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  • Congolese and South African clubs in Vodacom Challenge
    18 june 2003 12:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo football clubs Saint Eloi of Lupopo and Mazembe of Lubumbashi will take part in the 2003 edition of the Vodacom Challenge to be hosted by South Africa starting 29 June. Full text...

  • Beckham's transfer to Real Madrid stirs fans across South Africa
    18 june 2003 10:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- News of the signing of English football icon David Beckham by Real Madrid took millions of fans in South Africa aback on Tuesday, and was front page news in the local media Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African stars jet in for crucial CAN tie with Cote d'Ivoire
    18 june 2003 07:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Most of South Africa's overseas football stars have arrived in camp for a do-or-die 2004 Cup of Nations qualifier coming up next weekend against Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mauritania withdraws from 2004 Olympic qualifiers
    17 june 2003 23:54:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's Under-23 national side has withdrawn from the qualifying matches of the Africa zone of the 2004 Olympic games, officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Benin's 'Squirrels' leave Wednesday for Tanzanian CAN tie
    17 june 2003 22:34:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese national side 'The Squirrels' leave here Wednesday for Dar es Salaam to honour their African Nations Cup (CAN) tie this Saturday, Beninese Football Federation (FBF) has said. Full text...

  • Indomitable Lions' morale high for Confederations Cup - Coach
    17 june 2003 21:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Africa's reigning champions, Cameroon's 'Indomitable Lions' are in "high spirits," two days ahead of their match against world champions Brazil in the Confederations Cup tournament, coach Windfried Schنfer said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda prepares for Ghana in last CAN 2004 qualifier
    17 june 2003 20:39:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's national football team is undergoing tough training to prepare the last 2004 CAN qualifier match against Ghana to be staged in Kigali on 6 July. Full text...

  • Liberia, Guinea CAN tie shifted to Accra
    17 june 2003 20:08:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Accra, Ghana has been designated the new venue for the Liberia-Guinea tie on Saturday in the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifiers, Guinean Football Federation (Féguifoot) announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Liberia to play remaining CAN matches in Ghana
    17 june 2003 19:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's national soccer team, the Lone Star, will play its remaining Group 3 African Nations Cup (CAN) home matches in Ghana, Liberia Football Association (LFA) officials disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria invites Milan ace for crucial Olympic qualifier
    17 june 2003 18:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has called up Inter Milan young striker Obafemi Martins for its decisive return leg match against Namibia 28 June in Windhoek, Nigerian football officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria calls up pros from abroad for Angola tie
    17 june 2003 11:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has called up eight overseas- based professionals as part of the 17 players invited for Saturday's African Nations Cup against Angola in the midwestern Benin City, officials told PANA in Lagos Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya U-18 squad to train in Turkey
    17 june 2003 10:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's women volleyballers will train in Turkey in July ahead of their World Under-18 Championships billed for August in Poland. Full text...

  • Canon Yaounde uneasy atop Cameroonian league
    16 june 2003 21:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- With an outstanding match billed for Wednesday, Canon of Yaounde sit uncomfortably at the helm of the Cameroonian soccer league following the 16th round of matches played Thursday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Sports medics meet in Yaounde under CAF aegis
    16 june 2003 20:44:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Seventeen sports doctors from French- speaking countries have been meeting here to draw up a manual on medical care for African footballers. Full text...

  • Madagascar, Egypt to clash in a CAN tie
    16 june 2003 20:22:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Madagascar's Scorpions are all set to lock horns next Friday with Egypt in the African Cup of Nations qualifying series of matches. Full text...

  • Mali beat Guinea 1-0 in Olympics qualifier match
    16 june 2003 20:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian national team beat their Guinean counterparts 1-0 Sunday in Bamako in the first leg qualifier match of the 2004 Olympic games. Full text...

  • Kalusha Bwalya drills Zambian side ahead of CAN tie
    16 june 2003 17:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Netherlands-based Zambian football hero Kalusha Bwalya moves in Wednesday as technical advisor of the Zambia national team ahead of a crucial Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan next Saturday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • British Army withdraws from Kenya rugby tourney
    16 june 2003 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The British Army, citing safety concerns, has announced its withdrawal from the Kenya Safari Sevens rugby tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya names team to Africa military boxing event
    16 june 2003 16:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenyan (PANA) -- Kenya has picked its team to next week's Africa Military Boxing Championship billed for 18-28 June in Tunis. Full text...

  • Eleven countries set for CECAFA U-19 tourney
    16 june 2003 13:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All 11 member countries of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) have confirmed their participation in this year's regional Under-19 tournament billed for 16-20 August in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Results of Rabat international athletics meet
    16 june 2003 13:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Following are the results of the first Rabat international athletics meet held here at the weekend: Women: 3000m steeple 1 Bouchra Chaabi (Morocco) 9:54. Full text...

  • Stade Tunisien lift Challenge Cup
    16 june 2003 12:40:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Stade Tunisien beat Club Africain 1-0 Sunday to win the Tunisian Challenge Cup, with premier league top scorer Mohamed Selliti netting the lone and winning in the 73rd minute. Full text...

  • Kenya gearing up for Togo in CAN qualifiers
    16 june 2003 12:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national team, the Harambee Stars, currently training in Ghana, jets out to Lome on Wednesday for Saturday's crucial 2004 CAN Group Five return qualifier against Togo, according to the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) on Monday here. Full text...

  • UK side lifts Mosi sevens rugby trophy
    16 june 2003 11:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A British seven rugby side, known as ESS Army, captured the Mosi International Sevens championship in Zambia after squeezing out Western Province of South Africa in the finals of the two-day event via a 41-21 score-line. Full text...

  • Nigerian footballer in coma after armed attack
    16 june 2003 11:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Kalu Usim, a player in a Nigerian premier league club Gombe United, is in a coma after armed robbers fired at his team bus while travelling to an away match against Enyimba of Aba in southeast Nigeria, league officials said. Full text...

  • Ghana's Hearts move to top of league table
    16 june 2003 11:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's defending league champions, Hearts of Oak, on Sunday jumped to the top of the premier league table with a 2-1 win over Brong Ahafo United at Accra Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • African sprinters reign supreme in France
    16 june 2003 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African athletes, among them veteran sprinter Frank Fredricks of Namibia, dominated the sprints in Sunday's IAAF Meeting du Mord in Lille, France. Full text...

  • Hassania Agadir retains top slot in Moroccan football league
    16 june 2003 08:59:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania FC of Agadir have consolidated their position as leaders of the Moroccan Division One football championship following their precious away victory over FUS of Rabat during the 27th round played on Sunday. Full text...

  • ASPL 2000 trounce Grand Port Utd 4-0
    16 june 2003 08:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Association Sportive of Port-Louis 2000 (ASPL 2000) on Sunday thrashed Grand Port United 4-0 in a match counting for the Mauritius Division One football championship. Full text...

  • Nigerian journalist named CAF communication director
    15 june 2003 15:03:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Nigerian journalist Suleimanu Habuba has been appointed communication director of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the African football governing body said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Senegal qualify for CAN 2004 after 3-0 win over Lesotho
    15 june 2003 12:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal qualified for the African Cup of Nations (CAF) 2004 finals scheduled in Tunisia by beating Lesotho 3-0 at Leopold Sedar Stadium here Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria pips Namibia 1-0 in Olympic qualifying match
    15 june 2003 11:48:00
    Abeokuta- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria beat Namibia 1-0 Saturday in the first leg of a qualifying match for the football event of the 2004 Olympics. Full text...

  • Armed robbers injure 2 players in attack on Nigerian club
    15 june 2003 11:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two players have been hospitalised for gun shot wounds after armed robbers attacked their Premier League Gombe United FC, while travelling to an away game this weekend in the Southeast city of Aba, officials in Lagos said. Full text...

  • Senegal qualify for CAN 2004 after 3-0 win over Lesotho
    15 june 2003 11:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal qualified for the African Cup of Nations (CAF) 2004 finals scheduled in Tunisia by beating Lesotho 3-0 at Leopold Sedar Stadium here Saturday. Full text...

  • Ugandan U-23 beat Seychelles 3-2 in Olympics campaign
    15 june 2003 11:09:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Under-23 squad the Kobs opened their qualifier campaign for Olympics 2004 finals on a marginal 3-2 triumph over their Seychelles counterparts in a match played Saturday at Nakivubo War Memorial stadium here. Full text...

  • South Africa restores pride with 28-19 win over Scotland
    14 june 2003 17:33:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- After a week of intense criticism, South Africa's national rugby side restored some pride Saturday with a 28-19 victory over visiting Scotland in front of a near capacity crowd at the Ellis Park Rugby Stadium. Full text...

  • Mauritius sacks French coach Patrick Parizon
    14 june 2003 11:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Football Association (MFA) has sacked the national football team's head coach, Frenchman Patrick Parizon, following the squad's crushing 0-7 defeat to Egypt on Sunday in Port Said in a 2004 African Cup of Nations qualifier. Full text...

  • Swaziland, Ivory Coast friendly cancelled
    14 june 2003 10:45:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- A proposed international friendly between Ivory Coast and Swaziland scheduled for Sunday in Swaziland has been called-off at the last hour. Full text...

  • Congo, Cameroon to clash in Olympic Games tie
    14 june 2003 10:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's national football team, the Red Devils, arrived in Yaounde on Friday to lock horns on Sunday with Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in the first leg of the 2004 Olympic Games qualifiers. Full text...

  • Victorious week for Kenyan sports
    14 june 2003 10:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- With Harambee Stars walloping Ghana, a Kenyan beating Moroccan superstar Hicham El Guerrouj and the finance minister removing tax on imported sports equipment, it was indeed a victorious week for Kenyan sports. Full text...

  • Gambian president honours national team
    13 june 2003 23:28:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Notwithstanding their unsuccessful Cup of Nations outing in neighbouring Senegal last weekend, Gambia's national football team was Friday evening offered a reception by President Yaya Jammeh at his native village of Kanilai, some 100 km from Banjul. Full text...

  • Malian striker signs two-year contract with Ajaccio
    13 june 2003 22:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian striker Mamadou Bagayoko, who is winding up a contract with French club Strasbourg, has signed a two-year contract with Ajaccio. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea gears up for CAN qualifiers
    13 june 2003 20:36:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- The government in Equatorial Guinea has disbursed 62 million francs CFA to the country's football federation to prepare the national team for Group 7 Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone and Morocco. Full text...

  • Bouteflika to build two sports complexes in Algiers
    13 june 2003 19:59:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced plans to build two sports complexes in the capital, after Algerian Football Federation president Mohamed Rouaraoua complained about inadequate infrastructure in Algiers. Full text...

  • Kenyans dominate 3000m race in Golden Spike meet
    13 june 2003 19:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans dominated the men's 3000m race in Thursday's Golden Spike athletics meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Full text...

  • Mali's backup team to play Guinean counterparts Sunday
    13 june 2003 15:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's back-up national soccer team will play its Guinean counterparts at Bamako's Modibo Keïta Omnisports Stadium Sunday in a first leg qualifying match of the Athen 2004 Olympic Games. Full text...

  • Zambian soccer legend, Kalusha, loses father
    13 june 2003 14:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's soccer idol Kalusha Bwalya was in mourning Friday after his father, Benjamin Bwalya Senior, died of a stroke in the northern mining town of Mufulira. Full text...

  • CAF chief Hayatou visits Nigeria
    13 june 2003 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Issa Hayatou, arrived in Nigeria Friday to begin a three-day visit, national football authorities said here. Full text...

  • Nigeria to play Ecuador, Poland and Japan in friendlies
    13 june 2003 14:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria, buoyed by the success of Wednesday's international soccer friendly against world champion Brazil, has lined up more friendly matches against Ecuador, Poland, Japan and Mexico, NFA officials revealed here Friday. Full text...

  • Deputy coaches quit in Mauritius over defeat
    13 june 2003 13:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Deputy coaches Rajen Dorasami and France L'Aiguille have resigned over the 7-0 defeat which the national Mauritian squad succumbed to last Sunday in their CAN 2004 Group 10 qualifying match with Egypt. Full text...

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