Sports - Football
  • KFF steps on a football minefield
    29 august 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A two-week ultimatum the government gave the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to put its house in order came as a surprise to the Kenyan soccer fraternity. Full text...

  • Maximum entry for CECAFA tourney
    29 august 2001 14:56:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- It's a full house for this year's Central and East Africa Senior Challenge Cup after 11 countries confirmed their participation in the tournament to be hosted by Rwanda. Full text...

  • Morocco plays friendly with Italy on 5 September
    28 august 2001 22:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Italian and Moroccan national football teams are scheduled to play a friendly match on 5 September as part of the Maghreb team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations to be staged in Mali, soccer sources said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host regional football tournament
    28 august 2001 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will for the second time host this year's prestigious regional soccer tournament, the Central, Eastern and Southern Senior Challenge Cup in early December, a senior sports official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ministry removes Nigerian FA Secretary-General
    28 august 2001 10:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sports Ministry has re-deployed the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tijani Yusuf, in a move to restructure the Association for better performance, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Stade Malien wins Challenge Cup
    27 august 2001 15:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako won the 41st edition of the Mali's football Challenge Cup after stunning Mamahira of Kati 5-0 in the final played at the weekend in Koulikoro, 70 km from Bamako. Full text...

  • Morocco invites footballers for Mediterranean Games
    27 august 2001 14:27:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has invited a team of 18 mostly locally-based players to national camp in preparation for the 14th Mediterranean Games being held in Tunisia 2-15 September. Full text...

  • No change in Togo's premier football league
    27 august 2001 14:09:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- In three matches on the nineth day of play in Togo's First Division football championship at the weekend, ended up in ties. Full text...

  • Defending champions knocked out of BP Top Eight
    25 august 2001 17:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs's first half goal sent defending champions Orlando Pirates out of the BP Top Eight Cup in a tightly fought Soweto derby at the FNB stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • African Champions League: Julius Berger 2 Sundowns 0
    25 august 2001 17:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Julius Berger of Nigeria defeated visiting Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-0 Saturday, to grab the maximum three points at stake in an African Champions League match played in Nigeria's south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • Namibia overcomes South Africa in Under-20 football clash
    25 august 2001 15:14:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- At the ongoing Confederation of Schools Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) games in Walvis Bay, Namibia's Under-20 football selection Friday beat their South African counterparts 1-0. Full text...

  • Algerian Football Federation boss dismissed
    24 august 2001 22:21:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Football Federation President Omar Kezzal has been dismissed for alleged poor performance, football administration sources said. Full text...

  • Dyto of Lome tops Togolese soccer league table
    23 august 2001 20:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Dyto of Lome is leading in the Togolese soccer first division after playing a 1-1 draw with Maranatha of Fiokpo in their eighth round match Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia to play Malawi in COSAFA's Under-17 semi-final
    23 august 2001 14:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's junior 'Chipolopolo' team Wednesday beat Lesotho 3-0 to enter the semi-finals of the regional COSAFA under-17 soccer tournament under way in Lilongwe, Malawi. Full text...

  • Guadaloupian-born French footballer for racism conference
    23 august 2001 14:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Guadaloupian-born French professional footballer, Lilian Thuram, is expected to attend the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to be held in Durban, South Africa later this month. Full text...

  • Namibia is still Africa's 20th best soccer nation
    22 august 2001 20:33:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- There has been little change in the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) rankings announced on Wednesday, with Namibia still placed at 97th position in the world-wide line-up. Full text...

  • Tide turns against Namibian under-17 selection
    22 august 2001 18:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Under-17 football team, currently competing in the first ever Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Youth Cup in Lilongwe, Malawi looks set for an early exit after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of their South African counterparts on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cecafa tourney gets maximum entry
    21 august 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All 11 countries have confirmed participation in this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament, thus making a full house. Full text...

  • Win over RTU puts Hearts atop league table
    20 august 2001 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Defending league champions Accra Hearts of Oak toppled their arch-rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko from the top of the 16-team premier league table when they beat Real Tamale United 2-1 in their outstanding league match played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • New comer Maruno helps Sundowns in crucial win
    19 august 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- New signing Simba Marumo assisted Sundowns to clinch a 2-0 victory over Jomo Cosmos in a BP Top Eight Cup semi-final match Sunday. Full text...

  • Angola beat Zambia 4-2 in COSAFA Cup semi-final
    18 august 2001 20:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Chipolopolo failed to redeem national pride at Independence Stadium in Lusaka Saturday when they allowed visiting Angola to toss them out of the regional COSAFA Castle Cup competition 4-2 on post-match penalties. Full text...

  • Nigeria soccer coach to visit Japan, South Korea
    18 august 2001 11:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Chief Coach Shaibu Amodu is scheduled to travel to Japan and South Korea this weekend to assess facilities for the 2002 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by the two countries, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Premier soccer league thrown into quandary
    16 august 2001 22:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's 2001 premier football league suffered a major blow Thursday after a five-year sponsorship deal signed between the government and a beer company at the beginning of the year collapsed. Full text...

  • Hearts close the gap on Kotoko
    16 august 2001 18:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian League defending champions, Accra Hearts of Oak narrowed the gap with rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko after defeating Liberty Professionals 4-2 in their outstanding match at the Accra Sports Stadium Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sweden beats South Africa in friendly clash
    16 august 2001 08:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's football squad lost 0-3 to Sweden in a friendly match Wednesday night, which was billed as a warm up to next year's football World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Nigerian coach denies asking for pay rise
    13 august 2001 19:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's acting Chief Coach Shaibu Amodu Monday denied widely circulated reports that he had asked for a pay rise shortly after taking the country's national soccer side to the 2002 World Cup finals in July, even as he prepares to negotiate a new contract with his employers. Full text...

  • Bad day for Cameroonian league leaders
    13 august 2001 19:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 24th round of the Cameroonian firs division football championship played on Sunday saw all the three frontrunners lose in their respective matches. Full text...

  • Jomo Cosmos advance to BP Top Eight semi-final
    13 august 2001 11:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Jomo Cosmos took the last available ticket to South Africa's BP Top Eight semi-final at the weekend with an emphatic 3-0 win over fancied Cape Town side, Santos. Full text...

  • African Champions League results
    13 august 2001 09:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Full African Champions League first-round results of matches played over the weekend and leading goal scorers. Full text...

  • Visiting Esperans hold Sundowns held to a 0-0 draw
    11 august 2001 18:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns of South Africa were held to a virgin tie Saturday by visiting Esperance of Tunisia in an African Champions League match at Loftus stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs through to BP Top Eight semi final
    11 august 2001 18:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs scored a goal in each half against Ria Stars Saturday, to progress to the semi final of the BP Top Eight Cup in South Africa. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates start League defence with a win, but...
    09 august 2001 23:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football defending league champions Orlando Pirates defeated Bush Bucks 2-1 in their first league match Thursday at Johannesburg Stadium, but a cloud hangs over the eligibility of their Zambian striker Dennis Lota. Full text...

  • Nigerian soccer coaches for training in Holland
    08 august 2001 19:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four Nigerian football coaches are to attend an advanced course in the Netherlands from 18-29 August, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Nkana Opens three-point lead on top of Zambian league
    07 august 2001 13:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Nkana United FC has opened a three point lead at the top of the premier league table after matches played on Monday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe players collapses, dies on the pitch
    07 august 2001 12:35:00
    Kadoma- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A football player of one of Zimbabwe's top-flight soccer clubs collapsed and died on the pitch during a match Sunday, team officials said. Full text...

  • Relegated club takes court action
    06 august 2001 22:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Relegated African Wanderers FC is taking the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to the High Court to prevent the league from starting Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togolese premier league results
    06 august 2001 20:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's elite football championship was into the fifth day of play last weekend, with Agaz of Lome beating AS Douane of Lome 2-1 and Dyto of Lome slamming Gomido of Kpalime 2-0, while Asko of Kara and Maranatha of Fiopko tied one- all. Full text...

  • Kotoko maintain unbeaten run
    06 august 2001 12:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko maintained their unbeaten record in Ghana's premier soccer league with a 2-0 victory over Dawu Youngsters in Kumasi on Sunday, but it was Hearts and Goldfields who stole the show by sharing 12 goals equally. Full text...

  • Brazil beats Nigeria 4-3 in youth soccer friendly
    05 august 2001 19:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil beat host Nigeria 4-3 in an international under-17 soccer friendly played at the National Stadium in Lagos Sunday. Full text...

  • Botswana soccer league postponed
    03 august 2001 23:45:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Kick-off of Botswana's soccer league has been postponed from 11 August to 1 September, it was announced in Gaborone Friday. Full text...

  • Brazil's U-17 team arrives for Charity match
    03 august 2001 18:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil's Under-17 national soccer team arrived in Lagos Friday, two days ahead of a match against its Nigerian counterpart to help raise funds for the "Kanu Heart Foundation. Full text...

  • Kotoko slip but Hearts fail to take advantage
    02 august 2001 20:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko slipped when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenals in the Ghanaian mid-week Premier Soccer League Wednesday. Full text...

  • Buffaloes win Benin Independence Cup
    02 august 2001 09:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The "Buffaloes" Wednesday won the Benin Independence football Cup for 2001 after beating rivals Dragons 1-0 at the Cotonou Friendship Stadium. Full text...

  • Botswana pulls out of U-19 Female soccer World Cup
    01 august 2001 13:20:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) --­ Botswana has pulled out of the qualification matches for the Under-19 Women's soccer World Cup because of poor preparations, the country's Football Association said. Full text...

  • Namibia receives German sports donation
    31 july 2001 19:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association on Tuesday received in Windhoek an assortment of soccer equipment from its German counterpart, GFA. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars to be revamped - FA boss
    31 july 2001 16:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman Ben Koufie has said that the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, will be revamped to prepare them for next year's Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Dakar World Cup matches raise 299 million FCFA
    31 july 2001 14:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The gross amount from gate-taking in four matches played in Dakar in the run up to next year's World Cup finals stands at 299 million francs CFA (398,000 US dollars), according to the Senegalese Football Association (FSF). Full text...

  • Black Africa shows better performance at national level
    30 july 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa south of the Sahara demonstrated its supremacy on the occasion of the 2000 world Cup qualifying matches/Africa zone by raking four out of the five slots reserved for the continent, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) commented Monday. Full text...

  • 2002 World Cup Africa qualifying results
    30 july 2001 19:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After the last World Cup qualifying games played over the weekend, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and South Africa have qualified to represent Africa at the 2002 finals being co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Canon Yaounde close in on league leaders
    30 july 2001 15:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon Yaounde beat current leaders Coton Sport 2-1 Sunday, on the 21st day of play in Cameroon's elite football championship. Full text...

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