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  • Nigeria to name foreign soccer coach Tuesday
    03 october 2003 19:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) is to name a new foreign coach for the Super Eagles Tuesday, FA officials said in Abuja Friday. Full text...

  • USM Algiers advances in Africa Champions League
    03 october 2003 18:20:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's USM Algiers took a major step towards the Africa Champions League semi-finals, by defeating Angola's Atletico Aviaçao 2-0 in Algiers, Friday. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games female soccer: Nigeria 5 Zimbabwe 0
    03 october 2003 18:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A purposeful Nigerian women's team Friday crushed its Zimbabwean counterpart 5-0 in the opening event of the All-Africa Games inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's ex-skipper back home after missing club
    03 october 2003 16:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso national football team's former skipper Omar Barro has returned here following his failure to sign-up with any European a club after his departure from the Danish side, Brondby. Full text...

  • Bamako to host international rugby tournament
    03 october 2003 16:06:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's capital, Bamako, hosts the Africa North Zone Super 16 international rugby tournament from 5-12 October. Full text...

  • Final of Congolese football championship set Sunday
    03 october 2003 14:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The final of the 2003 edition of the Congolese football championship is scheduled here Sunday between Club Sportif La Mancha of Pointe-Noire and Saint Michel Ouenze of Brazzaville. Full text...

  • All set for Africa Games despite Nigerian strike threat
    03 october 2003 14:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Trying to live up to their pre-games boast to stage the best opening ceremonies ever, organisers of the Eighth All-Africa Games scheduled for Nigeria's capital city of Abuja were Friday putting final touches to their preparations for Saturday's opening of the four-yearly event. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe takes on Malawi in COSAFA final Sunday
    03 october 2003 12:56:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe hosts Malawi Sunday in a regional COSAFA soccer final in Harare, which the home side is poised to clinch after beating the visitors in their own backyard last week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Adere tackles Briton Radcliffe in Portugal
    03 october 2003 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The inclusion of reigning women's 10,000m World Champion, Berhane Adere in the Ethiopian team to Saturday's World Half Marathon Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal, adds a new dimension to the event. Full text...

  • Tunisia to host friendly ties against Japan, Morocco
    02 october 2003 23:31:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national football squad is due to take on its Japanese and Moroccan counterparts next week as part of its preparations for 2004 Cup of Nations (CAN) finals which Tunisia is hosting starting in January, Coach Roger Lemerre said on Thursday. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games football fixture
    02 october 2003 21:24:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Men's and women's football will be well represented in the 8th All Africa Games due to start on Saturday in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Full text...

  • Tunisia prepares match against Senegal
    02 october 2003 20:46:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's Olympic Games squad starts training on 5 October to prepare for a friendly tie with Morocco on 10 October in Sousse (150 km south-east of Tunis), the Tunisian Football Federation said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mouloudia joins WA Tlemcen atop Algerian league
    02 october 2003 20:08:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mouloudia of Algiers has joined WA Tlemcen atop the Algerian Division One football championship after its 3-1 win over JSM Bejaia during the 8th round played on Thursday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to participate in 13 events in Abuja
    02 october 2003 20:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire will send a 186-member delegation, including athletes from 13 sports disciplines and officials, to the All-Africa Games due to start 4 October in Abuja, Nigeria, sports ministry sources told PANA in Abidjan on Thursday. Full text...

  • Malian coach selects 20 players for Guinea-Bissau tie
    02 october 2003 16:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's French national football team coach French Henri Stambouli has called in 20 players who will travel to Bissau to lay the 10 October first leg qualifier match for the 2006 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • CAF to check Ugandan stadium before match with Mauritius
    02 october 2003 15:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Inspectors from the Cairo-based Confederation of African Football (CAF) will assess the suitability of Uganda to host a World Cup qualifier match against Mauritius later this month. Full text...

  • Gabonese athletes jet into Abuja Thursday
    02 october 2003 11:49:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A 75-member delegation of Gabonese athletes and officials leaves here Thursday on board a special Air Gabon flight for Abuja, Nigeria to participate in the 8th All-Africa Games slated for 4-18 October, an official source said here. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games torch arrives in Nigeria
    02 october 2003 11:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The torch for the Eighth All-Africa Games has arrived in Lagos from the immediate past host South Africa, as the countdown continues to the event, who is expected to open Saturday in Abuja. Full text...

  • 24 Burkinabe athletes off to All-Africa Games
    02 october 2003 11:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso will field 24 athletes in four disciplines at the 8th All-Africa Games slated for 4-18 October in Abuja, Nigeria, sports sources said here. Full text...

  • IAAF clears Kenya's Lagat
    02 october 2003 10:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has cleared Kenya's middle distance runner Bernard Lagat to compete in global events after a second doping test proved negative. Full text...

  • Madagascar slates 15 athletes for All-Africa Games
    02 october 2003 10:38:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Madagascar is sending 15 athletes to the 8th All-Africa Games billed for 4-18 October in Abuja, Nigeria, Youth and Sports minister Ndalana Rene has said here. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to play FC Nantes in friendly
    01 october 2003 22:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian national football squad will play a friendly tie on 10 October in Vannes (France) against the French side FC Nantes, Ivorian Coach Robert Nouzaret said here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • African Football Cups weekend fixtures
    01 october 2003 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The weekend's African football cups fixture is as follows: Champions League (5th round): Group A Simba (Tanzania) vs. Full text...

  • World half marathon records set to fall in Vilamoura
    01 october 2003 21:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, which take place on Saturday in Vilamoura, Portugal, could turn out to be one of the most spectacular in the event's history, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations. Full text...

  • Kenyan team to African Games off to Abuja
    01 october 2003 10:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's contingent to the 8th All Africa Games jetted out early Wednesday for Abuja, Nigeria, venue of the sports event. Full text...

  • Senegal summons 20 players for Egypt friendly
    30 september 2003 23:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's head coach Guy Stephan has summoned 20 players to play Egypt in a friendly scheduled for 10 October in Cairo. Full text...

  • Morocco to present World Cup bid in Zurich
    30 september 2003 23:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A Moroccan delegation has gone to Zurich in Switzerland to officially present to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) the country's bid to host the World Cup 2010 on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mutola appointed UN honorary youth envoy
    30 september 2003 22:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mozambique's leading athlete, Maria Mutola, has been appointed honorary youth ambassador of the United Nations in recognition of her achievements in athletics, the IAAF said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Egypt, Tunisia in World Cup volleyball
    30 september 2003 21:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt and Tunisia are among the 10 teams that have qualified for November's World Cup volleyball tourney in Japan, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced. Full text...

  • Mali's Sigui of Kayes, AS Moribabougou move to division one
    30 september 2003 21:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Sigui of Kayes and As Moribabougou soccer clubs will play in Mali's first division league next season. Full text...

  • Kenya to meet Tanzania in World Cup qualifier
    30 september 2003 21:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national football team, Harambee Stars, began training on Tuesday to prepare for next month's 2006 World Cup qualifier tie against neighbours Tanzania. Full text...

  • Zamalek beats Nouadhibou 2-1 in Arab Champions Cup tie
    30 september 2003 20:27:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Egypt's Zamalek Tuesday in Nouakchott defeated Nouadhibou of Mauritania 2-1 in a first leg match of the Arab Champions Cup tournament. Full text...

  • World Cup 2010: Morocco's application file weighs 10 kg
    30 september 2003 20:03:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan delegation took a 10-kg application file to Zurich, Headquarters of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, to support the country's bid to host the 2010 World Cup, FA sources said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Premier League postponed
    30 september 2003 19:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian Premier soccer League, which was to enter round 24 this weekend has been postponed to 29 October. Full text...

  • Big welcome awaits Black Queens
    30 september 2003 19:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A grand welcome has been planned for the Black Queens, Ghana's women national football team, who are expected to return to Accra on Thursday from the United States, where they participated in the 4th FIFA Women's World Cup. Full text...

  • FIFA rejects Tunisia-Libya joint bid for 2010 World Cup
    30 september 2003 18:01:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- World soccer governing body, FIFA Tuesday rejected a joint bid by Tunisia and Libya to host the 2010 World Cup, Tunisia FA sources said. Full text...

  • Govt spares Kenyan FA for fear of FIFA sanctions
    30 september 2003 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Sports Minister Najib Balala told parliament Tuesday the government could not take drastic action against the troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) because of possible sanctions from world's soccer governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • DR Congo contingent leaves for Abuja All-Africa Games Thursday
    30 september 2003 16:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo's 204-member contingent to the 8th African Games in Abuja, leaves Kinshasa Thursday for the Nigerian capital, Wembo Osako, President of the Congolese Olympic Committee has announced. Full text...

  • Nigerians hail 2010 World Cup bid withdrawal
    30 september 2003 14:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian soccer fans and sports enthusiasts have welcomed the country's withdrawal of its bid to host the 2010 World Cup, which International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) has awarded to Africa. Full text...

  • World Cup: Ghanaians praise eliminated Black Queens
    29 september 2003 21:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian soccer fans have praised the country's female national team, the Black Queens, which crushed out of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in the US. Full text...

  • Italian cyclists dominate Tour du Senegal
    29 september 2003 21:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the Tour du Senegal cycling event ended on Sunday with an optional 55-km rally in Dakar won by Italians Raffaele Iliano and Luca de Angeli, followed by Frenchman Christophe Le Barbier. Full text...

  • V. Club stretch lead in DR Congo championship
    29 september 2003 21:18:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- V. Full text...

  • Kibaki hands over flag to Abuja contingent
    29 september 2003 21:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Monday in Nairobi handed over the country's colours to the national team going to participate in the All Africa Games to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, in October. Full text...

  • Ghana names 191-member squad for All-Africa Games
    29 september 2003 21:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Monday announced a team of 143 athletes and 48 officials for 11 sports at the Eighth All-Africa Games scheduled for the Nigerian capital, Abuja 4-18 October. Full text...

  • Ghana to begin professional boxing league
    29 september 2003 18:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana will introduce a professional boxing league from October to provide a platform for budding stars to speed up attaining their stardom. Full text...

  • Nigeria withdraws 2010 World Cup bid
    29 september 2003 18:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Monday formally withdrew its bid to host the 2010 World Cup, which the International Football Federation (FIFA) has zoned to Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria pulls out of Afro-Asian Games soccer
    29 september 2003 16:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will not enter a football team for next month's inaugural Afro-Asian Games, officials of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Beaten Nigerian women's team returns Tuesday
    29 september 2003 15:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Humiliated Nigeria's female football team, the Super Falcons, is expected back in the country Tuesday after it was knocked out of the Women's World Cup in the US on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian women exit World Cup with a victory
    29 september 2003 13:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ghana women's national football team, the Black Queens, crashed out of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup finals Sunday despite winning 2-1 over Australia in the last group match played in the United States. Full text...

  • Coton Sport keeps top spot in Cameroonian championship
    29 september 2003 13:13:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua retained its top slot in the Cameroonian first division football championship following its 3-1 victory over Unisport of Bafang in the 26th round at the weekend. Full text...

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