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  • CAF U-17: Nigeria silences hosts 2-0 in opening match
    15 february 2015 19:20:52
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Two-time winners Nigeria dismissed hosts Niger 2-0 in Niamey on Sunday to make an impressive start to their 2015 CAF Under-17 championship with goals from Victor Osimhen in the 18th minute and captain Kelechi Nwakali's beautiful free-kick from outside the box. Full text...

  • CAF U-17: Hosts Niger vs Nigeria in tournament's opening match Sunday
    15 february 2015 12:44:01
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The 11th edition of the African Under-17 championship begins Sunday in Niamey, Niger, with Group A matches scheduled as follows: Full text...

  • 2015 CAF Confederation Cup: Fixtures, results from 1st-leg, preliminary round
    15 february 2015 08:54:02
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are matches on Sunday in the first-leg, preliminary round of the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup which got underway on Friday. Full text...

  • 2015 CAF Champion league prelim: Sunday fixtures, results Friday, Saturday
    15 february 2015 08:51:56
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are Sunday's fixtures in the first-leg, preliminary round of the 2015 CAF Champions league which got underway on Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Algeria still leads Africa in latest FIFA ranking despite .......
    12 february 2015 13:59:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Despite being beaten in the quarter-finals 3-1 by Cote d'Ivoire in the just-ended 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea, Algeria was still ranked the leading African team in the latest FIFA ranking for senior men's teams in the continent. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Sacked Burkina Faso football coach gets 132 milllion CFAF compensation
    11 february 2015 16:45:22
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) will pay sacked national team's Belgian coach, Paul Put, about 132 million CFAF compensation, official sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Black Stars players, technical team given US$25,000 each
    10 february 2015 19:58:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama on Tuesday announced a US$25,000 reward to each player of the national football team, Black Stars, who won silver at the just- ended 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina Faso shopping for new national football team coach'
    10 february 2015 13:37:07
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabe Football Association president (FBF), Sita Sangaré, has given himself a one-week ultimatum within which to find a good Coach for the National Team, following the termination of the contract of Belgian Paul Put. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana FA president lauds Black Stars
    09 february 2015 22:56:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, on Monday commended Black Stars coach, Avram Grant, for a good performance at the just-ended 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 tournament in Equatorial Guinea at which Ghana lost 8-9 on penalties to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the final Sunday. Full text...

  • Senegal: USO FC consolidates Senegalese League 1 leadership
    09 february 2015 14:58:24
    Dakar, Sénégal (PANA) - Union Sportive of Ouakam (USO) strengthened its leadership position in the Senegalese National Football Championship League 1 after beating Diaraf of Dakar 3-0 during the eighth week this week end. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Coach Paul Put, FBF agree to terminate contract
    09 february 2015 14:01:07
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkina Faso football federation (FBF) and coach of the national football team, Paul Put, have “agreed to end their contract”, PANA reported Monday, quoting a communiqué from the federation. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ivorian Popular Front hails Elephants' victory
    09 february 2015 10:06:30
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's main opposition party, the Ivorian Popular Front (IFP), has congratulated the national football team, The Elephants, for winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, on Sunday, beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: President Mahama consoles Black Stars
    09 february 2015 10:00:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama has congratulated the Black Stars, the national football team, for a “gallant performance” in spite of losing to the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in Sunday night's final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: We have no regrets losing to Cote d'Ivoire - Gyan
    09 february 2015 07:55:18
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has said he does not regret his team's performance despite losing to Cote d’Ivoire 9-8 on penalties in the final match of the 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: FIFA, CAF sign pact on football development in Africa
    09 february 2015 07:50:09
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African and world soccer's governing bodies, CAF and FIFA respectively, on Saturday signed a major cooperation agreement to strengthen joint work for the development of football in Africa. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana's Christian Atsu wins "Man-of-the-tournament" award
    09 february 2015 07:37:49
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Ghanaian player Christian Atsu was adjudged the Man of the competition, the prize for the best player of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: I am a lucky coach - Renard
    08 february 2015 23:53:38
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard, whose team won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, has described himself as a ''lucky coach''. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Cote d'Ivoire wins Nations Cup
    08 february 2015 23:17:06
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire on Sunday beat Ghana 9-8 on penalties, after both teams played goalless at full and extra time, to win the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Disappointment as Ghana lose to Cote d'Ivoire in AFCON final
    08 february 2015 22:46:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian football fans are disappointed as the Black Stars lost to Cote d'Ivoire in the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, after a nail-biting penalty shootout. Full text...

  • US: US 'disappointed' at election postponement
    08 february 2015 11:24:14
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has expressed deep disappointment at the decision to postpone Nigeria's general elections by six weeks, on the basis of security concerns. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON final: Ghana seeking revenge against Cote d'Ivoire (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    08 february 2015 08:58:03
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The Ghana Black Stars will be seeking revenge here Sunday when they meet Cote d'Ivoire in Sunday's final match at the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: DR Congo wins bronze, beats E/Guinea 4-2 in penalty shootout
    07 february 2015 19:05:17
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - DR Congo, a team that squeezed through to the tournament as the third-best team in the qualifiers, Saturday won third place at the 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON 3rd-place match: Will E/Guinea jettison bad-image toga against DRC (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    07 february 2015 07:52:09
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The 2015 AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea, reeling under a barrage of criticisms and sanctions for a refereeing incident and home crowd violence, return to the field here on Saturday against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the match for third place. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: CAF suspends Morocco for two AFCON editions
    06 february 2015 18:46:50
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended Morocco from the next two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, 2017 and 2019, and fined the Moroccan football federation US$1 million for refusing to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: CAF suspends Tunisia FA president
    06 february 2015 18:24:26
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) – Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has suspended the president of the Tunisian Football Federation, Mr. Wadie Jary, from all CAF activities until he submits a letter of apology or presents a letter with “irrefutable, tangible evidence to substantiate claims of CAF bias against the Tunisian team”. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana President Mahama rallies compatriots for victory against Cote d'Ivoire
    06 february 2015 18:05:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has rallied his compatriots to support the national football team, Black Stars, as they face the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: CAF slams heavy fine on Equatorial Guinea
    06 february 2015 15:41:02
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Following the incident that trailed Thursday's semi-final match between Ghana and hosts Equatorial Guinea at the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON), the CAF Disciplinary Panel has fined Equatorial Guinea US$ 100,000, saying that the heavy fine was for aggressive behaviour and repeated offences in back-to-back matches. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Brace from Ayew brothers, Wakaso's 1,500th AFCON goal lift Ghana
    06 february 2015 11:20:14
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - A brace from brothers Jordan and Andrew Ayew and a record 1,500th tournament goal by Mubarak Wakaso on Thursday ushered Ghana into the final of the 2015 African Nations Cup as it defeated host Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in Malabo. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Equatorial Guinea's fairy tale ends in disgrace, Ghana advances (Analysis by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    06 february 2015 08:37:19
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea’s Africa Cup of Nations' dream came to a disappointing end amid more shameful scenes in the capital city of Malabo on Thursday night when it faced Ghana in the semi-final of the ongoing AFCON here. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana thump Equatorial Guinea to reach finals
    05 february 2015 21:36:00
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Ghana on Thursday reached the finals of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations competition when they thumped hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in their semi-final match marked by crowd violence that held up play for about 30 minutes. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ouedraogo hails Teams ECOWAS
    05 february 2015 15:30:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, has congratulated “Teams ECOWAS” for their brilliant performances at the ongoing Africa Nations Cup tournament and encouraged them to go all out and retain the coveted trophy won by Nigeria at the last edition in 2013 in South Africa. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON 1/2 finals: Will Equatorial Guinea's fairy tale continue against Ghana? (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    05 february 2015 07:52:24
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - As host Equatorial Guinea steps out Thursday in the semi-final clash here with giant Ghana at the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON), all eyes will be on Gabonese Referee Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane to see if Equatorial Guinea's fairy tale journey will continue. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Côte d'Ivoire beat DR Congo 3-1 to reach finals
    04 february 2015 21:18:43
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Côte d'Ivoire reached the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday by beating DR Congo 3-1 in the semi-final match played in Bata. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Tough-talking DR Congo in semi-final clash with Cote d'Ivoire
    04 february 2015 08:07:41
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - A tough-talking but vastly-improved DR Congo will take on Cote d'Ivoire here Wednesday in the first semi-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Notebook, factfile after quarter-final matches
    04 february 2015 08:00:22
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Here are notebooks and fact file at the end of quarter-final matches at the ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: CAF sanctions underperforming Mauritian referee, fines Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea
    04 february 2015 07:54:44
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Following a letter of protest from the Tunisian Football Federation, the CAF Referees Committee has reviewed the performance of the Mauritian referee, Seechurn Rajindrapasard, in the quarter-final match between Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea on 31 Jan. at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: CAF names officials for semi-final matches
    04 february 2015 07:39:55
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed the referees for the semi-final matches at the ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Guinean PM pays tribute to national football team
    03 february 2015 11:24:51
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Saïd Fofana has paid a glowing tribute to the national football team, the "Syli National", despite its 3-0 loss to Sunday in the quarter-final of the ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Ex-Ivorian President congratulates Ivorian national team
    02 february 2015 11:38:49
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Former Ivorian President Henri Konan Bédié has sent a congratulatory message to the Ivorian national football team, The Elephants, for reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial Guinea by beating Algeria 3-1 on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Cote d'Ivoire dismisses Algeria 3-1 to reach semi-finals
    01 february 2015 21:40:32
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire beat pre-tournament favourites Algeria 3-1 here Sunday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana whips Guinea 3-0 to qualify for semi finals
    01 february 2015 18:33:36
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Ghana overwhelmed Guinea 3-0 here Sunday to reach the semi finals of the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana-Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire-Algeria in quarter-final clashes Sunday
    01 february 2015 03:45:29
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Quarter-final fixtures Sunday at the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015AFCON: Hosts Equatorial Guinea reach semi finals after beating Tunisia 2-1 in extra time
    31 january 2015 22:18:37
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Hosts Equatorial Guinea Saturday qualified for the semi finals of the 2015 Orange African Nations Cup (AFCON) here. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Guinea, no match for Ghana, says former Guinean international
    31 january 2015 21:47:49
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - A former Guinean international player, Cherif Souleymane, has said Guinea's chances of beating Ghana in Sunday's quarter-final match at the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea remains slim. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: DR Congo beats Congo 4-2 to reach semi final
    31 january 2015 18:31:59
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - DR Congo, the team that almost did not qualify for the tournament, became the first team to reach the semi finals of the 2015 Orange African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Quarter-final matches Saturday
    31 january 2015 04:36:54
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The following are quarter-final fixtures Saturday at the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: "Lucky dip" gets Guinea into quarter-finals
    29 january 2015 16:00:24
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Following the lots drawn Thursday afternoon here by CAF, Guinea has qualified for the quarter-finals from Group D of the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Nigeria beats Tunisia's Olympic team 3-0 in soccer friendly
    29 january 2015 13:35:41
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Olympic football team was beaten 3-0 Wednesday by its Nigerian counterpart in a friendly match at the Tunis Olympic Stadium. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Notebook
    29 january 2015 08:06:48
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The following are short notes from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in Equatorial Guinea: Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Final group tables
    29 january 2015 07:55:32
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - With all the group matches concluded Wednesday, the following are the final group tables at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea: Full text...

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