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  • Haile Gebrselassie, others excel in Norwich Union Grand Prix
    09 august 2003 14:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Olympic 10000m world champion Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia was among the many African athletics stars who won their events in Friday's Norwich Union British Grand Prix meet in London. Full text...

  • Time up for inept Kenyan soccer managers
    09 august 2003 11:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Under normal circumstances, public office bearers who fail to deliver the goods do the most honourable thing: resign from their posts. Full text...

  • Fixtures of the 2003 African Champions League matches
    08 august 2003 22:54:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Following are the fixtures of the 2003 African Champions League: Group A 1st round (9-10 August) Enyimba (NGR)-Simba (TAN) ASEC (CIV)-Ismailia (EGY) 2nd round (23-24 August) Simba- ASEC Ismailia-Enyimba 3rd round (6-7 September) Enyimba-ASEC Simba-Ismailia 4th round (20-21 September) ASEC- Enyimba Ismailia-Simba 5th round(4-5 October) Simba-Enyimba Ismailia-ASEC 6th round (18-19 October) ASEC-Simba Enyimba-Ismailia Group B 1st round (9-10 August) Aviacao (ANG)-USMA (ALG) Esperance (TUN)-Canon Yaounde (CMR) 2nd round (23-24 August) USMA-Esperance Canon Yaounde-Aviacao 3rd round 6-7 September) Aviacao-Esperance USMA-Canon Yaounde 4th round (20-21 September) Esperance-Aviacao Canon Yaounde-USMA 5th round (4-5 October) USMA-Aviacao Canon Yaounde-Esperance 6th round (18-19 October) Esperance-USMA Aviacao-Canon Yaounde Full text...

  • Sacked Ghanaian coach claims to still be in charge
    08 august 2003 18:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Dismissed coach Burkhard Ziese on Friday claimed that he was still in charge of Ghana's senior national team, the Black Stars. Full text...

  • African Champions League kicks off this weekend
    08 august 2003 15:55:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The African Champions League kicks off Saturday with two big names in African football, and regulars of the league, ASEC of Abidjan and Esperance of Tunis, struggling for laurels with six newcomers. Full text...

  • Congolese national squad for training camp in France
    08 august 2003 15:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national football team is poised for a month-long training camp in Lyon, France in preparation for the qualifiers of the 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup, Radio Congo announced Friday. Full text...

  • International half marathon for peace in Congo Saturday
    08 august 2003 14:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- An international half marathon, commemorating the return of peace to Congo, comes up Saturday here with about 2,000 local runners joining 14 international athletes to participate in the event, the Congolese News Agency reported Friday. Full text...

  • FIFA's Blatter hails Benin's CAN debut
    08 august 2003 13:38:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Josep Sepp Blatter, president of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), has congratulated Benin on its first-ever qualification for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals, sports officials said here Friday. Full text...

  • Three Congolese players transfer to Israel
    07 august 2003 23:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congolese footballers Emmanuel Mazowa Nsumbu, Jeff Tutuana Gemi and Pitchou Mpeti Mimba have begun their training with their new club, Hoepel Haïfa, the second team of the Israeli city, the Congo Football Association (FECOFA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Africa Sports beat Stade in second round
    07 august 2003 23:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Africa Sports beat Stade of Abidjan 2-1 during a Super Division second round match played on Thursday at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, the Ivorian commercial capital. Full text...

  • Hayatou due in Kinshasa next week
    07 august 2003 22:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Confederation of African Football (CAF) chair Issa Hayatou is expected in Kinshasa next week, the Congolese Confederation of Football Association (FECOFA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rangers, Shooting Stars crash out of Nigerian FA Cup
    07 august 2003 18:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two more top teams, Enugu Rangers and Shooting Stars of Ibadan, were Thursday eliminated from the Nigerian FA Cup competition in the second round. Full text...

  • South Africans dominate ITF Masters Tourney in Nigeria
    07 august 2003 18:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The South African pair of Wesley Whitehouse and Pietrus Meyer Thursday won the doubles event at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Masters Tournament in Lagos, after beating Loglo Komlavi of Togo and Arnaud Segodo from Benin 6-3, 6-3. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars sacks German coach
    07 august 2003 16:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has fired the German coach of its senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, after a series of poor results that saw the country fail to qualify for the 2004 African Cup of Nations tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Africa women's volley event
    07 august 2003 15:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The bulk of the teams set for this month's Women's Africa Cup of Nations volleyball tournament in Nairobi will jet in Monday, the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) said here Thursday. Full text...

  • CAF unveils Champions League TV broadcasters
    07 august 2003 15:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the names of TV stations that have won the rights to broadcast this year's Africa Champions League, which kicks off 9 August. Full text...

  • 12th week results of Ghana Football Premier League
    07 august 2003 09:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The following are the results of the 12th week matches in the Ghana Football Premier League matches played on Wednesday: Hearts of Oak 1 Arsenals 0 Hasaacas 1 Mine Stars 0 Real Tamale United 1 Okwawu United 0 Goldfields 3 Olympics 1 King Faisal 3 Stay Cool 1 Bofoakwa 0 Kotoko 2 Power FC 1 B. Full text...

  • Tunisia wins 8th African volleyball title
    06 august 2003 22:54:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisia volleyball team on Wednesday defeated their Egyptian counterparts 3-0 during the African nations championship final played in Cairo before 10,000 spectators. Full text...

  • Results of Ghana's premier league
    06 august 2003 22:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Here are the results of the 12th week of matches in Ghana's premier league football matches played on Wednesday: Hearts of Oak - Arsenals 1-10 Hasaacas - Mine Stars 1-0 R. Full text...

  • Stade Malien, Djoliba chase league title
    06 august 2003 21:08:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako and city rivals Djoliba are still chasing each other in the race for the Malian first division football championship, Stade being ahead by a point with one round to go. Full text...

  • Tunisia's CSS recruits Angolan striker
    06 august 2003 19:16:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Angolan striker George Antonio Cellino Pento has signed a two-year contract with Tunisia's first division Club Sportif Sfaxien (CSS), La Presse de Tunis reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • British Manchester United to sign Tunisia's Trabelsi
    06 august 2003 18:02:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian international Hatem Trabelsi, who currently plays for Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam, says English top club Manchester United plans to sign him on, Tunis daily "La Presse," reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj eyes IAAF athletes' commission
    06 august 2003 17:13:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Royal Athletics Federation Tuesday announced it has officially presented 1500m triple champion and record holder, Hicham El Guerrouj, as a candidate for the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) athletes' commission. Full text...

  • Etoile Ouagadougou wins Burkina Faso FA Cup
    06 august 2003 17:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Etoile filante of Ouagadougou (EFO) has won the 17th Burkina Faso FA Cup after defeating Association Sportive of Faso-Yennega (ASFA-Y) 5-4 in a penalty shootout Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's boxing champ rescinds quit decision
    06 august 2003 13:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Albert Jegbefumere, who won gold in the boxing event at last year's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England said he had reconsidered his decision to quit so he could win gold for Nigeria at the All-Africa Games in October. Full text...

  • Govt freezes Kenya FA accounts over tax arrears
    06 august 2003 12:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The government has once again frozen accounts of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF), charging the sporting body failed failure to pay taxes. Full text...

  • Tempete wins first leg semi-final in CAR cup
    05 august 2003 20:53:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- AS Tempete Mocaf of Bangui on Tuesday defeated Stade Centrafricain (SCAF) by 2-0 in the first leg semi-final of the national cup played at Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui. Full text...

  • AAC president commends junior championships
    05 august 2003 20:24:00
    Garoua- Cameroon (PANA) -- Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, president of the African Athletics Confederation (AAC), has commended the good organisation of the sixth African Junior Athletics Championships held from 30 July to 3 August in the northern Cameroonian town of Garoua. Full text...

  • Mali's Djoliba for semi-finals in West African games
    05 august 2003 17:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Djoliba Athletic Club of Mali Tuesday landed a semi-final berth in the ongoing West African Football Centres international tournament here after clinching a 2-1 victory over Togo's Academie Planet Football. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean games open in Mauritius 29 August
    05 august 2003 15:58:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the Indian Ocean games opens 29 August at Anjalay stadium in northern Mauritius, with athletes from Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles, Comoros and the Maldives competing in several disciplines. Full text...

  • Stade Malien atop in Malian league table
    05 august 2003 15:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako still lead the Malian first division football championship following their 3-1 drubbing of city rivals Real in the 25th and penultimate round. Full text...

  • Cameroon in Nairobi for Africa Cup event
    05 august 2003 14:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Cameroon became the first foreign side Monday to arrive here for the Women's Africa Volleyball Cup of Championship billed for 23-31 August. Full text...

  • Four South African female footballers for Arsenal
    05 august 2003 12:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Four South African women footballers travel to England next Monday for trials at club side Arsenal. Full text...

  • Nigeria's U-23 plans test match with Requins in Cotonou
    05 august 2003 12:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Under-23 team, which is preparing for the All-Africa Games as well as the qualifying rounds of the 2004 Olympics, will take on top Benin Republic team Requins in a friendly in Cotonou Wednesday, Nigerian football officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's basketball squad for African Championships in Egypt
    05 august 2003 12:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An 18-man Nigerian basketball team led by US-based Tunji Awojobi will leave Wednesday for Cairo, Egypt to participate in the African Championship, officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • WFP, Rugby World Cup team up to tackle hunger
    05 august 2003 08:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Rugby World Cup 2003 has announced that it is teaming up with the World Food Programme (WFP) to draw attention to the plight of 800 million people around the globe who are chronically hungry. Full text...

  • High riding Kenyans triumph in Germany
    04 august 2003 22:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan athletes signalled their readiness to rush for gold in this month's IAAF 9th World Championship in Paris when they excelled in the ABC Night of Athletics meet in Zolder, Belgium, over the weekend. Full text...

  • Results of the Cameroon cup qualifiers
    04 august 2003 20:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Five teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of Cameroon's national football cup. Full text...

  • Nku, Tighazouine win in Greece
    04 august 2003 20:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morocco's Khalid Tighazouine and Mercy Nku of Nigeria respectively won the men's 800m race and women's 200m dash in Sunday's Grand Prix 11 Thessaloniki International meet in Thessaloniki, Greece. Full text...

  • Mokanda qualifies for Congo Brazzaville football Cup final
    04 august 2003 20:01:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- V. Full text...

  • ASEC win Ivorian Cup on penalties
    04 august 2003 19:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC of Abidjan won the 41st edition of the Ivorian Football Cup after beating city rivals Africa Sports 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Sunday in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mandela charity Golf gets more sponsors
    04 august 2003 18:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African organisers of "The Nelson Mandela" invitational Golf competition have announced two new partners for the major charity event. Full text...

  • Nationale halts Enyimba's winning streak in Nigerian league
    04 august 2003 13:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The six-game winning streak of Enyimba was on Sunday brought to an end after Iwuanyanwu Nationale defeated the Nigerian champion 2-0 in one of the matches of the premier league. Full text...

  • South Africa's Whitehouse wins ITF Tennis Tourney
    04 august 2003 12:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Wesley Whitehouse of South Africa at the weekend in Lagos beat compatriot Pietrus Meyer 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to win the singles event of the Nigerian leg of the West African ITF Satellite Tennis tournament. Full text...

  • Egyptians dominate African junior athletics
    04 august 2003 11:55:00
    Garoua- Cameroon (PANA) -- Egyptians dominated the sixth African Junior Athletics Championships that ended Sunday in Garoua, northern Cameroon. Full text...

  • Results of the Gabon Cup quarter finals
    04 august 2003 11:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Following are the results of the Gabon cup quarter finals played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ghana to secure Spanish grant for tartan tracks
    03 august 2003 18:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana government is to secure an 8. Full text...

  • African Athletics championship results in 3rd round
    03 august 2003 13:42:00
    Garoua- Cameroon (PANA) -- Following are the results of the third round of the 6th African junior athletics championships holding in Cameroon's northern city of Garoua: Ladies 100m hurdle 1 Gnima Faye (Senegal) 13. Full text...

  • Nigeria's U-17 team off to England
    03 august 2003 10:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Under-17 football team has flown to England to train ahead of the FIFA World Championships in Finland later this month. Full text...

  • African Athletics championships results and medal chart
    02 august 2003 16:41:00
    Garoua- Cameroon (PANA) -- Here are the results and medal chart of the second round of the ongoing 6th Junior African Athletics Championships held in the northern Cameroonian city of Garoua. Full text...

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