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  • Rwanda: Rwandan striker signs contract with Kenya's Gor Mahia club
    13 january 2016 17:11:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan striker and captain of Rwandan national football team Jacques Tuyisenge has signed a contract with Kenya's Gor Mahia F.C. for the 2016-2017 season, a sports source in Kigali confirmed to PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Switzerland: FIFA dismisses secretary general Valcke
    13 january 2016 12:02:26
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The world football governing body, FIFA, has sacked its secretary general, Jérôme Valcke. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Body of footballer Steve Gohouri to arrive in Abidjan Wednesday
    12 january 2016 15:29:39
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The body of Ivorian international footballer, Steve Gohouri, found dead in the Rhine, near Düsseldorf, on 31 December, will arrive on Wednesday in Abidjan, sports sources told PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2016 CHAN: Rwanda beats DR Congo 1- 0 in friendly
    10 january 2016 18:49:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's team for the 2016 Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday beat Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 1-0 in a friendly played at Rubavu Stadium about 160 km northwest of the capital, Kigali. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'African player Samatta is Tanzanian', says ministry
    09 january 2016 09:37:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation on Saturday issued a statement correcting international media reports that Mbwana Aly Samatta, the 2015 African Player of the Year based in Africa, is a citizen of Tanzania. Full text...

  • UAE: More top runners confirm participation in Dubai Marathon
    08 january 2016 10:40:03
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - An unprecedented number of former winners will start the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon after reigning champion Lemi Berhanu Hayle and 2014 winner Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa confirmed their participation in the world’s richest marathon on 22 January, the organisers announced on Friday. Full text...

  • GLO-CAF AWARDS: Aubameyang is African Player of the Year
    08 january 2016 00:20:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon has been named the CAF African Player of the Year for the first time, beating Ivorian Yaya Toure and Ghana's Andrew Ayew to the most coveted title. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali's coach picks 23 players for 2016 CHAN finals
    07 january 2016 17:24:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's coach for the national junior football team on Thursday released a list of 23 players selected for the finals of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted by Rwanda from 16 January to 7 February. Full text...

  • 2016 CHAN: Rwanda coach releases list of players for 2016 CHAN
    07 january 2016 15:22:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda's national football team coach Johnny McKinstry released Thursday a list of 23 players for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN), to be played from 16 January to 7 February 2016 in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Switzerland: FIFA Ethics Committee recommends suspension extension for Secretary-General
    05 january 2016 17:40:34
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee of FIFA, the world football governing body, Dr Cornel Borbély, has requested an extension of the suspension of FIFA Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, from all football-related activities for a further 45 days. Full text...

  • Gambia: Referee Gassama named Gambia 'Person of the Year 2015'
    05 january 2016 09:07:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian FIFA referee, Mr. Bakary Papa Gassama, has been designated "Person Of The Year 2015” by the Gambia News & Report Weekly Magazine. Full text...

  • 2016 CHAN: Cameroonian team arrives in Rwanda
    04 january 2016 15:45:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Cameroonian national football team arrived in Kigali on Sunday night, ahead of 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN), to be played from 16 January to 7 February 2016 in Rwanda, sports sources confirmed to PANA Monday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Tunisia: ES Sahel, CS Sfaxien, Esperance Tunis lead in Tunisian football league table
    04 january 2016 13:19:50
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Favourites Etoile du Sahel, CS Sfaxien and Esperance Tunisian are positioned one, two three in that order on the Tunisian football league as the battle for the top spot hots up after 14 weeks of action. Full text...

  • UAE: Ethiopians Daska, Seboka set for 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
    04 january 2016 08:19:53
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Ethiopian running superstars Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka are the latest big names to join a powerful field of elites for the first world-class marathon of the Olympic year, the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on 22 January. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 31 elite runners for Lagos City Marathon
    28 december 2015 17:18:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 31 elite runners from eight countries have signed on for the 2016 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, scheduled to hold on 6 Feb., according to the General Manager of the Marathon, Yussuf Alli. Full text...

  • Mali: Coach names 30 players for CHAN 2016
    28 december 2015 14:53:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The new coach of the Malian local football team, Djibril Dramé, has released a list of 30 players called up ahead of the 4th edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), to be hosted from 16 January to 7 February, 2016, by Rwanda, sources close to the Malian football federation (FEMAFOOT) told PANA here. Full text...

  • Switzerland: FIFA Ethics Committee bans Blatter, Platini 8 years each
    21 december 2015 10:56:45
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - FIFA's adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert on Monday banned Mr Joseph S. Blatter, President of FIFA, and Mr Michel Platini, Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of FIFA and President of UEFA, for eight years each from all football-related activities. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ex-champion, Tsegaye, for Dubai Marathon
    20 december 2015 12:34:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Former Dubai Marathon champion Tirfi Tsegaye will be looking for a successful return to the Middle East when she joins the field for the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on 22 Jan., organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's Amavubi meets DR Congo's Leopards in friendly (Corrected)
    17 december 2015 17:52:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national football team 'Amavubi' (Wasps) will taken on Leopards of DR Congo in a friendly on 6 January ahead of the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) to be played from 16 Jan. to 7 Feb. 2016 in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's Amavubi meets DR Congo's Leopards in friendly
    17 december 2015 16:24:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national football team 'Amavubi' (Wasps) will taken on Leopards of DR Congo in a friendly on 6 January ahead of the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) to be played from 16 Jan. to 7 Feb. 2016 in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Tanzanian football club Yanga suspends Rwandan striker after unauthorised absence
    17 december 2015 15:50:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Tanzanian football club of Yanga African has suspended its striker, Haruna Niyonzima, who also captains Rwanda's national team "Amavubi" (Wasps), indefinitely after he failed to travel to their Ligue 1 fixture earlier this month, Sports source confirmed Thursday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Senegal: Ethiopia's Kebede set to debut in Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
    17 december 2015 11:27:51
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Olympic medalist and twice a winner of the London Marathon, Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede, will be one of the elite athletes to watch when the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 22. Full text...

  • Kenya: IOC introduces audit to fight graft
    15 december 2015 11:56:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A few days after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) slapped a full suspension on the Russian Federation and three Kenyan track officials for abetting doping, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled plans for sports federations to have their finances and governance audited in an effort to combat corruption. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Victorious U-23 football team arrives
    14 december 2015 22:50:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's national Under-23 football team returned home on Monday after winning the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Senegal over the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya's Bandari to face DR Congo's Lupopo in CAF Confed Cup
    14 december 2015 17:47:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Bandari FC beat Nakumatt 4-2 in the GOtv Shield tournament final at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Sunday to book their ticket to 2016 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • Kenya: Odinga hails African football stars Kanu, Drogba, Eto'o
    14 december 2015 17:31:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has praised African football superstars Samuel Eto'o, Nwankwo Kanu and Didier Drogba for investing in their respective countries and giving back to the community. Full text...

  • Glo CAF Awards: CAF releases contenders for football awards
    14 december 2015 17:02:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa's football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF), on Monday released the lists of top contenders for various categories of the sport. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U23: Nigeria beat Algeria 2-1 to win trophy; South Africa win final Rio spot
    13 december 2015 06:10:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Nigeria on Saturday beat Algeria 2-1 to win the 2015 AFCON U-23 tournament while South Africa picked the final 2016 Rio Olympic Games ticket after beating hosts Senegal 3-1 on penalties. Full text...

  • South Africa: Apartheid-era golf tournament strikes gold in South Africa (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    12 december 2015 06:06:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - During the darkest days of isolation, when the United Nations had labelled Apartheid a crime against humanity and many countries around the world had responded by implementing sanctions and barring South Africa’s sports stars, the continent’s so-called Major golf tournament was born. Full text...

  • Switzerland: CAS confirms Platini sanction
    11 december 2015 12:44:58
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed the sanction passed by the FIFA Appeal Committee which saw Michel Platini provisionally banned for 90 days from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level. Full text...

  • Botswana: President Khama opens Botswana's biggest stadium
    10 december 2015 11:12:10
    Francistown, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana's President Ian Khama on Thursday opened the country's biggest stadium in Francistown, the second biggest city, with a pledge that his government would build more sporting facilities to promote sporting activities. Full text...

  • African Under-23 Nations Cup: Algeria beats South Africa 2-0 to reach final
    09 december 2015 22:00:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Algeria on Wednesday defeated South Africa 2-0 to reach the final of the 2015 African Under-23 Nations Cup in Senegal. Full text...

  • African U-23 Nations Cup: Nigeria pips Senegal 1-0 to reach final, qualifies for Rio Games
    09 december 2015 18:37:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Nigeria on Wednesday reached the final of the 2015 Africa Under-23 Nations Cup after beating host Senegal 1-0 in their semi-final encounter at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor here. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U-23: Nigeria beat Senegal to reach final, Rio Olympics
    09 december 2015 17:32:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Nigeria on Wednesday beat Senegal 1-0 to reach the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations U-23 competition and secure their tickets for the 206 Rio Olympics. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Uganda wins CECAFA Cup
    06 december 2015 18:37:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Uganda has emerged the winner of the 2015 Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Cup, played in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by pipping Rwanda 1-0. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U-23: Algeria, Nigeria barren draw gives them semi-final berth
    05 december 2015 19:12:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Algeria and Nigeria drew 0-0 on Saturday to progress to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations U-23 tournament in Senegal after Mali scuttled the chances of Egypt advancing with a 1-0 win over the North African country. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U-23: Senegal, South Africa win to reach semi-finals
    04 december 2015 22:04:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal and South Africa have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2015 U-23 African Nations Cup in Senegal, thanks to 1-0 victories over Zambia and Tunisia respectively in their final Group A matches played on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya team manager, goalie trainer quit after 'Addis ordeal'
    04 december 2015 10:27:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The team manager of the Kenya senior national team, Harambee Stars, Willis Waliaula and goalkeeper trainer Mathew Ottamax, have resigned after an ordeal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which saw Waliaula detained in hotel for failing to settle bills. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Arrested FIFA officials identified
    03 december 2015 20:46:11
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Two officials of world football governing body, FIFA, who were arrested on Thursday morning for their alleged involvement in bribery scandals, have been identified. Full text...

  • Switzerland: FIFA Executive Committee unanimously approves reform proposals
    03 december 2015 12:54:46
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, says its Executive Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a set of proposals from the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee to pave the way for significant and much-needed changes to FIFA’s governance structure. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Swiss police arrest two FIFA officials
    03 december 2015 10:12:14
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Swiss police on Thursday arrested two officials of world football governing body, FIFA, in Zurich. Full text...

  • U-23 AFCON: Algeria beats Mali 2-0, Egypt holds Nigeria
    02 december 2015 23:50:51
    M'Bour, Senegal (PANA) - Egypt came from two goals down to hold Nigeria to a 2-2 draw in their Group B, Day two clash at the ongoing 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday at the Caroline Faye Stadium, M’Bour, Senegal, while Algeria saw to the elimination of Mali after a 2-0 win. Full text...

  • 2015 U-23 AFCON: Senegal's 2-0 victory over Tunisia sees it through to semi
    01 december 2015 21:26:02
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Host Senegal reached the semi-finals of the 2015 AFCON U-23 competition on Tuesday when it beat Tunisia 2-0 in their second Group A match played in Dakar. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U-23: South Africa keep Rio Olympics hope alive with 3-2 win over Zambia
    01 december 2015 17:25:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - South Africa kept alive their hope of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games when they came from behind to beat Zambia 3-2 in their second Group A match played in Dakar on Tuesday while Zambia are effectively out of contention. Full text...

  • Kenya: IAAF suspends top Kenyan officials
    01 december 2015 09:13:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ethics commission has slapped a six-month ban on two top officials of Athletics Kenya (AK) as investigations on the national federation for abetting doping and misappropriation of Nike funds continue. Full text...

  • Switzerland: FIFA announces nominees for 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or
    30 november 2015 19:51:34
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - World football governing body FIFA on Monday announced the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for the best player of 2015 and for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2015 Award. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U-23: Nigeria beat Mali 3-2
    30 november 2015 06:56:27
    Mbour, Senegal (PANA) - Nigeria on Sunday night beat Mali 3-2 in their Group B match of Africa Cup of Nations U-23 tournament in Senegal to move to the top of the group. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON U-23: Egypt, Algeria draw 1-1
    29 november 2015 17:42:18
    Mbour, Senegal (PANA) - Egypt and Algeria drew 1-1 on Sunday in their Group B match of Africa Cup of Nations U-23 tournament in Senegal. Full text...

  • 2015 CAF Confederation Cup: Etoile du Sahel beat Orlando Priates to lift trophy
    29 november 2015 17:25:07
    Souse, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia giants Etoile Sportive du Sahel beat South Africa's Orlando Pirates 1-0 on Sunday in Souse to claim the 2015 Orange CAF Confederation Cup title. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Africans dominate Delhi Half Marathon
    29 november 2015 13:10:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ethiopia’s Birhanu Legese and Kenya’s Cynthia Limo won the men's and women's events at the 2015 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in India on Sunday. Full text...

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