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  • World Athletics Championship: A Profile of the Kenyan team
    22 august 2003 17:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The following is a profile of the Kenyan team to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 9th World Championship which kicks off Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • Zambians stunned by Kalusha's demand for US$10,000 pay
    22 august 2003 16:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans were on Friday debating the the demand by retired football icon turned coach, Kalusha Bwalya to be paid 10,000 US dollars per month to handle the national team. Full text...

  • Twelve Sierra Leonean U-17 footballers defect in Finland
    22 august 2003 15:01:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Twelve Under-17 Sierra Leonean national team footballers and two officials, including Assistant Coach Abu Sankoh have defected in Finland where the "Sierra Stars" were knocked out of the category's ongoing World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes gear for fresh rivalry in Paris
    22 august 2003 11:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan athletics contingent to the 9th IAAF World Championship jetted out to Paris jetted Thursday with three clear goals: rush for gold, tame Ethiopian rivals and retain the top position in Africa. Full text...

  • African athletics doing well, says IAAF president
    21 august 2003 23:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- African Athletics is "doing well," International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack affirmed here Thursday, albeit lamenting the absence of policies geared towards high level performance. Full text...

  • Togolese takes charge of Racing club of Kadiogo
    21 august 2003 23:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Togolese national Tchanillé Bana, previously coach of ASFAY has switched over to Racing Club of Kadiogo (RCK), a Burkinabe first division club. Full text...

  • Guinea holds Tunisia to a goalless draw
    21 august 2003 22:57:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national football team was held to a goalless draw by their Guinean counterparts in a friendly match played Wednesday evening at the Rades stadium on the outskirts of Tunis. Full text...

  • Cameroonian basket-ball players to attend Africa 100 Camp
    21 august 2003 19:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Nine young Cameroonian basket-ball players are to take part in a basketball training camp slated for 2-7 September in Johannesburg, South Africa, sources here told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Algerian premier league update
    21 august 2003 18:50:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Following are results of the 21st round of the Algerian Division One football championship played Thursday: USM Blida-ASO Chlef 2-0 CAB Bordj-CR Belouizdad 1-1 NAH Dey-ES Setif 0-0 JSM Bejaia-US Chaouia 0-0 CA Batna-RC Kouba 1-1 USM Annaba-JS Kabylie 0-2 MC Alger-WA Tlemcen 1-3 MC Oran-USM Alger Postponed Ranking: Points 1 USM Blida 6 2 CAB Bordj 4 WA Tlemcen 4 JS Kabylie 4 5 USM Alger 3 MC Oran 3 MC Alger 3 8 US Chaouia 2 NAH Dey 2 ES Setif 2 11 CR Belouizdad 1 JSM Bejaia 1 CA Batna 1 RC Kouba 1 USM Annaba 1 16 ASO Chlef 0 Full text...

  • Senegalese Lamine Diack re-elected IAAF chairman
    21 august 2003 15:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese Lamine Diack has been re- elected Chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for four-year-term on the first day of the IAAF 44th Congress convening in Paris. Full text...

  • Early exit from World U-17 games saddens Cameroonians
    21 august 2003 14:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Disappointment overtook Cameroonians Wednesday as their Under-17 national football team took an early exit from the World Championship after a 5-5 draw against Portugal in Finland. Full text...

  • Five Africans race for IAAF Athletes' Commission
    21 august 2003 13:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Five Africans are among 26 candidates gunning for admission to the 19-member Athletes' Commission to be set up by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), an official source said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian official unsure of medals at World Championships
    21 august 2003 12:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A top Nigerian athletics official Thursday expressed doubts the country will clinch any medal at the World Athletics Championships slated to begin this weekend in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Egypt, Kenya romp into African volley final
    21 august 2003 10:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Egypt sailed through semi- finals of the 14th Africa Cup of Nations Women's Volleyball Championship here Wednesday night to qualify for the final on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africans leap in international golf rankings
    21 august 2003 07:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Tim Clark moved up 28 places to 57th on the Official World Golf Rankings after his remarkable third place finish in the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship in California last Sunday, the local press reported. Full text...

  • African representatives ousted from World U-17 Football Cup
    20 august 2003 22:40:00
    Helsinki- Finland (PANA) -- The national Under-17 football teams of Cameroon and Sierra Leone were ousted Wednesday from the ongoing World Cup finals in Finland at the end of their last Group matches, joining their Nigerian counterparts who were eliminated earlier Tuesday. Full text...

  • CAF introduces doping test in Champions League
    20 august 2003 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- For the first time in CAF inter-clubs competition, doping control is being applied in the ongoing continental Champions League, a senior CAF official said. Full text...

  • Motema Pembe tops DR Congo soccer league
    20 august 2003 21:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Daring Club Motema Pembe (DCMP), with 50 points from 21 matches, tops the DR Congo national football League. Full text...

  • Mauritian swimmer out of Indian Ocean Games
    20 august 2003 20:15:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian swimmer and national 200m hurdles record holder (2'35"80) Gaelle Grenouille will not compete in the 6th Indian Ocean Games that open here on 29 August, following injuries received in a road accident last Sunday, official sources confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Blatter invited to open Burkinabe sports Centre in November
    20 august 2003 16:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Joseph Blatter, President of the world's soccer governing body, FIFA, has been invited to inaugurate the Burkinabe National Technical Centre for sports development in November, according to Kablan Sampon, Co-ordinator of FIFA Goal Project in West Africa. Full text...

  • Fixtures of Mauritanian soccer playoff
    20 august 2003 16:44:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Here are the fixtures of the second phase of the Mauritanian soccer league following Tuesday's draw by the Mauritanian Football Federation. Full text...

  • Upbeat Kenyans off to Paris World Athletics Championship
    20 august 2003 14:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The first batch of the Kenyan contingent to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 9th Athletics Championship in Paris, France leaves here Wednesday night, upbeat over the ensuing "gold rush". Full text...

  • Nigeria, Egypt top entries for 2003 All-Africa Games
    20 august 2003 13:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria and Egypt top the number of entries so far received by COJA, the local organising committee for the Eighth All-Africa Games, an official disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African women footballers impress in the UK
    20 august 2003 12:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Four South Africa women footballers from the national team have signed up with British club Arsenal after a week of successful trials in the UK. Full text...

  • Nigeria's basketball coach quits over poor showing in Egypt
    20 august 2003 12:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national basketball head coach, Ayo Bakare, has quit his post after he failed at the weekend in Alexandra, Egypt to win a 2004 Olympic Games ticket. Full text...

  • Mbacke, Ndoye gun for gold
    19 august 2003 20:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ahead of the 43rd world athletics championships billed for 23-31 August at Stade de France, eight Senegalese athletes are waxing up for the event. Full text...

  • Lamine Diack set for fresh term at helm of IAAF
    19 august 2003 19:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The incumbent Lamine Diack of Senegalese nationality is the lone candidate for the post of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president, who would be elected at the congress that kicked off here Tuesday, sources indicated. Full text...

  • Mauritian sports complex set for Indian Ocean Games
    19 august 2003 18:53:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritanian deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger Monday inaugurated a sports complex built in Vacoas, 25 km south of Port Louis to host the 6th Indian Ocean Games opening here 29 August. Full text...

  • Zambian soccer hero, Kalusha Bwalya tipped as national coach
    19 august 2003 15:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government plans to employ former national football team captain, Kalusha Bwalya, as coach for the senior team, Sports Minister Gladys Nyirongo disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian club holds training camp in Senegal
    19 august 2003 14:56:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- FC Nouadhibou, Mauritania's defending football champions, are in Dakar, Senegal for a week- long training camp in preparation for the 2003 play-offs billed to start 29 August, sports sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • 12 Cameroonians for World Athletics Championships
    19 august 2003 14:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon will be represented by a 12- member delegation at the 9th edition of the World Athletics Championships which kicks off Saturday in Paris, France, officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyans sweep steeplechase race in Helsinki
    19 august 2003 10:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans swept the men's 3000m steeplechase race in the Asics IAAF Grand Prix meet in Helsinki, Finland, Monday. Full text...

  • Burkina athletes on roll for 2003 World championships
    18 august 2003 23:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Three athletes will defend the colours of Burkina Faso at the world athletics championships opening next Saturday in Paris, sources at the Burkinabe athletics association (FBA) indicated Monday. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Viet Vo Dao championship winds up
    18 august 2003 23:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Following are the results of Burkina Faso's national Viet Vo Dao 2003 championship at the end of the finals: -61 kg: Drissa Nanema -63 kg: Tankoano Nassouri -65 kg: Ouedraogo Daouda -68 kg: Ousmane Nougtara 68 kg: Boukare Sini -72 kg: Yamyaogo Moussa 73 kg: Somda Issouf -75 kg: Franck Lingani +75 kg: Philippe Sawadogo 85 kg: Ouedraogo Boukaré +100 kg: Ismael Ouédraogo Drissa Nenema was elected best fighter of the season, while Adeguerou Soumaila and Moussa Nassouri got the Fair Play and Best Referee trophies respectively. Full text...

  • 2003 basket-ball season winds up in Mauritania
    18 august 2003 22:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The 2003 basket-ball season in Mauritania ended at the weekend with Rosso beating Kaedi 67-39 to win the national Challenge Cup. Full text...

  • Tergat, Gebrselassie gun for IAAF posts
    18 august 2003 18:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World men's 1500m record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, former five-time time World Cross Country Champion Paul Tergat of Kenya and current 1500m World Champion Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco are among the 26 top runners lined up for next month's IAAF Athletes Commission elections. Full text...

  • Four teams advance in African Women's Volleyball tourney
    18 august 2003 18:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Host Kenya beat Tunisia 3-0 Monday evening to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing 14th Africa Women's Volleyball Cup of Nations Championship. Full text...

  • Esperance defends Tunisian soccer League title
    18 august 2003 17:51:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance of Tunis began defence of the Tunisian soccer League shield with a 3-0 thrashing of newly promoted C. Full text...

  • Canon Yaounde close in on Coton Sport
    18 august 2003 15:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua maintained the top spot in the Cameroonian first division football championship, despite the postponement of their 24th round match against Cintra, initially slated for last weekend. Full text...

  • Beninese D1 football championship 3rd round results
    18 august 2003 15:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of matches played in round three of the Beninese D1 football championship at various stadiums around the country at the weekend: Group A Mogas 90/Jeunesse sportive de Pobè (JSP) : 1-1 Tonnerre FC/Panthères FC : 1-1 Dragons FC/UNB : 0-0 ASACO FC/Cavaliers FC : 2-1 Group B Lions FC/ASJA : 2-2 Postel FC/Buffles FC : 2-2 Vautours FC/Energies : 0-1 Donjo FC/Variétés FC : 1-0 The league table reads as follows: Group A Points GA 1. Full text...

  • First round of Ghana football season ends with Kotoko atop
    18 august 2003 14:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko ended the first half of the Ghana Premier football league on top of the table, but only one point separates them from their arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak. Full text...

  • Stella benefit from draw in Abidjan derby
    18 august 2003 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Stella took the lead in the Ivorian Superdivision football championship with a 1-0 win over Stade, while the Abidjan derby between arch-rivals ASEC and Africa Sports ended in a zero-all draw in the third round played on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enugu Rangers sign five new players for CAF Cup
    18 august 2003 13:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representative in this year's CAF Cup, Enugu Rangers, has registered five more players ahead of its quarter-final match-up against Al-Ahly of Egypt in September. Full text...

  • Two clubs land Nigerian football premier league slots
    18 august 2003 13:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- NPA of Warri and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri gained promotion to the Nigerian premier league after winning their weekend matches. Full text...

  • Africa Volleyball Championship round up
    18 august 2003 12:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt and Cameroon romped into the semi- finals of the 14th Africa Cup of Nations Volleyball Championship after sailing through the preliminaries late Sunday. Full text...

  • Djoliba wins Mali's Challenge Cup
    17 august 2003 20:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Djoliba of Bamako Sunday won Mali's 43rd football challenge Cup after beating Tata of Sikasso 2-1 during extra-time, in a match watched by President Amadou Toumani Toure. Full text...

  • Comoran athletes ready for Indian Ocean Games
    17 august 2003 19:47:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA -- A 130-member-strong Comoran delegation including 14 officials, to the Indian Ocean Games slated for late August in Mauritius, will leave Moroni 26 August, sports officials said Sunday. ) Full text...

  • Islands Games torch expected in Mauritius Tuesday
    17 august 2003 17:56:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian judoka Antoine Felicite is in Reunion to pick up the torch of the Indian Oceans Games (IOIG), billed for 29 August-7 September in Mauritius, sports administration sources said in Port Louis Sunday. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host international judo tournament
    17 august 2003 16:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will 20-25 August host an international judo tourney that will feature about one hundred judokas from West Africa, the Benin Judo Federation (FBJ) has announced. Full text...

  • Africa women's volleyball championship update
    17 august 2003 10:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defending champions Seychelles were off to a rough start losing all three sets to Cameroon, as the 14th Africa Women's Volleyball Championship opened here late Saturday. Full text...

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