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  • 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...

  • South African papers pay tribute to Bafana star
    11 august 2003 10:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Local newspapers in South Africa Monday paid tribute to Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana striker Lesley Manyathela who died last Saturday at the age of 22, following a road accident. Full text...

  • Standings at the close of Malian D1 football championship
    11 august 2003 10:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Following are the complete results of the 26th and last round of the Malian first division football championship played at the weekend, which saw Stade Malien emerge champions with 62 points, two clear of arch rivals Djoliba AC. Full text...

  • Benin win Zone III volleyball tournament
    11 august 2003 10:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national volleyball team won the 2003 edition of the Zone III Solidarity Tournament, beating Burkina Faso by 3 sets to 1 in the final, Benin radio reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Six clubs through to Mauritanian premier league play-offs
    11 august 2003 10:13:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Six teams have qualified for the play-offs in the Mauritanian elite football championships, following the first phase of the season held between 18 April and 9 August, league sources affirmed here Sunday. Full text...

  • African Judo Championships underway in Ouagadougou
    11 august 2003 09:12:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The third African Under-20 Judo Championships started Saturday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with eight countries in contention, including the host country. Full text...

  • Benin football championship kicks off
    11 august 2003 09:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's first division football championship kicked off at the weekend with 16 clubs drawn in two groups of eight. Full text...

  • Stade Malien emerge Malian league champions
    11 august 2003 09:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako emerged this season's premier league champions despite a goalless draw against military club side USFAS on the 26th and final round played here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Results of Ghana Premier Soccer League matches
    10 august 2003 20:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The following are the results of Ghana Premier football league matches played on Sunday: Okwawu United 0 Goldfields 0 Olympics 0 King Faisal 2 Stay Cool 0 B. Full text...

  • Angola beats South Africa 101-55
    10 august 2003 19:04:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan basketball squad Saturday beat south Africa 101 to 55 to clinch their second consecutive win in the Ongoing senior African championship, at Egypt's Mubarak stadium of Alexandria. Full text...

  • Death of young striker dampens Supa 8 Cup
    10 august 2003 19:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The unexpected death in a car crash of prolific Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana striker Lesley Manyathela in the early hours of Sunday dampened the afternoon Supa 8 clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Wits University. Full text...

  • Nigerian club beat Tanzanian club 3-0 in Champions League
    10 august 2003 18:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representative in this year's CAF Champions League, Enyimba FC beat Simba of Tanzania 3-0 on Sunday in the southeastern city of Aba in a Group A fixture. Full text...

  • Obasanjo assures success of All Africa Games in Nigeria
    10 august 2003 16:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has assured that the country will successfully host the forthcoming 8th All Africa games as scheduled. Full text...

  • Top South African football star dies in car crash
    10 august 2003 11:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki on Sunday paid tribute to top South African football star Lesley Manyathela who died in a car accident on Saturday night. Full text...

  • ASEC Abidjan holds African champions Ismaila to 1-1 draw
    09 august 2003 19:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- African champions League defenders Ismailia of Egypt played out a 1-1 draw Saturday in Abidjan, with Cote d'Ivoire's ASEC Mimosas, in a second round match of the continental Championship. Full text...

  • Kenyan, Moroccan athletes win Brazzaville semi-marathon
    09 august 2003 18:15:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Kenya's Richard Yatich and Wahbi Kenza from Morocco Saturday won Brazzaville's first international semi-marathon, by clocking 1H06m06s and 1H13m49s respectively, in the male and female races. Full text...

  • Morocco names 4 clubs for continental championships
    09 august 2003 17:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania of Agadir, Raja of Casablanca, Moghreb of Fes and Wydad of Casablanca, are to represent Morocco in the two continental (African) championships, sources at the Moroccan Football Association have said. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Simba SC arrive for clash with Nigeria's Enyimba
    09 august 2003 15:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Players of the surprise team in this year's CAF Champions League, Simba SC of Tanzania, have expressed confidence that the team would shock Nigeria's Enyimba FC in the opening Group A match of the competition to be played in the southeastern city of Aba on Sunday. Full text...

  • Haile Gebrselassie, others excel in Norwich Union Grand Prix
    09 august 2003 14:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Olympic 10000m world champion Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia was among the many African athletics stars who won their events in Friday's Norwich Union British Grand Prix meet in London. Full text...

  • Time up for inept Kenyan soccer managers
    09 august 2003 11:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Under normal circumstances, public office bearers who fail to deliver the goods do the most honourable thing: resign from their posts. Full text...

  • Fixtures of the 2003 African Champions League matches
    08 august 2003 22:54:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Following are the fixtures of the 2003 African Champions League: Group A 1st round (9-10 August) Enyimba (NGR)-Simba (TAN) ASEC (CIV)-Ismailia (EGY) 2nd round (23-24 August) Simba- ASEC Ismailia-Enyimba 3rd round (6-7 September) Enyimba-ASEC Simba-Ismailia 4th round (20-21 September) ASEC- Enyimba Ismailia-Simba 5th round(4-5 October) Simba-Enyimba Ismailia-ASEC 6th round (18-19 October) ASEC-Simba Enyimba-Ismailia Group B 1st round (9-10 August) Aviacao (ANG)-USMA (ALG) Esperance (TUN)-Canon Yaounde (CMR) 2nd round (23-24 August) USMA-Esperance Canon Yaounde-Aviacao 3rd round 6-7 September) Aviacao-Esperance USMA-Canon Yaounde 4th round (20-21 September) Esperance-Aviacao Canon Yaounde-USMA 5th round (4-5 October) USMA-Aviacao Canon Yaounde-Esperance 6th round (18-19 October) Esperance-USMA Aviacao-Canon Yaounde Full text...

  • Sacked Ghanaian coach claims to still be in charge
    08 august 2003 18:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Dismissed coach Burkhard Ziese on Friday claimed that he was still in charge of Ghana's senior national team, the Black Stars. Full text...

  • African Champions League kicks off this weekend
    08 august 2003 15:55:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The African Champions League kicks off Saturday with two big names in African football, and regulars of the league, ASEC of Abidjan and Esperance of Tunis, struggling for laurels with six newcomers. Full text...

  • Congolese national squad for training camp in France
    08 august 2003 15:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national football team is poised for a month-long training camp in Lyon, France in preparation for the qualifiers of the 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup, Radio Congo announced Friday. Full text...

  • International half marathon for peace in Congo Saturday
    08 august 2003 14:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- An international half marathon, commemorating the return of peace to Congo, comes up Saturday here with about 2,000 local runners joining 14 international athletes to participate in the event, the Congolese News Agency reported Friday. Full text...

  • FIFA's Blatter hails Benin's CAN debut
    08 august 2003 13:38:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Josep Sepp Blatter, president of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), has congratulated Benin on its first-ever qualification for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals, sports officials said here Friday. Full text...

  • Three Congolese players transfer to Israel
    07 august 2003 23:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congolese footballers Emmanuel Mazowa Nsumbu, Jeff Tutuana Gemi and Pitchou Mpeti Mimba have begun their training with their new club, Hoepel Haïfa, the second team of the Israeli city, the Congo Football Association (FECOFA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Africa Sports beat Stade in second round
    07 august 2003 23:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Africa Sports beat Stade of Abidjan 2-1 during a Super Division second round match played on Thursday at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, the Ivorian commercial capital. Full text...

  • Hayatou due in Kinshasa next week
    07 august 2003 22:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Confederation of African Football (CAF) chair Issa Hayatou is expected in Kinshasa next week, the Congolese Confederation of Football Association (FECOFA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rangers, Shooting Stars crash out of Nigerian FA Cup
    07 august 2003 18:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two more top teams, Enugu Rangers and Shooting Stars of Ibadan, were Thursday eliminated from the Nigerian FA Cup competition in the second round. Full text...

  • South Africans dominate ITF Masters Tourney in Nigeria
    07 august 2003 18:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The South African pair of Wesley Whitehouse and Pietrus Meyer Thursday won the doubles event at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Masters Tournament in Lagos, after beating Loglo Komlavi of Togo and Arnaud Segodo from Benin 6-3, 6-3. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars sacks German coach
    07 august 2003 16:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has fired the German coach of its senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, after a series of poor results that saw the country fail to qualify for the 2004 African Cup of Nations tournament. Full text...

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