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  • Mali: Venezuela offers 150 scholarships to Malian athletes
    08 september 2014 17:17:53
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Venezuela has offered Mali 150 sports scholarships and only athletes aged between 17 and 24 years with a Malian baccalaureate will be eligible for training under the programme, the Sports ministry said here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: NFF escapes FIFA axe
    08 september 2014 15:17:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria may have escaped the axe of the world soccer's governing body, FIFA, after the deadline issued by the global body passed Monday without a ban, as the federation had threatened. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kiplagat leads Kenyan sweep at Rieti Grand Prix
    08 september 2014 12:37:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Silas Kiplagat led a Kenyan sweep in the men's 1,500 metres race at the Rieti IAAF World Challenge meet in Rieti, Italy, on Sunday, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Ex-presidents disqualified from GFF presidential race
    08 september 2014 11:42:41
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Two former presidents of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) have been disqualified from the race for the federation's top job by the Normalisation Committee headed by Alhagi Sallah, a member of parliament. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifiers: Results from opening group matches
    07 september 2014 12:26:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The group phase of the qualifying series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Morocco, started across the continent this weekend, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana draws 1-1 with Uganda in 2015 AFCON qualifier
    06 september 2014 22:39:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Despite playing at home, Ghana could only manage a 1-1 draw with visiting Uganda in their opening Group E match in the qualifying series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Keshi spins Nigeria's 3-2 loss to Congo in AFCON qualifier
    06 september 2014 22:17:32
    Calabar, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has said his team’s 2-3 loss to the Congolese national team, in Nigeria's southern city of Calabar on Saturday, will serve as a wake-up call to his players. Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegal beats Egypt 2-0 in AFCON 2015 qualifiers
    06 september 2014 11:29:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal beat Egypt 2-0 on Friday evening in Dakar in match day one in the group phase of the qualifying series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, to be held in Morocco. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA prepares for Nigeria clash after triumphant start to AFCON 2015
    06 september 2014 09:47:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African national team returned home on Saturday morning, following their emphatic 3-0 victory over Sudan in their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Friday night. Full text...

  • UN: WFP, Int'l Rugby Board partner to tackle hunger
    06 september 2014 09:30:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have launched an ambitious push to raise funds and awareness as part of their "Tackle Hunger" partnership at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. Full text...

  • Mali: Eagles of Mali host Malawi for Morocco ACN 2015 qualifier
    04 september 2014 18:42:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian national football team 'Eagles of Mali' will on Saturday play Malawi at the 26 March Stadium in Bamako in Group B first round of qualifiers for the ACN, Morocco 2015, PANA learnt from the Malian football association (Fédération Malienne de Football, FEMAFOOT). Full text...

  • Kenya: Nuttal named Gor coach
    04 september 2014 12:56:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Premier League (KPL) leader and defending champion Gor Mahia has hired a new coach, Frank Nuttal. Full text...

  • Mali: Selection of Malian football talents starts 1 October
    03 september 2014 17:54:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – This year's edition of project 'Aspire Football Dreams' for identifying potential, young Malian footballers will kick off 1 October in Bamako, organizers of the event told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo: Lome to host West African weightlifting, bodybuilding championships
    02 september 2014 12:59:49
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The West African weightlifting and bodybuilding Championships will take place on 5 and 6 September in Lome, the Togolese capital, with participants drawn Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Niger, PANA learnt from sports sources. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON qualifiers: Côte d'Ivoire ready to receive Sierra Leone despite Ebola fears
    02 september 2014 12:00:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire will host Sierra Leone in Abidjan in the opening group phase of the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, despite fears associated with the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Togo: Anges FC maintains lead in football league
    01 september 2014 14:53:11
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Anges FC has maintained its lead in Togo's first division football league despite its 0-2 defeat to ASKO in the 20th week of the series at the weekend. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Club Africain, Stade Tunisien lead in football league
    01 september 2014 11:55:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - With 9 points each, Club Africain and Stade Tunisien are the joint leaders in Tunisia's top division football league, thanks to their 3-1 and 2-1 victory over AS Djerba and Club S. Hammam, respectively, during match day 4 over the weekend. Full text...

  • Senegal: African athletics body names team to IAAF Continental Cup
    31 august 2014 13:32:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Confederation of African Athletics has announced the Africa team for the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, 13-14 Sept. 2014. Full text...

  • 2015 AYC: Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia still can't host qualifying matches
    31 august 2014 13:21:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - African soccer's governing body, CAF, said it had not changed its position on the announced schedule of matches for match days one and two of the final qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. Full text...

  • Egypt: CAF Appeals Board upholds Rwanda's disqualification from 2015 AFCON finals' qualifying
    31 august 2014 13:04:53
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Appeals Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has upheld the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations which disqualified Rwanda from the final phase of qualifying for the 2015 tournament in Morocco. Full text...

  • 2015 AYC: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia reach finals
    31 august 2014 12:48:38
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Zambia have qualified for the finals of the 2015 CAF Under-20 football tournament, tagged the African Youth Championship, slated for Senegal next year, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • 2015 AYC: Ghana beats Gabon to qualify for Senegal finals
    31 august 2014 07:57:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has qualified for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) finals to be held in Senegal, after recording a 4-1 away win over Gabon on Saturday. Full text...

  • AFCON U-20: Togo ready to trounce Mali in Sunday's qualifier match
    30 august 2014 15:48:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Beaten 2-1 by Mali in the first leg played in Bamako, Togo aims to reverse the situation in the return match Sunday in Lomé when the two teams clock the last round of the qualifiers for the U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015). Full text...

  • Kenya: Egypt, Ghana face uphill tasks in CAF Under-20
    29 august 2014 10:33:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Holder Egypt as well as big guns Ghana and Cameroon face uphill tasks as the qualifiers for the 19th Orange CAF U-20 Championship climaxes this weekend, according to African soccer's governing body, CAF. Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Mali asks CAF to relocate clash with Algeria for security reasons
    28 august 2014 21:57:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) has asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to relocate its away Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Algeria scheduled for 10 September at Blida for security reasons. Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Ivorian coach Renard names squad Sierra Leone match
    28 august 2014 20:07:56
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian national football coach, Hervé Renard, on Thursday released the list of 26 players invited to prepare for the 6 September qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations 2015 (AFCON) against Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Tunisia : Etoile du Sahel beat Club Africain 2-0 in Tunisian Premier League
    28 august 2014 19:02:26
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Etoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) has beaten Club Africain (CA) 2-0 in a shock match of the Tunisian Premier League, played in Sousse, 150 km from Tunis. Full text...

  • Senegal: Four vie for presidency of Gambia Football Federation
    28 august 2014 14:16:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Four candidates are to vie for the presidency of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) at an election to be held 20 Sept., PANA confirmed from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Egypt: Semi-final pairings for CAF club competitions
    27 august 2014 09:10:26
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the semi-final pairings for the 2014 CAF Inter-club competitions, the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup, following the conclusion of the group phase: Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Tunisian club CSS wants to play outside DRC because of Ebola
    26 august 2014 21:47:23
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Club Sportif Sfaxien (CSS) wants to play the first leg of their semi-final CAF Champions League Cup match against Vita club of DR Congo on neutral pitch because of the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in that country, sources from the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana to bid for AFCON 17 - Minister
    26 august 2014 14:58:39
    Accra, Ghana (Ghana) - Ghana will bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017), Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga, announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya to bid to 2017 AFCON after Libya withdraws
    25 august 2014 15:40:55
    Nairobi, Kenya, (PANA) - Football Kenya Federation (FKF) said on Monday that it is interested in putting in a solo or joint bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following the withdrawal of Libya. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya picks team for Egypt friendy
    25 august 2014 15:32:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sudan-based Kenyan striker Allan Wanga is among the three-players plying their trade outside the country called up on Monday for this weekend's international friendly match against Egypt in Cairo. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyans shine in Birmingham Grand Prix meet
    25 august 2014 14:37:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Jairus Birech led Kenyan athletes to sweep the top seven positions in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the British Athletics Grand Prix meet in Birmingham on Sunday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Eto’o left out of team against DRC in Nations Cup qualifier
    25 august 2014 12:53:03
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's head coach Volker Finke has left out several key players, including Captain Samuel Eto'o, from the team he named to play against DR Congo and Côte d'Ivoire on 6 and 10 Sept. in the group stage qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. Full text...

  • Cameroon:Cosmos de Bafia takes lead in football league
    25 august 2014 12:39:29
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cosmos de Bafia has taken the lead in Cameroon's first division football league, thanks to its 2-1 victory over Njalla Quan during day 26 matches played over the weekend. Full text...

  • Sudan: Celebrations over CECAFA cup victory
    25 august 2014 09:18:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, in a rare gesture, has phoned to congratulate the country's Al Merrikh football club for winning the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Cup, after beating Rwanda’s A.P.R 1-0 Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Again, Nigeria loses to Germany in final
    25 august 2014 09:10:48
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - For the second consecutive tournament, Nigeria on Sunday (early Monday in Nigeria) lost to Germany in the final of the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions league: 2 Congolese clubs advance to semi-finals
    24 august 2014 18:11:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Congo local derby between AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe on Sunday ended goalless, with both teams advancing from Group A to the semi-finals of the 2014 CAF Champions league. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Confed. Cup: AC Leopards, Coton Sport complete semi-final fixtures
    24 august 2014 17:45:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - AC Léopards of Congo and Coton Sport of Cameroon on Sunday qualified for the semi-finals of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup, completing the fixtures which will also feature Egypt's Al-Ahly and Ivorian Sewe Sport. Full text...

  • Egypt: CAF President saddened by Algeria soccer tragedy
    24 august 2014 12:20:43
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, has expressed sadness and anger at the death, Saturday, of JS Kabylie striker, Albert Ebosse, after he was hit by a projectile during the Algerian championship match between JS Kabylie and USM Alger on Saturday, 23 August, 2014. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC final: Nigeria seeking revenge against Germany (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    23 august 2014 20:26:26
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - Sunday will be the moment of truth when Nigeria takes on Germany in the final of the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Confed. Cup: Egyptian giant Ah-Ahly, Sewe Sport of Cameroon reach semis
    23 august 2014 20:18:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Egyptian giant Al Ahly and Sewe Sport pf Cote d'Ivoire have qualified for the semi-final of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President promises 'heroines' welcome' for Falconets if they win 2014 FIFA WWC
    23 august 2014 16:55:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that the nation's team to the current 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada will be given a heroines' welcome if they won the tournament on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Champions league: Al-Hilal 2, Zamalek 1, both eliminated
    23 august 2014 10:24:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Host Al-Hilal Omdurman of Sudan Friday defeated Zamalek of Egypt 2-1 in their final Group phase match of the 2014 CAF Champions league. Full text...

  • Kenya: Egypt to host Kenya in football friendly
    22 august 2014 14:36:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Egypt will host Kenya’s Harambee Stars in an international friendly on 30 August, 2014, PANA reported from Friday. Full text...

  • 2014 CAF Confed. Cup: Final group phase fixtures
    22 august 2014 11:05:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are the fixtures for the final group matches in the ongoing 2014 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • CAF Conf. Cup: Ivorian sides will play at home - Official
    21 august 2014 22:25:26
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The two Ivorian teams competing in the African Confederation Cup would play their home matches in the country, the Ivorian minister for the Promotion of Youth, Sports and Leisure, Alain Lobognon, said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: KCCA, Merreikh set for Kagame Cup quarters clash
    21 august 2014 14:47:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ugandan champions, KCCA, will face Sudanese giants El Merreikh in the semi-final of the 2014 CECAFA-Kagame Cup tournament underway in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Mali: Stade Malien maintains lead in football league
    21 august 2014 14:36:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Stade Malien of Bamako has maintained its leadership of Mali's top division football league despite drawing 1-1 with AS Real Wednesday, day 28 of the series. Full text...

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