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  • 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...

  • DR Congo league enters Day 5 this weekend
    20 september 2003 11:48:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national football championship goes into the 5th round this weekend with the following matches on schedule: Bukavu vs Vita Club of Kinshasa (at Bukavu) CS Cilu vs St Eloi Lupopo (at Lukala) TS Malekesa vs St Luc (at Kisangani) Earlier in the week, TS Malekesa and St Eloi Lupopo drew 1-1 while Bukavu Dawa beat CS Cilu 1-0 in two late matches counting for the 4th round of the championship. Full text...

  • Mauritanian league update
    20 september 2003 11:40:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The following scores were recorded Friday in the 7th round of the Mauritanian Division One football league play-offs: ASAC Concorde vs FC Nouadhibou 1-0 AS SNIM vs ASC Police 0-0 NASR Sebkha, who currently top the standings with 21 points, look set for victory by forfeiture over ACAS Ksar, who failed to turn up for the match between them. Full text...

  • Libyan league update
    20 september 2003 11:33:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A total of 16 goals were scored in the third round of the Libyan elite football championship played Friday, with the following results. Full text...

  • CAF releases fixtures for 2004 Olympic qualifying rounds
    20 september 2003 10:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Olympic football champions Cameroon start their 2004 Africa Zone Olympic qualifying campaign next month against DR Congo, according to fixtures released Friday evening by the African Football Confederation (CAF). Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Italy in Davis Cup tennis tie
    19 september 2003 20:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe on Friday beat Italy 2-0 in the opening encounter of the Euro-Africa Zone Davis Cup tennis tie in Harare, the capital. Full text...

  • Africa holds draw for 2004 Olympics qualifying groups
    19 september 2003 17:42:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Friday held the draw in Gammarth, a northern Tunis suburb, to group countries competing in the last African qualifying phase for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Full text...

  • Kenya axes lawn tennis squad from All-Africa Games
    19 september 2003 16:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has dropped the lawn tennis squad from its contingent to next month's All-Africa Games in Nigeria following wrangles among officials of the sport. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives CAF President
    19 september 2003 15:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Thursday in Tripoli, received visiting President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) Issa Hayatou, and the head of CAF's organising committee of inter-club competitions, Slim Chiboub, the Libyan News Agency (JANA) reported Friday. Full text...

  • Schedule of matches in weekend African club competitions
    19 september 2003 15:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following is the schedule of matches slated for this weekend in African club football competitions. Full text...

  • Nigeria names 10 soccer pros for All-Africa Games
    19 september 2003 14:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Inter Milan sensation Obafemi Martins is leading nine other Nigerian overseas-based professionals for next month's All-Africa Games soccer event, Nigerian FA officials said here Friday. Full text...

  • African women's basketball tourney goes to Maputo
    19 september 2003 13:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The 10th edition of the African Women's Basketball Champions Cup, initially billed for Abuja, Nigeria now takes place in Maputo, Mozambique from 25 October to 2 November, officials of the Congolese Basketball Federation (FEBACO) said here Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's basketball team trains in Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal
    19 september 2003 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After plans to fly out to Italy were scuttled, Nigeria's basketball team for next month's All-Africa Games will train in Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal. Full text...

  • Ghana, Nigeria set for women's world football cup finals
    18 september 2003 22:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Falcons of Nigeria and Black Queens of Ghana will represent Africa at the 4th Women's football world cup finals kicking off this weekend in the US. Full text...

  • CAF slates 2004 CAN draws for Saturday
    18 september 2003 22:24:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) will on Saturday in Tunis make the draws for the 2004 Cup of Nations finals billed for Tunisia. Full text...

  • Canon Yaounde takes on USM Algiers in crucial CAF League tie
    18 september 2003 19:40:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Canon of Yaounde will Sunday battle visiting USM Algiers (Algeria), in a crucial Africa Champions League match in Duoala. Full text...

  • Morocco to meet Britain in Davis Cup weekend ties
    18 september 2003 17:42:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco will meet Great Britain in a weekend serial beginning Friday in Casablanca, 100 km south of here, in a Davis Cup tennis world group qualifier. Full text...

  • Africans atop latest IAAF World Rankings
    18 september 2003 14:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) latest world rankings show Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj and South African Hestrie Cloete comfortably perched atop the male and female categories. Full text...

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