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  • CAN 2004 draw: Mali among second seeded teams
    17 september 2003 16:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Mali now features among the second seeded teams to be drawn Saturday ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) slated for early 2004 in Tunisia, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said in a clarification issued Wednesday. Full text...

  • Angolan soccer league standings
    17 september 2003 15:35:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Following is the ranking of the Angolan Division One football championship (Girabola 2003) at the end of the 22nd round: Teams Pts Matches played 1. Full text...

  • Kenya promotes world marathon champ, Ndereva
    17 september 2003 10:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Prisons Department has promoted the reigning women's marathon world champion Catherine Ndereva following her gold medal at the 9th World Athletics Championships in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host CECAFA Club event in February 2004
    17 september 2003 09:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rwanda will host the Council of East and central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Championship in February next year, council secretary general, Nicholas Musonye, has announced. Full text...

  • ANOCA general assembly opens in Banjul
    16 september 2003 22:51:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Sports was an important tool for promoting international friendship and understanding among different peoples, Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said Tuesday in Banjul, the Gambian capital He was speaking when he opened a two-day general assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the 10th congress in the series. Full text...

  • 28 clubs covet Benin Challenge Cup
    16 september 2003 22:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Twenty-eight clubs, including 18 from the premier league and 10 from Division Two are on roll for the 2003 Benin football Challenge Cup competition kicking off 20 September, official sources indicated Tuesday. Full text...

  • CAN 2004 draw slated for Saturday in Tunis
    16 september 2003 20:47:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The draw for the 2004 African Cup of Nations' tourney will be conducted on Saturday in Tunisia, the African Football Confederation (CAF) said. Full text...

  • Africans dominate 2003 world athletics
    16 september 2003 20:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The 2003 athletics season proved quite fruitful for Africa, whose athletes stamped their authority in especially the middle and long distance events, posting excellent results in the World Cross Country Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland, the IAAF Golden League, Grand Prix, and finally last month's 9th World Championship in Paris, France. Full text...

  • UAE team loans Ivorian striker Koutouan to French side
    16 september 2003 20:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ivorian striker Antonin Koutouan has been loaned for one year to French Second Division side Lorient by Al Wahda of United Arab Emirates, the local media reported in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Morocco's El Aynaoui is 19th in ATP ranking
    16 september 2003 19:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan tennis star Younes El Aynaoui is 19th in the current ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) ranking, after reaching the quarter-finals in the US Open. Full text...

  • Mozambican football championship crippled by lack of cash
    16 september 2003 17:41:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's National Football Championship has been grounded because the Mozambican Football League has run out of money to cover the travel expenses, food and accommodation for the participating teams, the national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Falcons fly to US for FIFA World Cup tournament
    16 september 2003 16:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's female soccer team, the "Super Falcons," flew out of Lagos Tuesday to the US for the 2003 FIFA World Cup finals, hoping to surpass their quarter-final placing at the last fiesta. Full text...

  • Al Ahly, Enugu Rangers CAF Cup tie shifted
    16 september 2003 16:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The second leg quarter-final CAF Cup match between Egypt's Al Ahly and Nigeria's Enugu Rangers has been shifted to Sunday from its original date of Friday, club officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya's volleyball captain Baraza on trials in Greece
    16 september 2003 15:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A top Kenyan volleyballer, Violet Baraza is undergoing trials with Greek side Olympiakos, the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Coach Kalusha prioritises attracting Zambian professionals
    16 september 2003 10:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Football Association of Zambia is about to turn a new chapter in its turbulent relations with foreign-based players following the take-over of the national team by soccer idol, Kalusha Bwalya. Full text...

  • Can Ghana's new coach rekindle the fire in the Black Stars?
    15 september 2003 20:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanainan football, as exemplified by its national squad -- the Black Stars -- was once the biggest name in African football. Full text...

  • BCC, Evabuka lift DR Congo Handball Cups
    15 september 2003 19:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- BCC of Kinshasa and Evabuka of Lubumbashi have won this year's DR Congo men's and women's Handball Cups respectively. Full text...

  • Nigeria names squad for Women's World Cup finals
    15 september 2003 15:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has picked its final squad of 20 players for the FIFA Women's World Cup, scheduled to kick off in the United States of America this weekend. Full text...

  • 8th All-Africa Games village opens Thursday
    15 september 2003 15:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sports village for the October 8th All-Africa Games in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja will be formally opened Thursday, according to a top official of the local organising committee, COJA. Full text...

  • Bekele, Dibaba, Kipchoge land IAAF Rising Star awards
    15 september 2003 14:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three African athletes who clinched gold medals in last month's IAAF 9th World Championships in Paris have been awarded the Rising Stars crowns. Full text...

  • Gabon Telecom FC promoted to first division
    15 september 2003 13:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon Telecom FC has won promotion to the Gabonese first division football championship, following their 2-0 win over Evizo of Lambarene in the final of the promotion tournament on Sunday. Full text...

  • ASEC climb to third spot in Ivorian championship
    15 september 2003 13:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Struggling ASEC of Abidjan advanced to third place in the Ivorian Super Division football championship with a 1-0 win over Stella in the fifth round played on Sunday, while Africa Sports and Stade are still in the lead. Full text...

  • Kotoko widen lead, as Hearts draw in Ghanaian league
    15 september 2003 12:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Life on top of the Ghanaian Premier League became a bit more comfortable for leaders, Asante Kotoko who extended their lead to three on Sunday, as closest rivals Hearts of Oak could only draw at Prestea. Full text...

  • Ghana invites 25 locals for Somalia
    15 september 2003 12:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has invited 25 home-based players to begin preparations for the 2006 World Cup preliminary round match against Somalia. Full text...

  • Cameroonian cup holders eliminated in quarterfinals
    15 september 2003 11:57:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The quarter-finals of the Cameroonian football cup, played on Sunday, were marked by the elimination of holders Mont Cameroun, who lost to Canon Yaounde on away goals rule. Full text...

  • Goal dearth hits Togolese football championship
    15 september 2003 11:52:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The fourth round of the Togolese first division football championship was marked by a goal dearth, with just 9 goals scored in 8 matches at the weekend. Full text...

  • Berger to fly Nigeria's flag in 2004 Champions League
    15 september 2003 11:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Julius Berger of Lagos Sunday snatched the other CAF Champions League ticket reserved for Nigeria on the final day of the season at the expense of Enugu Rangers. Full text...

  • Vita Club on top of DRC football league
    15 september 2003 09:47:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Vita Club of Kinshasa are leading the National Football League (LINAFOOT) in the DR Congo following their 3-0 victory over St Luc of Kananga in the fourth round played on Sunday. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj, Cloete clinch IAAF best athlete crowns
    15 september 2003 09:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morocco's track and field megastar has retained the IAAF male Athlete of The Year title, while the women's crown went to South Africa's Hestrie Cloete. Full text...

  • Ghanaian premier league update
    14 september 2003 19:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Following are scores registered Sunday in the Ghanaian Division One football championship: Great Olympics 0 Sekondi Hasaacas 0 Stay Cool 1 Real Tamale United 0 Heart of Lions 0 Bofoakwa 0 Mine Stars 1 Hearts of Oak 1 King Faisal 2 Power FC 0 Brong Ahafo United 1 Goldfields 0 Okwasu United 2 Liberty Professionals 0 Arsenals 0 Asante Kotoko 1 Full text...

  • Moroccan premier league kicks off
    14 september 2003 19:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan Division One football championship kicked off for the new season Sunday, with a total of eight goals scored on the opening day. Full text...

  • Kenyan Premier soccer League kicks off 27 September
    14 september 2003 16:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan Premier soccer League kicks off 27 September with 18 teams battling for honours, four less than in last season. Full text...

  • Libyan league update
    14 september 2003 15:28:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are results of matches played this weekend, and counting for Day 2 of the Libyan national football championship: Al-Akhdar/Al-Hilal: 1-1 Al-Tirsana/Rafik: 1-1 Al-Swihli/Al-Wahda: 1-2 Al-Charara/Al-Madina: 1-2 Al-Nasr/Wifak: 2-0 Al-Ittihad/Al-Olympique: 1-0 Al-Ahli/Al-Tahaddi: 1-0 League Table: Pts P W D P GF GA 1 Al-Madina 6 2 2 - - 4 1 2 Al-Ahli 6 2 2 - - 3 - 3 Al-hillal 4 2 1 1 - 4 1 4 Rafik 4 2 1 1 - 3 1 5 Al-Ittihad 4 2 1 1 - 1 - 6 Al-Nasr 3 2 1 - 1 2 2 7 Al-Wahda 3 2 1 - 1 2 3 8 Wifak 3 2 1 - 1 2 3 9 Al-Charara 1 2 - 1 1 2 3 10 Al-Akhdar 1 2 - 1 1 2 3 11 Al-Olympique 1 2 - 1 1 1 2 12 Al-Tirsana 1 2 - 1 1 1 3 13 Al-Tahaddi 1 2 - 1 1 - 1 14 Al-Swihli - 2 - - 2 1 5 Full text...

  • Zambia lifts rugby trophy from diluted regional tourney
    14 september 2003 14:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia won the inaugural Whitespoon Confederation of African Rugby regional trophy after beating Uganda 44-17 in the finals of a tournament that was shunned by many other countries. Full text...

  • Results of Mauritanian premier league 5th round play-offs
    12 september 2003 21:29:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Following are the results of the 5th round of Mauritanian football premier league play-offs staged Friday: FC Nouadhibou/ACAS Ksar 1-0 ASAC Concorde/As SNIM 2-1 NASR Sebkha/ASC Police 1-0 NASR Sebkha tops the table with 15 points. Full text...

  • Big stakes in Gabonese soccer league final round
    12 september 2003 20:15:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Winning the title, positioning for continental competitions and remaining in the first division comprise major stakes of the last round fixtures of Gabon's soccer league this weekend. Full text...

  • Sports fans set up West African body in Lome
    12 september 2003 19:27:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Associations of sports supporters affiliated with Zone 3 of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) have set up a sub-regional union to coordinate and enhance their activities, organisers disclosed here Friday. Full text...

  • Top Nigerian cyclists missing in Germany
    12 september 2003 13:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four Nigerian cyclists preparing for the October All-Africa Games in Abuja have been declared missing from their training camp in Germany. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj, Bekele top contenders for IAAF award
    12 september 2003 12:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj, South African high jumper Hestrie Cloete and Ethiopian runner Keninisa Bekele are among the top world contenders for this year's IAAF Athlete of the Year award. Full text...

  • Mutola set for World Athletics final
    12 september 2003 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Boasting 17 straight victories both indoor and outdoor, reigning women's 800m world champion Maria Mutola of Mozambique is set for this weekend's World Athletics Final in Monaco, France. Full text...

  • Burkinabe international Ouattara awaits debut
    11 september 2003 23:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's international defender Moussa Ouattara, transferred from third division Tours to Creteil, a second division side in the French league, is still awaiting his debut with the new club. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Mbarga demoted as zone III tennis head
    11 september 2003 18:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroun (PANA) -- The African Lawn-Tennis Confederation (CAT) has nullified the election of Cameroon's Victor Hugo Mbarga Mbarga as head of zone III due to irregularities, authorised sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • FC St-Eloi Lupopo of Lubumbashi tops tentative table
    11 september 2003 18:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- After three rounds of play, FC St- Eloi Lupopo of Lubumbashi now stands atop the tentative table of DR Congo's National Football League (LINAFOOT) with seven points. Full text...

  • Morocco beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in friendly tie
    11 september 2003 13:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan national football team beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a friendly match played Wednesday evening in Marrakech, 320 km south of Rabat. Full text...

  • Nigerian premier football league ends Sunday
    11 september 2003 12:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final round of matches in the Nigerian premier league will be played on Sunday, with several teams jostling for continental tickets even as three others battle against relegation. Full text...

  • World champ Ndereva set for New York marathon
    11 september 2003 12:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reigning women's world marathon champion, Kenyan Catherine Ndereva, will feature in this year's New York marathon. Full text...

  • Kenya to feature 131-member delegation at African Games
    11 september 2003 12:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Owing to financial constraints, Kenya will enter a small contingent of 131 sportsmen and women in next month's 8th All Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Kenyan squad off to Kigali for friendly
    11 september 2003 12:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national team jets out to Rwanda Thursday for a friendly tie this weekend in Kigali, as both sides gear up for the 2004 Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia and next month's 2006 World Cup qualifiers. Full text...

  • Bamboutos close in on Cameroon league leaders Cotonsport
    11 september 2003 11:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Bamboutos of Mbouda reduced the gap at the top of the Cameroonian first division football championship with a 3-0 victory over Fovu of Baham in the 25th round played on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kalusha takes charge of Zambian national team
    11 september 2003 08:34:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Legendary Zambia international and skipper turned coach Kalusha Bwalya has signed a three-month contract with the Football Association of Zambia as technical director of the national team, known as Chipolopolo. Full text...

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