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  • Canon beat Atletico Aviacao 2-1 in Champions League
    24 august 2003 20:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon of Yaounde Sunday beat Atletico Aviacao of Angola 2-1 in a second round tie of the African Champions League played at the Reunification Stadium in Douala, Cameroon. Full text...

  • Togo's Athleta crush Benin's Black Stones in female soccer
    24 august 2003 19:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese female soccer team Athleta FC beat their Beninese counterparts Black Stones 1-0 in an international friendly played here Saturday. Full text...

  • No African in World Championships women's 100m final
    24 august 2003 18:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- No African will feature in the women's 100m final of the ongoing 9th World Athletics Championships after the continent's sole hope crashed out in the semi-finals here Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's Adere poised for second medal
    24 august 2003 17:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Berhane Adere, who won the women's 10,000m final to offer her country and Africa the first gold medal in the ongoing 9th World Athletics Championship convening here, has announced her intention to compete in the 5000m event. Full text...

  • Senegal's Thiam clocks best time in 400m qualifiers
    24 august 2003 16:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegal's Amy Mbacké Thiam Sunday recorded the best qualifying time in the 400m in the ongoing 9th World Athletics Championships in Paris. Full text...

  • Togolese football league kicks off
    24 august 2003 16:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's 2002/2003 national football championship kicked off Sunday with 16 teams from across the country in the title chase. Full text...

  • Mutola signs best time in 800m qualifiers
    24 august 2003 15:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mozambique's Maria Mutola has clocked 2:00:81 to register the best performance in the women's qualifiers for the 800m final in the ongoing World Athletics Championship convening here since Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Andrew Owusu in triple jump final
    24 august 2003 13:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ghanaian Andrew Owusu will be among contestants in the triple jump finals Monday at the 9th world athletics championship that enters its second day in Paris Sunday. Full text...

  • Another setback for USM of Algiers in Champions League
    24 august 2003 10:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Esperance of Tunis beat USM of Algiers 1-0 Saturday evening in a quarter-final match of the African Champions League played at Blida, 50-km east of the Algerian capital. Full text...

  • Egypt wins African women's Volleyball Nations Cup
    23 august 2003 21:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt Saturday in Nairobi beat host Kenya 3-1 (25-19,19-25,27-25 and 29-19) in the final of the 14th African women's Volleyball Nations Cup match. Full text...

  • 2 Africans impress in World Athletics 400m qualifiers
    23 august 2003 20:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Eric Milazar of Mauritius and Tunisia's Sofiane Labidi have scaled the first round of their 400m qualifiers at the 9th World Athletics Championships that kicked off Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • Regional High School soccer tournament kicks off in Zimbabwe
    23 august 2003 20:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A three-nation regional High School football tournament kicked off in Harare Saturday, with both Zambia and Zimbabwe beating defending champions Malawi. Full text...

  • Coach blames bad luck for Nigeria's exit from FIFA tourney
    23 august 2003 16:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Coach Augustine Eguavoen has said his team was unlucky not to have made it to the last eight of the current FIFA Under-17 Championship in Finland. Full text...

  • USM of Algiers suffers second defeat in Champions League
    23 august 2003 15:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM of Algiers Friday conceded its second defeat in the Champions League quarterfinals, losing 0-1 to Espérance of Tunis. Full text...

  • DR Congo confirms participation in Military Games
    22 august 2003 23:20:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo confirmed Friday that it would take part in the 3rd world military games billed for 13-27 September in Catane, Italy. Full text...

  • Mutola, Mozambican queen of the track
    22 august 2003 21:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Mozambican athlete Maria Mutola is one of Africa best bets at the 9th world athletics championships opening Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • Ivorian super league goes into 4th round
    22 august 2003 20:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The second phase of the Ivorian super league enters the 4th round this weekend with current leaders Stella Abidjan taking on fifth-placed Sabé of Bouna. Full text...

  • 100 African female athletes feature in world championships
    22 august 2003 19:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About a hundred women are among the 285 African athletes featuring in the 9th World Athletics Championships due to kick off Saturday in France, official sources confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal's athlete Thiam to defend world title in Paris
    22 august 2003 19:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Senegal's Amy Mbacke Thiam is set to defend at the 9th World Athletics championship opening in Paris Saturday, the 400m race crown she won in Edmonton, Canada in 2001, when she returned a time of 49. Full text...

  • ASEC, FC Simba lock horns in CAF tie Sunday
    22 august 2003 18:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC of Abidjan lock horns Sunday in Dar es Salaam with Tanzania's Simba FC in a second round duel of the African Champions League. Full text...

  • African Champions League weekend fixtures
    22 august 2003 18:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the fixtures of the second round of the African Champions League scheduled for this weekend. Full text...

  • Canon of Yaounde, Atletico Aviacao clash Sunday
    22 august 2003 18:07:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon of Yaounde will attempt to get back on track in the African Champions League when they host Angola's Atletico Aviacao on Sunday in Douala. Full text...

  • World Athletics Championship: A Profile of the Kenyan team
    22 august 2003 17:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The following is a profile of the Kenyan team to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 9th World Championship which kicks off Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • Zambians stunned by Kalusha's demand for US$10,000 pay
    22 august 2003 16:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans were on Friday debating the the demand by retired football icon turned coach, Kalusha Bwalya to be paid 10,000 US dollars per month to handle the national team. Full text...

  • Twelve Sierra Leonean U-17 footballers defect in Finland
    22 august 2003 15:01:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Twelve Under-17 Sierra Leonean national team footballers and two officials, including Assistant Coach Abu Sankoh have defected in Finland where the "Sierra Stars" were knocked out of the category's ongoing World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes gear for fresh rivalry in Paris
    22 august 2003 11:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan athletics contingent to the 9th IAAF World Championship jetted out to Paris jetted Thursday with three clear goals: rush for gold, tame Ethiopian rivals and retain the top position in Africa. Full text...

  • African athletics doing well, says IAAF president
    21 august 2003 23:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- African Athletics is "doing well," International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack affirmed here Thursday, albeit lamenting the absence of policies geared towards high level performance. Full text...

  • Togolese takes charge of Racing club of Kadiogo
    21 august 2003 23:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Togolese national Tchanillé Bana, previously coach of ASFAY has switched over to Racing Club of Kadiogo (RCK), a Burkinabe first division club. Full text...

  • Guinea holds Tunisia to a goalless draw
    21 august 2003 22:57:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national football team was held to a goalless draw by their Guinean counterparts in a friendly match played Wednesday evening at the Rades stadium on the outskirts of Tunis. Full text...

  • Cameroonian basket-ball players to attend Africa 100 Camp
    21 august 2003 19:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Nine young Cameroonian basket-ball players are to take part in a basketball training camp slated for 2-7 September in Johannesburg, South Africa, sources here told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Algerian premier league update
    21 august 2003 18:50:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Following are results of the 21st round of the Algerian Division One football championship played Thursday: USM Blida-ASO Chlef 2-0 CAB Bordj-CR Belouizdad 1-1 NAH Dey-ES Setif 0-0 JSM Bejaia-US Chaouia 0-0 CA Batna-RC Kouba 1-1 USM Annaba-JS Kabylie 0-2 MC Alger-WA Tlemcen 1-3 MC Oran-USM Alger Postponed Ranking: Points 1 USM Blida 6 2 CAB Bordj 4 WA Tlemcen 4 JS Kabylie 4 5 USM Alger 3 MC Oran 3 MC Alger 3 8 US Chaouia 2 NAH Dey 2 ES Setif 2 11 CR Belouizdad 1 JSM Bejaia 1 CA Batna 1 RC Kouba 1 USM Annaba 1 16 ASO Chlef 0 Full text...

  • Senegalese Lamine Diack re-elected IAAF chairman
    21 august 2003 15:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese Lamine Diack has been re- elected Chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for four-year-term on the first day of the IAAF 44th Congress convening in Paris. Full text...

  • Early exit from World U-17 games saddens Cameroonians
    21 august 2003 14:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Disappointment overtook Cameroonians Wednesday as their Under-17 national football team took an early exit from the World Championship after a 5-5 draw against Portugal in Finland. Full text...

  • Five Africans race for IAAF Athletes' Commission
    21 august 2003 13:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Five Africans are among 26 candidates gunning for admission to the 19-member Athletes' Commission to be set up by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), an official source said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian official unsure of medals at World Championships
    21 august 2003 12:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A top Nigerian athletics official Thursday expressed doubts the country will clinch any medal at the World Athletics Championships slated to begin this weekend in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Egypt, Kenya romp into African volley final
    21 august 2003 10:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Egypt sailed through semi- finals of the 14th Africa Cup of Nations Women's Volleyball Championship here Wednesday night to qualify for the final on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africans leap in international golf rankings
    21 august 2003 07:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Tim Clark moved up 28 places to 57th on the Official World Golf Rankings after his remarkable third place finish in the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship in California last Sunday, the local press reported. Full text...

  • African representatives ousted from World U-17 Football Cup
    20 august 2003 22:40:00
    Helsinki- Finland (PANA) -- The national Under-17 football teams of Cameroon and Sierra Leone were ousted Wednesday from the ongoing World Cup finals in Finland at the end of their last Group matches, joining their Nigerian counterparts who were eliminated earlier Tuesday. Full text...

  • CAF introduces doping test in Champions League
    20 august 2003 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- For the first time in CAF inter-clubs competition, doping control is being applied in the ongoing continental Champions League, a senior CAF official said. Full text...

  • Motema Pembe tops DR Congo soccer league
    20 august 2003 21:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Daring Club Motema Pembe (DCMP), with 50 points from 21 matches, tops the DR Congo national football League. Full text...

  • Mauritian swimmer out of Indian Ocean Games
    20 august 2003 20:15:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian swimmer and national 200m hurdles record holder (2'35"80) Gaelle Grenouille will not compete in the 6th Indian Ocean Games that open here on 29 August, following injuries received in a road accident last Sunday, official sources confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Blatter invited to open Burkinabe sports Centre in November
    20 august 2003 16:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Joseph Blatter, President of the world's soccer governing body, FIFA, has been invited to inaugurate the Burkinabe National Technical Centre for sports development in November, according to Kablan Sampon, Co-ordinator of FIFA Goal Project in West Africa. Full text...

  • Fixtures of Mauritanian soccer playoff
    20 august 2003 16:44:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Here are the fixtures of the second phase of the Mauritanian soccer league following Tuesday's draw by the Mauritanian Football Federation. Full text...

  • Upbeat Kenyans off to Paris World Athletics Championship
    20 august 2003 14:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The first batch of the Kenyan contingent to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 9th Athletics Championship in Paris, France leaves here Wednesday night, upbeat over the ensuing "gold rush". Full text...

  • Nigeria, Egypt top entries for 2003 All-Africa Games
    20 august 2003 13:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria and Egypt top the number of entries so far received by COJA, the local organising committee for the Eighth All-Africa Games, an official disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African women footballers impress in the UK
    20 august 2003 12:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Four South Africa women footballers from the national team have signed up with British club Arsenal after a week of successful trials in the UK. Full text...

  • Nigeria's basketball coach quits over poor showing in Egypt
    20 august 2003 12:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national basketball head coach, Ayo Bakare, has quit his post after he failed at the weekend in Alexandra, Egypt to win a 2004 Olympic Games ticket. Full text...

  • Mbacke, Ndoye gun for gold
    19 august 2003 20:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ahead of the 43rd world athletics championships billed for 23-31 August at Stade de France, eight Senegalese athletes are waxing up for the event. Full text...

  • Lamine Diack set for fresh term at helm of IAAF
    19 august 2003 19:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The incumbent Lamine Diack of Senegalese nationality is the lone candidate for the post of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president, who would be elected at the congress that kicked off here Tuesday, sources indicated. Full text...

  • Mauritian sports complex set for Indian Ocean Games
    19 august 2003 18:53:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritanian deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger Monday inaugurated a sports complex built in Vacoas, 25 km south of Port Louis to host the 6th Indian Ocean Games opening here 29 August. Full text...

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