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  • FIFA recognises ousted Tanzania football committee
    30 november 2003 12:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The world soccer governing body FIFA says it recognises the suspended Football Association of Tanzania (FAT) chair Muhidin Ndolanga and his committee as opposed to the interim administration that removed him from power last September. Full text...

  • 18,000 athletes compete in 2003 Great Ethiopian Run
    30 november 2003 12:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Traffic in central Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, came to a standstill Sunday morning when a record 18,000 local and foreign athletes and fans took part in the third edition of the Great Ethiopian Run. Full text...

  • CECAFA Club event scheduled March/April in Kigali
    30 november 2003 11:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The upcoming Club Championships of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) have been scheduled 28 March-14 April in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire beat Mexico 2-1 at World Youth Championship
    29 november 2003 20:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire beat their Mexican counterparts 2-1 in a World Youth Championship's Group E match played in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya, Nigeria, Kenya for soccer friendlies
    29 november 2003 19:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Nigeria will meet in a soccer friendly 18 December in Tripoli as part of the Super Eagles' warm-up for the 2004 African Nations Cup (CAN) in Tunisia, the Libyan FA announced Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Nyabuti wins Lagos Marathon
    29 november 2003 17:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Elijah Nyabuti of Kenya Saturday won the men's event of the Lagos International Half Marathon, clocking 53:25. Full text...

  • Swazi Under-20 takes on South African counterparts
    29 november 2003 16:49:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- After a dismal performance of the senior Swazi football squad in the continental and World Cup qualifier games, Swazis are nursing high hopes that the Swazi Under 20 squad will restore the kingdom's lost sporting glory. Full text...

  • Senegal's Lions without Fadiga at CAN 2004
    29 november 2003 15:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national football team will have to do without midfielder Khalidou Fadiga's services during the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals set for 24 January-14 February in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Burkina beat Panama 1-0 at World Youth Championship
    29 november 2003 14:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso is off to a good start at the FIFA World Youth Championships being played in the United Arab Emirates by beating Panama 1-0 on Friday at Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium. Full text...

  • Entente Sebkha wins Mauritanian FA Cup
    29 november 2003 14:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Entente of Sebkha, south of Nouakchott, Friday won Mauritania's 11th national FA Cup, by beating ACS Ksar 1-0. Full text...

  • Benin Super League kicks off Sunday
    29 november 2003 13:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin football Super League, involving eight best clubs in the premier division kicks off Sunday with four matches. Full text...

  • Enyimba, Ismailia chase CAF Champions League title
    29 november 2003 12:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The winner of this year's two-leg CAF Champions League finals between Ismailia of Egypt and Nigeria's Enyimba will bag a prize-money of 950,000 US dollars, CAF said. Full text...

  • Sports supporters demand resignation of Sierra Leone's FA
    29 november 2003 11:29:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Ekoh Nelson, chair of the Sports Supporters Association of Sierra Leone has called on the Council of Football Clubs to remove the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) executives following the country's elimination by Congo Brazzaville from the 2006 World Cup qualification series. Full text...

  • Wydad Casablanca get new coach
    28 november 2003 18:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Swiss Michel Decastel is the new head coach of Moroccan Division One side Wydad of Casablanca, club sources affirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • African stars miss in FIFA's top player nominations
    28 november 2003 17:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's hopes of producing the 2003 FIFA Player of The Year have been dashed as the selectors shortlisted Brazilian striker Ronaldo and Algerian turned-Frenchman Zinedine Zidane. Full text...

  • Benin's football squad secures Dutch donation
    28 november 2003 17:02:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese football squad has secured from the Netherlands a consignment of sports equipment worth 15 million CFA francs (1 USD = 600 CFA). Full text...

  • CAF sets up sub-committee to review football rules
    28 november 2003 16:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Cairo-based Confederation of African Football (CAF) has set up a sub-committee to review the continental body's statutes and regulations. Full text...

  • Kenya's Laroupe, Tanzania's Sulle favoured to win marathon
    28 november 2003 15:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Tegla Laroupe of Kenya and Tanzanian Martin Sulle are favoured to win the second edition of Nigeria's International Half Marathon scheduled to take place on Saturday in Lagos. Full text...

  • Nigerian FA signs new football kit deal with Adidas
    28 november 2003 14:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has concluded a two-year deal worth over 900,000 US dollars with top German sportswear manufacturer, Adidas. Full text...

  • Injuries hit Nigeria's Enyimba FC before final
    28 november 2003 14:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Strikers Joe Tex Frimpong and Victor Ezeji have been ruled out of action due to injuries in Enyimba's first leg match of the CAF Champions League final against Ismaili of Egypt on Sunday in Aba, eastern Nigeria, club officials said on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya, Ethiopia set for epic encounter in Addis
    28 november 2003 10:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top flight athletics action is set for the Ethiopian capital as Kenya's world marathon champions take on their Ethiopian rivals in Sunday's Total Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • DR Congo's Simbas train ahead of CAN 2004 in South Africa
    27 november 2003 17:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo's national football team has been in Johannesburg, South Africa since Wednesday as part of its preparation for the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals slated for Tunisia in January. Full text...

  • Locals dominate Kenyan squad for Senior Challenge Cup
    27 november 2003 15:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has named 20 players to this year's Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup Championships slated for Sudan. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enyimba receives 350,000 dollars from CAF
    27 november 2003 15:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Enyimba has received a cheque for 350,000 US dollars from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as part of the prize money it has won in this year's Champions League. Full text...

  • Senegalese forward Pape Thiaw out of action
    26 november 2003 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese international Pape Thiaw, who plays for French premier league side Metz FC will be out of action for a month following a knee injury, the Senegalese news agency (APS) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Moroccan press salutes RAJA on CAF Cup win
    26 november 2003 17:27:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan press has commended Raja of Casablanca for winning the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup on Sunday, describing the victory as a good present for the Aid-el-Fitr festival, marking the end of the Ramadan. Full text...

  • Gabon begins preparations for CEMAC Cup
    26 november 2003 15:21:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's national football team Begins Wednesday its preparations for the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) cup tournament to be staged 4-14 December in Brazzaville, Congo. Full text...

  • Congo Republic to host African Athletics Championships
    26 november 2003 13:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Athletics Championships in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, and the February IAAF Cross- Country Permit Meet in Nairobi are among the major athletics events earmarked for Africa in the 2004 IAAF calendar. Full text...

  • Injury rules out defending champion from Lagos Marathon
    26 november 2003 12:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Injury has ruled out defending champion Paul Kosgei of Kenya from the Lagos International Half Marathon billed for Saturday, race organisers told PANA in Lagos on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan squad set for CECAFA Challenge Cup in Sudan
    26 november 2003 11:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Harambee Stars leave Thursday for Sudan to take part in this year's Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup Championships starting on Saturday. Full text...

  • Germany to hold 2006 FIFA World Cup draw 5 December
    26 november 2003 10:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's superstar singer-composer Youssou N'Dour and Ghana's Abedi Pele, a three-time African Footballer of the Year, will be among a line-up of world renown music and sports personalities taking part in the preliminary draw for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on 5 December in the German city of Frankfurt. Full text...

  • Egypt, Tunisia thrashed in Volleyball World Cup ties
    25 november 2003 15:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's two representatives to the ongoing International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) men's World Cup in Japan on Tuesday proved to be no match to their South American and Eastern European opponents. Full text...

  • Ugandan Cranes ready for CECAFA tie in Sudan
    24 november 2003 18:32:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan national soccer team, the Cranes will travel to Sudan Tuesday for the regional Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup championship that kicks off next Sunday, officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Uganda Cranes leave for CECAFA challenge cup Tuesday,
    24 november 2003 14:03:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's national football team leaves Kampala Tuesday for Khartoum to participate in the 2003 Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup that kicks off next Sunday. Full text...

  • Results from Mauritian football championship
    24 november 2003 11:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Here are the fifth round results of the Mauritian first division football championship played at the weekend: Pamplemousses SC - AS Riviere-du-Rempart 1-0 Sodnac Quatre-Bornes - Faucon Flacq 1-1 Maurice Espoirs - Curepipe Starlight 2-0 USBBRH - Olympique Moka 0-0 AS Vacoas-Phoenix - Grand Port United 3-0 ASPL 2000 - Savanne SC 4-0 Full text...

  • SCSA to hold 36th session in Algiers
    24 november 2003 11:25:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Executive Committee of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) will hold its 36th session on 2-3 December in Algiers, an official source said in the Algerian capital. Full text...

  • CAF president to visit Bissau in December
    24 november 2003 11:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), will visit Guinea-Bissau in December, CAF envoy Badara Sene has said. Full text...

  • South Africa's President's Cup golf tournament ends in a draw
    24 november 2003 10:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's President's Cup international golf tournament ended Sunday in a draw after a thrilling sudden death play-off. Full text...

  • Moscow to host 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships
    24 november 2003 09:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has picked Moscow to host the 11th World Indoor Championship in 2006. Full text...

  • IAAF picks Fukuoka to host 2006 World Cross-Country event
    24 november 2003 09:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Japanese city of Fukuoka will host the 2006 World Cross-Country Championships on 1-2 April, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has said. Full text...

  • Raja Casablanca wins last CAF Cup after goal-less draw in Cameroon
    23 november 2003 20:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Morocco's Raja Casablanca on Sunday won the last edition of the CAF Cup after playing to a goal-less draw with Cotonsport of Garoua in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Report alleges inflated contracts by All-Africa Games organisers
    23 november 2003 14:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An interim report by a panel reviewing expenditure by the organising committee of the 8th All Africa Games (COJA) in Abuja, Nigeria has alleged that contracts awarded for the games were overvalued, and that the organisers did not follow laid-down procedures in the award of contracts, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Angolan, Kenyan athletes change nationality
    23 november 2003 13:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has endorsed a change of nationality by Gregory Konchella of Kenya, who has taken up Bahrain citizenship and Angola's Teresa Meso who has transferred her allegiance to France. Full text...

  • Cameroonian takes off on Solidarity Walk
    22 november 2003 20:11:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Charles Ntcham, 55, began Friday in the Cameroonian economic capital Douala a ten-day Solidarity Walk that should end in Yaounde, 250 km away. Full text...

  • Benin's football team camps in France
    22 november 2003 17:19:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's football team Saturday began a two-week training camp in Saint Etienne (France) as part of its preparations for the 2004 Cup of African Nations (CAN) scheduled to kick off 24 January in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Nigeria may move CAN 2004 training camp to Germany
    22 november 2003 16:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The task force set up by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to ensure a successful outing by Nigeria at the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia is considering a new proposal to move the national team's training camp from Portugal to Germany, officials told PANA in Lagos Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya to host 2004 Olympic qualifiers
    22 november 2003 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is among eight countries that will host the 2004 Olympics volleyball qualifiers, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced. Full text...

  • Ethiopians tipped to retain Chiba Ekiden title in Japan
    22 november 2003 16:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe and a galaxy of Ethiopian long distance runners are tipped to dominate Monday's International Chiba Ekiden races in Japan. Full text...

  • Algerian boxer wins WBB light-heavyweight title
    21 november 2003 17:02:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian light heavyweight Mohamed Benguesmia Thursday night in El-Eulma (300-km East of Algiers) won the world boxing title in his category of the World Boxing Board by beating Marco Heinichen of Germany. Full text...

  • More Nigerian football clubs sack coaches
    21 november 2003 13:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Premier League sides Kwara United, Insurance of Benin and Gombe United have replaced their head coaches ahead of the new season. Full text...

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