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  • Fan apathy plagues Zambian soccer
    21 november 2002 08:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Struggling Zambian football faces another major problem - supporter-apathy - which was the topic of discussion at Wednesday's meeting by the football association officials in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Jamaica end it 0-0 in football friendly
    20 november 2002 21:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An experimental Nigerian national team Wednesday played out a goalless draw with a visiting Jamaica side in an international football friendly at the National Stadium in Lagos. Full text...

  • Asante Kotoko confident of lifting Africa Cup Winners' Cup
    20 november 2002 20:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko of Ghana, which lost Saturday's away first leg African Cup Winners' Cup match 0-1 to Wyda of Morocco, have expressed confidence that the team would lift the continental Cup. Full text...

  • Niger contracts Ivorian coach for national team
    20 november 2002 19:09:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Ivorian Yeo Martial has been contracted as the new coach for Niger's national football team, Amadou Hima Souley, chairman of the Niger Football Association (FENIFOO) said Wednesday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Botswana cancels four-nation tournament
    20 november 2002 12:14:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A two-day four-nation tournament pitching Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe against each other scheduled to be played in Botswana from 14 December has been cancelled following failure by the hosts to secure a sponsor. Full text...

  • Senegal beats South Africa in football friendly
    19 november 2002 23:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national football team on Tuesday beat South Africa 4-1 in post-match penalties after the two sides had tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Algeria's Fennecs still scouting for foreign coach
    19 november 2002 21:54:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team is still searching for a foreign coach since Rabah Madjer was sacked last April, the daily "Le soir d'Algerie quoted national technical director Hamid Zouba in a Tuesday publication. Full text...

  • Ronaldo, Zinedine, Kahn tipped to lift FIFA crown
    19 november 2002 21:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, Germany's Oliver Kahn and Ronaldo are the top contenders for this year's FIFA Player of the Year award. Full text...

  • Niger prepares to host eight nations' tournament
    19 november 2002 21:09:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger is bracing to host national football teams from Zone III of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa (CSSA). Full text...

  • Senegalese football federation head leaves for Paris
    18 november 2002 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) President El Hadji Malick Sy leaves Dakar Monday for Paris to finalise arrangements for the recruitment of a new national team coach to replace the French trainer Bruno Metsu. Full text...

  • Tanzanian, Kenyan win RATP Cross Country Race
    18 november 2002 19:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Tanzanian long-distance runner John Yuda and Kenya's Isabellah Ochichi on Sunday won the 13th international cross-country race, organised by the Paris Public Transportation Company (RATP) in the men's and women's category, respectively. Full text...

  • Four clubs vie in two-day tourney in Tripoli
    18 november 2002 19:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The second "Al-Sakr Al-Awrod" football tournament was expected to kick off late Monday in Tripoli, involving two local and two foreign clubs. Full text...

  • Morocco's Raja qualifies for African champions league final
    18 november 2002 18:55:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Raja soccer club of Casablanca on Sunday defeated ASEC of Cote d'Ivoire 4-0 to qualify for the final of the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Nigeria beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in football friendly
    18 november 2002 13:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Under-23 national football team, the Flying Eagles, beat their visiting Equatorial Guinean counterparts 2-0 in a friendly at the south-eastern city of Calabar at the weekend. Full text...

  • India to host world half marathon
    18 november 2002 10:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has picked New Delhi to host the 2004 Half Marathon Championship. Full text...

  • IAAF honours Kenya's runner Kip Keino
    18 november 2002 09:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's immense contribution to global athletics development came to the fore Sunday night in Monte Carlo in Monaco when retired Kenyan middle distance star Kip Keino scooped the inaugural Primo Nebiolo Lifetime Achievement Award. Full text...

  • African superstar El Guerrouj retains athletics title
    18 november 2002 09:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj Sunday night retained the International Association of Athletics Association (IAAF) Athlete of the Year crown during a colourful ceremony held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • Algeria to feature in world karate event
    18 november 2002 07:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's karate squad has gone to Madrid in Spain to take part in the world karate championship set for 20-24 November, the Algerian Karate Association said. Full text...

  • Wydad beats Kotoko 1-0 in Cup Winners cup
    17 november 2002 19:22:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca on Saturday narrowly beat Ghana's Asante Kotoko 1-0 in the first leg final of the Africa Cup Winners' cup of Football. Full text...

  • Kenya whips Somalia in Olympic game qualifier
    17 november 2002 16:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya walloped Somalia 4-0 here Saturday to advance in the next stage of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games soccer qualifier. Full text...

  • Tanzania picks Senior Challenge Cup squad
    16 november 2002 14:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania has named its team to this month's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Arusha and Mwanza, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Four African athletes change nationalities
    16 november 2002 12:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four African athletes are among nine runners whose change of nationality was endorsed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council meeting in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Friday. Full text...

  • Superstar Youssou N'Dour set for Monaco's athletics gala
    15 november 2002 23:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegalese crooner Youssou N'Dour will entertain distinguished athletics personalities during Sunday's IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • CECAFA honours East African football legends
    15 november 2002 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will honour regional football legends on its 75th anniversary to be marked 29 November in Mwanza, Tanzania. Full text...

  • World Half Marathon Champion For Lagos Race
    15 november 2002 11:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- World Half Marathon champion Paul Kosgei of Kenya will lead an elite pack of world class runners expected to compete 23 November at the inaugural MTN Half Marathon in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Sports legends to attend world athletics gala in Monaco
    14 november 2002 22:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Retired African athletics legends Kip Keino and Morocco's Noureddine Morceli are among the many distinguished former champions invited to Sunday's World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • Congolese teams off to world karate contest in Spain
    14 november 2002 22:33:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo national karate teams (men and women) are expected to leave Brazzaville Friday for Madrid in Spain to take part in the 16th World Championship set for 16 to 24 November. Full text...

  • JSM Bejaia tops Algeria's soccer league
    14 november 2002 20:22:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- JSM Bejaia perched atop Algeria's soccer league following the 11th round played Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria pledges security for All-Africa Games
    14 november 2002 16:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Alexander Ogomudia, has assured of adequate security for all participants at the 8th All-Africa Games, to be hosted by the country in 2003. Full text...

  • Africa seeks to clinch the 2002 IAAF athletics award
    13 november 2002 19:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Will world conqueror, Maria Mutola of Mozambique, clinch the coveted International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athlete of the Year Award? Or will reigning male Athlete of The Year, Hicham El-Guerrouj, retain the crown? These are among the questions African athletics lovers are asking themselves ahead of Sunday's IAAF Gala Night in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • ASEC, Raja to clash in a CAF tie Sunday
    12 november 2002 23:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's ASEC left Abidjan late Tuesday morning for Casablanca in Morocco, where they will take on Raja Sunday in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-finals. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's players to train in France
    12 november 2002 22:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Elephants are to undergo three days of training in Montpellier, France, sources close to the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean soccer player dies during match
    12 november 2002 19:11:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A community football club in Zimbabwe said Tuesday one of its players collapsed and died during a match at the weekend, after scoring a hat-trick in the team's 5-1 trashing of its opponent. Full text...

  • Benin women's football team to meet Nigeria
    12 november 2002 15:47:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Banin's women's national football team meets Nigeria on 17 November in an international friendly to be held at Cotonou's Rene Pleven stadium, a source said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambian clubs on verge of relegation from premier league
    11 november 2002 19:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's five oldest football clubs were Monday on a knife-edge, twiddling their fingers with nervousness, as the prospect of two of them being relegated from premier league to division one was a confirmed reality after matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Maxbees, Dawu relegated in Ghanaian Premier football League
    11 november 2002 14:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's 2000 Premier football League has ended with Maxbees and Dawu being relegated outright, while Power FC would be engaged in a play-off with the third team in the first division to determine which plays in the premier side next season. Full text...

  • ASEC Abidjan on course for league title
    11 november 2002 14:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC Abidjan are on the verge of winning the Ivorian super division football championship after the ninth and last but one round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Malawi may lose inspirational Danish football coach
    11 november 2002 13:02:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Doubts have emerged over whether Malawi will be able to retain its Danish national football coach Kim splidsboel when his contract expires next month. Full text...

  • Botswana beats Swaziland 2-1 in Olympic qualifier
    10 november 2002 15:49:00
    Lobamba- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's Under 23 national squad was Sunday beaten 2-1 in the last minute of extra time by Botswana in an Olympic qualifier played at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Swazi city of Lobamba. Full text...

  • Kenya clobbers Somalia 11-0 in Olympics qualifier
    10 november 2002 12:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya hammered a wobbly Somalia 11-0 in a 2004 Athens Olympic Games soccer qualifier match Saturday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenyan representative drops from Africa Champions League
    09 november 2002 13:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's representatives to the Africa Champions League tournament in 2003, AC Nakuru, have withdrawn from the event, citing financial constraints. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie trounce Tonnerre in CAF finals in Algiers
    09 november 2002 10:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- JS Kabylie on Friday took a serious option to snatch, for the third consecutive year, the CAF Cup after hammering Cameroon's Tonnerre de Yaounde, 4-0 in the first leg of the finals. Full text...

  • SAB increases Castle Lager media awards to five
    09 november 2002 10:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to motivate African sports journalists, South African Breweries (SAB) have increased the Four-Nation Castle Lager Cup media awards by 50 percent. Full text...

  • Somalis arrive for Olympic match against Kenya
    08 november 2002 14:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia's national soccer team arrived in Nairobi Friday for Saturday's 2004 Athens Olympic Games qualifier match against Kenya. Full text...

  • Ten teams for CECAFA championship in Tanzania
    08 november 2002 13:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eritrea's entry into this month's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Soccer Championship in Tanzania has brought the number of participating teams to 10. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea soccer friendly revived
    08 november 2002 13:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The international soccer friendly between the junior national teams of Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, earlier called off, has now been rescheduled for 16 November in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Calabar. Full text...

  • Bafana captain dropped from South African squad
    08 november 2002 13:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African captain Lucas Radebe has been dropped from the national squad after the Leeds United player failed to commit himself to play in a friendly against Senegal on 19 November. Full text...

  • USM of Algiers regains top position in soccer league
    07 november 2002 23:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM of Algiers Thursday regained the top slot in the Algerian first division football league following its 4-0 victory over. Full text...

  • Senegal seeks to host World Francophone Taekwondo Cup
    07 november 2002 19:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has presented its candidacy to host the world Francophone Taekwondo Cup in 2005, the official Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported here. Full text...

  • Congo names 20 competitors for 16th World Karate Championship
    07 november 2002 18:57:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Martial Arts Federation (FECOKA-AMA) has named twenty karate competitors to take part in the 16th senior male and female world championship scheduled 16- 24 November in Madrid, Spain. Full text...

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