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  • Blatter critics tossed out in FIFA retribution
    21 january 2003 19:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- If you play with fire, don't be surprised if you burn your fingers sooner or later. Full text...

  • Kenyan FA welcomes Addo's suspension by FIFA
    21 january 2003 18:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Tuesday welcomed FIFA's two-year suspension of CAF Vice-President Farah Addo of Somalia, over bribe allegations against FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Full text...

  • Mauritian D1 football championship kicks off 25 January
    21 january 2003 12:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian first division football championship will kick off on 25 January, with ten teams, including reigning champions AS Port-Louis 2000, participating, sports officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • FIFA suspends CAF vice-president Addo for slander
    21 january 2003 09:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World football governing body, FIFA, has slapped a two-year ban on vice-president Farah Addo of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Full text...

  • Uganda's Express FC ready to perform wonders in tourney
    20 january 2003 20:56:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Express FC Head Coach Leo Adraa has expressed optimism that his side would perform wonders at the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Club Championship tournament starting on 26 January in Uganda. Full text...

  • USM Alger still tops Algerian soccer League
    20 january 2003 20:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Alger still leads the Algerian premier football League after beating CA Batna, 3-0 in an 18th round match played Monday. Full text...

  • Bea Diallo to defend title in Brussels
    20 january 2003 19:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Guinean-born Belgian boxer Bea Diallo will defend his IBF intercontinental middleweight title next Saturday in Brussels against Ukrainian Sergui Marchuk. Full text...

  • Moroccan ousts world's best from Australian tennis tourney
    20 january 2003 16:00:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan tennis player Younes El Aynaoui on Monday beat Australian Lleyton Hewitt, in the last round to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Full text...

  • Mali's U-17 football team to feature in Meridien Cup
    20 january 2003 14:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's U-17 football team will be among eight African and European national sides that will compete in the Meridien Cup from 25 January to 2 February in Egypt. Full text...

  • Maranatha, Dyto in Sarakawa Cup final
    20 january 2003 12:22:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Maranatha of Fiokpo will play Dyto of Lome in the Sarakawa Cup final on 24 January in Kara, in the Togolese region of Bord. Full text...

  • Dutch woman wins Kigali golf tournament
    20 january 2003 12:17:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Dutch woman Tine Van Der Ven, who lives in Kigali, has won the first golf tournament of the 2003 season held at the Nyarutarama Golf Club in the Rwandan capital, with a score of 43. Full text...

  • Nigeria steps up World Cup campaign
    20 january 2003 11:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has stepped up its campaign for hosting rights for the 2010 World Cup, with President Olusegun Obasanjo personally contacting his counterparts in the four neighbouring countries with which it hopes to co-host soccer's most prestigious competition. Full text...

  • Raja beat city rivals Wydad in Moroccan championship
    20 january 2003 10:34:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The 12th round of the Moroccan first division football championship played at the weekend was marked by the 93rd Casablanca derby between city rivals Raja and Wydad, which the former won 1-0. Full text...

  • Women's boxing fails to materialise as Zambia, Zimbabwe clash
    19 january 2003 13:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The long-awaited first ever all-female boxing bout between Zambia and Zimbabwe failed to take off Saturday night after Zimbabwean challenger, Pamela Chimpile, could not travel for lack of a valid passport. Full text...

  • FIFA probes Zimbabwe football body
    19 january 2003 11:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- FIFA, the world soccer governing body, said Sunday it had asked an international company of accountants to probe allegations of financial impropriety involving its soccer development funds at Zimbabwe's national football association. Full text...

  • Malawi football star confident of move to France
    19 january 2003 10:18:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's most enterprising football star, Esau Kanyenda, currently attending trials with French first division side Olympique de Marseilles, said he believes he has done enough to convince Marseilles officials to offer him a contract. Full text...

  • 12th round of Libyan national football championship
    18 january 2003 18:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of the 12th round of the Libyan national football championship played this weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria slams Cameroonian official over World Cup bid
    18 january 2003 18:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials have dismissed claims by a Cameroonian football official that Cameroon is yet to be contacted over Nigeria's planned co-hosting of the 2010 World Cup. Full text...

  • Fifty drivers enter revived East African Safari Rally
    18 january 2003 10:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fifty drivers have so far confirmed participation in the revived 5,000-km East African Safari Rally to be staged in December 2003. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe cancels football friendly with Nigeria over funds
    17 january 2003 21:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe football authorities announced Friday the cancellation of an international football friendly match against Nigeria scheduled in Harare next March due to lack of funds. Full text...

  • 2003 Dakar Rally nears the end
    17 january 2003 15:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Friday's stage of the 2003 Dakar Rally from Luxor to Abu Rish, some 576 km, promises to set the stage for a dramatic finish on Sunday at Sharm el Sheik in Egypt. Full text...

  • Nigerian Athletics Federation invites 34 for All-Africa Games
    17 january 2003 10:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has invited 34 athletes to camp to prepare for the Eight All-Africa Games, slated for Abuja 4-18 October 2003. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe rugby player joins top New Zealand club
    16 january 2003 23:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean rugby player James Nyatanga said Thursday he had joined an elite New Zealand club, Allenton. Full text...

  • Algeria's Division One leader pinned to goalless draw
    16 january 2003 22:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The 17th round of the Algerian football league turned out well for USM Blida, which is hot on the heels of front-runner USM Alger that was held to a goalless draw by MOC in Constantine. Full text...

  • CAF shifts CAN junior third place match to Saturday
    16 january 2003 21:53:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The third place match between Burkina Faso's Stallions and Mali's Eaglets has been postponed from Friday to Saturday at Ouagadougou's 4 August Stadium, the organising committee of the African Cup of Nations (COCAN) said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Algerian coach apprehensive about friendly tie with Uganda
    16 january 2003 13:08:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's new Belgian-born coach Georges Leekens has expressed apprehensions about a friendly tie billed for 25 January against Uganda in Kampala, saying the date was too close for him to get the Algerian national team into shape. Full text...

  • South African makes giant strides in Dakar Rally
    16 january 2003 13:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Drivers Giniel de Villiers and Pascal Maimon racing in a South African Nissan Hardbody finished second on Thursday's 14th stage of the 2003 Dakar Rally. Full text...

  • Former FA official faults Nigeria's World Cup bid
    16 january 2003 11:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the strongest criticism yet of Nigeria's bid to host the 2010 World Cup, former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Secretary General Sani Toro has slammed the move, charging it was "ill-timed and an attempt to defraud the Federal Government". Full text...

  • Preparations hot up in Nigeria for 2004 CAN qualifiers
    16 january 2003 11:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's head coach Christian Chukwu has named an 18-man team for two international friendlies coming up February against Costa Rica and Colombia, as the country prepares for the resumption of the 2004 Cup of Nations qualifying round. Full text...

  • Kenyan clubs drag feet on hockey championship
    16 january 2003 10:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) chairman Hardev Singh conceded Thursday that Kenyan clubs lined up for this year's continental hockey championship were not yet done with their entries. Full text...

  • Kenya withdraws from zonal boxing event
    16 january 2003 09:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has withdrawn from next month's Africa Zone Five boxing championship in Addis Ababa citing lack of formal communication with officials in the host country. Full text...

  • Algeria poised for world handball challenge
    16 january 2003 07:52:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria is set for the world handball tournament billed to run 20 January through 2 February in Portugal, sources affirmed Wednesday in the count-down to the event. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe welcomes English team's rethink on World Cricket tourney
    15 january 2003 18:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean government and cricket officials Wednesday welcomed the English team's decision to participate in the Cricket World Cup tournament, to be co-hosted by Zimbabwe in February, despite a boycott call by Prime Minister Tony Blair. Full text...

  • FIFA outlines 2010 World Cup bid process
    15 january 2003 18:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six African countries gunning to host the 2010 World Cup must present their bid documents to FIFA by 31 August 2003, the world soccer governing body has announced. Full text...

  • ICC causes anxiety over matches
    15 january 2003 15:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The shelving of a decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on whether Kenya should co-host some of next month's World Cup matches is causing anxiety here, with some reading malice and discrimination in the move. Full text...

  • South African police issue arrest warrant for football star
    15 january 2003 12:31:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Police in South Africa said Wednesday that they had issued a warrant of arrest for Kaizer Chiefs joggler Jabu Pule, who made headlines last year when he confessed to a drug addiction. Full text...

  • Kenyans train for All Africa Games volleyball qualifier
    15 january 2003 10:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In the build up to the 8th All Africa Games due next October in Abuja Nigeria, the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) has short-listed a team to the men's Zone 5 qualifying tourney billed for 15-24 March in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Benin bills Super Cup final for 26 January
    15 january 2003 07:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Super Cup final that pits the league champions against the Challenge Cup winners has been slated for 26 January, the Benin Football Federation announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire beats Faso, reach Junior CAN final
    14 january 2003 23:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire Tuesday advanced to the final of the 13th edition of the Junior Cup of African Nations of football, after beating hosts Burkina Faso at penalty kicks 3-1 following a goalless draw in the second semi-final played in Bobo Dioulasso. Full text...

  • England cricket team decides to play in Zimbabwe
    14 january 2003 22:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- English cricket authorities Tuesday defied Prime Minister Tony Blair's government and said they would go to Zimbabwe next month for the World Cup. Full text...

  • Egypt beats Mali 1-0, advance to CAN Junior final
    14 january 2003 19:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Egypt Tuesday advanced to the final of the 13th Junior African Cup of Nations football championship after beating Mali 1-0 in one of the semi-finals played in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • CECAFA club tourney begins 26 January in Uganda
    14 january 2003 16:41:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's leading football club, SC Villa, is drawn with their Tanzanian regional arch rivals, Yanga Fc, to kick off the two-week Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Club Championship, beginning 26 January in Uganda. Full text...

  • Nigeria Olympic Committee worried by poor Games preparation
    14 january 2003 13:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has urged the federal government to release funds for the preparation of the country's contingent to the eighth All-Africa Games, to be hosted by Nigeria this year. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police admit causing fatal stadium stampede
    14 january 2003 13:23:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe police Tuesday admitted to causing a stampede which killed 13 fans during a Zimbabwe-South Africa World Cup qualifying match in 2000. Full text...

  • Kenya's U-17 return home, promise to beat Ethiopia
    14 january 2003 11:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The triumphant Kenya Under-17 football team returned to a heroic welcome home after beating Ghana 3-2 on aggregate to qualify for the next round of the continental championship. Full text...

  • Senegal's league leaders lose games, still remain on top
    14 january 2003 10:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Though they were beaten at the weekend, the two co-leaders of the Senegalese premier league, Diaraf of Dakar and Ndiambour of Louga, were still leading the table at the end of the 10th round. Full text...

  • Dakar Rally prepares for last six stages in Egypt
    14 january 2003 08:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Monday's rest day for the 2003 Dakar Rally turned out to be hard work for all participants, who spent the time getting their vehicles in tip-top condition for the final onslaught, completing the last six stages in the Egyptian desert. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire-Burkina CAN tie concerns fairplay association
    13 january 2003 23:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina's Association for non- violence and fair-play in stadiums appealed on Monday in Ouagadougou to its compatriots to behave during the CAN junior semi-finals match between Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina, slated for Tuesday in Bobo Dioulasso. Full text...

  • Gambia ousts Mali from U-17 CAN competition
    13 january 2003 21:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Gambian national U-17 football team on Sunday ousted Mali from the qualifying rounds of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) on a 4-2 penalty shootout in Bamako. Full text...

  • First international cycling in Cameroon begins 29 January
    13 january 2003 21:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- About 300 runners from some twenty European and African teams will participate in the first international cycling tour in Cameroon, scheduled 29 January to 11 February, organisers announced here Monday. Full text...

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