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  • Canon Yaounde close in on Coton Sport
    18 august 2003 15:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua maintained the top spot in the Cameroonian first division football championship, despite the postponement of their 24th round match against Cintra, initially slated for last weekend. Full text...

  • Beninese D1 football championship 3rd round results
    18 august 2003 15:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of matches played in round three of the Beninese D1 football championship at various stadiums around the country at the weekend: Group A Mogas 90/Jeunesse sportive de Pobè (JSP) : 1-1 Tonnerre FC/Panthères FC : 1-1 Dragons FC/UNB : 0-0 ASACO FC/Cavaliers FC : 2-1 Group B Lions FC/ASJA : 2-2 Postel FC/Buffles FC : 2-2 Vautours FC/Energies : 0-1 Donjo FC/Variétés FC : 1-0 The league table reads as follows: Group A Points GA 1. Full text...

  • First round of Ghana football season ends with Kotoko atop
    18 august 2003 14:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko ended the first half of the Ghana Premier football league on top of the table, but only one point separates them from their arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak. Full text...

  • Stella benefit from draw in Abidjan derby
    18 august 2003 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Stella took the lead in the Ivorian Superdivision football championship with a 1-0 win over Stade, while the Abidjan derby between arch-rivals ASEC and Africa Sports ended in a zero-all draw in the third round played on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enugu Rangers sign five new players for CAF Cup
    18 august 2003 13:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representative in this year's CAF Cup, Enugu Rangers, has registered five more players ahead of its quarter-final match-up against Al-Ahly of Egypt in September. Full text...

  • Two clubs land Nigerian football premier league slots
    18 august 2003 13:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- NPA of Warri and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri gained promotion to the Nigerian premier league after winning their weekend matches. Full text...

  • Africa Volleyball Championship round up
    18 august 2003 12:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt and Cameroon romped into the semi- finals of the 14th Africa Cup of Nations Volleyball Championship after sailing through the preliminaries late Sunday. Full text...

  • Djoliba wins Mali's Challenge Cup
    17 august 2003 20:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Djoliba of Bamako Sunday won Mali's 43rd football challenge Cup after beating Tata of Sikasso 2-1 during extra-time, in a match watched by President Amadou Toumani Toure. Full text...

  • Comoran athletes ready for Indian Ocean Games
    17 august 2003 19:47:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA -- A 130-member-strong Comoran delegation including 14 officials, to the Indian Ocean Games slated for late August in Mauritius, will leave Moroni 26 August, sports officials said Sunday. ) Full text...

  • Islands Games torch expected in Mauritius Tuesday
    17 august 2003 17:56:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian judoka Antoine Felicite is in Reunion to pick up the torch of the Indian Oceans Games (IOIG), billed for 29 August-7 September in Mauritius, sports administration sources said in Port Louis Sunday. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host international judo tournament
    17 august 2003 16:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will 20-25 August host an international judo tourney that will feature about one hundred judokas from West Africa, the Benin Judo Federation (FBJ) has announced. Full text...

  • Africa women's volleyball championship update
    17 august 2003 10:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defending champions Seychelles were off to a rough start losing all three sets to Cameroon, as the 14th Africa Women's Volleyball Championship opened here late Saturday. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj, Kibowen win in Zurich
    17 august 2003 10:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj, Maria Mutola of Mozambique and Kenya's John Kobowen won their races in the Zurich Weltklasse IAAF Golden League meet in Switzerland this weekend. Full text...

  • Cash-starved Burundian athletes hopeful of Paris games
    16 august 2003 19:03:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Five Burundian athletes still believe they will participate in the 9th World Athletics Championships slated for 23-31 August in Paris, despite delays in raising funds for their sojourn, the supervising staff disclosed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Namibia wallops Kenya to earn CAR semi-final berth
    16 august 2003 18:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rugby titans Namibia beat Kenya 32-10 to qualify for the semi-finals of the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) tournament at the Nairobi's Rugby Football Union of East Africa grounds on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian league champion eyes capital market
    16 august 2003 15:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian champion Enyimba FC of Aba is to become the first Nigerian club to be quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), according to Orji Uzor Kalu, governor of the southeast Abia state, which owns the club. Full text...

  • 43 countries confirm participation at All-Africa Games
    16 august 2003 11:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 43 countries have so far confirmed their participation at the Eighth All-Africa Games to be staged in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja in October, according to officials of the local organising committee COJA. Full text...

  • Morocco selects 25 athletes for Paris world championships
    15 august 2003 20:52:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A team of 25 athletes including triple 1500m world champion Hicham El Guerrouj, and female double world champion of 400m hurdles Nezha Bidouane, will fly the Moroccan flag at the world Championships to be hosted 23-31 August in Paris, the Moroccan Royal Athletics Association (FRMA) said. Full text...

  • Kenya fires national volleyball coach for misconduct
    15 august 2003 18:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has fired the national volleyball coach, Nejat Santjak, accusing him of mishandling players during a recent training tour of Turkey. Full text...

  • 43rd Malian cup finals kick off Sunday
    15 august 2003 17:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure will on Sunday take the kickoff in the finals of the 43rd edition of Mali's national football cup. Full text...

  • Africa Volley championship opens Saturday in Nairobi
    15 august 2003 16:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya starts the weeklong 14th Women's Africa Cup of Nations Championship title campaign here Saturday with a match against, DR Congo before Seychelles tackle Cameroon. Full text...

  • Nigeria replaces skipper Okocha for Japan friendly
    15 august 2003 13:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has called up forward Haruna Babangida of Spanish club FC Barcelona to replace national skipper Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha for the 20 August friendly against Japan in Tokyo. Full text...

  • Kenya to host Zone 5 Karate revival championship
    15 august 2003 11:18:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Kenyan has agreed to host a "reunification" Karate championship 29-31 August to revive the sport in the nine-nation African Zone 5 after a lull of over a decade, official sources disclosed here. Full text...

  • U-17 World Cup: Cameroon, Sierra Leone to a start good
    14 august 2003 22:57:00
    Helsinki- Finland (PANA) -- Cameroon and Sierra Leone, two African representatives in the ongoing U-17 World Cup in Finland, Thursday got to a good start in the competition with draws against Brazil (1-1) and Spain (3-3), respectively. Full text...

  • 15 firms bid for marketing/TV rights of CAF Cup
    14 august 2003 22:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Fifteen African and international marketing firms have so far shown interest in the marketing and television rights of the new CAF Confederation Cup, which kicks off in 2004. Full text...

  • Mauritanian karate fighters bag bronze medals in Dakar
    14 august 2003 21:56:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian karate practitioners, Ismael Traore and Nagi Ould Vihel Barka, won two bronze medals at the Dakar Karate Open held 7-10 August, sporting sources revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Togolese football league starts 24 August
    14 august 2003 21:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese first division football championship starts 24 August and would comprise a single group, the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Results of Algerian football league
    14 august 2003 20:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Following are the full results of the first round of the Algerian Division One football championship played on Thursday: USM Blida/CA Batna 1-0 RC Kouba/CAB Bordj 0-1 CR Belouizdad/MC Oran 0-1 USM Alger/JSM Bejaia 3-0 ASO Chlef/MC Alger 0-1 US Chaouia/NAH Dey 0-0 ES Sétif/USM Annaba 2-2 WA Tlemcen/JS Kabylie 0-0. Full text...

  • Brazzaville Black Devils win Congo's Cup
    14 august 2003 20:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Black Devils of Brazzaville on Thursday captured the Congolese Cup, defeating V. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Costa Rica draw 1-1 in U-17 World Cup
    14 august 2003 17:44:00
    Helsinki- Finland (PANA) -- The Nigeria and Costa Rica played a one-all draw Wednesday at the Under-17 World football Cup finals underway in Finland. Full text...

  • Mutola poised to strike IAAF jackpot
    14 august 2003 17:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Last year in Nairobi Mozambican athletics mega-star Maria Mutola told the world she was contemplating retiring from the track, but a year on, she is one of the hot favourites for snatching this year's 1 million dollar IAAF Golden League Jackpot. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxers to get 1 million Naira for each gold medal
    14 august 2003 15:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Each Nigerian boxer who wins a gold medal at the All-Africa Games in October will be rewarded with a million naira (about 8,000 US dollars), top officials of the local boxing association indicated here Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal, DR Congo in Nairobi for volley finals
    14 august 2003 14:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegal and DR Congo arrived here Thursday for the Women's Volleyball Cup of Nations finals that kick off next Saturday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Malawi striker to miss crucial COSAFA tie
    14 august 2003 13:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's star striker Esau Kanyenda says he will not be available for Saturday's crucial regional COSAFA semi-final match against Zambia because his Russian club has refused to release him. Full text...

  • Stade Malien, Djoliba win Malian Basketball titles
    14 august 2003 11:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien Wednesday won the 2003 Malian men's Basketball Championship, while Djoliba won the women's event at the Modibo Keita Stadium in Bamako. Full text...

  • Algerian team in Nairobi for African Volleyball tourney
    14 august 2003 08:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Algerian national team arrived in Nairobi Wednesday for weekend's nine-nation African Cup of Nations Women's Volleyball Championship in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • L'A.S. Tempete Mocaf retain Central African Cup
    13 august 2003 20:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- L'A. Full text...

  • Ghana premier soccer league mid-week results
    13 august 2003 19:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Results of mid-week league matches of Ghana's Premier Soccer league played on Wednesday: 1. Full text...

  • Algerian premier league resumes Thursday
    13 august 2003 17:06:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Division One football championship resumes for the 2003-2004 season on Thursday, with a key match pitting CR Belouizdad against MC Oran, while defending champs USM Algiers lock horns with JSM Bejaia. Full text...

  • Brazzaville wins Congolese athletics championship
    13 august 2003 16:32:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Brazzaville league has won the 12th Congolese athletics championship held Monday and Tuesday at the Alphonse Massamba Debat stadium, State radio reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • African Volleyball Cup finals to kick off Saturday
    13 august 2003 15:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to accommodate late arrivals, this year's Africa Women's Cup of Nations Volleyball tournament earlier scheduled to start here on Friday, has been shifted to Saturday. Full text...

  • Africans hang on in IAAF rankings
    13 august 2003 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African athletes are still maintaining top positions in the IAAF men's overall World Rankings, ten days to this month's World Athletics Championship in Paris, France. Full text...

  • 500,000 spectators expected at World Athletics Championship
    13 august 2003 14:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 9th edition of the World Athletics Championship to be held 23-31 August at the Stade de France in Paris would be watched by some 500,000 spectators, according to the organising committee. Full text...

  • CAF assists Cape Verde train coaches
    12 august 2003 23:23:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Twenty-five coaches are undergoing a week-long training seminar for high level football coaches jointly organised by the Confederation of African football (CAF) and Cape Verde Football Federation (FCF) in Sal Island, FCF sources said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • First round fixtures of Finland's U-17 football World Cup
    12 august 2003 23:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are first round fixtures of the tenth U-17 football World Cup billed for 13-30 August in Finland. Full text...

  • U-17 World Cup: Composition of African Representatives
    12 august 2003 22:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The tenth U-17 football World Cup kicks off in Finland on Wednesday with three representatives from Africa - Cameroon, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • CAF boss in Brazzaville
    12 august 2003 21:28:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), held talks Tuesday in Brazzaville with Isidore Mvouba, Minister in charge of co-ordination of Government activities, on sports development in the Congo, State radio reported. Full text...

  • Congo's football cup finals billed for Thursday
    12 august 2003 20:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The men's and women's finals of the Congolese national football cup are billed for 14 August at the Alphonse Massamba-Debat Stadium of Brazzaville, a source at the Congolese Football Association (FECOFOOT) disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania releases draw for President's Cup
    12 august 2003 20:17:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Here are the ties of the first round of the 2003 edition of the Mauritanian National Football cup dubbed "President's Cup" after the draw here. Full text...

  • Tunisian Haythem Abid wins Junior Arab Tennis Champion
    12 august 2003 19:05:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian national, Haythem Abid won the junior Arab tennis champion title during the competition last weekend in Casablanca, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

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