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  • Kenyan football association defies govt withdrawal order
    17 february 2003 15:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation (KFF) chair Maina Kariuki on Monday rejected a government directive to withdraw all the country's teams from international competitions. Full text...

  • AS beat Adema Saint Louisienne 1-0
    17 february 2003 14:58:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- AS Adema of Madagascar beat Reunion football club Saint Louisienne 1-0 in their first leg match of the preliminaries to the African Champions Cup, played Sunday in Antananarivo. Full text...

  • First leg of African cup preliminaries played at the weekend
    17 february 2003 13:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the full results of the first-leg preliminary football matches of the African Champions' League and African Cup Winners' Cup staged in various capitals over the weekend: Champions' League Wallidan FC (Gambia)-As Dragons (Benin) 1-0 FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)-As Niamey (Niger) 2-1 Sony El Nguema (Eq. Full text...

  • Mt Cameroon and PWD still lead Cameroonian championship
    17 february 2003 13:40:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Mont Cameroun and PWD Bamenda maintained their top slots in the Cameroonian first division football championship, the third-round matches of which were played over the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya FA official threatens to quit over players' age
    17 february 2003 13:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary-general Hussein Swaleh has threatened to quit if the decision to disband the national under-17 team is not reversed. Full text...

  • Nigeria courts Cameroon over World Cup hosting bid
    17 february 2003 13:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials have resolved to find out why Cameroon failed to send representatives to last weekend's meeting in Abuja on the joint hosting of the 2010 World Cup, which Nigeria is bidding to host. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts international tennis tourney
    17 february 2003 13:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The revived Ogbe Hardcourt International tennis championship kicked off in Nigeria's midwestern Benin City Monday, with more than 120 players from over two dozen countries participating. Full text...

  • Mozambique Under-17 team beat Swazi counterparts 1-0
    17 february 2003 08:42:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Preparations for Swaziland's Under-17 squad for the CAF Under-17 Championships got off to shaky start when they were beaten 1-0 by their Mozambican counterparts in a return friendly Sunday at Nsukuwansuku Stadium, outside Mbabane. Full text...

  • Nigeria beats Gambia 1-0 in friendly tie
    17 february 2003 07:30:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles defeated Gambia's Scorpions 1-0 in an international friendly match played Sunday in Banjul. Full text...

  • Africa Cup Winners: Benin's JSP beat AS d'Agadez of Niger 1-0
    16 february 2003 19:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Jeunesse Sportive of Pobe (JSP) Sunday defeated Niger's Association Sportive of Agadez 1-0 in an African Football Cup Winners Cup preliminary round match played at the Cotonou Rene Pleven stadium. Full text...

  • Indian World Cup cricket team arrives in Zimbabwe
    16 february 2003 19:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Indian cricket team arrived in Zimbabwe Sunday ahead of World Cup tie with the host country next week. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Sony Ela Nguema 0 AS Douanes 0
    16 february 2003 18:59:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's Sony Ela Nguema on Sunday in Malabo, played a goalless draw with Togo's AS Douanes in the first leg of their African Champions League qualifying match. Full text...

  • Mauritius Cup Winners overcome Malagasy counterparts
    16 february 2003 18:49:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius club side Olympique of Moka trounced visiting AS Fortior of Madagascar 3-1 Sunday in a first leg encounter of the African Cup Winners Cup preliminaries. Full text...

  • Moroccan Athletics Federation clears Boulami of doping charge
    16 february 2003 18:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) has declared world 3,000m steeplechase record holder Brahim Boulami innocent of an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) charge that the Moroccan runner had tested positive for Erythropoietine (EPO). Full text...

  • New Zealand beats South Africa in Cricket World Cup tie
    16 february 2003 17:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa won the toss and set a target of 306 runs at the Wanderers Stadium Sunday, but a combination of bad weather and good batting helped New Zealand win the Group B Cricket World Cup tie by nine wickets. Full text...

  • Djoliba AC maintain lead in Malian league
    16 february 2003 16:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Djoliba AC managed a 1-1 tie Saturday with Stade malien of Bamako in a late match counting for the 6th round of the Malian elite football championship, but maintained its lead on the league table. Full text...

  • FIFA warns Burundian sports authorities
    16 february 2003 14:52:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- FIFA has ordered Burundi's controversial football body to set up a crisis management committee to settle pending disputes which have offended Barnabe Muteragiranwa, the Burundian sports minister. Full text...

  • Eritrea's Red Sea FC beats Kenya's Nzoia FC 2-0
    16 february 2003 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Nzoia Sugar FC got off to a shaky start in the Africa Champions League tournament, going down 0-2 to Eritrea's Red Sea FC in Asmara Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria hails meeting with World Cup co-hosts
    16 february 2003 13:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials have described as a "raving success" their meeting with representatives of the four neighbouring countries pencilled down for the co-hosting of the 2010 World Cup, which Nigeria is bidding to stage. Full text...

  • Nigeria beats South Africa 3-1 in African U-17 qualifier
    16 february 2003 10:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Under-17 national football squad Saturday in the central city of Kaduna defeated its South African counterpart 3-1 in the first leg of the final qualifier for the African Under-17 championship set for Swaziland later this year. Full text...

  • Benin beat Ghana in football friendly
    15 february 2003 20:05:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national football team, the "Squirrels" beat Ghana's "Black Stars" 1-0 in a friendly tie played Saturday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Niger's national football league resumes
    15 february 2003 19:56:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- After two years of interruption due to a crisis that undermined Niger's football federation, the elite football league started here Saturday with several matches scheduled at different stadiums. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe gets points for cancelled England cricket tie
    15 february 2003 19:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday awarded four points to Zimbabwe in the ongoing World Cup for a cancelled match against England, which refused to travel to Harare for the tie, citing security fears. Full text...

  • La Passe FC beat ASPL 2000 1-0
    15 february 2003 18:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Seychelles club, La Passe SC, beat Mauritius's ASPL 2000 1-0 on Saturday at Linite stadium as part of the preliminary round of the African Cup of Winners' Cup. Full text...

  • Uganda's SC Villa trounce Burundi's Muzinga FC 4-1
    15 february 2003 17:06:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Sports Club (SC) Villa commenced their 2003 Africa Champions league title chase on a bright note, thrashing Burundi's Muzinga Football Club (FC) 4-1 Saturday at Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. Full text...

  • Gambia recalls foreign-based players to meet Nigeria
    15 february 2003 11:42:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Several foreign-based Gambian national team footballers have arrived in Banjul for Sunday's match against Nigeria's Super Eagles. Full text...

  • Kenyan soccer body embarrassed after fielding overage players
    15 february 2003 10:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation (KFF) officials are in an embarrassing situation following the discovery that overage players were fielded when the country's Under-17 national team eliminated Ghana from the category's continental competition. Full text...

  • Benin, Ghana clash in friendly tie Saturday
    14 february 2003 21:43:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national football team, the "Squirrels" are to clash with the "Black Stars" of Ghana in a friendly match Saturday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Benin, FIFA sign agreement on Goal Project
    14 february 2003 21:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Regional and national football technical centres, with playing and training fields, will be built in Benin under a US$ 556,000 project funded by FIFA. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire prepares junior team for World Cup
    14 february 2003 20:30:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire's junior football team starts training next week in preparation for World Cup matches to be played from next month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • Swaziland to play in four-nation tourney
    14 february 2003 16:00:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland, (PANA) -- Swaziland's national team, Sihlangu SeMnikati, has been invited to take part in a two-day four-nation tournament which Lesotho will host in Maseru starting on 1 March. Full text...

  • Uganda's Villa meets Burundi's Muzinga in CAF Champions League
    14 february 2003 14:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's newly crowned regional club champions SC Villa will Saturday host Burundi's Muzinga FC as both teams start a campaign for the CAF Champions League Cup at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister disbands U-17 team for cheating
    14 february 2003 13:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Sports Minister Najib Balala Friday disbanded the country's Under-17 football team after finding them guilty of cheating about their ages in order to qualify for the team. Full text...

  • Officials of prospective World Cup co-hosts converge in Nigeria
    14 february 2003 11:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sports Ministers of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and Togo have arrived in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos for Saturday's meeting to discuss an ambitious Nigerian plan to co-host the 2010 World Cup with the four neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Libya loses 2-4 to Canada in soccer friendly
    13 february 2003 22:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya lost 2-4 to Canada Wednesday in a friendly football match held in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Senegal-Morocco friendly 'full of lessons,' coach says
    13 february 2003 21:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- After watching his first international match since he started coaching the Lions of Senegal, coach Guy Stéphan said here Thursday that he was satisfied despite the team's 1-0 defeat by Morocco. Full text...

  • Ghana FA rejects applicants for Black Stars coaching job
    13 february 2003 20:02:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association (GFA) executive council Thursday endorsed a decision of the management board rejecting three coaches interviewed for appointment to train the national team, Black Stars. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host meeting on 2010 World Cup bid
    13 february 2003 16:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sports Ministers of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and Togo are expected in Nigeria Thursday night to attend a meeting with Nigerian officials to discuss their proposed joint hosting of the 2010 World Cup. Full text...

  • Morocco subdued Senegal's creativity, says Coach
    13 february 2003 16:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Morocco's caretaker football coach Badou Zaki, expressing satisfaction with his team's performance against Senegal, said the north Africans "have quelled the offensive creativity" of their formidable opponents. Full text...

  • Mount Cameroon, PWD dominate Cameroonian league
    13 february 2003 15:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Mount Cameroon and PWD of Bamenda have moved to the top of the Cameroonian division one football league at the end of a second round played Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ugandan, Tanzanian coaches face CECAFA axe after brawl
    13 february 2003 12:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Micho Sredojevic, coach of Ugandan club side SC Villa and his Tanzanian counterpart James Siang'a of Simba SC are to face sanctions from the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) for exchanging punches last week at the CECAFA club finals in Kampala. Full text...

  • Cameroon to represent Africa in FIFA Confederations Cup
    13 february 2003 11:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reigning African soccer champions, Cameroon, will represent Africa at this year's FIFA Confederation Cup tournament slated for 18-29 June in France. Full text...

  • Swaziland names new squad, coach for Nations Cup tie
    13 february 2003 10:58:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) has announced a 28-man national team, the Sihlangu Semnikati, ahead of a Cup of Nations tie with DR Congo on 30 March. Full text...

  • South Africa makes short work of Kenya in Cricket World Cup
    12 february 2003 20:06:00
    Potchefstroom- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opening batsmen made short work of a weak Kenyan bowling side to easily win with 30 overs to spare on Wednesday at the North West Cricket Stadium. Full text...

  • England boycott angers Zimbabwe cricket officials
    12 february 2003 15:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) Wednesday expressed anger over England's refusal to play its World Cup match in Harare despite assurances of security for its players. Full text...

  • ICC confirms that England will not play in Zimbabwe
    12 february 2003 09:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- England's World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Harare on Thursday will not go ahead as planned, Cricket World Cup director Ali Bacher confirmed here Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire mauls Cameroon 3-0 in friendly
    11 february 2003 22:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire Tuesday beat Cameroon 3-0 in a football friendly played in the French town of Chateauroux, 250 km south of Paris. Full text...

  • Mauritius clubs in African contests at weekend
    11 february 2003 21:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Two Mauritius football clubs, ASPL 2000 and Olympique de Moka were this week bracing themselves to take part in this year's African champions' league and the Winners' Cup tournament respectively, sports officials here said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Dethroned CECAFA champs of Tanzania turn unruly
    11 february 2003 19:19:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Tanzania's Simba Sports Club have lost their hold on the East and Central Africa football championship and, in addition, may pay a heavy cost for their roguish behaviour. Full text...

  • International tennis tourney opens Feb. 22 in Cotonou
    11 february 2003 18:23:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 100 tennis players from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Togo will take part in the second edition of the International Open tournament, scheduled for 22 February to 2 March in Cotonou, sports sources said Tuesday. Full text...

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