Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, has approved 16 Gambian Referees with Africa’s three-time Award winner, Bakary Papa Gassama, leading the merit list. A ceremony to present badges and uniforms to the approved referees was presided over by The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) President, Mr. Lamin Kaba Bajo, [...]
©- - 23 may 2022 - 09:58:01 - thread Sports (138 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Nigeria’s Under-20 football team, the Flying Eagles, on Friday night emerged champions of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B when they defeated the Young Squirrels of Benin Republic 3-1 in the final match played in Niamey, Niger Republic. Tolulope Ojo, who emerged Man of the [...]
©- - 21 may 2022 - 09:57:08 - thread Sports (293 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are all the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup, including the latest winners, RS Berkane of Morocco. CS Sfaxien, Tunisia  - won 3 - 2007, 2008, 2013      Étoile du Sahel, Tunisia - won  2 - 2006, 2015      RS Berkane, Morocco -     won [...]
©- - 21 may 2022 - 08:56:24 - thread Sports (123 words)


Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - Here is the list of all goal scorers in the just-concluded 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup, won by RS Berkane of Morocco. 6 goals - Player                           Team Victorien Adebayor - US Gendarmerie nationale (Niger) 5 goals - Youssef Elfahli - RSB Berkane 4 goals - Bandile Shandu - Orlando Pirates Karim Konaté - ASEC Mimosas 3 [...]
©- - 21 may 2022 - 07:52:12 - thread Sports (285 words)


Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - RS Berkane of Morocco are champions again, winning the 2021-22 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup after seeing off Orlando Pirates 5-4 on post-match penalties in the final played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria. The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation [...]
©- - 21 may 2022 - 07:49:33 - thread Sports (404 words)


Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - RS Berkane of Morocco defeated Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Friday night in Uyo, Nigeria, to claim their second CAF Confederation Cup title. The 2021-22 final match ended 1-1 in regulation and extra time and the match went into a penalty shootout. Berkane scored five of their [...]
©- - 20 may 2022 - 22:22:40 - thread Sports (99 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria's Under-17 ladies took a step toward qualifying for the World Cup with a 1-0 first-leg win away to Ethiopia on Friday. Prolific striker, Opeyemi Ajakaiye, took her goals tally to six in the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup African qualifying series when she scored [...]
©- - 20 may 2022 - 20:30:27 - thread Sports (343 words)


Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - Orlando Pirates of South Africa and Moroccan giants RS Berkane are set to clash in the final of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation cup on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. As both sides prepare for the grand finale, so too [...]
©- - 20 may 2022 - 06:57:07 - thread Sports (617 words)


Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - Orlando Pirates of South Africa take on RS Berkane of Morocco in the 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup final at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday. This is the second appearance in the title decider for the South African club, who fell just short of [...]
©- - 20 may 2022 - 06:54:39 - thread Sports (232 words)


Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - Organisers are putting final touches in some areas in Uyo, ahead of Friday's long-awaited final of Africa’s second-biggest club competition, the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup. The showdown between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Morocco's RS Berkane will be played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in the Akwa [...]
©- - 19 may 2022 - 22:57:43 - thread Sports (694 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Former champions RS Berkane of Morocco and Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Sunday qualified for the finals of the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. In their semi-final second-leg match played on Sunday, Berkane, the 2020 Champions, defeated two-time champions, TP Mazembe of the DR Congo, 4-1 and [...]
©- - 16 may 2022 - 06:43:45 - thread Sports (147 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian giants, Al Ahly, reached their 15th finals in the CAF Champions league where they will take on two-time champions, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the 2021-22 edition. To reach the finals, Ahly drew 2-2 with hosts ES Setif of Algeria on Saturday to storm through on [...]
©- - 15 may 2022 - 10:05:43 - thread Sports (361 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are the scheduled second-leg, semi-final matches to be played on Sunday in the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. First-named teams are hosts with first-leg results in brackets. Orlando Pirates, South Africa vs Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya (2-0) RS Berkane, Morocco vs TP Mazembe, DR Congo (0-1) -0- PANA VAO 15May2022   [...]
©- - 15 may 2022 - 08:54:54 - thread Sports (75 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Two-time champions, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, have qualified for the final of the 2021/22 CAF Champions league after edging Petro de Luanda of Angola 4-2 on aggregate. In the second-leg semi-final match played on Friday, Wydad drew 1-1 with the Angolans but went through on 4-2 aggregate, [...]
©- - 14 may 2022 - 06:28:05 - thread Sports (238 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are the scheduled second-leg, semi-final matches to be played on Friday and Saturday in the 2021/22 CAF Champions league. First-named teams are hosts with first-leg results in brackets. Wydad AC, Morocco vs Petro de Luanda (3-1) on Friday. ES Sétif, Algeria vs Al Ahly, Egypt (0-4) on Saturday. -0- [...]
©- - 13 may 2022 - 11:41:57 - thread Sports (81 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's senior national football team, the Scorpions, has been invited by UAE for a friendly match in Dubai on 30 May, Ebou Faye, 2nd Vice President Gambia Football Federation (GFF) announced on Wednesday. He told a local radio station, Capital FM, that the match would be used as [...]
©- - 11 may 2022 - 12:21:52 - thread Sports (107 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday awarded the hosting right of the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League final match to Morocco. The African football governing body also revealed that the match will be played on 30 May. A statement on CAF’s official website, said it decided to [...]
©- - 10 may 2022 - 08:47:34 - thread Sports (212 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are results of first-leg semi-final matches played on Sunday in the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya 0-2 Orlando Pirates, South Africa TP Mazembe, DR Congo 1-0 RS Berkane, Morocco The second-leg matches will take place on 15 May -0- PANA VAO/MA 9May2022 [...]
©- - 09 may 2022 - 06:11:51 - thread Sports (74 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are the first-leg, semi-final matches scheduled for Sunday in the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. First-named teams are hosts. Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya vs Orlando Pirates, South Africa. TP Mazembe, DR Congo vs RS Berkane, Morocco. The second-leg, semi-final matches will take place on 15 May -0- PANA VAO/MA 8May2022 [...]
©- - 08 may 2022 - 10:12:07 - thread Sports (75 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are results of matches played on Saturday in the the first leg, semi finals of the 2021/22 CAF Champions league. Al Ahly, Egypt 4–0 ES Sétif, Algeria - Second leg is on 14 May Petro de Luanda, Angola 1–3 Wydad AC, Morocco - second-leg is on 13 [...]
©- - 08 may 2022 - 10:11:21 - thread Sports (74 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are the first-leg, semi-final matches scheduled for Saturday in the 2021/22 CAF Champions league. First-named teams are hosts. Al Ahly, Egypt vs ES Sétif, Algeria Petro de Luanda, Angola vs Wydad AC, Morocco The second-leg, semi-final matches will take place on 13 and 14 May. -0- PANA VAO/RA 7May2022   [...]
©- - 07 may 2022 - 07:56:32 - thread Sports (75 words)


Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, on Monday announced disciplinary measures against six African countries for incidents during the two-leg playoff matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. "In line with FIFA’s zero-tolerance stance against discrimination and violence in football, a number of member associations have [...]
©- - 02 may 2022 - 15:24:49 - thread Sports (563 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) has initiated discussions with the coach of the national football team, Aliou Cisse, for the renewal and upgrading of his contract, the federation's second vice-president, Abdoulaye Sow, has said. "Yes, we are in discussions with him. The state and the Football Federation, [...]
©- - 02 may 2022 - 12:23:20 - thread Sports (257 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - South Africa head coach Desiree Ellis is anticipating a difficult group stage contest when her side squares off against Nigeria in the 2022 TotalEnergies Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) opening encounter in Rabat later in July. The seven-time COSAFA Champions were drawn against the nine-time African [...]
©- - 02 may 2022 - 08:36:43 - thread Sports (934 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Nigeria's female national football team coach, Randy Waldrum, says Nigeria will be 'prepared to win' all its group-stage matches at the upcoming TotalEnergies Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON). The draw for the 2022 WAFCON group stage took place in Rabat on Friday, with the Super Falcons [...]
©- - 02 may 2022 - 08:31:21 - thread Sports (645 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria secured their places in the final round of the African race to the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, India 2022, after third-round, second-leg wins on 30 April. The quartet secured their fourth-round berths as Morocco pummelled Niger 7-0 in Rabat; Cameroon thrashed [...]
©- - 02 may 2022 - 07:29:04 - thread Sports (421 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The following are the groups of the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament to be staged in Morocco. Group A: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda Group B: Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia, Togo Group C: Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi, Botswana -0- PANA MA 30April2022 [...]
©- - 30 april 2022 - 09:37:28 - thread Sports (64 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) for a series of events that occurred during the play-off match between Algeria and Cameroon on 29 March in Blida. According to the Journal du Cameroun.com, some Algerians in bad faith believe that the refereeing of the match [...]
©- - 28 april 2022 - 16:33:58 - thread Sports (309 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has protested to Algeria over verbal attacks against a Gambian FIFA referee following the 2-1 home loss to Cameroon in the second leg of the FIFA 2022 World Cup playoff a month ago. The GFF said it has lodged a formal complaint [...]
©- - 28 april 2022 - 10:42:50 - thread Sports (233 words)


Pemba, Mozambique (PANA) - CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe visited Cabo Delgado communities who were displaced by the military insurgents in Pemba, Mozambique, on Tuesday and donated US$500,000 on behalf of the Motsepe Foundation. He was joined by the Governor of Cabo Delgado, Valige Tauabo, CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba, the [...]
©- - 27 april 2022 - 09:01:03 - thread Sports (119 words)


Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Congo Association Football Federation (FECOFA) has named former Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) international Ngoma Kondi Otis, as the head coach of its national selection of home-based players, the local Leopards. The appointment, made public on 26 April, takes immediate effect as Ngoma takes [...]
©- - 27 april 2022 - 08:41:52 - thread Sports (254 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, has told delegates at the Forbes U30 Africa Summit in Gaborone, Botswana, that there is an urgent need for businesses and governments to develop young people, encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and invest in football on the African continent. The CAF President [...]
©- - 27 april 2022 - 08:36:11 - thread Sports (517 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - All four semi-finalists emerged on Sunday after the second-leg, quarter-final matches played across Africa in the 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup. The qualifiers are Orlando Pirates of South Africa, Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya, TP Mazembe, DR Congo, and RS Berkane of Algeria. Here is how they qualified - Orlando [...]
©- - 25 april 2022 - 07:44:34 - thread Sports (190 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the second-leg, quarter-fina matches in the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup, to be played across Africa on Sunday. First-named teams are hosts, with first-leg results in brackets. Orlando Pirates, South Africa vs Simba, Tanzania (0-1). Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya vs Al Ittihad, Libya (0-0). TP Mazembe, DR Congo [...]
©- - 24 april 2022 - 12:02:05 - thread Sports (94 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the second-leg, quarter-final matches played across Africa at the weekend, four semi-finalists have emerged. The qualifiers are defending champions and 10-time winners, Al Ahly of Egypt, two-time winners, ES Setif of Algeria, two-time winners, Wydad AC of Morocco and Petro de Luanda of Angola, who have [...]
©- - 24 april 2022 - 10:44:07 - thread Sports (200 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Defending champions Al Ahly of Egypt and two-time winners ES Setif of Algeria are through to the semi-finals of the 2021/22 CAF Champions league. In the second-leg, quarter-finals played on Friday, Al Ahly, winners on 10 occasions, drew 1-1 with three-time champions, Raja Casablanca of Morocco, but [...]
©- - 23 april 2022 - 06:52:30 - thread Sports (172 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Hubert Velud, a Frenchman, has been selected as the new coach of the Burkina Faso national football team, the Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) announced Friday in a statement. Velud, selected among six other candidates, replaces Kamou Malo, whose contract was not renewed after the return [...]
©- - 22 april 2022 - 20:45:35 - thread Sports (155 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the second-leg, quarter-final matches in the 2021/22 CAF Champions league, to be played across Africa on Friday and Saturday. First-named teams are hosts, with first-leg results in brackets. Raja Casablanca, Morocco vs Al Ahly, Egypt (1-2) on Friday. Espérance de Tunis, Tunisia vs ES Sétif, Algeria [...]
©- - 21 april 2022 - 23:51:40 - thread Sports (108 words)


Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The following are the groups for TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Côte d'Ivoire 2023, qualifying matches after the draw in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Group A: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe or Mauritius. Group B: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Togo, Eswatini Group C: Cameroon, Kenya, Namibia, Burundi Group D: Egypt, [...]
©- - 19 april 2022 - 20:35:53 - thread Sports (135 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are all the results from the first-leg quarter-final matches in the 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup, played across Africa on Sunday. First-named teams played hosts. Simba, Tanzania 1-0 Orlando Pirates, South Africa Al Ittihad, Libya 0-0 Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya Pyramids, Egypt TP Mazembe, DR Congo Al Masry, Egypt 2-1 [...]
©- - 18 april 2022 - 05:08:58 - thread Sports (94 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are all the results from the first-leg, quarter-final matches played across Africa at the weekend. First-named teams played host - Al Ahly, Egypt 2 -1 Raja Casablanca, Morocco ES Sétif, Algeria 0 - 0 Espérance de Tunis, Tunisia CR Belouizdad, Algeria 0 - 1 Wydad AC, Morocco Petro de Luanda, [...]
©- - 17 april 2022 - 11:51:02 - thread Sports (158 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The new coach of the Libyan national football team, Frenchman Corentin Martins, was officially presented to the public on Friday evening by the Libyan Football Federation (FLF). The president of the FLF, Abdelhakim al-Chalmami, speaking at a press conference, did not specify the duration of the contract [...]
©- - 16 april 2022 - 14:44:57 - thread Sports (211 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Algerian side ES Setif on Friday drew goalless with visiting Espérance de Tunis in the first leg of the quarter finals of the 2021-22 CAF Champions league. The second leg will take place in Tunisia on 22 April. Three more first-leg matches will be played on Sunday in [...]
©- - 16 april 2022 - 06:11:19 - thread Sports (103 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) on Friday formally announced the commencement of the process to recruit a new football coach for the senior national team, the Eagles. The successful candidate will replace Mohamed Magassouba and his staff who were fired last week for poor performance during the 2021 [...]
©- - 09 april 2022 - 13:18:07 - thread Sports (399 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are the quarter-final pairings in the 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup competition. First-named teams will host the first-leg matches on 17 April. All second-leg matches will take place on 24 April. Simba, Tanzania vs Orlando Pirates, South Africa Al Ittihad, Libya vs Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya Pyramids, Egypt vs TP [...]
©- - 09 april 2022 - 08:07:55 - thread Sports (87 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for the two-leg quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League. The first leg will be played on 15 and 16 April and the second leg on 22 and 23 April. The first-named teams host the first leg. Al Ahly, Egypt vs Raja Casablanca, Morocco [...]
©- - 09 april 2022 - 07:55:59 - thread Sports (105 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Normalization Committee (CONOR), which replaces the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT), has begun a recruitment drive for a head coach for the senior national football team, a press release from the Guinean football governing body received Thursday by PANA said. Former coach Kaba Diawara's contract ended on [...]
©- - 07 april 2022 - 14:54:40 - thread Sports (323 words)


Cairo, Eypt (PANA) - All the eight quarter-finalists in the 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup emerged on Sunday after the final group qualifiers were played across Africa. Group A qualifiers are - Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya (13 points) and Pyramids of Egypt (also 13 points). Group B qualifiers are - Orlando Pirates [...]
©- - 04 april 2022 - 16:09:44 - thread Sports (111 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - All the eight qualifiers for the knockout stage of the 2021-22 CAF Champions league, have emerged after the final group qualifying matches were decided at the weekend. The qualifiers are Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Al Ahly of Eypt from Group A, Raja Casablanca of Morocco [...]
©- - 04 april 2022 - 15:52:21 - thread Sports (204 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)  - The Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) Friday sacked the coach of the national soccer team and his staff, following his elimination by Tunisia in the play-offs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the team's poor performance in the last 16 of the African Cup of [...]
©- - 02 april 2022 - 16:06:52 - thread Sports (200 words)