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  • WBC interim champion, Peter, arrives Nigeria
    14 november 2007 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Samuel Peter, the interim World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, arrived in the commercial city of Lagos early Wednesday to a warm welcome by his compatriots, including government and sports officials. Full text...

  • Mali's national soccer championship starts on 15 December
    12 november 2007 20:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's first division national soccer championship for the 2007-2008 season starts on 15 December, the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) announced in Bamako on Monday. Full text...

  • Curepipe Starlight SC leads Mauritian soccer league
    12 november 2007 09:23:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Curepipe Starlight SC is the new leader of the Mauritian premier football league after thrashing Etoile de l'Ouest 3-0 at the weekend. Full text...

  • Heartland still leads in Nigerian League despite loss
    12 november 2007 08:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Heartland Football club still leads Nigeria's Premier League despite falling 3-0 to Kano Pillars over the weekend. Full text...

  • 38 Moroccan runners for Pan Arab Games
    12 november 2007 08:13:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Thirty-eight Moroccan athletes, including 16 women, are taking part in the 11th Pan Arab Games which opened in Egypt Sunday, the Moroccan Royal Athletics Association (FRMA) said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Sub-regional basketball tournament starts in Kigali
    11 november 2007 09:58:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Six basketball squads, including four from Rwanda and two from Burundi, were billed to compete in Kigali from Sunday (today) in a tournament, dubbed "Gisembe Memorial", which is being held in memory of former Rwandan basketball player Gisembe Ntawugera, who was killed in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Ghanaian official tips Black Stars to win 2010 World Cup
    10 november 2007 18:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Dr. Full text...

  • Beckham, Abramovich top football rich list
    09 november 2007 18:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- America-based British player, David Beckham, is the rich est footballer in the world, while Chelsea Football Club Chief Roman Abramovich i s the wealthiest club owner on the globe, according to a British soccer magazine Four-Four-Two. Full text...

  • Scottish delegation reacts to Games' hosting right victory
    09 november 2007 16:03:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- Glasgow's leader of delegation to the Commonwealth G ames hosting bid, Alext Salmon has descried Scotland's victory as a culmination o f years of hard work. Full text...

  • Nigerian VP, other Officials slam Commonwealth Games Family
    09 november 2007 15:26:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- A disappointed Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jona than Friday slammed the Commonwealth Games Family, saying their overwhelming def e at of Nigeria in the bid to host the 2014 games in Abuja was an unfair treatment to Africa. Full text...

  • Glasgow wins bid to host 2014 Commonwealth Games
    09 november 2007 13:09:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- Glasgow, Scotland, has won the bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, beating Abuja, the Nigerian capital city. Full text...

  • CGF elects new officials.
    09 november 2007 12:07:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- The leadership of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for the next four years has been decided in Colombo, Sri Lanka, venue of the federation's ongoing General Assembly. Full text...

  • Single-leg amputees off to World Amputee Football tourney in Turkey
    09 november 2007 08:53:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A 20-member team from the single leg amputees sports club have left Freetown, Sierra Leone, for Turkey to participate in the World Amputee Football Championship in Turkey 11-21 November. Full text...

  • Host of 2014 Commonwealth Games emerges Friday
    09 november 2007 08:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) was billed to select Friday (today) the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which is being contested by Abuja (Nigeria) and Glasgow (Scotland). Full text...

  • Two Ethiopians in the race for 2007 best athlete title
    08 november 2007 23:49:00
    Orléans- France (PANA) -- Ethiopians Hailé Gebreselasie and Meseret Defar are among candidates for the 2007 best athlete title, an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) ommunique said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya names squad for Arab football championship
    08 november 2007 23:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) – Libya's Tunisia coach of t-he senior football national team, The Greens, Faouzi Benzarti, has released the list of 22 players to participate in the finals of the Arab football championship scheduled for Egypt from 11 to 23 November. Full text...

  • Historians trace story of Maghreb footballers in France
    08 november 2007 22:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Football loving historians under the name "We are Football" will at the weekend organise a debate in Marseille, France, on the subject: "Maghreb footballers in France in the 20th century: Professional careers, complex identities". Full text...

  • Globacom to support Ghanaian supporters' club
    08 november 2007 15:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Globacom Limited, a telecommunications giant headquartered in Nigeria, will Thursday sign a contract with the Ghana National Supporters Union here. Full text...

  • Abedi slams critics of Ghana 2008 hype
    08 november 2007 15:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Former Black Stars captain and soccer maestro, Abedi Pele Ayew, has slammed football lovers who have complained about inadequate hype and promotional campaigns for the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Big hitch as German Otto Pfister formally signs to coach Cameroon
    08 november 2007 15:04:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- German coach Otto Pfister Wednesday formally signed to coach the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon but not all the parties to the contract signed the dotted line. Full text...

  • Nigeria's VP pushes Abuja bid for 2014 Commonwealth Games
    08 november 2007 14:05:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- Nigeria's Vice President Goodluck Jonathan has arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to lead the last-minute lobbying by the Abuja Bid Committee for the hosting rights of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Full text...

  • African cycling tournament kicks off in Cameroon Thursday
    08 november 2007 09:16:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The third edition of the African cycling championships will kick off here Thursday, the organizers told PANA. Full text...

  • Federation rules out Commonwealth Games co-hosting
    08 november 2007 08:20:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has no plans to allow co-hosting of the four-yearly Commonwealth Games, CGF President Mike Fennell said in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Full text...

  • Ghana football authorities reduce Ghana CAN 2008 gate fees
    07 november 2007 22:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Ghana CAN 2008 on Wednesday reduced the gate fees for the popular stands from 10 Ghanaian cedis to 8 Ghanaian cedis following protests from soccer fans and the general public. Full text...

  • Ghana football authorities reduce Ghana CAN 2008 gate fees
    07 november 2007 21:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Ghana CAN 2008 on Wednesday reduced the gate fees for the popular stands from 10 Ghanaian cedis to 8 Ghanaian cedis following protests from soccer fans and the general public. Full text...

  • Disabled athletes get international support
    07 november 2007 17:44:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will Friday sign a co-operation agreement in Sri Lanka, the capital of Colombo, to ensure increased participation of elite athletes with disability (EAD) in future Commonwealth Games. Full text...

  • Nigeria VP to storm Sri Lanka for Commonwealth Games bid
    07 november 2007 09:26:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- Nigeria's Vice President Goodluck Jonathan will represent President Umaru Yar'Adua in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the final bid presentation for the hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games by the city of Abuja, according to the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel. Full text...

  • We are ready to host 2014 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria boasts
    07 november 2007 08:35:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- With just two days to the selection of the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, top Nigerian sports officials have boasted the country is ready to stage the best games ever in its glistening capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • KwaZulu-Natal schedules Indaba ahead of FIFA World Cup draws
    06 november 2007 17:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The KwaZulu-Natal government in South Africa will host its second Indaba summit Wednesday and Thursday, ahead of the FIFA World Cup draws on 25 November in Durban. Full text...

  • Algeria, Qatar to play football friendly in France
    06 november 2007 08:28:00
    Orléans- France (PANA) -- Algeria's national football squad will face Qatar in a friendly match slated for 20 November in Marseilles, France, sport sources said here. Full text...

  • Congolese footballer lodges complaint for racist abuse
    06 november 2007 00:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese international footballer, Zola Matumona has lodged a complaint against his employer, the president of FC Brussels, Johan Vermeersch, for racist abuse, the UN radio Okapi broadcasting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reported in Kinshasa on Monday. Full text...

  • Enyimba moves up, Heartland maintains lead in Nigerian League
    05 november 2007 10:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Heartland football club of Owerri in Nigeria's South-east maintained its position on the Nigeria Premier League table when it defeated Niger Tornadoes 2-1 in its new home at the Adamasigba Stadium in Ibadan, South-west Nigeria at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian footballer 'dies in crash'
    05 november 2007 09:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A star player with Nigeria's Enyimba football club, Ifeanyi Obediah, was killed in a car crash over the weekend in the South-east town of Aba, where the club is based, a Nigerian football website reported Monday. Full text...

  • 'Africa is afraid of Super Eagles'
    05 november 2007 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- African nations have been avoiding friendly matches against Nigeria's national soccer team, the Super Eagles, because they fear the Nigerian squad, according to the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Bolaji Ojo-Oba. Full text...

  • French football clubs sign African players
    04 november 2007 11:25:00
    Orléans- France (PANA) -- French football clubs AS Monaco and AC Ajaccio have signed on two African players, sports sources said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Second stadium for Ghana CAN2008 handed over
    03 november 2007 13:34:00
    Sekondi- Ghana (PANA) -- - Shangai Construction Company of China on Friday handed over the Essipong Sports Stadium Complex, near Sekondi, that would be used in next year's African Cup of Nations, to the Ghanaian authorities. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire and Niger reach final of UEMOA soccer tournament
    03 november 2007 10:14:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire will on Sunday play Niger in the final of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) soccer tournament taking place in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Moroccan Jéloul Adil wins 8th leg of Faso tour
    02 november 2007 20:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Moroccan cyclist, Jéloul Adoul, on Friday won the 8th leg and the yellow shirt after the 178-kilometre distance between Linoghin and Fada N'Gourma, the longest distance of the tour. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone's U-20 soccer team off to Liberia
    02 november 2007 19:25:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's national Under-20 soccer squad, Shooting Stars, left Freetown on Friday for Monrovia, Liberia, to play an international friendly match with their Liberian counterparts scheduled for Saturday. Full text...

  • Mali, Senegal football friendly holds 17 Nov. in France
    02 november 2007 10:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The national soccer teams of Mali and Senegal will clash in an international friendly 17 November in Paris, France, according to the Malian Football Federation (FMF). Full text...

  • Claude Le Roy puts together his team for CAN 2008
    01 november 2007 22:20:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Claude Le Roy, Coach of Ghana's Black Stars, has only five places left to make up for his 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations next January. Full text...

  • Sudan pull out of Ghana tournament
    01 november 2007 21:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Sudan have pulled out of a scheduled four nation tournament for Ghana's national soccer side, the Black Stars, scheduled for November 17 to 21 and advised Ghana FA to find another team. Full text...

  • Rwanda's national basketball team coach dies
    01 november 2007 20:24:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The coach of Rwanda's national basketball team, Jean de Dieu Nizeyimana died on Thursday in Kigali from high blood pressure while returning home after a training session with his players, sources close to Rwanda's basketball Federation (FERWABA) said. Full text...

  • Opposition disgusted at ill-treatment of Rugby coach
    01 november 2007 15:25:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Mr. Full text...

  • Etoile du Sahel FC suffers first league defeat
    01 november 2007 13:36:00
    Sousse- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's league champions, Etoile du Sahel, maintained the top spot on the 2007 domestic league table despite suffering its first defeat Wednesday with a slim 0-1 scoreline against Stade Tunisien FC . Full text...

  • Hayatou to mediate in Nigerian league crisis
    01 november 2007 08:25:00
    Lagos - Nigeria (PANA) -- President of the Confederation of African Football (C AF), Issa Hayatou, has promised to mediate in the crisis currently rocking Niger i an premier league, following a supremacy battle between the Nigeria Football Ass o ciation (NFA) and the Nigeria Football League (NFL). Full text...

  • Nigeria coach invites 21 for Australia , Switzerland friendlies
    01 november 2007 07:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria’s coach Berti Vogts has invited 21 players for the international friendlies against Australia and Switzerland as part of the S u per Eagles’ preparations for the 2008 African Nations Cup scheduled to start in G hana in January. Full text...

  • Yaoundé to host African cycling championships .next month
    31 october 2007 21:14:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- The third edition of the African cycling championships begins on November 8 in Yaoundé with cyclists from 21 African countries expected to participate three-day event, the Cameroonian Cycling Association (FECACLYSME) told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Accra tidies up for 2008 African Cup of Nations
    30 october 2007 21:26:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- As Ghana prepares to host the 2008 African Cup of Nations, the West African country's capital city, Accra, is gearing up to host the tens of thousands of fans by cleaning up the city and ridding it of lunatics who walk the streets and are an ever present eyesore at traffic lights and other intersections. Full text...

  • Frenchman wins 5th stage of Faso tour
    30 october 2007 21:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Frenchman Vincent Grapzyk on Tuesday won the fifth stage of tour of Faso from Pô to Bobo Dioulasso thus giving his country the fourth consecutive victory since the 21st edition of the cycling race got underway in the West African country. Full text...

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