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  • Morocco selects 25 athletes for Paris world championships
    15 august 2003 20:52:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A team of 25 athletes including triple 1500m world champion Hicham El Guerrouj, and female double world champion of 400m hurdles Nezha Bidouane, will fly the Moroccan flag at the world Championships to be hosted 23-31 August in Paris, the Moroccan Royal Athletics Association (FRMA) said. Full text...

  • Kenya fires national volleyball coach for misconduct
    15 august 2003 18:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has fired the national volleyball coach, Nejat Santjak, accusing him of mishandling players during a recent training tour of Turkey. Full text...

  • 43rd Malian cup finals kick off Sunday
    15 august 2003 17:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure will on Sunday take the kickoff in the finals of the 43rd edition of Mali's national football cup. Full text...

  • Africa Volley championship opens Saturday in Nairobi
    15 august 2003 16:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya starts the weeklong 14th Women's Africa Cup of Nations Championship title campaign here Saturday with a match against, DR Congo before Seychelles tackle Cameroon. Full text...

  • Nigeria replaces skipper Okocha for Japan friendly
    15 august 2003 13:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has called up forward Haruna Babangida of Spanish club FC Barcelona to replace national skipper Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha for the 20 August friendly against Japan in Tokyo. Full text...

  • Kenya to host Zone 5 Karate revival championship
    15 august 2003 11:18:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Kenyan has agreed to host a "reunification" Karate championship 29-31 August to revive the sport in the nine-nation African Zone 5 after a lull of over a decade, official sources disclosed here. Full text...

  • U-17 World Cup: Cameroon, Sierra Leone to a start good
    14 august 2003 22:57:00
    Helsinki- Finland (PANA) -- Cameroon and Sierra Leone, two African representatives in the ongoing U-17 World Cup in Finland, Thursday got to a good start in the competition with draws against Brazil (1-1) and Spain (3-3), respectively. Full text...

  • 15 firms bid for marketing/TV rights of CAF Cup
    14 august 2003 22:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Fifteen African and international marketing firms have so far shown interest in the marketing and television rights of the new CAF Confederation Cup, which kicks off in 2004. Full text...

  • Mauritanian karate fighters bag bronze medals in Dakar
    14 august 2003 21:56:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian karate practitioners, Ismael Traore and Nagi Ould Vihel Barka, won two bronze medals at the Dakar Karate Open held 7-10 August, sporting sources revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Togolese football league starts 24 August
    14 august 2003 21:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese first division football championship starts 24 August and would comprise a single group, the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Results of Algerian football league
    14 august 2003 20:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Following are the full results of the first round of the Algerian Division One football championship played on Thursday: USM Blida/CA Batna 1-0 RC Kouba/CAB Bordj 0-1 CR Belouizdad/MC Oran 0-1 USM Alger/JSM Bejaia 3-0 ASO Chlef/MC Alger 0-1 US Chaouia/NAH Dey 0-0 ES Sétif/USM Annaba 2-2 WA Tlemcen/JS Kabylie 0-0. Full text...

  • Brazzaville Black Devils win Congo's Cup
    14 august 2003 20:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Black Devils of Brazzaville on Thursday captured the Congolese Cup, defeating V. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Costa Rica draw 1-1 in U-17 World Cup
    14 august 2003 17:44:00
    Helsinki- Finland (PANA) -- The Nigeria and Costa Rica played a one-all draw Wednesday at the Under-17 World football Cup finals underway in Finland. Full text...

  • Mutola poised to strike IAAF jackpot
    14 august 2003 17:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Last year in Nairobi Mozambican athletics mega-star Maria Mutola told the world she was contemplating retiring from the track, but a year on, she is one of the hot favourites for snatching this year's 1 million dollar IAAF Golden League Jackpot. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxers to get 1 million Naira for each gold medal
    14 august 2003 15:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Each Nigerian boxer who wins a gold medal at the All-Africa Games in October will be rewarded with a million naira (about 8,000 US dollars), top officials of the local boxing association indicated here Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal, DR Congo in Nairobi for volley finals
    14 august 2003 14:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegal and DR Congo arrived here Thursday for the Women's Volleyball Cup of Nations finals that kick off next Saturday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Malawi striker to miss crucial COSAFA tie
    14 august 2003 13:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's star striker Esau Kanyenda says he will not be available for Saturday's crucial regional COSAFA semi-final match against Zambia because his Russian club has refused to release him. Full text...

  • Stade Malien, Djoliba win Malian Basketball titles
    14 august 2003 11:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien Wednesday won the 2003 Malian men's Basketball Championship, while Djoliba won the women's event at the Modibo Keita Stadium in Bamako. Full text...

  • Algerian team in Nairobi for African Volleyball tourney
    14 august 2003 08:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Algerian national team arrived in Nairobi Wednesday for weekend's nine-nation African Cup of Nations Women's Volleyball Championship in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • L'A.S. Tempete Mocaf retain Central African Cup
    13 august 2003 20:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- L'A. Full text...

  • Ghana premier soccer league mid-week results
    13 august 2003 19:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Results of mid-week league matches of Ghana's Premier Soccer league played on Wednesday: 1. Full text...

  • Algerian premier league resumes Thursday
    13 august 2003 17:06:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Division One football championship resumes for the 2003-2004 season on Thursday, with a key match pitting CR Belouizdad against MC Oran, while defending champs USM Algiers lock horns with JSM Bejaia. Full text...

  • Brazzaville wins Congolese athletics championship
    13 august 2003 16:32:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Brazzaville league has won the 12th Congolese athletics championship held Monday and Tuesday at the Alphonse Massamba Debat stadium, State radio reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • African Volleyball Cup finals to kick off Saturday
    13 august 2003 15:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to accommodate late arrivals, this year's Africa Women's Cup of Nations Volleyball tournament earlier scheduled to start here on Friday, has been shifted to Saturday. Full text...

  • Africans hang on in IAAF rankings
    13 august 2003 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African athletes are still maintaining top positions in the IAAF men's overall World Rankings, ten days to this month's World Athletics Championship in Paris, France. Full text...

  • 500,000 spectators expected at World Athletics Championship
    13 august 2003 14:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 9th edition of the World Athletics Championship to be held 23-31 August at the Stade de France in Paris would be watched by some 500,000 spectators, according to the organising committee. Full text...

  • CAF assists Cape Verde train coaches
    12 august 2003 23:23:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Twenty-five coaches are undergoing a week-long training seminar for high level football coaches jointly organised by the Confederation of African football (CAF) and Cape Verde Football Federation (FCF) in Sal Island, FCF sources said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • First round fixtures of Finland's U-17 football World Cup
    12 august 2003 23:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are first round fixtures of the tenth U-17 football World Cup billed for 13-30 August in Finland. Full text...

  • U-17 World Cup: Composition of African Representatives
    12 august 2003 22:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The tenth U-17 football World Cup kicks off in Finland on Wednesday with three representatives from Africa - Cameroon, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • CAF boss in Brazzaville
    12 august 2003 21:28:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), held talks Tuesday in Brazzaville with Isidore Mvouba, Minister in charge of co-ordination of Government activities, on sports development in the Congo, State radio reported. Full text...

  • Congo's football cup finals billed for Thursday
    12 august 2003 20:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The men's and women's finals of the Congolese national football cup are billed for 14 August at the Alphonse Massamba-Debat Stadium of Brazzaville, a source at the Congolese Football Association (FECOFOOT) disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania releases draw for President's Cup
    12 august 2003 20:17:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Here are the ties of the first round of the 2003 edition of the Mauritanian National Football cup dubbed "President's Cup" after the draw here. Full text...

  • Tunisian Haythem Abid wins Junior Arab Tennis Champion
    12 august 2003 19:05:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian national, Haythem Abid won the junior Arab tennis champion title during the competition last weekend in Casablanca, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Simba falter as Africa Champions League enters crucial stage
    12 august 2003 14:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Barely two months after felling giants Zamalek of Egypt in the first round of the Africa Champions League, Tanzania's Simba Sports Club found itself on the receiving end last weekend losing 0-3 to Nigeria's Enyimba of Aba. Full text...

  • Kenya picks 10 cyclists for African Games
    12 august 2003 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Amateur Cycling Association of Kenya has picked the team to the 8th All Africa Games coming up 4-18 October in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Burkinabe top goal scorer migrates to Norway
    12 august 2003 09:16:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Dominique Nayaga of Union Sportive Ouagadougou (USO), top goal scorer in the 2003 Burkinabe first division football championship has signed a three-year contract with Norwegian second division club Stromsgodset IF, according to reliable source. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Guinea to clash in soccer friendly
    11 august 2003 21:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national football squad locks horn in friendly against its Guinean counterpart 20 August in Tunis as part of build-up for the upcoming African Cup of Nations billed for early 2004 in Tunisia. Full text...

  • DR Congo, Angola in friendly duel 20 August
    11 august 2003 21:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo national football squad, the Simba, will 20 August honour a friend tie against its Angolan counterpart, the Palancas Negras, in Luanda. Full text...

  • African champions league first round results
    11 august 2003 20:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Here are the complete results of the first round of the 2003 African Champions League played during the weekend at various venues across the continent: Group A Eyimba (Nigeria)-Simba (Tanzania) 3-0 ASEC (CI)-Ismaila (Egypt) 1-1 Group B Esperance (Tunisia)-Canon of Yaounde (Cameroon) 2-1 Aviacao (Angola)-USM Alger (Algeria) 1-0 The second round is slated for 23-24 August. Full text...

  • Onyali named Nigeria's captain to All-Africa Games
    11 august 2003 17:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Experienced female sprinter Mary Onyali has been named Nigeria's captain to the Eighth All-Africa Games, which the country will host in October, Sports Minister Musa Mohammed announced in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria due in Nairobi for African Cup
    11 august 2003 16:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia are expected here Wednesday for the forthcoming Women's Africa Cup of Nations Championship, the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) secretary- general, Jacob Owiti said Monday. Full text...

  • African U-20 Judo Championships end in Ouagadougou
    11 august 2003 13:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The third African U-20 Judo Championships wound up here Sunday, with Maghreb countries again dominating the event. Full text...

  • ASFAY, EFO to represent Burkina Faso in African competitions
    11 august 2003 12:58:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- ASFA Yennenga (ASFAY) and Etoile Filante Ouagadougou (EFO) will represent Burkina Faso in African club competitions in 2004, the Burkinabe Football Association announced at the weekend. Full text...

  • Fredricks, Mutola win in Berlin
    11 august 2003 12:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Namibia's Frankie Fredricks and Maria Mutola of Mozambique excelled in Sunday's IAAF Grand Prix ISTAF 2003 meet in Berlin, Germany. Full text...

  • Nigeria's All-Africa Games squad off on overseas training trip
    11 august 2003 12:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A total of 700 Nigerian athletes leave Lagos this week on a training tour of Cuba, Bulgaria and Germany ahead of the All-Africa Games to be staged in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja in October, officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Fans go on rampage in Nigerian league matches
    11 august 2003 12:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two Nigerian league matches were abandoned at the weekend when home fans went on rampage in protest over what they perceived to be poor officiating against their teams. Full text...

  • African judo workshop ends in Ouagadougou
    11 august 2003 12:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The African Judo Union (UAJ) organised a training workshop here 7 and 8 August for African referees, prior to the third African Under-20 Judo Championships which also held Sunday in the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • Esperance beat Canon Yaounde 2-1 in Champions League
    11 august 2003 11:56:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance Sportive of Tunis (EST) beat Canon Yaounde of Cameroon 2-1 in the first round first leg of the second phase of the African Champions League Group 2. Full text...

  • Benin footballer joins French club Guingamp
    11 august 2003 11:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin international Seida Tchomogo has signed a three-year contract with French first division club Guingamp, the private Le Matinal newspaper said here Monday. Full text...

  • ASA of Angola beat USMA 1-0 in Champions League
    11 august 2003 10:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Athletico Sport Aviacao (ASA) of Angola beat USMA of Algeria 1-0 in a Group B Champions League first leg match played here Saturday. Full text...

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