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  • Morocco beat Libya to qualify for basketball CAN 2003
    04 may 2003 15:43:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco qualified for the Basketball Cup of African Nations (CAN), after beating Libya 65-61 Saturday in Casablanca. Full text...

  • Zambia to host Africa Motorcycle Union championships
    04 may 2003 15:33:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Africa Motor Cycle Union 2003 championships have been billed for the southern Zambian farming town of Mazabuka 17 May, attracting some 60 riders from mainly East and Southern African countries. Full text...

  • Madagascar to host 7th Indian Ocean Games
    03 may 2003 19:05:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Indian Ocean Games Committee Saturday voted Madagascar to host the seventh edition of the Games. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Senegal sign sports co-operation agreement
    03 may 2003 17:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia and Senegal have signed a co-operation agreement on sports, highlighting the just-ended visit of Senegalese Minister of State for Sports, Youssoupha Ndiaye, to Tunisia. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Ghana, Iran for Nigerian LG cup
    03 may 2003 11:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- African champions Cameroon, Ghana and Iran will join host Nigeria for the Nigerian LG Cup in Lagos on 30 May, football officials told PANA in Lagos on Saturday. Full text...

  • 1st round U-18 championship results
    02 may 2003 23:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About a hundred young athletes from eight West African countries are taking part in the 5th edition of the Zone III U-18 athletics championship underway here. Full text...

  • Latest IAAF world rankings
    02 may 2003 21:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Here is a summary of the latest International Association of Athletics Federations World Rankings. Full text...

  • Ivorian football league fixtures
    02 may 2003 18:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Following are fixtures for the 12th round of the Ivorian Division One football championship scheduled for the weekend: Group A: Stade-Asec Soa-Rio Satellite-Man Bouaflé-Korhogo Group B: Stella-Toumodi Bingerville-Daoukro Africa-Jca Sabe-Daloa Full text...

  • Burundi football championship kicks off this weekend
    02 may 2003 18:57:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Five months behind schedule, Burundi's national football championship kicks off at last this weekend, officials confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Red Star, Rombo set for Ivorian handball titles
    02 may 2003 18:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Red Star (men) and Rombo (women) won the first leg finals of the Ivorian handball championship Thursday evening in Abidjan beating military side SOA and Real Athletic Club (RAC) respectively. Full text...

  • Nigeria's All-Africa Games stadium to host top athletics meets
    02 may 2003 17:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Abuja Stadium, specially built for the Eighth All-Africa Games slated for October in Nigeria, is to host two top athletics events to test-run its facilities, national sports officials said Friday. Full text...

  • 546 athletes to represent Nigeria at October All-Africa Games
    02 may 2003 16:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 546 athletes, consisting of 304 men and 242 women, will represent host Nigeria at the Eighth All-Africa Games to be staged in the nation's capital city of Abuja in October, according to sports officials. Full text...

  • Congo, CAR in rescheduled CAN qualifier Sunday
    02 may 2003 13:37:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national team locks horns Sunday with the Central African Republic (CAR) in Brazzaville in a rescheduled third-round qualifying match for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN). Full text...

  • USM Algiers win Algerian football championship
    02 may 2003 09:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Algiers won the Algerian first division football championship for the second consecutive year, following their victory over JSM of Bejaia in a delayed match played here Thursday. Full text...

  • Argentina beats Libya 3-1 in friendly tie
    01 may 2003 16:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya bowed 1-3 to Argentina in a friendly tie played here Wednesday as part of preparations for the ongoing 2004 Cup of Nations preliminaries. Full text...

  • South Africa, Jamaica draw to share the spoils
    01 may 2003 10:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's bid to host the 2010 World Cup began with a pulsating match against Jamaica in Cape Town on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Kenya set for Mauritius boxing tourney
    30 april 2003 23:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has picked its team to next month's Mauritius International Tournament, Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) secretary Albert Matito confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian football championship takes new format
    30 april 2003 21:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian premier league championship would, beginning next season, be played in two pools of nine clubs each, the local football federation (FECAFOOT) decided Tuesday at an extraordinary general meeting. Full text...

  • 33 countries confirm participation in Abuja All-Africa Games
    30 april 2003 16:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 33 countries have so far confirmed their participation in the Eighth All-Africa Games to be staged in Nigeria 4-18 October, officials told PANA in Lagos Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans Brazil friendly to launch 2010 World Cup bid
    30 april 2003 15:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian officials announced Wednesday they have opened talks with world champions Brazil for a friendly soccer match 11 June to launch the country's bid to host the World Cup in 2010. Full text...

  • South Africa kicks off 2010 World Cup hosting bid Wednesday
    30 april 2003 14:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's national football team "Bafana Bafana" have lost another key player ahead of Wednesday night's clash against Jamaica in Cape Town. Full text...

  • Nigeria rallies citizens in US around World Cup 2010 bid
    30 april 2003 12:02:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria's World Cup 2010 bid dubbed 'the African Bid' was launched amid cheers Tuesday at the Nigeria House in New York, with speakers challenging citizens to contribute to its success. Full text...

  • Inter FC of Bombom are Sao Tome champs
    29 april 2003 22:29:00
    Sao Tome- Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) -- Inter FC of Bombom emerged Sao Tome regional football champions after beating US Sardinha Caça (USDESCAI) of Agua Ize 2-1 during the last round played last weekend. Full text...

  • IAAF convenes inaugural area coaches meeting
    29 april 2003 20:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Over 40 coaches and top ranking world athletics officials converge in Boulouris in Cannes, France, from Friday for a three-day inaugural IAAF Area Coaches Association Conference. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host 11th West African University Games
    29 april 2003 19:14:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso has set up a 30-member National Organising Committee for the hosting of the 11th West African University Games in December, Ouagadougou University sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Africa women's volleyball round up
    29 april 2003 19:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Al Ahly of Egypt beat Morocco's Union Sportive 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-11) to boost their chances at winning the Africa women's volleyball championship underway in Cairo. Full text...

  • Soccer draw for All-Africa Games holds June
    29 april 2003 15:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The draw for the soccer events of the Eighth All-Africa Games to be hosted in Nigeria, will take place 5 June in Abuja, Nigerian sports officials told PANA in Lagos Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger eyes African Cup
    29 april 2003 15:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Coach Fatai Amoo of Nigeria's Julius Berger has predicted that the Lagos team would lift this year's African Cup Winners Cup, after posting an impressive performance in the first round of the competition. Full text...

  • Bafana Bafana play Jamaica Wednesday without Fortune
    29 april 2003 09:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Bafana Bafana have been dealt a cruel blow ahead of their friendly international against Jamaica in Cape Town on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Morocco appoints Saad Kettani to lead 2010 World Cup bid
    28 april 2003 23:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday appointed Saad Kettani to chair the national committee in charge of presenting Morocco's bid to host the 2010 World Cup finals, Maghreb Arabe Presse (MAP) reported. Full text...

  • Morocco appoints Saad Kettani to lead 2010 World Cup bid
    28 april 2003 23:24:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday appointed Saad Kettani to chair the national committee in charge of presenting Morocco's bid to host the 2010 World Cup finals, Maghreb Arabe Presse (MAP) reported. Full text...

  • Senegal's Lions arrive in Tunisia for friendly
    28 april 2003 22:50:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Lions of Teranga, Senegal's national football team, arrived in Tunis on Monday from Paris to play a friendly match against Tunisia on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese women's side qualifies for All-Africa Games
    28 april 2003 21:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Senegalese women's basketball team has qualified for the All-Africa Games to be held in Abuja, Nigeria next October, despite losing 64-65 Monday to their Malian counterparts at Bamako's Modibo Keita sports complex. Full text...

  • Kenyan football clubs in dire straits
    28 april 2003 20:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nzoia Sugar's 4-1 defeat by Egypt's Zamalek, the African Champions League defending champions on Saturday and subsequent elimination from the prestigious event, was a harsh reminder to Kenyan football authorities that they have to go the extra mile to revive club soccer in the country. Full text...

  • 3 Moroccan clubs into 8th finals of continental competitions
    28 april 2003 19:56:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Three Moroccan clubs, Hassania of Agadir, Wydad and Raja of Casablanca are through to the next round of ongoing continental competitions, while a fourth, Moghreb of Fes got eliminated at the weekend. Full text...

  • African football clubs' contest programme
    28 april 2003 19:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following is a programme of African football clubs' competitions set for May and June, with the first leg encounters to be played from 16 to 18 May and second leg from 30 May to 1 June. Full text...

  • Champions League, CAF and Cup Winners Cup update
    28 april 2003 18:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are results of second leg 16th finals matches in all three continental club competitions played at the weekend: Champions League: (1st leg) Wallidan (Gambia)-USM Alger (Algeria) 2-1 0-2 AS Police (Congo)-Stade Malien (Mali) 2-1 0-1 Merreikh (Sudan)-Canon (Cameroon) 4-0 0-5 US Nziami (Gabon)-Lupopo (DRC) 0-3 1-0 AS Niamey (Niger)-ASEC (Cote d'Ivoire) 2-2 0-3 Ittihad (Libya)-Hassania (Morocco) 0-0 (4-5) 0-0 AS Douanes (Togo)-Hearts of Oak (Ghana) 3-1 0-1 SC Villa (Uganda)-Atletico Aviacao (Ang) 0-2 2-1 ASFA (Burkina)-Jeanne d'Arc (Senegal) 1-0 0-2 Satellite (Guinea)-Enyimba (Nigeria) 5-2 0-3 Rayon Sport (Rwanda)-EST (Tunisia) 2-2 0-5 St. Full text...

  • Togolese clubs bid farewell to CAF competitions
    28 april 2003 18:16:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese soccer fans may now have to turn to their television sets to watch matches in the 2003 edition of the African Football Confederation (CAF) competitions, as all three of their clubs were eliminated at the weekend in the continental games. Full text...

  • Pipeline is Kenya's lone flagbearers in CAF tourneys
    28 april 2003 17:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Pipeline remains the country's only club side to survive after outings in the African Football Confederation (CAF) continental competitions at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria plays Swaziland, Lesotho ahead of Olympic qualifier
    28 april 2003 16:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Under-23 football team will play against Swaziland and Lesotho as part of its build-up for the 2004 Olympic eliminator against Namibia in June, officials told PANA in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania to host sub-regional handball tournament in June
    28 april 2003 16:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will be among 12 teams that will participate in the Confederation of African Handball (CAHB) Challenge Trophy tournament to be held in Tanzania in June. Full text...

  • Cameroonian clubs take easy ride in CAF outings
    28 april 2003 15:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- All three Cameroonian clubs in the African Football Confederation (CAF) competitions qualified at the weekend for the next round without much difficulty. Full text...

  • Results of swimming championship in Benin
    28 april 2003 13:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are results of the third swimming championship in Benin involving 84 national athletes from the administrative divisions of Plateau and Oueme (south-east) Littoral and Atlantic (south), held in Cotonou Sunday. Full text...

  • Zambia remembers soccer team lost in plane crash
    28 april 2003 13:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Hundreds of Zambian soccer fans Monday converged on Independence Stadium in Lusaka to remember an entire national team that perished off the coast of Gabon ten years ago as it travelled to Senegal for a World Cup qualifying fixture. Full text...

  • Rwanda's APR FC thrash US Kenya of Lubumbashi 8-0
    28 april 2003 13:18:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- APR FC of Rwanda beat DR Congo football club US Kenya 8-0 on Sunday in the first-round second leg of the African Cup of Cup Winners. Full text...

  • Stade Malien reach second round despite 1-2 defeat
    28 april 2003 13:11:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako are through to the second round of the CAF Cup (African Football Confederation) despite losing 1-2 to AS Police of Congo in the first-round second leg played here. Full text...

  • Motema Pembe of DRC beat Renacimiento FC of Malabo 3-0
    28 april 2003 13:08:00
    Malabo- Guinea Equatorial (PANA) -- DR Congo football club Motema Pembe beat Renacimiento of Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the first-round second leg of the CAF Cup (African Football Confederation) Sunday in Malabo to enter the second round of the competition. Full text...

  • Nigeria cancels friendly match with China over SARS
    28 april 2003 12:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has cancelled a friendly international football match against China previously scheduled for Wednesday because of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) disease outbreak in the Asian country, Nigerians officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Eyimba of Nigeria trounce Guinea's Satellite FC
    28 april 2003 11:54:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Eyimba soccer club of Nigeria beat Guinea's Satellite Football Club 5-2 here Sunday in the first round second leg of qualifiers to the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Three Ivorian clubs sail in African competitions
    28 april 2003 11:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Three Ivorian club sides -- ASEC, Africa Sports and JCA -- are through to the second round after weekend outings in the African Football Confederation (CAF) competitions. Full text...

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