Sports - Football
  • 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...

  • Cameroon's withdrawal a major blow to East Africa
    07 september 2001 19:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa football champions Cameroon's decision to opt out of next month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania has denied East African soccer lovers a chance to watch one of Africa's best teams in action. Full text...

  • Army outfit dismisses top officials
    07 september 2001 13:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Green Buffaloes Football Club has bowed to intense pressure from fans and dismissed three of its top officials. Full text...

  • Hearts, Kotoko lose but stay atop
    06 september 2001 20:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Hearts of Oak and Kotoko lost their mid-week matches but remain far ahead of the pack in Ghana's premier football championship. Full text...

  • Teams push hard for top league places
    03 september 2001 20:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Yanga football club Sunday tasted their second league defeat, crashing 0-1 to Simba FC, when the two arch-rivals clashed in the Lake Victoria town of Mwanza during the first matches this month of the mainland Super Eight soccer tourney. Full text...

  • Civics defeat Tigers in Hotspurs final
    02 september 2001 14:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Civics football club beat United Africa Tigers 4-2 in a replay of the Hotspurs soccer tournament final at Khomasdal Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania hires an Argentinean coach
    30 august 2001 23:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has signed a contract with an Argentinean coach whose task will be to prepare the country's new national team, known as the Mourabitounes. Full text...

  • Embattled KFF bans treasurer from office
    30 august 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Succumbing to pressure from the government to put its house in order, the embattled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has slapped an indefinite ban on its treasurer, Levi Obondo. Full text...

  • CAN Boulevard to be inaugurated at African Cup draw
    30 august 2001 09:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The draw next weekend of the first round groups in the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Bamako, will be marked by Malian President Omar Alpha Konare's inauguration of CAN 2002 Boulevard in honour of the football tournament. Full text...

  • 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...

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