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  • Zimbabwe rugby team due in Kenya for international match
    23 may 2003 16:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe national rugby team was due in Nairobi on Friday for a Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) match against their Kenyan counterparts in Nairobi on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria-Jamaica soccer friendly back on track
    23 may 2003 16:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will field a weakened team against Jamaica in an international soccer friendly in Kingston Sunday, after the host team pleaded with the Nigerian FA to rescind its earlier decision to withdraw from the game due to the absence of most of its top players. Full text...

  • Hayatou to attend U-17 games in Swaziland
    23 may 2003 15:52:00
    Somhlolo- Swaziland (PANA) -- The President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, arrives in Swaziland on Friday to attend the 5th CAF Youth Championships (U-17) games which kicks off on Sunday here. Full text...

  • Swaziland faces uphill battle against Egypt in opener
    23 may 2003 15:28:00
    Matsapha- Swaziland (PANA) -- The Swaziland Under 17 football squad will face an uphill battle in Sunday's opening game against star-studded Egypt who have nine players in that country's top side, Al Ahly FC. Full text...

  • Swaziland faces uphill battle against Egypt in opener
    23 may 2003 15:27:00
    Matsapha- Swaziland (PANA) -- The Swaziland Under 17 football squad will face an uphill battle in Sunday's opening game against star-studded Egypt who have nine players in that country's top side, Al Ahly FC. Full text...

  • Africa's U-17 teams kick off two-week fiesta Sunday in Swaziland
    23 may 2003 15:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The fifth CAF Under-17 (U-17) Championship begins on Sunday in the southern African state of Swaziland, the second to be held in the region, the Confederation of African Football said on Friday. Full text...

  • Swazi U-17 players suffer injuries before crucial match
    23 may 2003 14:55:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's Under-17 (U-17) squad suffered a setback on Thursday when two players got injured and the other fell ill during a training session only days before the U-17 Youth Championships starting on Sunday in the southern African country. Full text...

  • Samsung Electronics to sponsor Eighth All-Africa Games
    23 may 2003 14:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Samsung Electronics has agreed to sponsor the Eighth All-Africa Games taking place in Abuja next October to the tune of 110 million naira (about $873,000), according to the officials of the games' organising committee (COJA). Full text...

  • Guinean soccer league enters second round
    22 may 2003 21:43:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The second round matches of the Guinean Premier League kick off 24-25 May, the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • England beat South Africa 2-1 in soccer friendly
    22 may 2003 21:25:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Emile Hesky latch onto a loose ball he rammed home against South Africa saw the visiting English national side clinch a 2-1 victory in a friendly international soccer duel here. Full text...

  • Senegal names squad ahead of CAN qualifiers
    22 may 2003 20:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese national football team coach Guy Stephan Thursday named 21 players to form the national side to lock horns with Gambia and Lesotho in the qualifying round of the 2004 African Nation Cup (CAN). Full text...

  • South Africa, England tie one-all at half time
    22 may 2003 20:03:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Benni McCarthy spot kick against England was enough to end the first half one-all in a soccer friendly between the two countries here. Full text...

  • Nigeria pulls out of friendly against Jamaica
    22 may 2003 15:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has pulled out of Sunday's friendly against Jamaica in Kingston after it could not guarantee the availability of several of its star players, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria upbeat about retaining U-17 CAF Cup in Swaziland
    22 may 2003 11:14:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Defending champions Nigeria arrived here Wednesday afternoon ahead of the African Under-17 football cup finals kicking off next weekend in Swaziland. Full text...

  • Malian club dismisses Ghanaian coach
    21 may 2003 20:40:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien football club of Bamako has sacked its Ghanaian coach Mohamed Polo after being held to a 1-1 draw by USM of Algiers at home in the first leg of the 1-2 8th final of the African champions League. Full text...

  • Al-Ittihad captures Libyan premier league title
    21 may 2003 20:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Al-Ittihad has emerged clear winners of the Libyan Premier League 2003 season, three weeks before the end of the competition. Full text...

  • Cash-striped Kenyan clubs to form management group
    21 may 2003 19:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After learning the hard way that football clubs cannot survive on goodwill and handouts from a few wealthy individuals, Kenyan clubs are in the process of forming a company to help bolster their financial standings. Full text...

  • Kenyan clubs to set up common management company
    21 may 2003 18:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Clubs here are currently warming up to the idea of a common management outfit being mooted as the Kenya Premier League Clubs Football Company (KPLCFC), to help bolster their financial base. Full text...

  • Benin gears up for Niamey Solidarity Meet
    21 may 2003 17:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin Athletics Federation (FBA) has shortlisted 47 athletes to represent the country at the Solidarity Meet billed for Saturday and Sunday in Niamey, Niger. Full text...

  • CAF president Issa Hayatou to seek re-election
    21 may 2003 16:53:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Following an audience with Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge, Cameroonian-born president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) Issa Hayatou affirmed here Wednesday that he would seek another term at the helm of the continental body. Full text...

  • Djoliba maintains Malian league lead
    21 may 2003 15:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Djoliba AC of Bamako retained its top slot Tuesday after the 17th round of the Malian Division One football championship, beating AS Mande of Bamako 1-0. Full text...

  • Cornrowed Beckham shows off hairstyle to Mandela
    21 may 2003 14:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela declined to comment on England football Captain David Beckam's cornrow hairstyle when they met on Wednesday afternoon here. Full text...

  • Nigerian FA excuses Enyimba from league ties
    21 may 2003 12:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has postponed indefinitely all premier league matches involving Enyimba of Aba to enable the team fully prepare for its African Champions Cup second round return leg match against Jeanne d'Arc of Senegal, officials told PANA in Lagos Wednesday. Full text...

  • Bad weather forces South African Everest team to retreat
    21 may 2003 09:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African team attempting to reach the summit of Mt Everest have had to retreat due to bad weather conditions. Full text...

  • Kenya, Sudan warm up for 2004 CAN qualifiers
    20 may 2003 17:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Sudan have scheduled a friendly tie next Saturday in Khartoum as part of preparations for the ongoing qualifying round of the 2004 Cup of Nations finals. Full text...

  • Nigeria names Emedolu Male Athlete of the Year
    20 may 2003 16:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has named last year's World Cup 100m gold medallist Uchenna Emedolu as the country's male athlete of the year. Full text...

  • England team arrives for friendly tie with South Africa
    20 may 2003 15:25:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of Zulu dancers greeted the full England team upon arrival Tuesday at Durban International Airport, about 600km east of Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Beckham donates football uniforms to Sierra Leone army
    20 may 2003 10:57:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Britain's celebrated footballer David Beckham of Manchester United has donated football jerseys to the Sierra Leone Army's football squad. Full text...

  • Mauritania's football squad goes to camp
    20 may 2003 09:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian national football squad coach Moussa Ould Khassoum has named 22 players for camp to prepare for upcoming CAN 2004 qualifying matches against Kenya, Cape Verde and Togo counterparts. Full text...

  • Kenya withdraws from Seychelles boxing event
    20 may 2003 08:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has withdrawn from the 10-day Seychelles International Boxing tournament, citing financial problems. Full text...

  • Gabonese soccer league 10th round results
    19 may 2003 21:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The 10th round of the Gabonese soccer league played at the weekend in Libreville and other parts of the country produced an unprecedented series of tie. Full text...

  • Guinea football federation elects 21-member bureau
    19 may 2003 21:22:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A new 21-member bureau led by Aboubacar "Bruno" Bangoura was elected Monday to head the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT). Full text...

  • Ivorian striker awarded 'Ebony shoe' in Belgium
    19 may 2003 19:11:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Ivorian striker Arouna Dindane, featuring for Belgian club side Anderlecht, has been awarded the 'Ebony Shoe,' a trophy that goes to the best African player in the Belgian premier league, FA officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Algeria team tops African boxing championship
    19 may 2003 13:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Algeria has been crowned best African boxing team at the just-ended championships held in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde. Full text...

  • Ghana's Olympics tops after 3-1 drubbing of Okwawu FC
    19 may 2003 12:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Great Olympics jumped to the top of the Ghana Premier League table after defeating Okwawu United 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • African athletes excel in Oregon Classic meet
    19 may 2003 11:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ethiopian athletes swept the boards in the women's 5000m race of the Adidas Oregon Track Classic meet in Portland in the US State of Oregon over the weekend. Full text...

  • Results of African football Cups
    19 may 2003 08:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Here are the first leg results of the second round of African competitions football matches contested at the weekend: Champions League Stade Malien (Mali)-USM Alger (Algeria): 1-1 FC Lupopo (DR Congo)-Canon of Yaounde (Cameroon): 0-0 Hassania Agadir (Morocco)-ASEC of Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire): 0-0 Aviacao (Angola)-Hearts of Oak (Ghana): 3-0 Eyimba (Nigeria)-Jeanne d'Arc (Senegal): 4-0 Simba (Tanzania)-Zamalek (Egypt): 1-0 AS Port Louis (Mauritius)-Ismailia (Egypt): 1-0 Cup Winners Cup Pipeline (Kenya)-Power Dynamos (Zambia): 0-2 Mount Cameroon (Cameroon)-Asante Kotoko (Ghana): 2-2 APR FC (Rwanda)-Etoile of Congo (Congo): 3-0 Africa Sports (Cote d'Ivoire)-Hafia (Guinea): 1-2 Al-Hillal (Libya)-Wydad of Casablanca (Morocco): 2-2 Al Mehalla (Egypt)-Al-Hilal (Sudan): 4-2 Costa do Sol (Mozambique)-Julius Berger (Nigeria): 1-1 Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)- Club Olympique (Mali): 4-0. Full text...

  • US sprinter, Kenyans steal show at Abuja meet
    19 may 2003 07:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Joshua Johnson of the US won both the men's 100m and 200m events at the Abuja international athletics meet held at the new Abuja Stadium in the Nigerian capital on Saturday. Full text...

  • APR Fc beat Etoile of Congo 3-0 Cup Winners' Cup
    18 may 2003 19:35:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- APR Fc of Rwanda beat Etoile du Congo (Congo Brazzaville) 3-0 at the end of the first leg of the 8th finals of the African Cup Winners' Cup, played Sunday at AMAHORO national stadium here. Full text...

  • Nigeria's teams win continental cup matches
    18 may 2003 19:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Enugu Rangers and Enyimba of Aba Sunday won their home matches in the CAF Cup and African Champions Cup competitions respectively. Full text...

  • Results of 5th day of Mauritanian D1 championship
    18 may 2003 17:17:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritanie (PANA) -- Results of the 5th day of the Mauritanian first division football championship played Friday and Saturday stand as follows: Nasr Sebkha-As Armée 7-0 Mauritel FC-Garde Nationale 0-2 Terrouzi Rosso-Delta FC 0-0 ASAC Concorde-Entente Sebkha 1-0 FC Nouadhibou-ASC Police 1-0 SNIM FC-Kédia Zouérate 2-0 FC Nouadhibou leads group A with 15 points, while Nasr Sebkha firmed on 12 points to top group B after the playoff on Saturday. Full text...

  • Sundowns beat Cameroonian club 1-0 in CAF first leg
    18 may 2003 16:52:00
    Pretoria- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns grabbed a last minute goal to beat visiting Cotonsport Garouna of Cameroon 1-0 in CAF first leg in a near empty Odi Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ismailia beat ASPL 2000 1-0 in African Champions league
    18 may 2003 15:27:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Egyptian club, Ismailia defeated Association sportive de Port-Louis 2000 of Mauritius 1-0 in the first leg of the 8th round of African Champions league played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Somalia's Farah Addo quits CECAFA chairmanship
    18 may 2003 14:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Controversial Council of East and central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) chairman, Farah Addo has finally relinquished his post to concentrate his efforts on the race for the Somali presidency. Full text...

  • Ivorian club defeats Club Africain of Tunis 2-0 in CAF cup
    18 may 2003 13:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Jeunesse club d'Abidjan (JCA) Saturday defeated at home Club Africain de Tunis in the first Leg of the 8th round of the Confederation of African football (CAF) cup. Full text...

  • American sprinter steals show at Abuja athletics meet
    18 may 2003 13:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Joshua Johnson of the US Saturday won both the men's 100 and 200 metres events at the Abuja international athletics meet staged at the newly-completed Abuja Stadium in the Nigerian capital. Full text...

  • Tunisia's Etoile defeats Olympique of Bamako 4-0
    18 may 2003 12:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's Etoile sportive du Sahel on Saturday thrashed Olympique of Bamako, Mali 4-0 in the first leg of 8th round of African cup winners cup at Sousse, 150-km south-east of Tunis. Full text...

  • Zambia's Power Dynamos hit Kenya Pipeline 2-0
    18 may 2003 12:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zambian football club Power Dynamos beat Kenya Pipeline 2-0 in an Africa Cup Winners Cup first leg second round match in Nairobi Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean club elbows Reunion side from African league
    18 may 2003 11:25:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Zimbabwean football club Highlanders on Saturday evening held Reunion's Saint-Louisienne to a 1-1 draw here to qualify for the 8th round of the African champions league. Full text...

  • Tornadoes climb ladder as Nigerian league resumes
    18 may 2003 10:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Newly promoted Niger Tornadoes of Minna defeated visiting Gabros of Nnewi 1-0 to move to fifth place as the second round of the Nigerian Premier League resumed Saturday. Full text...

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