Sports - Football
  • Prince Louis FC wins Burundian championship
    20 november 2001 16:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Prince Louis Football Club have won Burundi's First Division championship, totalling 38 points. Full text...

  • Congolese teams to compete in 6 football events
    20 november 2001 14:46:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese football season opens 1 December 2001 and would run through October 2002, according to the president of the Congolese Football Federation (FECOFOOT), Sylvestre Mbongo. Full text...

  • Saint-Louisienne win Reunion championship
    19 november 2001 20:32:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Saint-Louisienne club has for the 14th time won the football championship of Reunion after drawing 1-1 against Jeanne d'Arc in the final match of this year's league played Saturday, MATERA news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Italy's AS Roma to sponsor Kinshasa's Dragons football club
    19 november 2001 19:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An Italian first division soccer club, AS Roma, has accepted to sponsor Kinshasa's Dragons Sports Association with effect from 2002, the Congolese Press Agency reported Monday. Full text...

  • Hearts win Ghana Premier Soccer league
    19 november 2001 18:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak have retained Ghana's Premier Soccer League trophy after drawing 1-1 with Arsnals in weekend's match. Full text...

  • Togo requests soccer friendlies with Liberia
    19 november 2001 17:49:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Togo Football Association has requested two friendlies between the country's national team and their Liberian counterparts between November and December, a Liberian FA official said in Monrovia Monday. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly through to African Champions League final
    19 november 2001 13:50:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Egypt's Al Ahly football club has zoomed into the final of the African Championship League following a 1-1 draw against Esperance of Tunisia in their return leg semi-final match played Saturday at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Nkana snatch football league title
    19 november 2001 10:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Nkana United Football Club bagged their 2001 and 12th Zambia premier football league championship title at the weekend when they beat 5-1 legendary cup fighters Mighty Mufulira Wanderers. Full text...

  • Free State Stars draw with South African champs, Orlando
    18 november 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending South African champions Orlando Pirates equalised in injury time to earn a hard fought draw against Free State Stars at Charles Mopeli stadium Sunday. Full text...

  • Challenge Cup tourney to be televised in 46 countries
    16 november 2001 22:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the first time in 27 years, this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament to be held in Rwanda, will be broadcast live on television to 46 African countries. Full text...

  • Football league in photo-finish at the weekend
    16 november 2001 20:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian 2001 premier league soccer championship comes to an end on Saturday with the country's two top teams vying for the league crown. Full text...

  • Bribery scandal rekindles Liberia's World Cup hopes
    15 november 2001 23:08:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberians are still nursing the hope of their country going to the 2002 South Korea/Japan World Cup, following the allegation of match-fixing in the July Ghana-Nigeria African qualifier. Full text...

  • Cotonsport of Garoua emerge Cameroon champs
    15 november 2001 23:00:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- CAF Cup semi-finalist Cotonsport of Garoua have finished atop Cameroon's 2000/2001 Division One football championships, following the last day of play Wednesday. Full text...

  • Namibia's national football coach retains job
    15 november 2001 22:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The National Football Association of Namibia (NFA) has reappointed Rusten Mogane head coach of the national football team, the Brave Warriors, while also retaining his former assistant, Seth Boois. Full text...

  • Algeria tackles Ghana in solidarity soccer tie
    15 november 2001 21:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national football team hosts its Ghanaian counterpart in a solidarity match 5 December, in Algiers, informed sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisian coach Henri Michel to get 25,000 dollars monthly
    15 november 2001 15:35:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's French-born national football coach Henri Michel will be paid 25,000 US dollars per month, Le Quotidien de Tunis reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Three clubs reach semi-final in Ghana FA Cup
    15 november 2001 10:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko eased past rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 in their quarter-final clash of the Ghana knockout competition at the Kumai Sports Stadium on Wednesday while second division Dwarfs humbled premier side Olympics by the same margin. Full text...

  • Libyan referees to officiate League's semi-final in Tunis
    15 november 2001 07:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Libyan referee Abdelhakim Chelmani would officiate the second leg of the semi-final of the African Soccer Champions' League between Esperance de Tunis (EST) and Al Ahly of Egypt scheduled Saturday night at El Menzah olympic stadium in Tunis, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Coach asks FIFA to probe alleged bribery by Nigeria
    14 november 2001 16:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A former coach of the Zimbabwe national football team Wednesday asked the world soccer governing body FIFA to investigate possible bribery by Nigeria in an Olympic qualifying match last year in the light of similar allegations being levelled against the West African country by Liberia. Full text...

  • South Africa's Sundowns to take own food, water to Angola
    13 november 2001 18:44:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Not taking any chances in their return leg African Champions League semi final clash with Petro Atletico of Angola, South Africa's Sundowns plan to take along their own food and water to Luanda. Full text...

  • Moi Sports Center in Nairobi banned due to insecurity
    13 november 2001 14:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation has banned the ultra-modern Moi International Sports Centre known as Kasarani from hosting soccer matches, citing insecurity. Full text...

  • Esperance suffers first defeat in Tunisian championship
    13 november 2001 00:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance sportive of Tunis (EST) was defeated 2-1 Sunday in Bizerta (60 km north of Tunis) by Club Athletic Bizertin (CAB) in a game of the fifth round of the Tunisian first division football championship. Full text...

  • Morocco selects 20 players for friendly against Zambia
    12 november 2001 22:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan national football team's coach, Portuguese Humberto Coelho, has lined up 20 players for a friendly match to be held in Rabat Wednesday against Zambia, the Moroccan football federation said Monday. Full text...

  • Al Nasr maintain lead in Libyan championship
    12 november 2001 21:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Al Nasr still lead the Libyan first division football championships after beating Al Mahala 2-1 on the seventh day of play at the weekend. Full text...

  • Moroccan football league leaders fail to impress home fans
    12 november 2001 21:48:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The leader of the Moroccan football league, Hassania of Agadir, failed to impress their home fans at weekend as Tihad Sportif held them to a 0-0 draw during the eighth round of matches played on Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Algerian floods force postponement of football matches
    12 november 2001 21:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Football Federation (AFF) postponed football matches scheduled for the weekend due to floods that have hit the country since Saturday, particularly in the capital Algiers. Full text...

  • Namibian league: United Africa Tigers fail in comeback bid
    11 november 2001 20:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- In Namibia's premier league games this weekend, United Africa Tigers played a virgin tie with Life Fighters, thus failing to capitalise on a chances to return to the top of the Tafel Lager Premiership. Full text...

  • CAF Cup: Etoile du Sahel takes narrow lead over JS Kabylie
    11 november 2001 17:37:00
    Sousse- Tunisia (PANA) -- Playing at home in Sousse Saturday, Tunisian club side Etoile du Sahel (ESS) beat Algeria's Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (JSK) 2-1 to take slim lead at the first leg final of the CAF Cup competition. Full text...

  • Bafana beat Egypt 1-0 in friendly match
    10 november 2001 17:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Captain Shaun Bartlett's second half goal was enough to secure Bafana Bafana a 1-0 victory over Egypt's national football team in a friendly match played Saturday at Johannesburg Stadium. Full text...

  • Gambia to play Senegal in Cabral's final Sunday
    09 november 2001 22:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Gambia and Senegal have qualified for Sunday's final of the 17th edition of Amilcar Cabral football tournament featuring West African teams. Full text...

  • Ghana Football Association dismisses bribery allegations
    09 november 2001 20:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association's Executive Council on Friday described as "unfounded and without merit" the bribery allegations levelled against the delegation that took the Black Stars to Nigeria for a crucial World Cup match. Full text...

  • Nigeria FA dissociates self from bribery allegation
    09 november 2001 16:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reacting to the controversy surrounding a 25,000-dollar gift to the Blacks Stars of Ghana by a Nigerian State governor, after a crucial World Cup qualifier in July, Nigerian football authorities have distanced themselves from the gift. Full text...

  • Algerian football federation gets new president
    09 november 2001 09:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mohammed Raouraoua has been elected president of the Algerian football federation (FAF). Full text...

  • Cabral Cup semi-finals slated today
    09 november 2001 07:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral football tournament featuring West African countries, enters the semi-finals Friday afternoon with host Mali taking on Gambia while Senegal locks horns with Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • Senegalese footballers among best player award contestants
    08 november 2001 12:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three foreign-based Senegalese footballers have been short-listed among 42 other African players by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to contest for the continent's 2001 best player award. Full text...

  • Zambian league leaders stopped
    08 november 2001 08:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football league leaders, Nkana United and Kabwe Warriors, have been stopped temporarily from winning the premier league title after they both lost their mid-week fixtures to determined opponents. Full text...

  • Two Algerians to contest African football player award
    07 november 2001 22:33:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Two Algerian football players, Rafik Saifi (Toyes) and Djamel Benmadi (Marseille) are among the 42 sportsmen short-listed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to contest for the continent's best footballer of the year award. Full text...

  • Cameroonian club fined for indiscipline
    07 november 2001 22:05:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Football Federation (CFF) has ordered Olympic of Mvolye to pay a fine of 500,000 CFA francs for refusing to play a scheduled match of the first division championship. Full text...

  • Angola vs. South Africa in football friendly 15 January
    07 november 2001 21:30:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The national teams of Angola and South Africa have scheduled a friendly football match on 15 January in Johannesburg, an Angolan sports official confirmed Wednesday in Luanda. Full text...

  • Senegal, South Korea spar ahead of World Cup finals
    07 november 2001 15:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national football team is in Seoul for a friendly encounter billed for Thursday in preparation for next year's World Cup finals tournament to be co- hosted by Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Why Kenya suffered double loss in Castle tourney
    06 november 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When Tanzania's "Taifa Stars" rudely brought down their Kenyan counterparts, "Harambee Stars" in the final of the Castle Cup tournament in Mwanza, the Kenya soccer fraternity demanded the removal of coach Reinhardt Fabisch. Full text...

  • Mali, Senegal qualify for Cabral tournament semi-finals
    06 november 2001 21:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national team in group A Monday qualified for the semi-finals of the 17th Amilcar Cabral football tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya unveils Challenge Cup training programme
    06 november 2001 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national team, the Harambee Stars, embark on residential training in Nairobi from 26 November ahead of December's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Senegal into semi-finals of Amilcar Cabral Cup
    06 november 2001 16:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's B football team Monday trounced Cape Verde 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral Zone II finals taking place in Mali. Full text...

  • Results of the 5th round of Tunisian championship
    05 november 2001 23:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The following are the results of the 5th round of the Tunisian first division football championship played over the weekend: C. Full text...

  • Djoliba's coach resigns
    05 november 2001 14:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The head coach of Bamako's Djoliba Athletic football club, Burkina's Idrissa Traore, has resigned his appointment, the private newspaper, "Le Soir de Bamako" reported Monday. Full text...

  • Goldfields plunge to bottom of Ghanaian league
    05 november 2001 12:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Obuasi Goldfields plunged Sunday to the bottom of premier football league table when they were deducted nine points by the Ghana Football Association for fielding an unregistered player and failing to honour a league match. Full text...

  • Benin championship's 4th day results
    05 november 2001 10:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are scores record on the fourth day play in Benin's Division One football championship: Group A: Buffle - Etoile : 3-1 Panthère-Cavaliers : 2-1 Group B: Dragon - Vautour : 3-1 UNB - Tatapouranou : 1-0 The matches between Lions and Soleil and between Requins vs Asja were postponed to a later date. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs reach South Africa's Coca-Cola Cup final
    04 november 2001 17:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs made it to the two million Rand South African Coca-Cola Cup final Sunday after beating Santos 4-2 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenberg. Full text...

  • Sundowns beat Angola's Petro Atletico 2-0
    04 november 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns found the net twice to beat Angola's Petro Atletico in a first leg African Champions League semi-final played on Saturday at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

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