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  • 2018 FIFA WC: FIFA names referees, assistant referees
    30 march 2018 06:08:02
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, representing 46 different countries, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Full text...

  • Seychelles get new football coach
    29 march 2018 06:47:20
    Victoria, Seychelles (PANA) - Seychelles have appointed indigene Gavin Jeanne as head coach of the senior national team on a two-year deal. Full text...

  • UNESCO, partners move to promote women's football internationally
    28 march 2018 15:38:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage. Full text...

  • Results of friendlies by Africa's World Cup-bound teams
    28 march 2018 09:36:21
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the results of friendly matches played on Tuesday by Africa's representatives in the 2018 World Cup scheduled for Russia in June. Full text...

  • Kenya U-23 fall to Uzbekistan in friendly
    26 march 2018 19:19:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's national U-23 football team, Emerging Stars, went down 1-0 to Uzbekistan in an International friendly played on Monday at the at Istiqlol Stadium in Uzbekistan. Full text...

  • South Africa win 4-nation tournament involving South Africa, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe
    25 march 2018 18:08:47
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - France-based Lebo Mothiba completed a fruitful week by scoring the goal that sealed a 2-0 win for South Africa over hosts Zambia on Saturday in a four-nation tournament final. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia win pre-World cup friendlies, Senegal draw
    24 march 2018 20:05:18
    Wroclaw, Poland (PANA) - Of the five African countries bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia on Friday won their pre-World Cup friendlies in Europe, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup countdown: 83 days to go
    23 march 2018 06:09:18
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - With 83 days to go on Friday to the 14 June to 15 July World Cup finals, FIFA has featured Africa's glut of glorious goalscorers. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Group stage fixtures
    21 march 2018 20:51:39
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the draws for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Champions league made on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt, here are the four groups as announced by CAF. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Play-off fixtures
    21 march 2018 20:50:15
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are fixtures in the play-off round of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, as published by CAF following the draws which were made in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Group stage qualification facts and figures
    21 march 2018 12:10:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Of the 12 countries allowed to enter two clubs in the 2018 CAF Champions league, only three - Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia - have two clubs qualified for the group stage. South Africa, Egypt, DR Congo and Zambia have a club each while Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan lost all two representatives. Full text...

  • 3 football legends named Ambassadors for Interclubs
    21 march 2018 11:28:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Three football legends, Hazem Emam of Egypt, Mark Fish of South Africa and Angolan Gilberto, have been appointed Ambassadors for the 2018 CAF Interclubs season. Full text...

  • Nigeria open camp in Poland ahead of pre-World Cup friendlies
    20 march 2018 13:18:43
    Wroclaw, Poland (PANA) - Ahead of their participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Nigerian players will star arriving in the Polish town of Wroclaw to open a camp for a number of pre-world cup friendly matches. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: All qualifiers for play-off stage emerge
    19 march 2018 05:53:57
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the second-leg, first-round matches played across African at the weekend in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, here are all the qualifiers for the play-off stage. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: 9 teams through to group stage
    17 march 2018 20:50:53
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following teams have qualified for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Champions league, after second-leg, first-round matches were played on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: 8 teams now through to play-off stage
    17 march 2018 20:36:25
    Cairo Egypt (PANA) - Eight teams have qualified for the play-off stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, following second-leg, first-round matches played across Africa on Saturday. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Rwanda's Rayon Sports off to South Africa for Mamelodi Sundowns clash
    17 march 2018 15:12:58
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's defending champions Rayon Sports left for South Africa on Saturday for the first leg of CAF Confederation Cup second round clash against Mamelodi Sundowns, which will be played Sunday at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • FIFA approves use of VARs at 2018 World Cup in Russia
    17 march 2018 06:27:20
    Bogota, Colombia (PANA) - Video Assistant Referees (VARs) will be used in all matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, football's governing body, FIFA, announced on Friday in Bogota, Colombia, at its Council meeting. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: SuperSport, La Mancha through to play-off stage
    17 march 2018 01:13:11
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - SuperSort United of South Africa and CS La Mancha of Congo on Friday qualified for the play-off stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • Tourism Board bankrolls Kenya Open Golf Championship
    15 march 2018 13:51:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) on Thursday announced a Sh50 million sponsorship of the forthcoming 50th edition of the Kenya Open Golf Championship, holding from from 22-25 March at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenya Open Golf tourney gets US$ 0.5m gov't boost
    14 march 2018 12:57:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan Government, through the National Sports Fund, on Wednesday announced a Kenya Shillings 50 million partnership towards the 50th edition of the Kenya Open Tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya on spotlight as it pitches for WRC status
    14 march 2018 12:46:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As a two-day inspection of cars for this year's Safari Rally got underway on Wednesday in Nairobi, Kenyan enthusiasts wait with baited breath over whether the event's organisation will impress international governing authorities to let it feature on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar by 2020. Full text...

  • Athletics Kenya cracksdown on sex pests
    14 march 2018 12:44:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Athletics Kenya (AK) has mounted a crackdown on rogue coaches and officials who sexually abuse junior athletes. Full text...

  • Paul Kagame meets with CAF President Ahmad Ahmad
    13 march 2018 14:59:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, on Tuesday met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame to thank the Rwandan leader for his support for football development on the continent. Full text...

  • Tunisia coach names 28 players for Iran, Costa Rica friendlies
    13 march 2018 11:10:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia’s national football team coach, Nabil Maâloul, on Monday invited 28 players for a training session from 18-27 March during which they will play two friendly matches against Iran and Costa Rica. Full text...

  • Kenya Prisons hit Rwanda Revenue, reach CAVB Club semis
    12 march 2018 15:49:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Prisons romped into the semi-finals of the African Women Volleyball Club championship after hitting Rwanda Revenue Authority in three straights sets in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, according to the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB). Full text...

  • Boyd, Soderberg lead foreign golfers at Kenya Open
    12 march 2018 15:02:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Gary Boyd (in 2009), Rober Dinwiddle (2010) and Sebastian Soderberg (2016), all of them previous Kenya Open winners, lead the contingent of foreign players expected to take part in this year’s Barclays Kenya Open Golf Championship later on in the month at the Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi. Full text...

  • Cairo hosts maiden Referees’ Development workshop
    12 march 2018 06:28:34
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Referee Managers and Heads of Referees Committees of Member Associations have assembled in Cairo, Egypt, for the maiden Referees Development workshop, geared towards raising the level of refereeing across Africa. Full text...

  • Soccer technical directors gather in Rabat to discuss development
    11 march 2018 16:41:10
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Technical directors from across Africa, who have been meeting in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, for a seminar are discussing issues related to the development of the technical aspect of football in Africa. Full text...

  • "We plan to win World Cup in Russia" - Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr
    10 march 2018 12:11:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says the Nigerian team is working hard to realise their dream of lifting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Full text...

  • "We will win the World Cup one day" - Uganda President Museveni
    10 march 2018 04:37:29
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says the Cranes will qualify and lift the FIFA World Cup one day. Full text...

  • "Super Eagles have what it takes to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup"
    10 march 2018 04:36:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Managing Director of Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC), Georgios Polymenakos, has said that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have what it takes to lift the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia next summer. Full text...

  • Rwanda withdraws bid to host 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
    09 march 2018 13:57:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has withdrawn its bid to host the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament, according to the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA). Full text...

  • CAF President expected to visit Rwanda
    09 march 2018 11:05:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad, is expected to arrive in Kigali on Saturday to attend the General Assembly of African Union of Broadcasting, which is expected to take place in Rwanda from 12-16 March, a sports source said on Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Draw held for tournament
    08 march 2018 17:38:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - Hosts France will clash with Ghana in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (France 2018) in Vannes on 5 August, according to the draw held on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya Prisons beat Customs Nigeria, Ivorian Asec in CAVB Club ties
    08 march 2018 15:27:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Prisons got off to a flying start in the 2018 Women African Club Championship with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-15) win against Customs of Nigeria Wednesday night at the Ahly Hall, Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Results from all 1st-round, 1st-leg fixtures
    08 march 2018 05:51:24
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are all the results from the first-round, first-leg fixtures of the 2018 CAF Champions league, played across Africa on Tuesday and Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: All 1st-round, 1st-leg results
    08 march 2018 05:49:25
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are all the results from the first round, first-leg matches played across Africa on Tuesday and Wednesday in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 Rayon Sports in Kigali
    07 march 2018 19:07:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns held Rayon Sports of Rwanda to a 0-0 draw in the 2018 CAF Champions League campaign at Stade Amahoro in Kigali on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Gor Mahia, Tunisian Esperance draw in Champs League tie
    07 march 2018 19:01:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Gor Mahia, failing to capitalise on home advantage,were Wednesday held to a 0-0 draw by Tunisian bigwigs Esperance in a CAF Champions League first round, first leg tie, at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, 70 km east of Nairobi Full text...

  • Gomez elected IAAF Athletes' Commission Chair
    07 march 2018 18:50:43
    Birmingham, UK (PANA) - Iñaki Gomez of Canada has been elected Chair of the IAAF Athletes' Commission by Commission members and confirmed by the Council, the global athletics governing body said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Football helps change gender attitudes in western Kenya
    07 march 2018 17:51:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Football can be a useful tool in changing attitudes toward gender violence among young people in predominantly male-dominated societies, a British Council programme has found. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Mali's Djoliba meet Rwanda's APR
    07 march 2018 11:34:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - AS Djoliba of Mali will play Rwandan military club APR FC in the Malian capital, Bamako, on Wednesday in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup first-leg match. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Results from 1st-round, 1st-leg fixtures
    07 march 2018 05:47:00
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Only four matches were played on Tuesday across Africa in the first-round, first-leg fixtures of the 2018 CAF Champions league. Full text...

  • Ray of hope beams on women’s football in Africa as symposium ends
    07 march 2018 05:31:01
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - The first-ever CAF Women’s Football Symposium (5-6 March) has ended in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on a high note with participants lauding the ground-breaking, two-day event as a big step towards the development of the women’s game in Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Some 1st-round, 1st-leg results
    07 march 2018 04:41:37
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are results from some first-round, first-leg matches played across Africa on Tuesday in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • IAAF CEO resigns
    05 march 2018 16:44:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The IAAF announced on Monday that Olivier Gers has resigned as CEO. Gers joined the organization in October 2016. Full text...

  • First-ever CAF Women's Football Symposium to be held in Marrakech
    05 march 2018 06:13:07
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan city of Marrakech will be the centre of attraction from 5-7 March, 2018, for the first ever CAF Women’s Football Symposium. Full text...

  • Veteran Gambian football administrator, Omar Sey, dies
    04 march 2018 12:51:29
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian football has been thrown into a state of mourning following the death of veteran administrator, Omar Sey, on Friday in Banjul. He was 77. Full text...

  • Guinea hires former Kenyan coach, Paul Put
    04 march 2018 12:43:59
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The immediate past Soccer Coach of Kenya, Paul Put of Belgium, has been named head coach of Guinea, replacing Mohamed Kanfory Bangoura. Full text...

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