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  • Tunisia drops 3 players from CAN squad for unruly behaviour
    27 december 2001 19:14:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Following violent incidents in local club matches, Tunisian authorities have expelled three players from the squad selected for the Cup of Nations finals coming up next month in Mali. Full text...

  • Liberian camps ahead of Nations Cup finals
    27 december 2001 18:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian national football team, Lone Star, has left the country for a test match with Tunisia next Sunday en route Cote d'Ivoire, where it plans to pitch camp in the countdown to CAN 2002, sports authorities in Monrovia confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Enraged German tells Kenyans to recruit God as coach
    27 december 2001 18:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Vexed by mounting criticism over Kenya's failure to win the recent East and Central Africa Senior Challenge football tournament in Rwanda, coach Reinhardt Fabisch has told critics they might as well hire God if they want instant results. Full text...

  • Benin hosts U-19 basketball tournament
    27 december 2001 12:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The first edition of the men's U-19 baseball tournament called "Christmas Junior Basketball" entered its second day Thursday at Cotonou's UNAFRICA. Full text...

  • CAF bans Ivorian football official for life
    27 december 2001 09:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has imposed a lifetime ban on Abou Cisse, an official of club Africa Sports of Abidjan, sources close to the club's management said. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso beats Senegal 4-2 in friendly in Dakar
    26 december 2001 23:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's national football team, the Stallions, beat the Lions of Senegal 4-2 in a friendly game played in Dakar to prepare the two teams for the African Cup of nations to be played in Mali next year. Full text...

  • Malians welcome draw in test match with Ghana
    26 december 2001 20:08:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian sports circles have expressed satisfaction with the national team's 1-1 home draw with Ghana's Black Stars, in a friendly match ahead of the Cup of Nations finals coming up next January in Mali. Full text...

  • Controversy looms after coach names Cameroonian squad
    25 december 2001 14:51:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian soccer fans have denounced the exclusion of locally-based players from the 36-member national football team pre-selected last Friday to start preparations for 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali early next year. Full text...

  • Algeria to play Olympique Marseille in friendly match
    25 december 2001 13:51:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national football team will play French first division club Olympique Marseille on 14 January in Algiers, the Algerian Football Association has announced. Full text...

  • DR Congo clubs to play in Lesotho, Zambia and Gabon
    25 december 2001 09:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Following the draw for African club championship league for 2002 last weekend in Cairo, Egypt, three DR Congo teams will meet opponents from Lesotho, Zambia and Gabon. Full text...

  • Raja of Casablanca gets Belgian coach
    24 december 2001 23:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco, (PANA) -- Walter Meuuws from Belgium is the new head coach of Moroccan premier league defending champions Raja of Casablanca, which currently ranks 5th on the league table. Full text...

  • Dublin to host world cross-country championship
    24 december 2001 19:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Irish capital of Dublin will host the world cross-country championship set for March 2002. Full text...

  • Senghor's death clouds World Cup's sojourn in Senegal
    24 december 2001 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The world football trophy currently doing a round of Africa's flag bearers in the 2002 finals arrived in Dakar 20 December, the same day news was received of the death of Senegal's first president, Leopold Sedar Senghor. Full text...

  • Benin beat Lagos club 2-1 in friendly
    24 december 2001 16:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national football team on Sunday in Cotonou defeated an "All Stars" selection from Lagos State in Nigeria by 2-1. Full text...

  • Wydad and Hassania still lead Moroccan championship
    24 december 2001 13:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca and Hassania of Agadir co- shared the top slot in the Moroccan first division football championship, whose 13th round was played Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Togo beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in CAN 2002 preparation match
    24 december 2001 12:48:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo have beaten Burkina Faso for the second time this month in friendly matches intended to prepare for the African Cup of Nations finals scheduled 19 January to 10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Violence mars club match in Tunisia
    24 december 2001 10:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Violence marred Sunday's crunch game between Etoile Sportive Sahel (ESS) and Esperance Sportive Tunis (EST) in Sousse, 150 km southeast of Tunis, as part of the 10th round of the Tunisian first division football championship. Full text...

  • Ethiopia beats Kenya to win 25th CECAFA cup
    23 december 2001 10:29:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Ethiopia's national team Saturday won the 25th Central and Eastern Africa Football Association (CECAFA) cup after beating Kenya's Harambee Stars 2-1 in an exciting match played at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Cameroonian coach says retaining African cup is top priority
    22 december 2001 19:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national football team coach Winfried Schafer from Germany has said that the African Cup of Nations finals were a priority although the team has also qualified 2002 World Cup finals n Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegalese coach names 29 players for friendly matches
    22 december 2001 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's French born national football team coach Bruno Metsu has named 29 players who will participate in friendly matches against Burkina Faso and Algeria on 26 and 19 December, respectively in Dakar. Full text...

  • Madjer names 25 players for friendly with Senegal
    22 december 2001 18:14:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian national football team coach Rabah Madjer has named 25 players, including nine abroad-based professionals to prepare for the friendly match against Senegal in Dakar on 29 December. Full text...

  • Moroccan coach shortlists 30 players for ACN 2002
    22 december 2001 17:02:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan national football team coach Humberto Cuelho from Portugal has called 30 players, ten of them from the local league, to start preparations for the African Cup of Nations finals in Mali from 19 January - 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • FIFA president expected in Algiers 15 January
    22 december 2001 16:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, is expected in Algiers on 15 January 2002, sources at the Algerian Football Association (FAF) said Saturday. Full text...

  • Know more about FIFA
    22 december 2001 11:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International football federation (FIFA) is an association by Swiss right with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, gathering 203 national federations affiliated to six continental confederations. Full text...

  • Togo's Eperviers to play Burkina's Etalons Sunday
    21 december 2001 23:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's national football team will lock horns with Burkina Faso's "Etalons" Sunday in Lome in a return friendly match. Full text...

  • Togo, Burkina Faso play friendly match Saturday
    21 december 2001 21:20:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The friendly match between Togo's Eperviers and Burkina Faso's Etalons, initially billed for Sunday in Lome, will take place Saturday, the Togolese football federation (FTF) announced Friday. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly beat Sundowns 3-0 in CAF Cup final
    21 december 2001 19:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al Ahly Friday beat South Africa's Sundowns club 3-0 to win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League Cup in a match played in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly leads South Africa's Sundowns 2-0 at halftime
    21 december 2001 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al Ahly is leading 2-0 against South Africa's Sundowns in their second leg game of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League being played in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly leads South Africa's Sundowns 2-0 at halftime
    21 december 2001 18:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al Ahly is leading 2-0 against South Africa's Sundowns in their second leg game of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League being played in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan coach walking on a tight rope ahead of final
    21 december 2001 16:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The outcome of Saturday's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament final between Kenya and Ethiopia in Kigali, will certainly determine the fate of Kenya's embattled national soccer coach, Reinhardt Fabisch. Full text...

  • S.Africa Sundowns bank on Zambian for League final with Al Ahly
    21 december 2001 12:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns of South Africa are pinning their hopes on Zambian midfielder Gift Kampamba to lead them to victory in Friday's CAF Champions League final against Egypt's Al-Ahly in Cairo. Full text...

  • Tunisian shortlists 23 players for CAN 2002
    20 december 2001 21:26:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- French coach Henri Michel of the Tunisian football team on Thursday released a list of 23 players earmarked for the current African Cup of Nations (CAN 2002) scheduled 19 January-10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Champ Oure to face British challenge in WBA fight
    20 december 2001 21:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Champion Evans Oure will take on another Englishman next month following the postponement of his World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight title defence fight against England's Delroy Leslie. Full text...

  • Poor funding overshadows Zambian football team's preparations
    20 december 2001 13:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's national football team was on the pitch perfecting skills Thursday but the practice session was over-shadowed by grave doubts over whether the Football Association of Zambia would overcome its current financial woes. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host West African junior tennis tournament
    20 december 2001 10:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The West African junior tennis tournament will be held in Cotonou from 27 to 31 December, sources close to the Benin's Tennis Federation (FBT) revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mali's Eagles play against Ghana's Black Stars on Christmas Day
    20 december 2001 10:16:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian national football team will lock horns with Ghanaian counterpart on 25 December in Mopti, 675 km north of Bamako, ahead of the 23rd edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals tournament to be hosted by Mali from 19 January to 10 February. Full text...

  • DR Congo's Simbas go to Turkey to prepare for CAN 2002
    20 december 2001 08:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Simbas, the DR Congo's national football team, is due in Istanbul, Turkey Thursday where it will complete the third stage of its training ahead of the 19 January- 10 February continental tournament in Mali, the Congolese football federation (FECOPA) has confirmed. Full text...

  • Libyan football team gets Italian coach
    19 december 2001 23:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian coach Scolio is expected next Wednesday in Tripoli to take charge of the Libyan national football team, sports officials said in Tripoli Wednesday. Full text...

  • 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...

  • Lack of funds stops Zambian volleyballers from Africa tourney
    19 december 2001 18:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian volleyball club which was to represent the Southern African region at the 2001 Africa Cup of Cups volleyball tournament will not be able to go due to lack of funds for its travel expenses. Full text...

  • Cameroon: in search of a 4th crown
    19 december 2001 17:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Defending champions Cameroon are the big favourites at CAN 2002. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: ten years down the road
    19 december 2001 17:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It has been ten years since the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire lifted the Cup of Nations for the first time. Full text...

  • Egypt: seeking comfort over lost bid for World Cup finals
    19 december 2001 16:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- With their elimination from the race to the 2002 World Cup finals, Egypt would find in CAN 2002 a face saver if they can, for a fifth time, lift the trophy. Full text...

  • Ghana: in search of a glorious past
    19 december 2001 16:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ghana, like Egypt, would lift for the 5th time the African Cup of Nations (CAN), if they are victorious in Mali. Full text...

  • Mali, not high on the list of bookmakers
    19 december 2001 16:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Despite playing host to CAN 2002, the Eagles of Mali do not appear to catch the fancy of analysts. Full text...

  • Algeria has an asset in coach Rabah Madjer
    19 december 2001 16:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal, (PANA) -- Eliminated from the 2002 World Cup race, Algeria with Rabah Madjer as coach is dreaming of lifting the Cup of Nations for a second time. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso hopes to go beyond the 1998 mark
    19 december 2001 16:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Burkina Faso is going to participate for the fourth consecutive time in the finals of the African Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Senegal eyes CAN as FIFA names them "Best African team"
    19 december 2001 16:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After qualifying for the 2002 World Cup from a group including adversaries like Morocco, Egypt and Algeria, all former World Cup participants, the Lions of Senegal look set to go far at CAN 2002. Full text...

  • Liberia, a Weah affair
    19 december 2001 16:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After missing a ticket to the 2002 World Cup finals by a hair's breadth, George Weah's Liberia would no doubt throw in all that they have got into CAN 2002, which happens to be one of the last major events for FIFA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) before he fades out of active soccer. Full text...

  • DR Congo, due premium for regularity
    19 december 2001 16:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The political crisis in DR Congo can hardly been said to have impacted on the enthusiasm of the national team, which would be onto its 6th participation at the finals of the African Cup of Nations, after previous appearances in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000. Full text...

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