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  • Esperance of Tunis concedes first season defeat
    25 september 2003 21:09:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance of Tunis conceded Wednesday its first defeat of the season after going down 0-1 to Club Sportif Sfaxien (CSS) during the 5th round of the Tunisian Division One championship. Full text...

  • Lebanese referees to make debut in Mauritania
    25 september 2003 20:10:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Three Lebanese referees have been designated by the Arab Football League to officiate the qualifier between Mauritania's FC Nouadhibou and Zamalek of Egypt in the Cup of Arab Clubs, sporting sources disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ivorian athletics championship resumes
    25 september 2003 19:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian athletes Thursday returned to the turf after several months of break for a two-day national championships in several events, the Ivorian Athletics Federation (FIA) said here. Full text...

  • Four teams through to DRC Cup quarterfinals
    25 september 2003 16:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Inter and Daring Club Motema Pembe (DCMP) from Kinshasa as well as two teams from the Katanga Province -- TP Mazembe and Scom Mikishi -- are through to the quarterfinals of the 35th edition of the DR Congo football Cup to be played in October. Full text...

  • Nigeria shifts venue of FA Cup final over crowd trouble fear
    25 september 2003 16:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sunday's Nigerian 2003 FA Cup final between Sharks of Port Harcourt and Lobi Stars of Makurdi, has been moved from Kano to Kaduna, both in northern Nigeria, following fears of fresh violence after crowd trouble at one of the semi-finals last week. Full text...

  • FIFA withdraws funding from Kenya football
    25 september 2003 15:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan football was plunged to even deeper crisis when it emerged that the country has lost the FIFA funded Goal Project. Full text...

  • 2004 Paris/Dakar rally to be tougher, organisers say
    25 september 2003 13:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Organisers of the 2004 Telefonica Paris/Dakar Rally to be held from 1 to 18 January said on Thursday that the 26th running of the marathon rally would be tougher than in previous years. Full text...

  • Kenyans to train in France for CAN 2004
    25 september 2003 09:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan national football team, Harambee Stars, will train in France ahead of the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Tunisia, Culture, Gender and Sports Minister Najib Balala said in Nairobi Thursday. Full text...

  • Injury knocks out another South African rugby World Cup player
    25 september 2003 07:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Just weeks to the Rugby World Cup tournament in Australia, injury has sidelined another South African player, team officials said. Full text...

  • Senegalese cycling tour enters 6th and decisive stage
    24 september 2003 23:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After six days of race, cyclists and organisers of the 6th Senegalese cycling tour took a break Wednesday to resume the competition Thursday with the decisive 166-km sixth stage between Tivaouane and Saint-Louis. Full text...

  • Eleven clubs in East African Inter-cities Karate duel
    24 september 2003 22:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Eleven clubs will participate in the second East African Inter-cities Karate championships slated here from 27-28 September, Uganda Karate-Do Association (UKA) Secretary General Asana Mahmoud Ulwora said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese Tour: General Ranking after 5th Stage
    24 september 2003 21:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following is the general ranking of the 6th Senegalese cycling tour at the end of the 5th stage. Full text...

  • Cameroon hints athletes about drugs at All-Africa Games
    24 september 2003 20:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian sports officials Wednesday said an awareness campaign was underway among athletes against illegal drug use for the 8th All-Africa Games slated for 4-18 October in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • DR Congo pre-selects 44 handballers for All-Africa Games
    24 september 2003 19:41:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Handball Federation (FEHAND) has pre-selected 44 handball players to participate in the 8th All-Africa games slated for early October in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Cloete, El Guerrouj still on top of the world
    24 september 2003 14:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African athletes are still perched on top of the latest International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world rankings. Full text...

  • Kenya's volleyball skipper out of African Games
    24 september 2003 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's volleyball authorities said that the women's national team skipper, Violet Baraza, will not participate in the October All Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria, due to other commitments. Full text...

  • Tunisia to play South Africa in friendly ahead CAN 2004
    24 september 2003 10:25:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national football team is expected to play its South African counterpart in a friendly 19 November as part of their preparations for the 2004 African Nations Cup (CAN) finals to be hosted by Tunisia, a South African FA official said. Full text...

  • Dutch club Sparta releases Burkina's Ousmane Sanou
    23 september 2003 21:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Holland's football club Sparta of Rotterdam has released Burkina Faso's striker Ousmane Sanou to look for another employer. Full text...

  • Madagascar to send 10 athletes to Abuja Africa Games
    23 september 2003 21:15:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Only ten athletes will symbolically represent Madagascar at the 4-19 October Africa Games in Abuja Nigeria, the ministry of youth and sports has said. Full text...

  • Three Burkinabe youths on trial at Auxerre
    23 september 2003 21:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Three burgeoning Burkinabes, Ali Dissa, Pierre Coulibaly and Jonathan Pitroipa, are currently on justify-your-inclusion trial at Auxerre, a French premier league club, sports officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Italian Angeli wins stage 5 of Senegalese cycling tour
    23 september 2003 20:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Italy's Luca de Angeli of Colombia Selli Italia team Tuesday won the fifth stage of the Senegalese cycling tour, which covered the Kaolack-Thies-Popenguine route. Full text...

  • Egypt's handball squad qualifies for Athens 2004
    23 september 2003 20:05:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Egyptian senior male handball team has qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games slated for Athens, Greece, after beating Tunisia 31-29 in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Zambia to host world's weightlifting contest Saturday
    23 september 2003 17:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The final contest to determine the World's strongest man is scheduled here at the weekend after 30 athletes ended the semi-finals on Monday in Zambia's southern city of Livingstone. Full text...

  • South African sportsman dies in car crash
    23 september 2003 16:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Donovan Goodall, captain of South Africa's team to the 2003 SKISA Karate World Cup scheduled for Durban Friday, has been killed in a car accident, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • IOC boss to watch All-Africa Games opening
    23 september 2003 13:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, will be one of the dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja on 4 October, the organisers told PANA in Lagos on Tuesday. Full text...

  • African Footballers' Union seeks to broaden base
    23 september 2003 13:09:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The African Footballers' Union (UAF), founded in December 2001, is still short of members despite its clear desire to defend the interests of African footballers wherever they are plying their trade in the world. Full text...

  • Burkinabe junior team in Algiers for tournament
    23 september 2003 10:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe Under-21 national football team, currently preparing for the World Youth Championship to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 27 November to 19 December, will travel to Algeria for a friendly international tournament. Full text...

  • African soccer players union yearns for members
    22 september 2003 22:10:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The African Soccer Players Union (UAF) is crying out for membership, despite its tempting objective of defending African soccer players' interests wherever they ply their trade on the globe. Full text...

  • Lobi faces Sharks in Nigerian FA Cup final
    22 september 2003 18:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lobi Stars of Makurdi will battle Sharks of Port Harcourt in the final of Nigeria's FA Cup Sunday, after both teams won their respective semi-final matches at the weekend. Full text...

  • Hearts tie Kotoko on top, as Stay Cool slump deeper
    22 september 2003 15:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak won at their adopted home ground in the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua to tie leaders Asante Kotoko on 48 points. Full text...

  • Kenyans brace for epic encounter in CAN 2004
    22 september 2003 11:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya must go the extra mile to reach the quarter-finals of the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia, according to football analysts here. Full text...

  • Gold galore in Togolese football championship
    22 september 2003 10:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The fifth round of the Togolese first division football championship was marked by prolific scoring, with 19 goals in eight matches, more than twice the nine goals scored in the previous round. Full text...

  • Weekend results of the Benin Cup finals
    22 september 2003 10:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the results of the round of 32 matches of the Benin football cup finals after the weekend. Full text...

  • ESS of Tunisia through to Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals
    22 september 2003 09:49:00
    Sousse- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian football club Etoile Sportive Sahel (ESS) are through to the semi-finals of the African Cup of Cup Winners, thanks to a 2-1 win over Africa Sports of Cote d'Ivoire on Sunday in the return leg of the quarter-finals played in Sousse, 150 km south-east of Tunis. Full text...

  • Kenyan clubs withdraw from football league
    22 september 2003 09:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thirteen football clubs have pulled out of Kenya's Premier League, citing mismanagement, and have instead formed a new league. Full text...

  • Results of Ghana's Premier league matches
    21 september 2003 20:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Results of Ghana's 22nd week Kinapharma Premier League matches played on Sunday, September 21 were as follows: Accra: Liberty Professionals (0)- Great Olympics (0) Koforidua: Hearts of Oak (1) - Okwawu United (0) Sekondi: Hasaacas (2) - Stay Cool (1) Kumasi: Power F/C (1) - Arsenals (0) Bolgatanga: Real Tamale United (2) - Brong Ahafo United (1) Obuasi: Goldfields (0) - King Faisal Nil (0) Sunyani: Bofoakwa (1) - Mine Stars (1) Asante Kotoko's match against Heart of Lions in Kumasi was postponed because Kotoko travelled to Rwanda for an African Cup Winners match against Rwanda Patriotic Army (APR) Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enyimba beats Asec 2-0 in champions' league
    21 september 2003 20:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Enyimba football club of Nigeria on Sunday beat Asec Mimosas of Abidjan 2-0 as the African Champions League entered its fouth day. Full text...

  • Morocco's Raja qualifies for CAF cup semi-final
    21 september 2003 19:27:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Raja of Casablanca romped into the semi-finals of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup after thrashing Black Rhinos of Zimbabwe 5-1 Saturday evening in Rabat. Full text...

  • Espérance Tunis reaches Champions' League semi-finals
    21 september 2003 17:15:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Espérance sportive of Tunis (EST) Saturday qualified for the semi-finals of the African Champions' League after beating Angola's Aviaçao 1-0 during a match played at El Menzah Olympic Stadium here. Full text...

  • Nigerian women's World Cup team disappoints fans
    21 september 2003 16:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Several Nigerian Sunday papers and fans have expressed disappointment with the country's team after it lost 0-3 to North Korea in Saturday's opening match of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in the US. Full text...

  • Fixtures of the African Cup (Tunisia CAN 2004)
    21 september 2003 16:05:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Below is the programme of matches during the 24th African Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled to kick off in Tunisia on 24 January 2004 (hours are in local time, or GMT + 1). Full text...

  • Wydad Casablanca enters African Cup Winners' Cup semi-final
    21 september 2003 14:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Wydad of Casablanca sneaked past Zambia's Power Dynamos 1-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the African Cup Winners' Cup during a match on Saturday in Mohammédia, 70km south of here. Full text...

  • South Africa cancels cricket tour to Pakistan
    21 september 2003 11:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's national cricket team has cancelled its planned tour to Pakistan next week due to security concerns. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe leads Italy 3-0 in Davis Cup
    20 september 2003 21:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean tennis pair Kevin Ullyett and Wayne Black beat their Italian counterparts 7-6, 6-2, 6-4 Saturday in Harare, in the ongoing Euro-Africa Zone Davis Cup series. Full text...

  • Morocco leads Britain 2-1 in Davis Cup
    20 september 2003 19:46:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco lost one point to Britain Saturday in the Davis Cup playoff, but still leads 2-1 after Hicham Arazi and Mounir El Aarej gave in to British pair Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-4 in the doubles. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger qualifies for African Cup Winners semi-finals
    20 september 2003 18:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Julius Berger has qualified for the semi-final of the African Cup Winners Cup, after defeating Egypt's El-Mehalla Baladeyet 3-1 (4-2 aggregate) in Nigeria's south-west city of Abeokuta Saturday. Full text...

  • CAN 2004 draws out
    20 september 2003 18:02:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and host Tunisia were seeded at Saturday's CAF draws in Tunis for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals. Full text...

  • CAF boss satisfied with CAN 2004 preparations
    20 september 2003 17:04:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has expressed satisfaction with preparations for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals, to be hosted by Tunisia. Full text...

  • CAF fines Equatorial Guinea FA, suspends player for 3 years
    20 september 2003 16:43:00
    Dakar Senegal (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Equatorial Guinean Football Association 3,000 US dollars for fielding a suspended player in CAF-organised competition, the Cairo-based Confederation said in a statement. Full text...

  • Morocco lead Britain 2-0 in Davis Cup
    20 september 2003 12:10:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan tennis team lead Britain 2-0 after the first day of their play-off matches in the Davis Cup qualifying series. Full text...

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