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  • Latest medals' table at All-Africa Games
    12 october 2003 12:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- South Africa is still leading the medals table on the 10th day of competition at the eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, with 39 gold, 27 silver and 24 bronze. Full text...

  • Cameroon to face Zambia in All-Africa Games soccer semi-final
    12 october 2003 11:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champions Cameroon set up a return match with Zambia on Monday in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Calabar in one of the semi-finals at the Eighth-All Africa Games, after defeating Algeria 3-1 in a final Group B match Saturday. Full text...

  • Results of women's 100m heat at All-Africa Games
    11 october 2003 20:07:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following are results of women's 100m heat ran Saturday at the ongoing All-Africa Games in Abuja. Full text...

  • Ghana's Zakari fires warning in All-Africa Games 100m
    11 october 2003 19:41:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's Aziz Zakari ran the fastest time of 10. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville confirmed host of 2004 African athletics meet
    11 october 2003 19:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The next edition of the biennial African Athletics championships will still be staged in Congo Brazzaville, the African Amateur Athletics Confederation (AAAC) has reconfirmed in Abuja. Full text...

  • Legendary Kenyan runner, Keino hails Abuja Games
    11 october 2003 19:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two-time Olympic gold medallist Kipchoge Keino of Kenya, Saturday praised Nigeria for putting together a good show despite the organisational problems that have dogged the current Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja. Full text...

  • Nigeria's All-Africa Games soccer team loses pros to Swiss club
    11 october 2003 19:09:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Femi Opabunmi and Alfred Omo-efe will no longer be part of Nigeria's campaign for soccer gold at the current All-Africa Games in Abuja as they are expected to return to their Swiss club Grasshopper Zurich this weekend. Full text...

  • Latest medals table at the African games
    11 october 2003 19:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria and Egypt have continued to give leader South Africa a big chase at the top of the overall medals table at the All-Africa Games in Abuja. Full text...

  • Angola, Nigeria win basketball gold at African games
    11 october 2003 18:41:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's women basketball late Friday defeated DR Congo 69-51 to pick up the gold medal at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, while African defending champions Angola won the men's event after beating all the other three entrants in the category. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Meteors to play Nigeria in soccer semi-final
    11 october 2003 18:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's national under 23 soccer team (Black Meteors) beat Egypt 1-0 in their final group match to qualify for the semi-final of the Eighth All Africa Games soccer competition. Full text...

  • Another Ghanaian boxer crashes out in Abuja
    11 october 2003 12:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria -- PANA - Thomas Aryeetey, one of the two Ghanaian boxers left in the pugilistic segment of the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja has crashed out. ) Full text...

  • Ghana's sprinter Vida Anim promises to dig gold
    11 october 2003 12:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria -- PANA - Vida Anim, Ghana's sprint queen is optimistic she would win a gold medal when the track and field competition is decided at the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja. ) Full text...

  • Ghana rides on in hockey at the 8th All Africa Games
    11 october 2003 12:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria -- PANA - Ghana beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in a group hockey match of the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja on Friday night. ) Full text...

  • Mali beats Guinea Bissau 2-1 in World Cup tie
    10 october 2003 23:57:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Mali on Friday beat Guinea Bissau 2-1 in the first leg preliminary round match of the 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe shows tennis class at All-Africa Games
    10 october 2003 21:27:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four female tennis players from Zimbabwe have qualified for the quarter-finals of the singles event at the ongoing All-Africa Games in Abuja. Full text...

  • Semi-finalists emerge at All-Africa Games soccer
    10 october 2003 21:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Semi-finalists have emerged in both the men and women's football events at the ongoing All-Africa Games in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Egypt beat Senegal 1-0 in friendly
    10 october 2003 20:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A 60th minute close range shot by Egyptian striker Ahmed Hossam Mido gave hosts Egypt a 1-0 victory over Senegal, the 2002 World Cup quarterfinalists, in a friendly played Friday night in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games boxing results
    10 october 2003 18:14:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following are Friday's results from the boxing events which have reached the medal rounds at the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games: Nigerian organisers tackle poor attendance
    10 october 2003 17:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian organisers of the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, have cancelled payment of gate fees at most of the venues to boost attendance at the Games that opened Saturday. Full text...

  • Latest medals table at the All-African Games
    10 october 2003 17:07:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champions South Africa maintained the lead on the medals table at the Eighth All-African Games in Abuja on the eighth day of competition Friday, winning 25 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze medals. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe takes on Mauritania in World Cup qualifier
    10 october 2003 17:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, bubbling after a string of recent soccer successes, take on Mauritania on Sunday in Harare in a 2006 World Cup preliminary round first leg qualifier. Full text...

  • Namibian star athlete Fredericks at African Games
    10 october 2003 16:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Namibian star sprinter Frankie Fredericks has joined his country's team at the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, boosting the continental sporting fiesta in the Nigerian capital. Full text...

  • Ghanaian official disappointed by boxers' performance
    10 october 2003 13:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria - PANA - The Ghanaian Chef de Missi-on at the eighth All African Games, Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, has expressed great disappointment at the performance of Ghanaian boxers so far at the Games in Abuja, Nigeria. ) Full text...

  • Ghanaian athletes threaten boycott in Abuja
    10 october 2003 13:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's overseas based athletes who took part in the World Athletics Championships in Paris are threatening to boycott the eighth All Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria, if the monies they expended to facilitate their participation are not refunded to them. Full text...

  • Nigeria beats Ghana 2-0 in female hockey
    09 october 2003 20:55:00
    Abuja- Nigeria -- PANA - Nigeria's female hockey team on Thursday night beat Ghana 2-1 in the ongoing Eighth All Africa Games at Abuja. ) Full text...

  • Cameroon, Nigeria advance to female soccer semis at Africa Games
    09 october 2003 20:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Cameroon and host Nigeria Thursday qualified for the semi-finals of the female soccer event at the ongoing Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, putting them in line for the coveted soccer gold. Full text...

  • Nigerian female lifter sets world record at Africa games
    09 october 2003 20:18:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Lucy Ejike Thursday lifted 125-kg to set a new world record in the 44-kg class of the female powerlifting event at the current All-Africa Games in Abuja. Full text...

  • South African athlete sacked from African Games for drugs
    09 october 2003 15:23:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- South Africa's 3,000-metre steeplechase athlete, Alexander Motone has been sent home from the All-Africa Games in Abuja after he tested positive to a banned performance-enhancing drug, nandrolone, South African team officials told PANA in the Nigerian capital Thursday. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games soccer in crucial stages
    09 october 2003 14:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria has booked a place in the semi-final of the men's soccer event at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, while defending champions Cameroon, as well as Algeria, Zambia, Ghana and Senegal all stand a chance of progressing to the last four after the last round of group matches slated for weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves close to boxing medals at African games
    09 october 2003 13:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five Nigerian boxers have hit the quarter-finals of their various weight categories at the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, putting them in line for medals in the event. Full text...

  • Ghanaian, Nigerian hockey sides draw at Abuja Games
    09 october 2003 12:32:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ghanaian and Nigerian hockey teams played drew here Wednesday night at the ongoing 8th All Africa Games. Full text...

  • Ghana lands first medal at All-Africa Games
    09 october 2003 12:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana won its first medal at the 8th All Africa Games underway here, when the men's Table Tennis team picked a bronze Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Ghana, Cameroon settle it 1-1
    08 october 2003 19:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria -- PANA - The Black Meteors, Ghana's national Under 23 football team on Wednesday drew 1-1 with their counterparts from Cameroon in a group match of the Eighth All Africa Games played at the U. ) Full text...

  • All-Africa Games: US$2,000 knocks out Sierra Leonean boxer
    08 october 2003 11:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Boxing officials at the All-Africa Games in Abuja have disqualified a Sierra Leonean pugilist over his country's failure to pay its affiliation fees of 2,000 US dollars to the African Boxing Confederation. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games: host Nigeria gets onto the medals table
    08 october 2003 08:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria finally registered its name on the medals table Tuesday after four days of competition at the Eighth All-Africa Games in Abuja, winning silver in the badminton team event. Full text...

  • All-Africa Games female hockey: Ghana 2 Namibia 0
    07 october 2003 18:36:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ghanaian female hockey team Tuesday defeated their Namibian counterparts 2-0 in their first match at the ongoing Eighth All-Africa Games in the Nigerian Federal Capital of Abuja. Full text...

  • Nigerian FA recommends Robson as 'Super Eagles' head coach
    07 october 2003 18:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has recommended to the Sports Ministry the appointment of former England skipper Bryan Robson as head coach of the "Super Eagles" ahead of the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Ghana on course for Abuja Games table tennis semi-finals
    07 october 2003 14:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's teenage table tennis player Nana Yaw Boateng survived a stiff challenge Tuesday from South African Shaun Jones to win the robber and the match for Ghana in a team match at the Lungi Barracks. Full text...

  • S. Africa's 2010 World Cup bid campaign moves into top gear
    07 october 2003 12:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Chief Executive Officer for its 2010 World Cup Bid Committee is quietly optimistic that the prestigious event will be awarded to South Africa when the FIFA executive makes its decision in 2004. Full text...

  • 50,000 condoms distributed at All Africa Games in Abuja
    07 october 2003 10:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Organisers of the current eighth All Africa Games in Nigeria said they have distributed 50,000 free condoms to members of the games family, including athletes, officials and journalists, since the event opened in Abuja on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa maintains lead on medals table
    07 october 2003 09:45:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- South Africa maintained its early lead on the medals table of the eighth All Africa Games at the close of competition on Monday in Abuja, winning a total of 20 medals, mostly from swimming and gymnastics. Full text...

  • Morocco, first World Cup bidder inspected by FIFA
    07 october 2003 09:30:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA)'s technical committee in charge of inspecting the facilities of five African countries bidding to host the World Football Cup in 2010 is expected to arrive in Morocco Tuesday night. Full text...

  • IOC shuns rotating Olympics
    07 october 2003 08:01:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has ruled out rotating the four-yearly Olympics Games among continents but said it would make efforts to ensure that less- endowed cities could stage the world's greatest sports spectacle. Full text...

  • Joseph Désiré Job to miss 2004 CAN because of injury
    06 october 2003 23:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Cameroonian striker Joseph Désiré Job, who got injured on training with his English Premier League club Middlesbrough will probably miss the 2004 African Cup of nations (CAN) finals to be staged in Tunisia from 24 January to 14 February. Full text...

  • SOCOGIM, El Amedi promoted to D1 in Mauritania
    06 october 2003 22:14:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Two promoted Nouakchott teams, SOCOGIM and El Amedi will play next season in the Mauritanian football premier league, sports sources affirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Algeria craves to defeat Niger next Saturday
    06 october 2003 21:25:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team 'Fennecs' will go to Niamey with the aim to beat the national squad of Niger in their 2006 World Cup qualifier match next Saturday, coach Rabah Saadane of the Algerian side indicated here Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal's FA boss resigns
    06 october 2003 20:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- El Hadji Malick Sy, President of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF), has resigned his post citing "personal reasons," the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Results from Eighth All Africa Games
    06 october 2003 20:07:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following are results of the various sporting events competed at the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja Monday: Football - Nigeria's female team became the first team to qualify for the semi-final of the event when it defeated Cameroon 1-0 in Lagos in a group match. Full text...

  • Algeria, Mali for soccer friendly in January
    06 october 2003 18:51:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria and Mali will play a soccer friendly 15 January in Algiers, ahead of the 2004 African Cup of Nations Cup (CAN) finals in Tunisia, the Algerian head coach, Rabah Saadane said Monday. Full text...

  • COJA puzzles sports goers at Abuja African games
    06 october 2003 18:42:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sports goers in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital, are puzzled by COJA, the French acronym for Comite d'Organization des Jeux Africaine, meaning, Committee for the Organisation of the African Games. Full text...

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