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  • DR Congo mobilises pros for CAN clash with Swaziland
    20 february 2003 20:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo Football Federation (FECOFA) has made contacts with some 15 professionals playing abroad, in view of a 2004 Cup of Nations qualifying tie with Swaziland, billed for 30 March. Full text...

  • Mauritius, West Australia renew cooperation agreement
    20 february 2003 19:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius and the state of West Australia have renewed, for two years, a sports cooperation agreement first signed two years ago. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Madagascar to clash in COSAFA tie
    20 february 2003 19:12:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian national football team left Port-Louis Thursday for Antananarivo where it will lock horns on Saturday with its Malagasy counterpart in a second-leg match of the first round of the COSAFA Castle Cup. Full text...

  • Cultural carnival planned at All Africa Games in Nigeria
    20 february 2003 17:57:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- To maximise investment benefits from the October All Africa Games in Nigeria, tour operators plan to stage an international carnival to attract US entrepreneurs to the country during the event. Full text...

  • ICC board awards four points to Kenya
    20 february 2003 17:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Cricket Council Board Thursday resolved that the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Kenya and New Zealand, scheduled for 21 February, will not be rescheduled and the four points have been awarded to Kenya. Full text...

  • South African police beef up security ahead of cricket match
    20 february 2003 15:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South African police officers have been brought here to beef up security three days before Kenya takes on Sri Lanka in an International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup match. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Western Australia sign sports agreement
    20 february 2003 15:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius and the State of Western Australia have renewed an agreement on sporting cooperation for a two-year period. Full text...

  • Minister renews support to beleaguered South African Cricket team
    20 february 2003 15:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour, Thursday pledged his full support to the national Cricket team, which has lost two of its three matches in the ongoing World Cup tournament being co-hosted by the country. Full text...

  • Construction firm to hand over Abuja Stadium in April
    20 february 2003 13:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Abuja Stadium, being built to host the 8th All Africa Games later this year, will be handed over to the Nigerian government 1 April, the project contractor has announced. Full text...

  • Cape Town gets new cricket oval
    20 february 2003 13:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Cricket World Cup has provided a welcome spin-off for an impoverished Cape Town township which saw the construction of a new cricket oval begin on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya FA issued two-week ultimatum to explain U-17 scam
    20 february 2003 13:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya National Sports Council Chairman Joshua Okuthe has given the country's football federation a two-week ultimatum to explain circumstances that led to the inclusion of overage players into the national Under-17 team. Full text...

  • ANC youths worry over Proteas' chances in Cricket World Cup
    20 february 2003 12:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The ANC Youth League said on Thursday that it "remains concerned about the bad start of the Proteas (South African team)" during the Cricket World Cup competition. Full text...

  • Djoliba, Nianan still lead Malian football league
    19 february 2003 23:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Djoliba of Bamako and Nianan of Koulikoro still lead Mali's premier league with victories in the seventh round matches played on Monday and Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian handball teams leave for Ghana
    19 february 2003 23:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian men's and women's handball teams left Abidjan Wednesday afternoon for Ghana ahead of an All Africa Games qualifying tourney slated for 20-25 February in the Ghanaian capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius to revive women's sporting activities
    19 february 2003 20:59:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Women's Sports Commission (CNSF) said it has a plan of action aimed at reviving sporting activities by extending aerobics and karate lessons to all women. Full text...

  • Cameroonian AAC presidential hopeful unveils manifesto
    19 february 2003 20:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, who is gunning for the presidency of the African Athletics Confederation (AAC), has indicated plans to develop facilities and spot young talents if elected head of the continental body. Full text...

  • Uncertainty bedevils Gabonese football championship
    19 february 2003 20:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Kick-off for the Gabonese premier league championship billed for 22 February remains uncertain, with club presidents insisting on receiving their annual grants from the State before the competition begins. Full text...

  • Libyan premier league update
    19 february 2003 20:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are scores registered during the 15th round of the Libyan first division championship played last weekend: Al Wahda-Al Sokour 3-1 Al Madina-Wifak 2-0 AL Tahaddi-Al Dahra 1-0 Al Ahli-Al-Swihli 2-2 Al Ittihad-Rafik 2-0 Al Hillal-Al Nasr 2-2 Al Olympique-Al Tirsana 1-0 League table: Pts P W D L GF GA 1 Al Ittihad 37 15 11 4 - 28 6 2 Al Nasr 29 14 9 2 3 30 16 3 Al Hillal 26 15 7 5 3 23 15 4 Al Ahli 23 15 6 5 4 21 14 5 Al Madina 23 15 6 5 4 23 19 6 Al Tirsana 23 15 6 5 4 14 13 7 Al Olympique 22 13 6 4 3 24 13 8 Al Swihli 21 15 6 3 6 16 13 9 Wifak 19 15 6 2 7 13 19 10 Al Tahaddi 16 14 4 4 6 14 18 11 Al Wahda 16 15 4 4 7 13 17 12 Rafik 13 15 4 2 9 14 22 13 Al Dahra 8 15 2 2 11 11 37 14 Al Soukour 7 15 2 1 12 9 31 Full text...

  • Rwandan, Ugandan parliamentarians take to the pitch
    19 february 2003 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A friendly football match will be played next Sunday at Kigali's Amahoro Stadium between Rwandan and Ugandan parliamentarians, according to a statement issued Wednesday in the Rwandan capital. Full text...

  • Kenya prepares team for CAN cracker against Mauritania
    19 february 2003 16:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has invited 25 players, including five foreign-based professionals, to prepare for the 29 March tie against Mauritania in the Tunisia 2004 Africa Cup of Nations qualification series. Full text...

  • CAF takes Kenya to task for overage players
    19 february 2003 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has cancelled a return Under-17 qualifier football match its team was supposed to play Saturday against Ethiopia following an allegation that it used an overage player in the previous round of the continental tournament. Full text...

  • Six countries for Nairobi marathon
    19 february 2003 15:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletes from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Seychelles have confirmed participation in Saturday's Nairobi International Cross Country race. Full text...

  • Organisers bill Mount Cameroon Race for next Sunday
    18 february 2003 20:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 8th edition of the Mount Cameroon race, rubbed 'Race of Hope' has been slated for next Sunday, with some 300 athletes including runners from France, England and Nigeria on roll for the event, according to the organisers. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe U-23 football squad off to Zambia
    18 february 2003 19:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-23 national football team left for Zambia Tuesday for a weekend All Africa Games qualifying match. Full text...

  • Cameroon prepares for African Games in Nigeria
    18 february 2003 19:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 300 Cameroonian athletes (128 women and 168 men) representing 18 disciplines will take part in the October African Games to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, PANA learnt Tuesday after a meeting chaired by Youth and Sports Minister Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkaptt. Full text...

  • ASEC, Satellite to clash in Ivorian league matches
    18 february 2003 19:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Defending champions ASEC- Mimosas will lock horns over the weekend with Satellite FC in the first round of the Ivorian football league. Full text...

  • Congo gears up for sub-regional handball tournament
    18 february 2003 19:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Handball Federation (FECOHAND) has shortlisted players for the men's and women's national teams ahead of a sub-regional tournament that would also double as a qualifier for the 2003 All Africa Games. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau premier league update
    18 february 2003 18:38:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Following are results of matches played last weekend, counting for the 8th round of the first division championship in Guinea Bissau: Bafata-Estela Negra de Bissau 1-0 Bijagos-Porto 0-0 Mansoa-Bissoran 1-1 Benfica-Udip 2-0 Sporting-Futebol Cube de Canchungo 3-1 Mavegro-Pefini 2-1 On the league table, Sporting is still in the lead with 20 points, followed by Bafata (17), FC de Canchungo (13), Balanta (12), Udip (12) and Benfica (11 points). Full text...

  • South African vendors get a windfall from Cricket World Cup
    18 february 2003 18:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In the first week of the Cricket World Cup (CWC) hundreds of South African vendors collectively earned R250, 000 (about USD 30,000) from selling official cricket merchandise at venues around the country. Full text...

  • Cricket World Cup: West Indies share points with Bangladesh
    18 february 2003 17:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- West Indies recovered from an early slump to post 244 runs for 9 wickets, but rain deprived them of what appeared to be a certain win over Bangladesh on Tuesday at Willowmore Park in Benoni, South Africa. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe cancels football friendly with Nigeria over funds
    18 february 2003 16:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) said Tuesday a scheduled friendly match against Nigeria next month had been cancelled owing to lack of funds. Full text...

  • Sports minister rescinds withdrawal of Kenyan teams
    18 february 2003 10:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Sports Minister Najib Balala Tuesday rescinded his decision to withdraw the senior and junior football teams from international events following alleged cheating by the Under-17 team. Full text...

  • USM Alger maintains lead in Algerian championship
    17 february 2003 21:49:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Alger drew 0-0 Monday with Nah Dey but maintained its position atop the Algerian elite football championship after matches counting for the 22nd day of play, leaving immediate challengers MC Oran three points adrift. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean runners shine at Hong Kong Marathon
    17 february 2003 21:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Two Zimbabwean athletes beat 18,000 other runners from around the world to win first and second places in a Marathon race in Hong Kong at the weekend. Full text...

  • Milla thrills fans in gala match between the two Congos
    17 february 2003 19:33:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Legendary Cameroonian striker Roger Milla scored a decisive goal in a gala match last Saturday in Kinshasa to give a selection of 1968 and 1974 DR Congo internationals victory over their counterparts of Congo- Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone's U-17 squad move to second round of CAN
    17 february 2003 19:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's Under-17 football squad, better known as the Sierra Stars, Sunday snatched their ticket for the second round of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying series after forcing their Burkinabe counterparts to a 1-1 draw in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Mauritius Cup winners whack Malagasy counterparts 3-1
    17 february 2003 18:51:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian club side Olympique of Moka were off to a bright start in the Cup Winners Cup preliminaries Sunday, when they beat visiting AS Fortior of Madagascar 3-1 in a first leg match. Full text...

  • Sudan to get Football Academy with FIFA support
    17 february 2003 16:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan and FIFA Monday signed a US$500,000 contract to build a Football Academy in the country under the FIFA Goal Project to help developing nations upgrade their football infrastructure and performance. Full text...

  • Kenyan football association defies govt withdrawal order
    17 february 2003 15:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation (KFF) chair Maina Kariuki on Monday rejected a government directive to withdraw all the country's teams from international competitions. Full text...

  • AS beat Adema Saint Louisienne 1-0
    17 february 2003 14:58:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- AS Adema of Madagascar beat Reunion football club Saint Louisienne 1-0 in their first leg match of the preliminaries to the African Champions Cup, played Sunday in Antananarivo. Full text...

  • First leg of African cup preliminaries played at the weekend
    17 february 2003 13:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the full results of the first-leg preliminary football matches of the African Champions' League and African Cup Winners' Cup staged in various capitals over the weekend: Champions' League Wallidan FC (Gambia)-As Dragons (Benin) 1-0 FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)-As Niamey (Niger) 2-1 Sony El Nguema (Eq. Full text...

  • Mt Cameroon and PWD still lead Cameroonian championship
    17 february 2003 13:40:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Mont Cameroun and PWD Bamenda maintained their top slots in the Cameroonian first division football championship, the third-round matches of which were played over the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenya FA official threatens to quit over players' age
    17 february 2003 13:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary-general Hussein Swaleh has threatened to quit if the decision to disband the national under-17 team is not reversed. Full text...

  • Nigeria courts Cameroon over World Cup hosting bid
    17 february 2003 13:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials have resolved to find out why Cameroon failed to send representatives to last weekend's meeting in Abuja on the joint hosting of the 2010 World Cup, which Nigeria is bidding to host. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts international tennis tourney
    17 february 2003 13:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The revived Ogbe Hardcourt International tennis championship kicked off in Nigeria's midwestern Benin City Monday, with more than 120 players from over two dozen countries participating. Full text...

  • Mozambique Under-17 team beat Swazi counterparts 1-0
    17 february 2003 08:42:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Preparations for Swaziland's Under-17 squad for the CAF Under-17 Championships got off to shaky start when they were beaten 1-0 by their Mozambican counterparts in a return friendly Sunday at Nsukuwansuku Stadium, outside Mbabane. Full text...

  • Nigeria beats Gambia 1-0 in friendly tie
    17 february 2003 07:30:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles defeated Gambia's Scorpions 1-0 in an international friendly match played Sunday in Banjul. Full text...

  • Africa Cup Winners: Benin's JSP beat AS d'Agadez of Niger 1-0
    16 february 2003 19:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Jeunesse Sportive of Pobe (JSP) Sunday defeated Niger's Association Sportive of Agadez 1-0 in an African Football Cup Winners Cup preliminary round match played at the Cotonou Rene Pleven stadium. Full text...

  • Indian World Cup cricket team arrives in Zimbabwe
    16 february 2003 19:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Indian cricket team arrived in Zimbabwe Sunday ahead of World Cup tie with the host country next week. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Sony Ela Nguema 0 AS Douanes 0
    16 february 2003 18:59:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's Sony Ela Nguema on Sunday in Malabo, played a goalless draw with Togo's AS Douanes in the first leg of their African Champions League qualifying match. Full text...

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