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  • Nigeria: Jonathan applauds Nigeria's performance at Commonwealth games
    05 august 2014 14:04:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated members of the Nigerian team for their sterling performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games which ended in Glasgow, Scotland, at the weekend. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Opening fixtures
    05 august 2014 08:27:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are the opening fixtures for the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup taking place in Canada 5-24 Aug. Full text...

  • Mali: Djoliba FC coach resigns
    04 august 2014 15:34:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Moroccan Abdelzarak Chlil resigned Saturday as coach of the Malian side, Djoliba FC of Bamako, two days after his side lost 0-1 to "Onze Créateurs of Niaréla" in the finals of the 54th edition of the Malian Football Cup. Full text...

  • Togo:Anges FC regains lead in football league
    04 august 2014 11:00:32
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Anges FC has retaken the lead in Togo's first division football league, thanks to its 1-0 victory over Gomido during match day 15 on Sunday. Full text...

  • Egypt: Groupings for final qualifying series for AFCON 2015
    04 august 2014 09:39:22
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The seven groups for the final round of qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations are now complete, with the conclusion of the third round of the qualifiers over the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya: National team disbanded after loss to Lesotho in AFCON qualifier
    04 august 2014 08:22:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyans have welcomed the disbanding of the national football team and the entire national team bench, after the country was eliminated from the qualifying series of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Egypt: All 7 qualifiers emerge for final qualifying stage of 2015 Nations Cup
    03 august 2014 22:01:23
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Three more nations Sunday reached the final qualifying stage for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Morocco. Full text...

  • Egypt: 4 nations through to final stage of qualifiers for 2015 Nations Cup
    03 august 2014 12:44:12
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Four nations are through to the final qualifying stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, to be held in Morocco, after the return leg matches of the third round were played on Saturday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Games: 10 African countries on medals table
    03 august 2014 11:03:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Only 10 African nations have registered their presence on the medals table going into the final day of competition Sunday (3Aug) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Games: Nigeria reels from withdrawal of gold medal after positive drug test
    03 august 2014 10:26:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is reeling from the withdrawal of the gold medal won by one of the country's representatives, teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha, after she tested positive to banned performance-enhancing drugs at the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifiers: Results of qualifying matches
    02 august 2014 18:54:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the results of some second round, second leg tie matches for the group stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) played on Saturday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verdian basketball team cancels trip to Guinea due to Ebola
    02 august 2014 15:49:19
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian Basketball Federation (FCB) has cancelled the trip of the national basketball team to Guinea for the preliminary round of Zone II Afrobasket 2015 because of the Ebola epidemic in that country. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire to play Sierra Leone in 2015 AFCON qualifiers
    02 august 2014 13:12:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Côte d’Ivoire will on 6 September in Abidjan play Sierra Leone in the first leg of the third round of the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) to be hosted in Morocco from 17 January to 8 February next year. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions League: Libya's Al-Ahly to play in Tunis for security reasons
    01 august 2014 20:57:50
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Due to the security chaos prevailing in Libya, the Benghazi-based side Al-Ahly will play its the Group B fifth round of match of the CAF Champions League match against Tunisian CS Sfaxien in Tunis. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Lesotho jet into Nairobi for crucial tie
    01 august 2014 18:04:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Lesotho's national team jetted into Nairobi Friday for Sunday's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match against Kenya, but expressed disappointment over accommodation arrangements. Full text...

  • Egypt: Seychelles withdraws from 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
    01 august 2014 07:24:42
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Seychelles has pulled out of the ongoing qualifying series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco, according to African soccer's governing body, CAF. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Frenchman Hervé Renard appointed new coach for Cote d’Ivoire
    31 july 2014 20:28:34
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – French trainer Hervé Renard has been appointed the new coach for national football teams of Cote d’Ivoire, the chairman of the Ivorian football federation, (Fédération ivoirienne de football, FIF), Mr Augustin Sidy Diallo, announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Olum, Bwamy jet in for Kenya's match against Lesotho
    30 july 2014 14:27:43
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - US-based defender Lawrence Olum and striker Christian Bwamy, who plays for Norwegian side FK Follo, are the foreign-based Kenyan players who reported to camp Wednesday morning ahead of the African Nations Cup qualifier against Lesotho. Full text...

  • Togo: AS Togo Port takes lead in football league
    28 july 2014 16:25:09
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - AS Togo Port has taken the lead in Togo's top division football league thanks to its 1-0 victory over Gbikinti at the weekend. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions League: Sfaxien wins local derby, stays on course for semi
    27 july 2014 10:07:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - CS Sfaxien defeated Esperance 1-0 in an all-Tunisian game on Match Day 4 Saturday in the mini league stage of the 2014 CAF Champions League. Full text...

  • CAF Confed Cup: Coton Sport reaches semi
    27 july 2014 09:52:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cameroonian club Coton Sport became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup, after a 2-1 win over visiting ASEC Mimosas of Cote d'Ivoire on Saturday in the port city of Garua. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa gets new national soccer coach
    26 july 2014 18:01:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Saturday announced the appointment of Ephraim Mashaba as the new head coach of the national team, ending months of speculation. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions league: Hosts Al Ahly Libya lose 0-2 to Setif in Day 4 mini-league match
    26 july 2014 13:47:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Visiting ES Setif of Algeria on Friday humiliated hosts Al Ahly Benghazi of Libya 2-0 in a Day 4 match in continuation of the remaining mini-league phase of the 2014 CAF Champions league series. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Confederation Cup: Day 4 fixtures in mini-league phase
    26 july 2014 13:22:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Day four matches in the remaining mini-league phase of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup competition hold this weekend across Africa. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: 3 candidates for Ivorian national football coaching job
    26 july 2014 13:05:42
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The executive committee of the Ivorian football federation (FIF) has selected three candidates, one of whom will be named the coach of national team, the Elephants. Full text...

  • Nigeria: NFF to ratify Maigari's impeachment, new contract with Keshi
    24 july 2014 16:11:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has agreed to convene an emergency congress 31 July, 2014, to ratify the impeachment of Alhaji Aminu Maigari as President of the NFF executive committee. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Football Federation president impeached
    24 july 2014 15:05:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The crisis that rocked Nigerian football since its national football team, Super Eagles crashed out of the just-concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil took another dimension Thursday as the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced that it has impeached the president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, over a 15-count charge. Full text...

  • Mali: President IBK to launch support fund for former sportsmen, women
    22 july 2014 17:00:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government plans to launch a fund which will cater for former sportsmen and women in the country. Full text...

  • Kenya: Gor gears up for Cecafa Kagame Cup tourney
    22 july 2014 15:58:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Gor Mahia open their 2014 Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) Kagame Cup Competition with a match against Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on 8 August in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Qatar: Fans to watch 2022 FIFA WC matches on big screens if......
    22 july 2014 15:23:52
    Doha, Qatar (PANA) – Organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar, are already planning to satisfy the numerous fans and supporters who would not all be able to go to stadiums. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya to appeal CAF ban on head coach Amrouche
    22 july 2014 12:57:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya is to appeal against the one-year ban which African soccer's governing body, CAF, slapped on national football team head coach Adel Amrouche, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Results of qualifiers for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
    21 july 2014 09:15:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The qualifying series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations resumed over the weekend with matches in the first leg, third stage of the series. Full text...

  • Togo: Anges FC maintains lead in football league
    20 july 2014 16:53:37
    Lome,Togo (PANA) - Anges FC has maintained its lead in Togo's top division football league despite its 1-0 loss to AS Togo Port during match day 13 over the weekend, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Benin: Benin beats Mali 1-0 in qualifier for CAF Under-17 championship
    20 july 2014 14:19:17
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin's nation Under-17 football team, Cadet Squirrels, has defeated its counterpart from Mali 1-0 in a qualifying match for the 2015 CAF Under-17 Championship, to be staged in Niger. Full text...

  • Namibia: Namibia determined to do well despite..... - Coach
    20 july 2014 11:06:28
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Namibia's head coach Jacqueline Shipanga has said her wards are determined to do well at the 9th edition of the African Women Championship (AWC), scheduled for Oct. 2014, despite being drawn in a tough group A that involves perennial winner Nigeria. Full text...

  • Namibia: Host Namibia draws Nigeria in 2014 AWC
    20 july 2014 10:54:56
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Host Namibia has been drawn into a tough group that includes perennial winner Nigeria for the 2014 African Women's Championship (AWC), to be held 11-25 Oct., PANA reported. Full text...

  • CAN U-17 qualifiers: Some second-round, first-leg results
    19 july 2014 18:24:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Here are results from the first leg, second-round qualifiers for the 2015 African Under-17 Championship, to be played in Niger. Full text...

  • Nigeria: FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria
    18 july 2014 17:05:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Soccer governing body, FIFA, Friday lifted the suspension it imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on 9 July, 2014, on account of government interference. Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Kenya off to Lesotho for qualifier
    18 july 2014 15:28:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's senior national team, the Harambee Stars, flew out to Maseru Friday morning for Sunday's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations second-round, first-leg qualifying match against Lesotho. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 18 invited for CAN U-17 qualifier
    18 july 2014 12:27:56
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's national Under-17 football team will play Libya Sunday in the first leg, second round qualifier for the 2015 African Under-17 Championship, to be played in Niger. Full text...

  • Mali: Fixtures for day 24 football league series in Mali
    17 july 2014 14:18:00
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The following are day 24 fixtures in the Malian national first division football league series this weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya: CAF mourns departed Somali football legend
    16 july 2014 09:52:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Issa Hayatou of African soccer's governing body CAF has expressed his condolences to the people of Somalia and the East African football community, following the death of Somalia's first national team captain Mohamed Qalaf Aden Shangole. Full text...

  • Nigeria: MPs urge executive to help avert FIFA hammer over sack of football executive
    15 july 2014 16:19:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian House of Representatives Tuesday urged the nation’s Minister of Sports, Dr. Tamuno Wenike Danagogo, to, as a matter of urgency, ensure that FIFA's sledgehammer does not fall on Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: CAF drops Nigerian referee after FIFA suspension
    15 july 2014 10:11:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - African soccer's governing body, CAF, has dropped the Nigeria Football Federation’s FIFA Adviser and Consultant on refereeing Linus Mba following last week's suspension of Nigeria by the global football body over government interference in the affairs of the Nigeria federation. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: AUC Chairperson congratulates Germany on World Cup victory
    14 july 2014 17:45:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has congratulated the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the German Team and its people for their brilliant victory in the 2014 edition of FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • Mali: Stade Malien strengthens lead in football league
    14 july 2014 16:01:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Stade Malien of Bamako has strengthened its lead in Mali's top division football league, thanks to its 3-0 victory over ASOM at the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya: Africa shifts focus to 2015 AFCON qualifiers
    14 july 2014 11:09:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - With the conclusion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Sunday, African nations are now gearing up for the qualifying series of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Morocco, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: It's Germany for fourth time!
    13 july 2014 23:02:50
    Rio de Janerio, Brazil (PANA) - For the third time in a row and for the fifth time overall, the World Cup final was Sunday decided after extra time, as hard fighting Germany emerged winner over Argentina through the lone goal by substitute Mario Goetze. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Award winners
    13 july 2014 22:13:31
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The following are the winners of awards at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Brazil hands over to Russia as date for next World is fixed
    13 july 2014 21:53:31
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The draw for the preliminary competition for the next World Cup, Russia 2018, will be held in Saint Petersburg next July to chart the road FIFA member countries will pass through to get to the 21st edition of the global showpiece. Full text...

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