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  • 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...

  • Morocco: Can save its 2002 season by winning CAN
    19 december 2001 15:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Like Egypt, Morocco is looking up to CAN 2002 for a chance to save face after a poor international season this year. Full text...

  • Nigeria, a familiar side and favourite
    19 december 2001 15:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nigeria will still be among the major contenders at CAN 2002. Full text...

  • South Africa, seeking a second win
    19 december 2001 15:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South Africa, which is participating at the Cup of Nations finals for the fourth time running (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002) since its reintegration into African and world sports, is still to repeat its 1996 feat when it clinched the trophy. Full text...

  • Zambia, a regional soccer power house
    19 december 2001 15:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Zambia might not be among countries that have won the coveted African Nations Cup, but the history of the tournament would be incomplete without due mention of the former "KK 11," now fondly called the Chipolopolo Boys. Full text...

  • Tunisia must in Mali reflect level of its clubs
    19 december 2001 14:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sovereign in club competitions with Espérance de Tunis, Club Africain and Etoile Sportive, Tunisia finds it hard to confirm that supremacy at the level of the national team that is yet to enter its name on the scroll of Nations Cup winners. Full text...

  • Hosting the World Cup: Africa's hopes deferred
    19 december 2001 13:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Only hours after announcing last March that Africa's turn had come to host the 2010 World Cup, FIFA retracted on the statement. Full text...

  • How South Africa lost 2006 World Cup bid
    19 december 2001 13:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- From the start five countries (Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, Germany and Britain) applied to organise the 2006 World Cup, but Brazil withdrew in favour of South Africa a few days before the vote. Full text...

  • Professional football still embryonic in Africa
    19 december 2001 12:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African football might have come a long way, but the continent is still a long way to catching up with world football giants the likes of Europe and Latin America. Full text...

  • The organisation of CAN has come a long way, says expert
    19 december 2001 12:53:00
    Saint-Louis- Senegal (PANA) -- An official of the African Football Confederation (CAF) as acknowledged the Cup of Nations tournament as a viable factor in the evolution of football standards on the continent. Full text...

  • FIFA, sponsorship funds help develop and improve football
    19 december 2001 12:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Adequate funding of African football has become a crucial factor in the development and improvement of the sport on the continent. Full text...

  • Football and politics: the marriage of interests survives
    19 december 2001 12:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Of all games, football has long been considered a source, par excellence, of amusement in Africa. Full text...

  • Football, an African passion
    19 december 2001 10:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa is undoubtedly one of the continents with a great passion for football, as adepts spanning the continent are to found in every nook and cranny, and come from every social stratum and walk of life. Full text...

  • African footballers: the forgotten stars of yesterday
    19 december 2001 10:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In the late seventies, former football stars from Ghana and Nigeria embarked on a vast programme to restructure football in their countries by targeting and training identified talented youngsters. Full text...

  • Expert warns against forecasts in Mali 2002
    19 december 2001 09:50:00
    Saint-Louis- Senegal (PANA) -- Bookmakers have been warned against what experts call "early forecasts" concerning the Cup of Nations finals (CAN 2002) slated to start 19 January in Mali. Full text...

  • Mali is ready, says chief organiser
    19 december 2001 09:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Sory Ibrahima Mankanguile, chairman of organising committee of the 2002 African Cup of Nations finals (CAN 2002), has reaffirmed Mali's capacity to host the prestigious continental event starting 19 January. Full text...

  • South African Sports minister slams foreign football coaches
    19 december 2001 08:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Sports minister Ngconde Balfour this week took swipe at foreign coaches in the local league, accusing them of apathy towards the country's football aspirations. Full text...

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