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  • Slovenia beats Ghana, takes 2-1 lead in Davis Cup
    05 april 2003 20:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Slovenia on Saturday beat Ghana in straight sets in their doubles encounter of the Davis Cup tie to take a 2-1 lead. Full text...

  • Cameroon's representatives improve stakes in league
    05 april 2003 18:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's three representatives in African competitions have performed well in 11th round matches of the national football league played on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mont Cameroun FC appoint new coaches
    05 april 2003 17:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Calvin Foiding, chairman of Mont Cameroun FC of Buea, has appointed Jean Ngalamo and Joseph Ewoukem as coaches of the Cameroonian premier league team, sources said. Full text...

  • South Africa's bad boy expected to play Sunday
    05 april 2003 17:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's bad boy of football, Jabu Pule, is expected to play his first game since his lengthy ban on Sunday when his Kaizer Chiefs take on Ajax Cape Town in an Absa Cup dual. Full text...

  • Dakar invitational offers thrilling end to anniversary celebrants
    05 april 2003 15:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- There was drama and disappointment and finally triumph for a world 400m champion at the annual International Athletics Invitational of Dakar on Friday as the country celebrated its 43rd independence anniversary. Full text...

  • Ghana, Slovenia draw 1-1 on day one of Euro-Africa Davis cup
    04 april 2003 21:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian tennis top seed Gunther Darkey, Friday took one-and-a-half hours to dismiss Bostyau Osabuik, Slovenia's second seed, in three straight sets to even the scores on the first day of the Euro-Africa Zone Two Davis Cup tie. Full text...

  • Ivorian female basketball team off to Accra Saturday
    04 april 2003 19:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian female basketball team is due in Accra, Ghana, Saturday for the qualifying series of the 2003 African Cup of Nations (CAN) and the All-African Games, slated for October in Abuja, Ivorian Basketball Federation (FIBB) officials said Friday. Full text...

  • CAF fixtures for club competitions coming up April
    04 april 2003 10:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defending champions Zamalek take on Kenya's Nzoia Sugar on 12 April in an African Champions League first leg encounter in Nairobi, according to fixtures released by the African Football Confederation (CAF) on club matches billed for the weekend of 11, 12 and 13 April, with the return leg set for 25, 26 and 27 April. Full text...

  • Morocco to host Under-19 volleyball tourney
    03 april 2003 23:29:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The African qualifying tournament for the Under 19 volleyball world championship has been set for 11-13 April in Casablanca, 100 km south of Rabat. Full text...

  • CAF selects six countries to host football academies
    03 april 2003 23:23:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The executive board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected six countries to each host a regional football academy, the Tunisian news agency TAP reported. Full text...

  • Angola wants to host Under-17 CAN tourney in 2007
    03 april 2003 21:57:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Youth and Sports Minister Marcos Barrica held discussions on Thursday with visiting Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou on Angola's chances of hosting the Under-17 African Cup of Nations tournament, scheduled for 2007. Full text...

  • Another Zimbabwean soccer club appoints a Zambian coach
    03 april 2003 21:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A second Zimbabwean leading soccer club has hired a coach from neighbouring Zambia. Full text...

  • Hayatou visits Angola
    03 april 2003 19:40:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is on a two-day official visit to Angola, expected to feature talks with President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos and Youth and Sports Minister Marcos Barrica. Full text...

  • Slovenians see weather as major threat in Davis tie with Ghana
    03 april 2003 19:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Andrej Jeras, manager of the Slovenian Davis Cup team scheduled to play their Ghanaian counterparts in a Euro-Africa Zone Two tie this weekend, has admitted his team has the added challenge of adjusting quickly to Accra's hot, humid weather. Full text...

  • USM Alger consolidate Algerian league lead
    03 april 2003 18:43:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Alger Thursday consolidated its lead in Algeria's elite football championship with a 1-0 win over JS Kabilie during matches counting for the 26th day of play. Full text...

  • Ivoirian football federation suspends two stadiums
    03 april 2003 18:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Renaissance Football Club of Daoukro (RFC) and Rio Anyama stadiums have been suspended for three months due to crowd violence, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said Thursday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Sports minister supports CAF ban on Kenyan youth teams
    03 april 2003 12:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports minister Najib Balala says CAF's suspension of Kenyan youth teams from continental events should serve as a lesson to crooked sports administrators in the country. Full text...

  • Mount Cameroon FC has provisional coach
    02 april 2003 19:27:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Calvin Foiding, chair of Mount Cameroon FC de Buea, has appointed team midfielder Essono Mballa Degaulle to be the club's provisional coach, reliable sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Hassan II Grand Prix kicks off Saturday in Casablanca
    02 april 2003 13:33:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The 19th edition of the Hassan II tennis Grand Prix kicks off 5-13 April in Casablanca, 100km south of Rabat, attracting 25 players rated among the world's top 100. Full text...

  • Kenyan youth teams suspended from CAF competitions
    02 april 2003 12:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has been suspend from all Confederation of African Football (CAF) organised continental youth tournaments for fielding over-aged players in the qualifying rounds of the Africa Under-17 Championship. Full text...

  • Kenyans focus on Tunis CAN 2004
    02 april 2003 10:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The double ban imposed on Kenya's youth teams by CAF, leaves the East Africans with no option but to concentrate on the ongoing 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) group qualifiers, a top soccer official told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal's Diouf named Africa's footballer of the year
    01 april 2003 21:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Senegalese footballer El Hadj Diouf was Tuesday night named Africa's Footballer of the Year at the 2003 MTN/CAF Football Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Gulf War likely to force stay of Pan-Arab Games
    01 april 2003 21:13:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The 2003 Pan-Arab Games slated for 1-15 September in Algeria might be put on hold because of the war in Iraq, informed sources hinted Tuesday in Algiers. Full text...

  • FIFA requests Mauritania FA to rewrite rule books
    01 april 2003 20:43:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mohamed Rarouroua, chairman of the Algerian Football Association and a FIFA representative at the election of the executive of the Mauritania Football Association (FMF), has urged the new FMF management to overhaul its rule books to adapt them to the standard texts of football's world governing body. Full text...

  • Congo selects 26 judokas for Yaounde tournament
    01 april 2003 11:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Judo Federation (FECOJU-DA) has selected 26 judokas to training for an international tournament scheduled 22-30 April in Yaounde, Cameroon, state radio reported Tuesday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Road to Tunisia CAN 2004 gets closer
    01 april 2003 09:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After a weekend of exciting football across the continent, the road to the African Cup of Nations is taking a surprising shape, with newcomers to the contest like Zimbabwe and such long-absent teams as Kenya determined to get to Tunisia in 2004. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire beats Burundi 1-0 in CAN qualifier
    31 march 2003 21:44:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire came on strong against the Intamba (Swallows) of Burundi to clinch a 1-0 victory Sunday evening in Bujumbura in the third round of the 2004 Cup of Nations preliminaries. Full text...

  • Round 3 results and group standings in 2004 CAN preliminaries
    31 march 2003 20:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are third round results and group tables in the 2004 Cup of Nations preliminaries played at the weekend across the continent. Full text...

  • Ivorian elite football championship league update
    31 march 2003 17:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 7th round of the Ivorian division one football championship played at the weekend produced the following results: Group A Rio/Stade 0-1 Satellite/CO Korhogo 6-0 Asec/Soa 8-1 Bouafle/Man 1-0 Group B Jca/Bingerville 2-1 Stella/Daloa 1-1 Sabe/Toumodi 0-0 Daoukro/Africa 0-1 Ranking Group A Pts GA 1. Full text...

  • Kenya eyes 2006 World Cross Country Championship
    31 march 2003 16:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has now officially declared its intention to bid for the 2006 World Cross Country Championship, sports officials disclosed Monday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Zambian soccer fans lose valuables in Dar es Salaam riot
    31 march 2003 14:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Soccer fans who accompanied the Zambian national team to Dar es Salaam reported Monday that they lost valuables at the end of the African Cup Nations qualifying match after rival Tanzanian football pundits started fighting amongst themselves. Full text...

  • African Under-17 soccer tournament draw out in Mbabane
    31 march 2003 13:22:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Hosts Swaziland have been drawn in a relatively less tough group with the likes of Egypt, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the CAF Under 17 Championships draw made here Sunday night. Full text...

  • Kenyan fans tip Diouf as Africa's best footballer
    31 march 2003 12:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Soccer pundits in Kenya have tipped Senegalese player El Hadj Diouf and Coach Bruno Metsu to lift the 2002 Africa Best Footballer and tactician awards, respectively. Full text...

  • Senegal, Gambia draw goalless in CAN 2004 qualifier
    31 march 2003 09:38:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Senegal and Gambia on Sunday played a heated but thrilling CAN 2004 qualifying match that ended here in a goalless draw. Full text...

  • Swaziland, DR Congo draw 1-1 in CAN 2004 qualifier
    31 march 2003 09:18:00
    Lobamba- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland DR Congo drew 1-1 in their CAN 2004 qualifier match played Sunday at Somhlolo National Stadium here. Full text...

  • Hassania, Moroccan soccer League leaders suffer defeat
    30 march 2003 20:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan soccer League leaders Hassania of Agadir lost 0-1 Sunday to Olympique Khouribga, in a 10th round match. Full text...

  • Chad beats Namibia 2-0 in CAN qualifier
    30 march 2003 20:20:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad Saturday in N'djamena defeated Namibia 2-0 in a 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifier. Full text...

  • Kenya's Masai retains World Cross-Country title
    30 march 2003 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Edith Masai retained the women's four-km race title as African athletes shine at the 31st World Cross-Country Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia beats Liberia 1-0 in CAN qualifier
    30 march 2003 16:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia Sunday defeated Liberia 1-0 in an African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifier sending home fans in Addis Ababa into national jubilation. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Seychelles 3-1 in CAN qualification tie
    30 march 2003 15:52:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe defeated Seychelles 3-1 in an African Cup of Nations qualifying soccer tie Sunday in Harare, to retain Group Six top slot with nine points. Full text...

  • Africans post victories in World cross-country Championship
    30 march 2003 13:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African athletes reigned supreme as the 31st IAAF World cross-country Championship gunned off in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday with Ethiopia winning three gold and two bronze medals. Full text...

  • Kenya inches closer to 2004 CAN finals
    30 march 2003 11:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Coach Jacob Mulee was Saturday upbeat about Kenya's hopes for a berth in next years Cup of Nations jamboree following a 4-0 spanking of Mauritania in a Group 5 qualifier played here. Full text...

  • Malawi minister doffs hat to South African club manager
    30 march 2003 10:18:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Sports authorities here are contemplating honouring one of South Africa's top football managers, Jomo Sono for what they acknowledge as his contribution towards the development of Malawi football. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to send cricket team to England
    30 march 2003 09:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe cricket authorities have shrugged off public pressure and decided to allow the national team to tour England, which boycotted its 2003 World Cup game in Harare. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Uganda draw zero-all in CAN qualifier
    29 march 2003 20:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda and Uganda drew zero-all in a Group 13 qualifier in the African Nations Cup (CAN) played in Kigali Saturday at the Amahoro national stadium. Full text...

  • Kenya wallops Mauritania 4-0 in CAN outing
    29 march 2003 18:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national team, Harambee Stars, thumped hapless Mauritania 4-0 in a one-sided 2004 Africa Cup of Nations group qualifier in Nairobi Saturday. Full text...

  • Egypt beats Mauritius 1-0 in 2004 CAN tie
    29 march 2003 17:24:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Egypt on Saturday beat Mauritius by a lone goal at Sir Gaetan Duval Stadium in Rose Hill, about 15km from Port-Louis, in a Group 10 qualifying match for 2004 African Nations Cup slated for Tunisia. Full text...

  • Nigeria's new national stadium opens 8 April
    29 march 2003 16:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo will open the country's new national stadium in Abuja 8 April, early enough for the 2003 All Africa Games to be staged in the capital city in October, games officials said Saturday. Full text...

  • Egypt leads Mauritius 1-0 at halftime
    29 march 2003 16:04:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Egypt's national football side, "The Pharaohs," led their Mauritian counterparts 1-0 at halftime Saturday at the Sir Gaetan Duval stadium, some 15km outside Port- Louis, in a 2004 African Nations Cup Group 10 qualifier. Full text...

  • Moroccan coach vows to clinch CAN Group 7 lead
    28 march 2003 21:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Despite the odds of playing away, coach Badou Zaki of the Moroccan national side Friday vowed to clinch the lead in Group 7 as the team departed Rabat for its 2004 CAN tie against Sierra Leone in Freetown on Saturday. Full text...

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