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  • 20,000 people at 8th All-Africa Games' farewell concert
    18 october 2003 09:52:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- More than 20,000 revellers, comprising mostly athletes, officials and journalists, attended a massive, open air musical concert staged at the Eagle Square in the Nigerian capital Abuja Friday night to mark the end of the 14-day games. Full text...

  • Nigerian FA insists on Martins despite Italian club's opposition
    17 october 2003 23:52:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian football authorities have called up Obafemi Martins for the country's Olympic team's away qualifying match against Egypt 26 October 2003, even though the his Italian club Inter Milan has said it will not release him. Full text...

  • Nigerian FA Cup rescheduled for 25 October
    17 october 2003 23:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final of the Nigerian FA Cup between Sharks of Port Harcourt and Lobi Stars of Makurdi will now be played on 25 October 2003 in the northern city of Kaduna, officials told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Evander Holyfield in Nigeria for closing of All-Africa Games
    17 october 2003 23:37:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield of the US has arrived in Nigeria to watch the closing stages of the 8th All-Africa games underway here. Full text...

  • Successful All-Africa Games end Saturday
    17 october 2003 14:03:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The highly successful eighth All Africa Games, which have been going on in the Nigerian capital of Abuja for the past two weeks, end with a colourful ceremony that promises pomp, pageantry and grandeur on Saturday. Full text...

  • Evander Holyfield in Nigeria for Africa Games closing
    17 october 2003 12:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former World heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield of the US is in Nigeria to witness the closing stages of the current Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja. Full text...

  • IAAF ratifies Kenyan runner's record
    17 october 2003 11:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has ratified two women's world records set by America's Regina Jacobs and Kenya's Tegla Lorupe. Full text...

  • Kenya lobbies for FIFA funded football academy
    17 october 2003 10:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top Kenya Football Federation (KFF) officials flew to Qatar with the principal goal of convincing FIFA to resume funding the construction of a proposed national football academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Nigeria bans four Olympic football team players
    17 october 2003 10:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has banned four football players from playing in the country's Olympic football team after they demanded money before being featured in Thursday's final of the All-Africa Games in Abuja, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Chef says catering at All-Africa games challenging
    17 october 2003 08:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Serving thousands of meals every day for two weeks for people of different cultures and backgrounds may be a daunting task on its own. Full text...

  • Nigeria records biggest victories in Africa Games' athletics
    15 october 2003 23:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria recorded its best day in the athletics event at the 8th All-Africa games in Abuja Wednesday, winning a total of six medals. Full text...

  • Organisers throw gates open for All-Africa soccer finals
    15 october 2003 18:51:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Organisers of the Eighth All-Africa Games in Nigeria have cancelled entry fees for the finals of the men's and women's soccer events scheduled for the Abuja Stadium Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghana wins All-Africa Games men's soccer bronze
    15 october 2003 18:35:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana Wednesday won the bronze medal in the men's soccer event at the All-Africa Games, beating Zambia 4-1 on penalties after both teams had played a 2-2 draw at full time in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Calabar. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxers depart for Afro-Asian Games in India
    15 october 2003 18:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The seven Nigerian boxers who made the final of their weight categories at the current All-Africa Games in Abuja have travelled to India for the inaugural Afro-Asian games billed to start 24 October, Nigerian officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Fredericks blasts absentee stars at Africa games
    15 october 2003 18:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Namibian star runner Frankie Fredericks Wednesday blasted African top athletics who stayed away from the ongoing Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, after winning a silver medal in the 200m race, clocking 20. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxing finalists depart for Afro-Asia games
    15 october 2003 15:07:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Seven Nigerian boxers who made it into the finals of their weight categories at the current All-Africa Games in Abuja have travelled out to India to attend the inaugural Afro-Asian Games starting on 24 October 2003, Team Nigeria officials said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's new coach to arrive after All-Africa Games
    15 october 2003 14:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's new football coach, Bryan Robson, is expected to arrive in the country after the current All-Africa Games in Abuja are over, Nigeria Football Association officials told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Egypt lands Volleyball World Cup wild card
    15 october 2003 12:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt has got a bye to November's International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) men's World Cup Championships in Japan, the world volleyball governing body says. Full text...

  • Latest results from All Africa Games
    15 october 2003 10:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Here are the latest athletics results at the eighth All-Africa games in Abuja, Nigeria: Women 10000m Ejigayehu Dibaba (ETH) 32:34. Full text...

  • South Africa tops All Africa Games medals table again
    15 october 2003 10:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champions South Africa are back at the top of the medals table of the eighth All Africa Games, a day after it was overtaken by hosts Nigeria. Full text...

  • Kenya steps up preparations for Tunisia 2004
    15 october 2003 09:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan football head coach, Jacob Mulee, jets out to Europe at the weekend to establish the form of Europe-based players ahead of January's African Cup of Nations contest in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Ghanaian breaks long jump record twice
    14 october 2003 19:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana sparkled at the athletics event of the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja on Tuesday evening when its athletes won two gold medals. Full text...

  • Nigeria denies withdrawal of nine medals
    14 october 2003 14:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Still savouring its leap to the top of the medals table, Team Nigeria at the eighth All Africa Games in Abuja on Tuesday denied widespread media reports that nine medals won by the country's representatives in power-lifting events have been withdrawn. Full text...

  • Namibia's Frankie Fredericks wins 200m heat at Africa games
    14 october 2003 11:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Namibian sprinter Frankie Fredericks easily won his heat in the 200m at the eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja on Tuesday, but refused to comment on his prospects in the final event. Full text...

  • Nigeria's injured striker makes good progress ahead of final
    14 october 2003 10:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Top Nigerian striker Emmanuel Okoduwa may play in Thursday's football final against Cameroon at the eighth All-Africa Games after he made good progress on his injured ankle, team officials have told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria tops All Africa Games medals table
    14 october 2003 10:36:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has moved to the top of the medals table at the All-Africa Games with 46 gold, 50 silver and 26 bronze medals. Full text...

  • Athletics results at the All Africa Games in Abuja
    14 october 2003 10:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Here are the results of events concluded on the third day of athletics at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxing coach elated over results at Africa games
    14 october 2003 08:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's boxing coach, Isaac Ikhuoria, has hailed the country's performance at the boxing event of the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, saying it was the best result Nigeria had recorded in boxing at the four-yearly games. Full text...

  • Congolese league update
    13 october 2003 23:33:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Following are results of the 8th round of the Congolese elite football championship played at the weekend: TS Malekesa vs Club 0-1 Bukavu Dawa vs St Eloi Lupopo 0-1 St Luc vs CS Cilu (postponed) Standings: 1 Vita Club of Kinshasa 18 pts 2 St-Eloi Lupopo of Lubumbashi 12 pts 3 Bukavu Dawa 9 pts 4 St-Luc of Kananga 7 pts 5 CS Cilu of Lukala (Bas-Congo) 5 pts 6 TS Malekesa of Kisangani 5 pts Full text...

  • Athletics results at the All-Africa Games
    13 october 2003 20:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following are the results of events concluded on the third day of athletics at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria picks four gold as boxing ends at Africa Games
    13 october 2003 20:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria picked up four of the 11 gold medals at stake in boxing as the event rounded off at the Eighth All-Africa games in Abuja Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana wins Africa Games 4x100m relay gold
    13 october 2003 20:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana Monday won the men's 4x100m relay gold medal at the 8th All-Africa Games in Abuja, beating host and favourite Nigeria to the second place. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Nigeria to clash in All Africa Games football final
    13 october 2003 19:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champion Cameroon and host Nigeria advanced Monday to the men's football final at the 8th All-Africa games in Abuja, following victories at the semi- finals. Full text...

  • Nigeria ousts Ghana at All Africa Games football semi-finals
    13 october 2003 18:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria -- PANA - The Black Meteors of Ghana failed to advance to the final of the football competition at the 8th All Africa Games here when they bowed 0-3 to Nigeria in a semi-final match played in Bauchi. ) Full text...

  • Results of African qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup
    13 october 2003 13:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following are the results of the first leg, first round preliminary matches of the 2006 World Cup, played across Africa at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian sprinter vents anger at athletics bosses
    13 october 2003 12:42:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- After winning the 100 metres gold at the All Africa Games Sunday in a new games' time of 9. Full text...

  • South Africa tops latest medals table at Africa Games
    13 october 2003 11:35:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Here is the latest medals table after ten days of competition at the current Eighth All-Africa games in Abuja. Full text...

  • Kenyans dominate Eindhoven Marathon
    13 october 2003 10:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans dominated the 20th Eindhoven Marathon on Sunday in The Netherlands, sweeping the seven top positions in the men's event. Full text...

  • Latest medals table at All Africa Games
    13 october 2003 10:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Here is the latest medals table after 10 days of competition at the current eighth All Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria (read under gold, silver, bronze and total). Full text...

  • South Africa dares Nigeria for women's football gold
    13 october 2003 07:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- South Africa and Nigeria will clash in the final of the female soccer event at the All Africa Games Thursday, after they both won 3-1 against Cameroon and Mali respectively in the semi-final Sunday. Full text...

  • South Africa leads swimming team to Afro-Asian Games
    13 october 2003 07:51:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- After it exhibited superb showing in the swimming event at the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja, South Africa will produce 13 swimmers for the inaugural Afro-Asian Games in India. Full text...

  • Athletics results at All-Africa Games
    12 october 2003 19:10:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Sunday clinched two gold medals in the men's and women's 100 metres events at the ongoing 8th All-Africa games in Abuja. Full text...

  • Owusu lands first gold medal for Ghana
    12 october 2003 17:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Triple jumper Andrew Owusu dug the first gold for Ghana at the 8th All Africa Games underway here when he leapt 16. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Mauritania in World Cup tie
    12 october 2003 16:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe clobbered Mauritania 3-0 in a 2006 World football Cup qualifying tie here Sunday, maintaining an international momentum that has since seen the southern African country qualify for next year's Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia for the first time since independence in 1980. Full text...

  • Kenya, Tanzanian draw 0-0 in World Cup qualifier
    12 october 2003 15:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Tanzania settled for a 0-0 draw in a 2006 World Cup Africa Zone qualifier match in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam at the weekend. Full text...

  • Boxing finalists emerge at Africa games
    12 october 2003 14:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- All the 22 finalists have emerged at the ongoing All-Africa Games boxing event, with host Nigeria producing the highest number of seven fighters, against three each from Algeria and Egypt. Full text...

  • New records set at All Africa Games in Abuja
    12 october 2003 13:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two new records have been set in field events at the eighth All-Africa Games' being held in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Ghana clash in Africa Games football semi-final
    12 october 2003 12:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Pride and a place in the final will be at stake when host Nigeria takes on bitter rival Ghana on Monday in one of the semi-finals of the football event at the ongoing All-Africa Games. Full text...

  • Latest medals' table at All-Africa Games
    12 october 2003 12:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- South Africa is still leading the medals table on the 10th day of competition at the eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, with 39 gold, 27 silver and 24 bronze. Full text...

  • Cameroon to face Zambia in All-Africa Games soccer semi-final
    12 october 2003 11:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champions Cameroon set up a return match with Zambia on Monday in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Calabar in one of the semi-finals at the Eighth-All Africa Games, after defeating Algeria 3-1 in a final Group B match Saturday. Full text...

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