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  • ES Setif, JS Kabylie top Algerian soccer League table
    30 october 2003 18:23:00
    Alger- Algeria (PANA) -- ES Setif and JS Kabylie are joint leaders of the Algerian football premier League, with 21 points each after 11 matches, although Setif has the edge with superior goal difference. Full text...

  • 20,000 register for Lagos International Marathon
    30 october 2003 15:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A record 20,000 runners have entered for the second Lagos International Half-Marathon fixed for 29 November, organisers have announced. Full text...

  • Latest medals table at Afro-Asian Games
    30 october 2003 15:35:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- Following is the latest medals table at the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, India (read under gold, silver, bronze and total). Full text...

  • Ghana soccer league resumes with top teams in big wins
    30 october 2003 15:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian premier league resumed on Wednesday after a month's suspension with big wins for top clubs, as leaders Kotoko and closest rivals Hearts of Oak scored massive three-to-nil victories. Full text...

  • African soccer teams out of Afro-Asian games
    30 october 2003 14:50:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- The two remaining African teams in the football event of the current Afro-Asian games, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, have been defeated in the semi-finals of the competition, played in the Indian city of Hyderabad Thursday. Full text...

  • Fredericks appointed to African Athletics body
    30 october 2003 13:36:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- Namibia's track star Frankie Fredericks been appointed to join the council of the African Athletics Confederation (AAC) as a representative of the interest of athletes. Full text...

  • Ghana denies allegation of theft at Abuja games village
    30 october 2003 11:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has denied media reports in Nigeria that members of its contingent stole ceiling fans and television sets from their rooms at the Games Village while returning home. Full text...

  • Ghana inaugurates committees for CAN 2008 bid
    30 october 2003 10:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has inaugurated seven sub-committees to facilitate a successful bid for the 2008 edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN). Full text...

  • Ghana Tour goes more international
    29 october 2003 23:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Tour du Ghana goes more international this time around when the competition gets off here on 16 November with cycling teams from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Togo that have so far confirmed their participation. Full text...

  • Ghanaian premier league update
    29 october 2003 20:48:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Following are results of the 24th round in the Ghanaian Division One football championship played Wednesday: Hearts of Oak 3 Stay Cool 0 Hasaacas 1 King Faisal 1 Arsenals 2 Mine Stars 0 Power 0 Heart of Lions 1 Kotoko 3 Okwawu 0 Bofoakwa 1 Olympics 0 Liberty 4 BA United 0 Real Tamale United 1 Goldfields 0 Full text...

  • Malagasy premier league update
    29 october 2003 19:04:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Following are results of the third round of Madagascar's national football championship played Wednesday: Group A: Jirama Antsirabe/SOE 3-2 Jirama Fianarantsoa/Jirama Majunga 2-0 Tananarive/Adema (score awaited) Standings: 1 Jirama Antsirabe 7 points 2 SOE 6 points 3 Jirama Fianarantsoa 4 points 4 ADEMA Tananarive 3 points 5 Jirama Majunga 0 point Group B: Aigles of Sakarah Tuléar/AS Fortior Tamatave 1-0 DSA Tananarive/Tfc PMU 0-0 Ecoredipharm Tamatave/USA 1-0 Standings: 1 USA Tananarive 6 points 2 Ecoredipharm Tamatave 6 points 3 DSA Tananarive 5 points 4 AS Fortior Tamatave 4 points 5 Aigles de Sakarah Tuléar 3 points 6 TFC PMU Tananarive 1 point Full text...

  • CAF picks CAN 2004 referees
    29 october 2003 14:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked 16 referees and 16 assistants to officiate January's African Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Africans haul medals at Afro-Asian Games
    29 october 2003 11:57:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- African athletes won medals in their specialities on Wednesday as the athletics event entered the second day at the current Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, India. Full text...

  • Olympic qualifier: Nigerian coach hails team for beating Egypt
    28 october 2003 14:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian coach Musa Abdullahi has praised his Under-23 team for its 2-0 victory over Egypt in an Olympic football qualifier played in Cairo Sunday. Full text...

  • CAF to honour late Nigerian captain
    28 october 2003 14:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former Nigerian captain late Mudashiru Lawal is to be honoured along with other African stars by the African Football Confederation (CAF) at its general assembly in Tunisia in January. Full text...

  • Zambia, Zimbabwe land CECAFA invitation
    28 october 2003 14:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Southern African nations of Zimbabwe and Zambia have been invited to December's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in the Sudan. Full text...

  • Latest medals table at Afro-Asian Games
    28 october 2003 11:56:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- Nigeria, currently in third place after China and Japan, continues to lead other African countries on the medals table at the current Afro-Asian games in Hyderabad, India. Full text...

  • Athletics competition starts Tuesday at Afro-Asian Games
    28 october 2003 11:18:00
    Daka- Senegal (PANA) -- The inaugural Afro-Asian Games will begin on Tuesday the athletics competions in the Indian city of Hyderabad, five days after the first ever games between the two continents began last Friday with football contests. Full text...

  • Mbeki requested to put weight behind World Cup bid
    28 october 2003 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- After French President Jacques Chirac publicly backed Morocco's 2010 World Cup bid, an alarmed South Africa Bid Committee has requested President Thabo Mbeki to show similar resolve in his country's quest to host the prestigious event. Full text...

  • Global yacht charters expand to Cape Town
    28 october 2003 09:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African city of Cape Town is set to join a select group of destinations listed as the "most beautiful cruising areas in the world" following the recent extension of a local franchise by the world's largest sailing, water sports and yacht charter company. Full text...

  • Somalia to play 2006 World Cup qualifiers in Ghana
    28 october 2003 09:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- War-torn Somalia will play both legs of their 2006 World Cup qualifier return matches against Ghana in Kumasi, FIFA has said. Full text...

  • Kenya steps up World Cup qualifier preparations
    28 october 2003 08:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Foreign-based Kenyan midfielders Tom Juma and Evans Nyabaro have been called to prepare for November's Africa Zone 2006 World Cup qualifiers return match against Tanzania and to prepare for the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Fans demand resignation of DR Congo football officials
    27 october 2003 21:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- There has been a clamour for the resignation of the managers of the Under-23 team as well as the executive committee of the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA), in the wake of a 1-4 defeat conceded here at the weekend against Cameroon. Full text...

  • Benin's first division football results
    27 october 2003 16:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are results of the 18th round of Benin's first division matches played this weekend: Group A Mogas 90 FC-Soleil FC : 2-1 Dragons FC-ASACO : 3-0 UNB FC-Tonnerre FC : 1-0 JSP-Cavaliers FC (postponed) Group B ASJA FC-Requins FC : 2-1 Lions FC-Vautours FC : default Vautours FC Postels FC-Varietes FC : 3-0 Buffles FC-Energies FC : 1-1 Table : Group A Soleil FC 32 Mogas 90 FC 32 Dragons FC 31 UNB FC 29 JSP FC 28 Pantheres FC 16 Cavaliers FC 9 ASACO FC 9 Tonnerres FC 6 Group B Buffles FC 33 Postels FC 31 Requins FC 28 Lions FC 24 ASJA FC 24 Donjo FC 19 Energies FC 18 Vautours FC 16 Varietes FC 7 Full text...

  • Cameroon's second division clubs move up to first division
    27 october 2003 15:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Botafogo Football Club, Esperance of Guider, Kadji Sports Academy and University of Ngaoundere have booked themselves into the country's elite football championship at the end of a tourney that brought together top ten teams in the second divisions of Douala and Garoua. Full text...

  • Afro-Asian Games: Rwanda in soccer semi-finals
    27 october 2003 15:25:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- Rwanda struck in the dying minutes of its match against Malaysia to win 2-1 and book a place in the semi-finals of the soccer event at the first Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, India, Sunday. Full text...

  • Pakistan to hire Tunisian coaches for SAF Games
    27 october 2003 12:22:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Pakistan is seeking the services of a Tunisian coaches to prepare that country's sportsmen and women for the IX South Asian Federation (SAF) Games, press reports have said. Full text...

  • Injured Tunisian defender may miss CAN 2004
    27 october 2003 11:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian and Ajax's international defender Hatem Trabelsi will not play football for six weeks to nurse his knee injured during the Ajax Amsterdam-Celta Vigo European Champions League match last Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya gov't fully behind Harambee Stars
    27 october 2003 10:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Government is doing all it can to ensure the national soccer team, Harambee Stars, preparations for next year's Africa Nations Cup run smoothly, according to the Commissioner of Sports, Emmanuel Oduor. Full text...

  • Morocco thrashes Ethiopia 4-0 in Olympic qualifier
    27 october 2003 10:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco trounced Ethiopia 4-0 Sunday in Rabat in the first leg match of their Group C qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Games set for in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Kenya's Boaz Kimaiyo wins Eurocity Frankfurt Marathon
    27 october 2003 09:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Kenyan Boaz Kimaiyo won Sunday's Eurocity Frankfurt Marathon in 2 :09 :28, the first sub 2 :10 time of the race's history, reports the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from Frankfurt, Germany. Full text...

  • Olympic champs Cameroon beat DR Congo 4-1
    27 october 2003 09:33:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Olympic champions Cameroon were in devastating form on Sunday, running over DR Congo 1-4 in Kinshasa during their first leg qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Games to be hosted by Athens in Greece. Full text...

  • Africa Zone 2004 Olympic qualifiers results
    27 october 2003 09:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Here is summary of the Africa Zone 2004 Olympic qualifier matches played over the weekend: Group A Tunisia 0 - 0 Senegal Egypt 0 - 2 Nigeria Group B Mali 3 - 3 Ivory Coast RD Congo 1 - 4 Cameroon Group C Angola 2 - 1 Uganda Morocco 4 - 0 Ethiopia Group D Algeria 1 - 0 Zambia Ghana 1 - 0 South Africa Full text...

  • UEFA, Asian referees to officiate CAN 2004 matches
    27 october 2003 08:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- European and Asian referees will officiate January's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Tunis, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said. Full text...

  • Ghana beats South Africa 1-0 in Olympic qualifier
    26 october 2003 20:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Under 23 football team, the Black Meteors beat their South African counterparts, the Amagluglug 1-0 in their away leg football qualifier for the 2004 Athens Olympics played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Botswana's Bhamjee to challenge Hayatou in CAF elections
    26 october 2003 17:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Next year's African Football Confederation (CAF) presidential election in Tunis will be straight fight between the incumbent Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Botswana's Ismail Bhamjee, who is also a CAF committee member. Full text...

  • Angolan, Zimbabwean women's football teams draw 0-0
    26 october 2003 16:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Angolan women's national football team held their Zimbabwean counterparts to a goalless draw here Sunday. Full text...

  • Benue State declares public holiday after club wins Challenge Cup
    26 october 2003 16:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Benue State in central Nigeria has declared Monday a public holiday after a local side, Lobi Stars of Makurdi lifted the prestigious Nigerian FA Cup on Saturday, club officials told PANA. Full text...

  • India to host permanent secretariat of Afro-Asian games
    26 october 2003 15:44:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- The Indian capital, New Delhi is to house the permanent secretariat of the Afro-Asian Games, the inaugural General Assembly of the games decided here Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian weightlifters win gold for Africa at Afro-Asian games
    26 october 2003 15:39:00
    Hyderabad- India (PANA) -- Two Nigerians weightlifters, Gbenga Oluponna and Akwa Etienne Bassey won gold medals in their categories to give Africa a lead in the event at the maiden Afro- Asian games underway here. Full text...

  • Malawi wants resigned British coach back
    26 october 2003 14:18:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Englishman Alan Gillet, who resigned as Malawi's coach two weeks ago, looks set to return to the team for just one game. Full text...

  • Lobi Stars win Nigerian FA Cup, off to 2004 Confederations Cup
    26 october 2003 14:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lobi Stars of Makurdi will fly Nigeria's flag in the 2004 Confederations Cup after beating Sharks of Port Harcourt 2-0 Saturday in the northern city of Kaduna to win this year's Coca-Cola FA Cup. Full text...

  • Libyan premier league results
    26 october 2003 10:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Here are the results of the sixth round of Libya's first division championship: Teams and Scores Al-Tirsana/Al-Hillal 1-3 Al-Ittihad/Al-Charara 3-0 Al-Akhdar/Olympique 0-2 Al-Nasr/Al-Tahaddi 2-1 Al-Ahli/Al-Wahda 4-2 Rafik/Al-Swihli 0-1 Wifak/Al-Madina 0-1 League Standings: 1 Al-Hillal 16 pts 2 Al-Ahli 14 pts 3 Al-Ittihad 14 pts 4 Al-Olympique 10 pts 5 Al-Madina 10 pts 6 Al-Nasr 9 pts 7 Al-Tahaddi 8 pts 8 Rafik 8 pts 9 Al-Swihli 5 pts 10 Al-Tirsana 5 pts 11 Al-Akhdar 4 pts 12 Wifak 4 pts 13 Al-charara 4 pts 14 Al-Wahda 3 pts Full text...

  • Namibia loses 0-142 to Australia in rugby match
    25 october 2003 19:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Hapless Namibia lost 0-142 to hosts Australia Saturday in a rugby world cup encounter of their Pool A match at Adelaide Oval stadium. Full text...

  • CAF finance committee passes budget
    25 october 2003 18:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF)'s finance committee met on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt, to work out a budget of 11. Full text...

  • Cameroonian Dalla wins Yaounde half marathon
    25 october 2003 15:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Celestin Dalla on Saturday won the 7th Yaounde International half marathon run across the Cameroonian capital for the second consecutive year. Full text...

  • Congolese footballer in Mauritius
    25 october 2003 15:08:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Grand Port United football club of Mauritius has signed Congolese player Jules Kakala after he underwent trials for several days, the club has said. Full text...

  • Algeria defeats Zambia 1-0 in Olympic qualifier
    25 october 2003 12:50:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's under 23 national team on Friday beat Zambia 1-0 at Annaba in as first leg group 4 qualifying match for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Kenya: KFF boss sets priority on replacement of ageing
    24 october 2003 17:07:00
    player Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation (KFF) acting secretary-general, Allen Chenane says the revamping of the popular sport in the country must be pegged on the revival of the dormant Olympic Youth Centres. Full text...

  • Kenya's road to Tunis 2004 bumpy and windy -- coach
    24 october 2003 16:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The road to Tunis 2004 has been bumpy and rough for Kenya's national senior team, Harambee Stars. Full text...

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