4-Energie 12 pts 5-Panthères 11 pts 6-Postel 10 pts 7-ASACO 6 pts 8-Cavalier 3 pts 9-Etoile 2 pts Group B 1-Dragons 18 pts 2-Requins 15 pts 3-Lions 15 pts 4-Vautours 13 pts 5-Asja 10 pts 6-Soleil 10 pts 7-UNB 7 pts 8-Tonnerre 7 pts 9-Tatapouranou 1 pt. Full text...

  • Wydad, Hassania extend lead in Moroccan championship
    10 december 2001 13:55:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad Casablanca and Hassania Agadir widened the gap at the top of the Moroccan first division football championships with victories in the 12th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • SONACOS still lead Senegalese championship
    10 december 2001 13:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- SONACOS of Diourbel are still on top of the Senegalese first division football championship following their 2-0 away win against Jaraaf of Dakar in the 10th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • CAF names 2001 best footballer candidates
    09 december 2001 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has named strikers El Hadj Diouf of Senegal and Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon as well as Ghanaian defender Samuel Kuffor as candidates for the 2001 African best footballer award. Full text...

  • South Africa's Sundowns held to 1-1 draw by Egypt's Al Ahly
    09 december 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A spectacular first half goal by Zambian international Gift Kampamba Saturday gave South African hosts Sundowns a 1-0 lead, but Al Ahly of Egpyt equalised in the second half to hold on till the end of the first match of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League final. Full text...

  • CECAFA releases contest timetable
    07 december 2001 16:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The following is the East and Central African Cup schedule for matches starting in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday: [ST] Group A: Saturday, December 8 Rwanda v Somalia Monday, December 10 Eritrea v Kenya Wednesday, December 12 Kenya v Somalia Rwanda v Eritrea Friday, December 14 Eritrea v Somalia Saturday, December 15 Rwanda v Kenya Group B: Sunday, December 9 Djibouti v Uganda Burundi v Tanzania mainland Tuesday, December 11 Burundi v Djibouti Tanzania mainland v Uganda Thursday, December 13 Djibouti v Tanzania mainland Friday, December 14 Burundi v Uganda Group C: Monday, December 10 Rwanda B v Zanzibar Thursday, December 13 Ethiopia v Zanzibar Saturday, December 15 Rwanda B v Ethiopia Quarterfinals: Monday, December 17 Tuesday, December 18 Semi-finals: Thursday, December 20 Final: Saturday, December 22 [ET] Full text...

  • Regional Challenge Cup tournament kicks off in Rwanda Saturday
    07 december 2001 15:02:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A sub-regional football Challenge Cup competition kicks off in Rwanda Saturday featuring nine countries. Full text...

  • Algeria-Ghana friendly ends in draw
    06 december 2001 21:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Ghana and Algeria on Wednesday played to a 1-1 in a soccer friendly held in Algiers to collect funds for people affected by the 10 November floods. Full text...

  • Juma wins Kenya's top football award
    06 december 2001 16:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Veteran midfielder Tom Juma has been voted Kenya's player of the year. Full text...

  • Four bid to host CAN 2006
    05 december 2001 14:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Gabon are bidding to host the 2006 Cup of Nations football finals, the winning bid of which would be announced at the opening of the 2002 event in Mali next January. Full text...

  • Mali takes on Cote d'Ivoire Wednesday to inaugurate stadium
    04 december 2001 23:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali national football takes on Cote d'Ivoire in Sikaso Wednesday in a friendly match to mark the official inauguration of "Babemba Traore Stadium", one of the venues of the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations to be held from 19 January to 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Algeria seeks to host African Cup in 2006
    04 december 2001 22:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria has expressed interest in hosting the 2006 African Cup of Nations finals tournament, Mohammed Raouraoua, secretary general of the Algerian football federation said. Full text...

  • Kenya picks Challenge Cup team for Rwanda regional contest
    04 december 2001 12:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following a poor showing at the recent four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania, Kenya's seasoned custodian Victor Onyango has been dropped from the team going to this weekend's regional Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Kwaebibirem, Adansiman relegated in Ghanaian league
    03 december 2001 21:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kwaebibirem and Adansiman were relegated to first division football on Sunday as the curtain on Ghana's 2001 Premier Soccer League came down. Full text...

  • Hassania d'Agadir, Wydad on top of Moroccan league
    03 december 2001 21:13:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania d'Agadir soccer club, which started showing signs of fatigue in the sixth round of Morocco's first division championship, has made a comeback. Full text...

  • Weah resigns Liberian FA post
    03 december 2001 18:32:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian soccer star, George Weah, has resigned his post of Vice-president EDETRA International Affairs, at the Liberia Football Association (LFA), press reports said Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya prepares for CECAFA Challenge Cup
    03 december 2001 18:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is finalising preparations for the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), Challenge Cup tournament slated for 8-22 December in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Eighth round results in Benin championship
    03 december 2001 12:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the 8th round results and group tables in the Benin first division football championship, with matches played on Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe lifts regional Cosafa under-20 Cup
    02 december 2001 19:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe won the Cosafa under 20 tournament Sunday after beating Angola 5-3 on penalties after regular time failed to produce any goals. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Kanu warns Nigerian opponents
    02 december 2001 17:45:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Nigeria's football star, Nwankwo Kanu has warned that the Super Eagles would not be anyone's whipping boy at Korea/Japan World Cup 2002. Full text...

  • Nigerian press ponders 2002 World Cup Draw
    02 december 2001 16:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Sunday played up the country's tough draw in the 2002 World Cup, to be hosted by South Korea and Japan 31 May-30 June. Full text...

  • 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...

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