Sports - Football
  • Kenya: FKF signs TV rights deal amid sponsorship imbroglio
    14 january 2015 12:45:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has signed a Sh270 million per year television rights deal with MP & Silva, a European company. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Charter flight to haul Congolese fans to tourney
    13 january 2015 15:52:16
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The president of AC Leopards de Dolisie, Remie Ayayos Ikounga, has offered to charter a special flight for Congolese National Football Team fans to watch the "Red Devils" face hosts Equatorial Guinea in the opening match of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nation, said the Congolese Minister of Sports, Léon Alfred Opimbat. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Fixtures for day 13 of Rwanda football league
    09 january 2015 20:50:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The following are the fixtures for Day 13 of the Rwanda football league to be played this weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria: How Toure emerged 2014 African Player of the Year
    09 january 2015 11:52:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Coaches of national associations affiliated to African soccer's governing body, CAF, voted overwhelmingly to make Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure the 2014 African Player of the Year, a feat that has made him the first player to win the coveted title four consecutive times. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Telecoms firm Globacom extends sponsorship of CAF Awards to 2018
    09 january 2015 10:46:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's telecommunications firm Globacom has extended the sponsorship of the annual CAF Awards by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) by four years ending in 2018, the African soccer's governing body announced. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Yaya Toure makes history, named African Player of the Year for 4th consecutive time
    08 january 2015 23:42:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ivorian international Yaya Toure has made history by becoming the first player to win the much-coveted African Footballer of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive time, after he beat two others to clinch the 2014 Award on Thursday at the 2014 GLO-CAF Awards Gala in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana names final squad
    08 january 2015 07:56:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's coach Avram Grant has named his final 23-man squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea, giving several players their debut in the competition. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Cameroon, DRC draw 1-1 in friendly match
    07 january 2015 20:14:13
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday drew 1-1 in a pre-2015 AFCON friendly match played at the Omnisports stadium of Yaoundé. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Cameroon, DR Congo to play pre-tourney friendly match
    07 january 2015 14:10:01
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - As part of its preparations for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February, 2015, Cameroon will Wednesday play a friendly match against the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Omnisports stadium in Yaoundé, according to Cameroonian sports officials. Full text...

  • Kenya: FIFA Presidency contestant, Prince Hussein, seeks Kenya's support
    07 january 2015 12:22:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is seeking Kenya’s support as he guns for the FIFA Presidency in the elections set for May 2015. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Black Stars line up pre-tournament friendlies
    07 january 2015 10:10:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has lined up two preparatory friendlies against European sides as it prepares for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to start in Equatorial Guinea 17 Jan. and run through 8 Feb., the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya: Jordanian prince joins FIFA presidency race
    06 january 2015 13:22:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency during the world football governing body's elections in May, according to multiple media sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Stage set for 2014 Glo-CAF Awards
    04 january 2015 13:25:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The stage is set for the 2014 Glo-CAF awards, the annual extravaganza that celebrates the best in African football, to be held in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos 8 Jan. Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Algeria begins preparations
    02 january 2015 19:57:54
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Algerian national football team on Friday began preparations for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February. Full text...

  • Ghana: 2014/15 Premier League to kick off 18 January
    30 december 2014 18:25:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's 2014/15 Premier League season will kick off 18 January 2015, after a court ruling paved the way for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to hold its Congress to usher in the season, the GFA announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Ivorian coach Renard names 23-man team
    29 december 2014 20:12:26
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The coach of the Ivorian national football team, "The Elephants", Hervé Renard, on Monday released the list of 23 players for preparations ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) to be hosted in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February. Full text...

  • Mali: COB takes lead in Malian football league
    29 december 2014 17:40:46
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Club Olympique de Bamako (COB) has taken the lead in the national football championship after to its 2-1 win against As Real while Stade Malien de Bamako and Djoliba had a goalless draw on the fourth day of the tournament. Full text...

  • Mali: Coach names 23 Malian players for AFCON 2015
    29 december 2014 17:31:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's national football team coach Henry Kasperzack has picked 23 players to prepare for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) tournament which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea, Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) said Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Concorde maintains lead in Mauritanian Soccer League
    29 december 2014 13:51:47
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - ASAC Concorde, a Nouakchott-based side, has maintained its lead in the Mauritanian first division soccer league, despite drawing goalless with Gumel in the 9th round of matches played over the week-end. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Coach names 27 players for 2015 AFCON preparation
    27 december 2014 21:42:31
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian senior national team coach, Georges Leekens, has called up 27 players for the 2015 African Nations Cup that will be held in Equatorial Guinea, the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) announced here Saturday. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Cameroon coach Finke releases provisional list
    24 december 2014 20:16:51
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The coach of the Cameroon senior national team, Volker Finke, on Wednesday released the provisional list of 24 players of the Indomitable Lions for training for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to hosted by Equatorial Guinea in next month. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Grant names provisional Black Stars squad
    24 december 2014 20:04:12
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Head Coach of Ghana's senior national football team, Avram Grant, has named a 31-man provisional squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea next month. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroonian Football Federation to get new president in February
    24 december 2014 14:44:11
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Election to the presidency of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) will be held on 25 February, 2015, according to a statement from the Standards Committee, set up by the government to run football. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon to prepare for 2015 AFCON in Gabon
    24 december 2014 11:13:42
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's senior national football side will travel to Gabon to prepare for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, to be held in Equatorial Guinea 17 Jan to 8 Feb., according to the programme released Tuesday by Coach Volker Finke. Full text...

  • Kenya: FIFA consultant to break league expansion impasse
    22 december 2014 14:01:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, will send a consultant to Kenya to break the east African country's Premier League expansion impasse. Full text...

  • Rwanda:Rwandan midfielder Sibomana moves to Gor Mahia Club of Kenya
    21 december 2014 19:14:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Twenty-five-year old Rwandan midfielder Abouba Sibomana of Rayon Sport Club is to sign up for one season, starting January 2015, with Kenya's premier league champions, Gor Mahia, PANA learnt from sports sources in Kigali. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Real Madrid wins
    20 december 2014 21:34:12
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Real Madrid of Spain Saturday won the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, beating San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the final here. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Auckland City FC claims bronze medal
    20 december 2014 20:12:04
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Oceania representatives, Auckland City FC of New Zealand, Saturday defeated Mexican club Cruz Azul 4-2 on penalties to claim the bronze medal at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo in final match (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    20 december 2014 06:01:28
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Europe and South America’s representatives line up here in Saturday’s showpiece match -- the finals of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: San Lorenzo of Argentina qualifies for final against Real Madrid
    17 december 2014 22:23:11
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - South America - CONMEBOL representatives, San Lorenzo of Argentina, Wednesday defeated Auckland City of New Zealand, the Oceania - OFC representatives 2-1 to set up a final match with European Champions Real Madrid at the ongoing 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Argentine, New Zealand clubs in 2nd semi-final match
    17 december 2014 10:15:33
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Auckland City’s surprise run to the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco has earned the New Zealanders an intriguing match-up Wednesday against Copa Libertadores champions San Lorenzo of Argentina. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Real Madrid sails into final
    16 december 2014 21:42:40
    Marakesh, Morocco (PANA) - UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid proved too strong for CONCACAF Champions League holders Cruz Azul when they defeated the Mexican side 4-0 in their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: France international, Thierry Henry, retires from pro football
    16 december 2014 11:29:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - France international Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football, saying he will return to London to take up a role in the media. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Semi-final fixtures
    16 december 2014 07:41:33
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Here are semi-final fixtures at the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco: Full text...

  • Mali: Djoliba, COB are joint leaders in football league
    15 december 2014 14:04:36
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Djoliba and Club Olympique of Bamako have taken a joint lead in the Malian football first division league following day 2 matches played last weekend. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Day 7 results in football league
    15 december 2014 08:46:43
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The following are the results of day 7 matches in Mauritania's football league, played over the weekend. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Club Africain maintains leadership of Tunisian pro league
    14 december 2014 18:17:36
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Club Africain defeated Gabés 2-1 on Sunday to keep its leadership of the Tunisian Professional Football League championship intact. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Moroccan coach resigns after team's defeat
    14 december 2014 07:57:40
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Coach Aziz el Amri of Moroccan side, Moghreb Tetouan, has resigned in the wake of his team's disappointing showing at the FIFA Club World Cup, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: African Kings, ES Setif, eliminated
    13 december 2014 22:26:11
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - African Champions league kings, ES Setif of Algeria, were Saturday bundled out of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, called Morocco 2014. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: 2 quarter-final matches on Saturday
    13 december 2014 09:25:26
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - In continuation of the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Morocco, 2014 African Champions league winner ES Setif of Algeria will take on the Auckland City FC of New Zealand in the first quarter-finals Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Fixtures for day 7 of Mauritanian football league
    12 december 2014 21:36:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The following are the fixtures for Day 7 of Mauritania’s football league to be played this weekend. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Auckland City beats Moghreb Tetouan 4-3 on penalties
    10 december 2014 22:26:07
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Auckland City FC on Wednesday beat host club Moghreb Tetouan 4-3 on penalties in their play-off match of the 11th FIFA Club World Cup at the Stade Moulay-Abdallah in Rabat to qualify for the quarter-final. Full text...

  • Mali: Stade Malien takes lead in football league
    10 december 2014 14:23:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Following its 3-0 victory over USFAS, Stade Malien has taken the lead in Mali's first division football league during day 1 matches at the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya: Govt to wade into FKF, league managers' impasse
    10 december 2014 10:56:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Sports Cabinet Secretary, Hassan Wario, is set to meet Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials with a view to quelling the impasse between the association and the body running Kenya's top-flight league, Kenyan Premier League Limited. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: 2014 FIFA Club World Cup begins Wednesday
    09 december 2014 06:50:47
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - All is now set for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, otherwise called Morocco 2014, in which seven clubs, made up of six continental club champions and the host club, will lock horns in Morocco from Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Football league leader ends winning streak
    08 december 2014 12:08:47
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian football league top division leader Club African has ended its winning streak after losing 1-2 to Bizerte during Day 12 matches at the weekend. Full text...

  • 2015 WWC: Nigeria in 'Group of Death'
    06 december 2014 20:54:24
    Ottawa, Canada (PANA) - African champions Nigeria have been drawn in the 'Group of Death' at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, being the only team that is outside FIFA's top 10 ranking in the group. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Confederation Cup: Al-Ahly wins first title
    06 december 2014 19:06:39
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Emad Meteb headed home in the 90th minute to give eight-time CAF Champions league kings, Al-Ahly of Egypt, the only title they have not won before, with a 1-0 home victory over hard-fighting Sewe Sport of Cote d'Ivoire in the Confederation Cup final Saturday. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Confed. Cup: Al-Ahly, Sewe Sport seek maiden Confed. title (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    06 december 2014 09:54:33
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Eight-time CAF Champions league kings, Al-Ahly of Egypt, will be seeking their first CAF Confederation Cup title on Saturday when they host Sewe Sport of Cote d'Ivoire in the second-leg final of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • Ghana: New Black Stars coach Grant opts for 'attacking football'
    04 december 2014 16:56:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The new coach for the Black Stars, Ghana's senior national football team, Avram Grant, was on Thursday introduced to the media as he began his job and laid bare his tactic - attacking football. Full text...

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