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  • FIFA acknowledges SA's World Cup progress
    11 october 2007 13:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A delegation of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, which completed a three-day inspection tour of four of the nine host cities for the 2010 World Cup here, has acknowledged South Africa's "great efforts" in preparation for the competition. Full text...

  • ANOCA to set up African youth Fund
    11 october 2007 10:45:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The chairman of the Association of the National Olympic Committees of Africa (ACNOA), Lassana Palenfo, has announced the creation of a Fund dedicated to youth. Full text...

  • Mauritanian football club, chairman suspended
    10 october 2007 22:19:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian Football Association has imposed a two-year ban on Mauritanian football club Mauritel FC. Full text...

  • Gala match in Cotonou to boost morale of Benin's "Squirrels"
    09 october 2007 21:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) – A selection of the institu-tions of the Republic of Benin and the national soccer team, "the squirrels" drew (2-2) Tuesday in Cotonou in a gala match whose kick-off was taken by president Yayi Boni. Full text...

  • DR Congo fires national football coach for poor results
    08 october 2007 22:37:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Belgian coach of the national football team of DR Congo, Henri Depireux was dismissed, and players Kinkela Fwanda and Mbayo Kibemba indefinitively expelled from the "Leopards", according to a decision of the sports minister reaching PANA Monday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Zaytuna joins Ghana Onetouch Premiership
    08 october 2007 18:29:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Dansoman based Zaytuna FC qualified to play in the elite division of the Ghanaian Professional Football League when they clinched the lone spot from the Special Zone Three Middle League. Full text...

  • Nigerians in New York celebrate Peter's victory
    08 october 2007 17:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Hundreds of Nigerians in New York stormed a popular night club in the early hours of Sunday to celebrate Samuel Peter's successful world heavyweight title defence. Full text...

  • South Africa in rugby World Cup semi-finals
    08 october 2007 14:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The South African national rugby team, the Springboks, beat Fiji 37-20 on Sunday in Marseille to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup being hosted by France. Full text...

  • Nigeria's U-23 coach seeks funds for team's training
    08 october 2007 13:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national U-23 national team coach, Samson Si asia, has appealed for donations from individuals and corporate bodies to enable the team commence its camping ahead of its clash with Ghana in the qualifiers fo r the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Full text...

  • Al-Ahly in Champions League final
    08 october 2007 09:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egyptian football club Al-Ahly reached the final of the African Champions League after beating Libya's Al-Ittihad 1-0 in the return leg of their semifinal Sunday in Cairo. Full text...

  • South Africa in rugby World Cup semi
    08 october 2007 09:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The South African national rugby team, the Springboks, beat Fiji 37-20 Sunday in Marseille, France, to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup being hosted by France. Full text...

  • Mauritius' premier league kicks off
    08 october 2007 09:36:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Pamplemousses SC has walloped the newly-promoted Bolton City Club 6-0 in the first round of Mauritius' national premier football league, which kicked off at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers hail Peter after WBC title defence
    08 october 2007 09:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday paid tribute to US-based Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter, a day after he successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion in New York city. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers hail Peter after WBC title defence
    08 october 2007 08:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday paid tribute to US-based Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter, a day after he successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion in New York city. Full text...

  • Rangers FC leads in Nigeria Premier League
    08 october 2007 07:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rangers International shot into the lead in Nigeria's Premier League at the weekend, after walking over Jos University Teaching Hospital at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in the southeastern city of Enugu. Full text...

  • CAF Confederation Cup: Dolphins 3, Al Merreikh 0
    07 october 2007 18:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Dolphins FC of Nigeria Sunday defeated visiting Al Merreikh of Sudan 3-0 in their final group B match in the CAF Confederation Cup in Nigeria's southern city of Calabar. Full text...

  • Angola wins two titles at African handball championships
    07 october 2007 12:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Angolan teams Saturday won the men's and women's titles as the African handball championships rounded off in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Samuel Peter successfully defends WBC title
    07 october 2007 08:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion Samuel Peter of Nigeria has successfully defended his title through a unanimous decision over American Jameel McCline at the Madison Square Garden in New York City Saturday night. Full text...

  • Abuja gets African backing to host Commonwealth Games
    05 october 2007 11:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) in Africa has expressed a strong support for the bid by Nigeria's capital city of Abuja to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Full text...

  • Results from 7th round of African Handball Championships
    05 october 2007 11:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The seventh round of the 29th African Handball Championships was held Thursday in Benin's capital, Cotonou, with the following results. Full text...

  • Zaytuna move closer to promotion in Ghana D1 league
    04 october 2007 21:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Zaytuna are close to promotion to the Ghanaian premiership as they won their match on the second day of play in the ongoing Special Zone Three Middle League on Thursday. Full text...

  • Results from 6th round of African handball championships
    04 october 2007 10:47:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The sixth round of the 29th African handball club championships took place Wednesday in Benin's capital, Cotonou, with the following results: Men's championship: USFA (Burkina Faso) - Novotel (Guinea) : 23-22 Stade Mandji (Gabon) - CMS (Gabon) : 24-21 Red Star (Cote d'Ivoire) - Pelican (Benin) : 29-32 Minuh (Cameroon) - MCA (Algeria) : 26-26 Women's championship: Primero (Angola) - Niger United (Nigeria) : 29-24 LHC (Burkina Faso) - Prison Service (Ghana) : 24-29 Abos Sport (Congo) - Heritage (DR Congo) : 28-34 TKC (Cameroun) - Grasshoppers (Nigeria) : 31-21 Asa (Angola) - Interclub (Congo) : 29-31 Africa (Cote d'Ivoire) - Petro (Angola) : 27-41 Thursday's seventh round schedule: Men's championship: Novotel (Guinea) - Prison Service (Ghana) CMS (Gabon) - RWE (DR Congo) Niger United (Nigeria) - Kavu Scorps (Angola) MCA (Algeria) - Safety Shooters (Nigeria) Pelican (Benin) - Etoile (Congo) Women's championship: Heritage (DR Congo) - Valiants (Nigeria) Grasshoppers (Nigeria) - Phoenix (Gabon) Interclub (Congo) - Rombo (Cote-d'Ivoire) Petro(Angola) - Aso Baobab (Benin) Full text...

  • Club owner proposes new body to run Ghanaian leagues
    03 october 2007 18:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Dr Albert Arthur, a former management member of Premier soccer side Accra Great Olympics has proposed the formation of a Professional Soccer Council (PSC) made up of major constituent bodies to organise and run the premier league. Full text...

  • Results of round 5 of Africa's handball tournament
    03 october 2007 11:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The fifth round of the 29th edition of the African handball champions' clubs tournament was played in the Beninese capital, Cotonou, Tuesday. Full text...

  • Morocco-Namibia friendly holds 17 Oct. in Rabat
    03 october 2007 11:05:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The coach of the Moroccan national football team, Henri Michel, has invited 20 players for the friendly match against Namibia 17 Oct. Full text...

  • Mazembe Englebert crowned DRC Champion
    02 october 2007 12:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Mazembe Englebert of Lubumbashi has won the DR Congo's National Football League (LINAFOOT), thanks to a 1-0 win over Daring Club Motema Pembe (DCMP) of Kinshasa Monday evening in the 10th and final round of matches. Full text...

  • Victorious Malian women basketball team returns home
    02 october 2007 12:19:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian national women's basketball team, winner of the African Cup of Nations basketball tournament Sunday in Dakar, Senegal, arrived in Bamako Monday afternoon to a warm welcome by new Prime Minister Modibo Sidibe as well as several sports personalities and supporters. Full text...

  • 2 Indomitable Lions players suspended for six months
    01 october 2007 20:48:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Augustin Edjoa has suspended two players of the Cameroon national football team, an official statement confirmed here Monday, without elaborating. Full text...

  • 'Black Stars will win CAN 2008'
    01 october 2007 12:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Fred Pappoe, Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has predicted the senior national team, the Black Stars, will win the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, slated to be hosted by Ghana 20 Jan. Full text...

  • GFA to honour 219 graduates
    01 october 2007 12:26:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will 5 Oct. Full text...

  • ASEC trounces Issia Wazi to win Côte d'Ivoire's soccer cup
    01 october 2007 12:26:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC of Abidjan Sunday won Côte d'Ivoire's footb all Cup after beating Issia Wazi 3-0 in extra time. Full text...

  • Greater Accra Kickboxing Association inaugurated
    01 october 2007 12:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A 15-member body constituting the Greater Accra Regional Kickboxing Association (GAKBA) has been inaugurated as part of efforts to develop and popularise the sport in the country. Full text...

  • Mali wins African female basketball Cup of Nations
    01 october 2007 10:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mali's national basketball team Sunday won the 20th edition of the African female basketball Cup of Nations, after beating host Senegal 64-56. Full text...

  • Full results of round 3 of Africa's handball tourney
    01 october 2007 09:09:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The third round of the 29th African handball club tournament was played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Gebrselassie breaks world marathon record
    30 september 2007 13:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie Sunday broke the world marathon record, returning a time of 2 hours, four minutes 26 seconds at the Berlin Marathon in Germany, according to the athletics' world governing body, IAAF. Full text...

  • Nigerian interim WBC Champion defends title 6 Oct
    29 september 2007 15:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The interim World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, Samuel Peter of Nigeria, will defend his title against American Jameel McCline 6 Oct. Full text...

  • 'Abuja must show it can host Commonwealth Games'
    29 september 2007 10:52:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- In an unusually-frank comment, President of Uganda's National Olympic Committee, Francis Nyagweso, has said Nigeria's capital city of Abuja is yet to convince member countries of the Commonwealth it can host the 25th edition of the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Full text...

  • Mali enters African Basket Cup of Nations' semi-final
    28 september 2007 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After beating Cameroon 72-41 on Friday, Mali's female national basketball team advanced to the semi final of the African basketball championship, hosted by Senegal. Full text...

  • Asos Baobab of Benin beat Phoenix of Gabon (22-18)
    28 september 2007 20:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The club Asos Baobab, representing Benin among the ladies, beat Phoenix of Gabon by 22-18, at the 29th handball African Champions's League, begun Thursday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Congolese referees for Dolphins/El Merreikh CAF Cup clash
    28 september 2007 15:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) --The African Football Confederation (CAF) has picked referees from the Republic of Congo to officiate the 7 Oct. Full text...

  • Basketball academy opens in Bamako Oct.
    28 september 2007 13:33:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A basketball academy, called Yoham Sangaré basketball school (YSBS) after one of its initiators, is due to open in the Malian capital, Bamako, next month, sporting sources told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Ivorian basketball player, Mohamed Koné, suspended for drug use
    28 september 2007 10:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire national basketball player, Mohamed Koné, who plays professionally in France (Pro A), has been suspended for two matches after he tested positive to cannabis use, reliable sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire basketballer suspended over drug use
    27 september 2007 19:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire national basketball player, Mohamed Koné who plays in Chalon in France (Pro A), will not take part in the next two matches of his club scheduled 29 September and 6 October following a positive cannabis detection, reliable sources told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria names crack team for Mexico friendly
    27 september 2007 08:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's coach Berti Vogts has named a crack squad of 19 players, including star strikers Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka, for the Super Eagles' friendly against Mexico in Mexico city 13 Oct. Full text...

  • Cameroon's athletics body suspends Françoise Mbango
    26 september 2007 11:01:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian Athletics Federation has suspended indefinitely Françoise Mbango, the triple jump gold medallist at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, an official source said here. Full text...

  • Soccer stars to feature in Rwanda charity match
    26 september 2007 10:47:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- At least eight professional football stars playing in European championships are due in Rwanda mid-October for a "charity" match aimed at restoring the image of the Rwandan football worldwide, a sports source told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Samuel Peter is new WBC champion
    25 september 2007 14:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The board of the World Boxing Council (WBC) has voted to name Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter WBC heavyweight interim world champion, sources close to the boxer's camp in the US told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Asec back to two points from the leader Africa
    24 september 2007 23:01:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Asec Mimosas on Sunday beat Africa sport in a match counting for the 19th round of the Ivorian championship, League 1 Orange, and is ranked second, two points away from the leader, PANA local correspondent noted. Full text...

  • Rugby world cup: defeat for Namibia, victory for SA
    24 september 2007 18:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Namibia lost to Argentina 3-63 while South Africa beat Tonga 30-25 in matches in the third round of the rugby world cup, tagged France 2007. Full text...

  • 'Bid for 2014 Commonwealth Games must win for Nigeria'
    24 september 2007 16:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has described as a must win the bid by the capital city of Abuja to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Full text...

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