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  • Two DR Congo clubs for tourney in Brazzaville
    07 january 2004 12:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo reigning champions V. Full text...

  • Tunisia's Esperance signs on Argentine coach
    07 january 2004 12:28:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian first division football club Esperance Sportive Tunis (EST) has signed on Argentinian coach Luis Oscar Fullone, chairman Slim Chiboub announced at the club's general meeting Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal unveils list of 22 players for CAN 2004
    06 january 2004 18:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national football coach Guy Stephan Tuesday announced the list of 22 players selected for the Cup of Nations (CAN) finals due to kick off 24 January in Tunisia. Full text...

  • S. African racer ensures fifth place in Dakar Rally
    06 january 2004 16:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African racing hero Alfie Cox earned fifth place in the overall placing in the 2004 Paris- Dakar Rally after Monday's stage, with 12 days of racing still ahead. Full text...

  • Kenya govt bails out Harambee Stars ahead of CAN
    06 january 2004 15:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has directed the sports ministry to release 15 million shillings (about US$200,000) to finance the senior national football team's trip to Egypt and Libya ahead of the 24th African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Zambian media ignore African Cup of Nations
    06 january 2004 11:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian press, whose nation failed to qualify for the upcoming 2004 African Cup of Nations fiesta, has for the first time in decades switched off completely from the continent's main event as if it will not happen. Full text...

  • Morocco issue shortlist of players before CAN 2004
    06 january 2004 11:10:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan national football coach Badou Zaki has released a shortlist of 24 players for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) kicking off on 24 January in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Seychelles set for Olympic qualifier
    06 january 2004 10:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A young and promising Seychelles women's team will make its first appearance in an Olympic Games qualifier when the islanders take on Kenya in the opening match here on Thursday. Full text...

  • Al-Olympic stretch lead in Libyan championship
    06 january 2004 10:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's Al Olympic FC have stretched their lead in the country's premier league following their 2-0 win against Al-Swihli FC in the 12th round played over the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian striker in club versus country tussle
    06 january 2004 10:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian striker Benedict Akwuegbu is at the centre of a club versus country row after his Austrian club Grazer AK warned that he faced a hefty fine should he join his country's squad for the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia, ahead of the two weeks stipulated by world soccer governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • Cash-strapped Kenya cancel Egyptian tour
    06 january 2004 09:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's much-touted training tour of Egypt ahead of the forthcoming 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals has been cancelled due to financial hiccups. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire draw 1-1 in Olympics qualifier
    05 january 2004 18:50:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cameroon's Olympic football team held their Ivorian counterparts to a 1-1 draw here at the weekend in the third round of the qualifying series for the 2004 Olympic Games. Full text...

  • Nigerian telecoms firm signs endorsement deal with soccer star
    05 january 2004 16:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Econet, one of Nigeria's four providers of the Global System of Mobile Telecommunications (GSM) telephone services, has signed an endorsement deal with the country's rising soccer star, Obafemi Martins of Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, the company said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • DR Congo, Egyptian military sides draw in friendly tie
    05 january 2004 16:06:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo national football team drew 2-2 Sunday in Cairo with an Egyptian military side ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2004) finals to be hosted by Tunisia, the DRC Football Federation has said. Full text...

  • Kiprop, Dibaba dominate Zornotza event in Spain
    05 january 2004 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Ugandan youngster Boniface Kiprop and Ethiopia's Ejigayehu Dibaba won the L Cross International Zornotza (men's and women's) events, respectively, in Amorebieta, Spain, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Egypt, Nigeria arrive Nairobi for Olympic play-off
    05 january 2004 14:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Nigerian and Egyptian national teams have arrived here for the Africa Zone 2004 Olympic Games women's volleyball qualifier slated to begin Thursday, officials announced Monday. Full text...

  • Mali mauls DR Congo 2-0 in OG qualifier
    05 january 2004 14:33:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Mali's U-23 national football team beat the DR Congo 2-0 Sunday in Kinshasa during a third round qualifying match for 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Results of African Olympics qualifiers
    05 january 2004 13:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- National football teams from Senegal, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Algeria are tentatively leading their respective tables in the qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Games to be staged in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Dolphins win Faba basketball tourney
    05 january 2004 13:28:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Nigerian female basketball team, the Dolphins, Sunday walked away with crown of the 4th edition of the Faba Friendship Tourney after a convincing win over Etoile Filante of Lome. Full text...

  • Sonacos still top Senegalese football league
    05 january 2004 11:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Sonacos FC grabbed a point from their away 0-0 draw against Diaraf of Dakar to retain the top slot in the country's premier league at the end of the fifth round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Mauritius ties loose knots for South Africa COSAFA tie
    05 january 2004 11:30:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian national squad has launched preparation for next Saturday's Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup tie against South Africa in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Mitsubishi leads the way in Dakar Rally
    05 january 2004 09:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Mitsubishi Motor Sports (MMSP) team drivers Stephane Peterhansel and Miki Biasion held first and second places in the overall classification of the 2004 Telefonica Dakar Rally after the 75 km special stage between Tangier and Er Rachidia in Morocco on Sunday. Full text...

  • Paris-Dakar Rally arrives in Morocco
    04 january 2004 20:29:00
    Tangier- Morocco (PANA) -- Competitors of the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally have arrived in the Northern Moroccan city of Tangier as part of the first phase of the contest's 26th edition after covering short distances in Europe. Full text...

  • Tunisia ready for CAN 2004, say organisers
    04 january 2004 19:39:00
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) -- All necessary arrangements will be met to ensure the success of the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) slated to kick off 24 January in Tunisia, CAN Organising Committee chair Slim Chiboub has said. Full text...

  • Bangui will soon have a new football league
    04 january 2004 17:44:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- A meeting bringing together 16 out of the 17 clubs of the football league of Bangui, the Central African capital, has set up a committee in charge of preparing the election of a new bureau of the league. Full text...

  • El Salvador, Zimbabwe draw 0-0 in soccer friendly
    04 january 2004 17:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- El Salvador held Zimbabwe to 0-0 draw in a Harare soccer friendly Sunday. Full text...

  • Seychelles in Nairobi for female Olympic Volleyball qualifier
    04 january 2004 17:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Seychelles women's Volleyball national team arrived in Nairobi Sunday for this week's four-nation Africa Zone Olympic Games qualification play-off. Full text...

  • Austrian club signs two Burkinabe players
    04 january 2004 16:25:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Austrian First Division football club, Tyrol, has recruited two Burkinabe internationals Ousséni Zongo and Charles Pafadnam, FA sources said in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • AIPS names Mutola 2003 sportswoman
    04 january 2004 14:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Olympic women's 800m champion Maria Mutola of Mozambique has been named best sportswoman of 2003 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). Full text...

  • Ethiopians outrun Kenyan rivals at Great North cross-country
    04 january 2004 14:23:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Up-and-coming Ethiopian runners Sileshi Sihine and Tirunesh Dibaba outpaced their Kenyan rivals at Saturday's Great North cross country meeting in New Castle, UK. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges Kenya national team to aim for victory at CAN 2004
    04 january 2004 13:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki Saturday handed over the country's flag to the national football team, the Harambee Stars urging the players to aim for nothing short of victory at the Cup of Nations (CAN) finals kicking off later this month in Tunisia. Full text...

  • CAN 2004: Nigeria promises huge cash rewards for players
    04 january 2004 13:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has promised to pay each player in the national football team about 43,000 US dollars if the Super Eagles win the 2004 African Nations Cup at the finals opening later this month in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Algeria beat Ghana 1-0 in Olympics qualifier
    04 january 2004 12:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria beat Ghana 1-0 last Friday in Blida, 50 km west of Algiers, in the third round of the 2004 Olympic Games qualifiers (Africa zone). Full text...

  • Nigeria fires Olympic football coach after defeat in Senegal
    04 january 2004 11:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has fired the country's Under-23 football coach Musa Abdullahi, after the team lost 3-4 to Senegal in a crucial Olympic qualifier played away in Dakar Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal beat Nigeria 4-3 in Olympic qualifier
    03 january 2004 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal beat Nigeria 4-3 Saturday in a first leg match of the 2004 Olympics qualifier played in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Morocco hold Uganda 1-1 in Olympics qualifier
    03 january 2004 18:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Under 23 football team known as the Kobs saw their hopes to qualify for the 2004 Olympics slip away after being held to a 1-1 draw by their Moroccan counterparts Saturday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. Full text...

  • Algerian striker Malek Cherrad to miss CAN 2004
    02 january 2004 21:26:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian striker Malek Cherrad, who plays for the French club Nice (Ligue 1), will miss the African Cup of Nations (CAN) competition that begins here 24 January, the teams' website indicates. Full text...

  • Ukraine's Lebid out to tame Africans in Spain
    02 january 2004 21:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ukrainian Sergiy Lebid is out to tame African long distance runners at Sunday's International Zornotza EAA Permit Cross Country race in Amorebieta, Spain. Full text...

  • Moroccan U-23 soccer squad in Kampala for crucial tie
    02 january 2004 20:16:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Under-23 football team, The Kobs will on Saturday play their Moroccan counterparts here in a search for a crucial win to lift hopes for the Ugandans in 2004 Athens men's Olympic preliminary round qualifiers. Full text...

  • Tergat returns to cross country race Saturday
    01 january 2004 18:07:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Kenyan Paul Tergat, one of the world's most celebrated athletes, returns to the cross country track next Saturday in the Great North Cross Country event at Newcastle in the United Kingdom. Full text...

  • Ugandan tennis teenage players upbeat for upsets
    01 january 2004 14:14:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan teenage tennis players Ducan Mugabe and Sandra Kasumba are flagbearers expected to cause upsets next week when qualifiers for the 2004 Africa Junior tennis championships get underway in South Africa. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to play El Salvador in soccer friendly
    31 december 2003 18:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, intensifying preparations for its maiden appearance at the January African Nations Cup in Tunisia will take on El Salvador in two friendly matches, Zimbabwean FA officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • New coach for Daring Club Motema Pembe of DR Congo
    31 december 2003 16:45:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A Belgian-Tunisian coach, Nabi Nassreddine, has taken charge of Daring Club Motema Pembe (DCMP) with a mission to take the club to greater heights in the 2004 Confederation Cup contest. Full text...

  • Kenya intensifies CAN 2004 preparations
    31 december 2003 15:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national football team, the Harambee Stars, will conclude preparations for the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia with a training tour of Libya and Egypt. Full text...

  • Hayatou, Bhamjee bracing for bruising CAF poll
    31 december 2003 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Removing an incumbent from any leadership position has never been easy -- even in a sport like football. Full text...

  • Burkinabe club fires Italian coach
    31 december 2003 13:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe Division One football club ASFAY has fired Italian-born coach Guigliemo Arena, replacing him with Bamour Fall of Senegal, club sources indicated here. Full text...

  • Ivorian club signs Burkinabe striker
    30 december 2003 20:35:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ivorian soccer club Africa Sport of Abidjan has signed Burkinabe U-20 national football team striker Eric Pascal Ouedraogo, the local press reported in Ouagadougou Tuesday. Full text...

  • Bangui soccer league members resign en masse
    30 december 2003 20:24:00
    Bangui- Central Africa (PANA) -- Members of the Bangui football league bureau have resigned en masse paralysing soccer activities in the Central African Republic's capital. Full text...

  • DR Congo sporting community pays tributes to late FA chairman
    30 december 2003 18:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The sporting community in DR Congo has been paying tributes to the country's Football Federation chair, Patient-Baudouin Kurara Mpova, who died Thursday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • FIFA inspectors due in Libya 7 January
    30 december 2003 15:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) inspectors are slated to arrive here 7 January on a weeklong mission as part of a tour of five African countries bidding to host the World Cup in 2010. Full text...

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