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  • Nigerian FA to decide fate of national team coach Chukwu
    08 july 2003 18:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The board of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) will meet on Monday to deliberate on the future of national team coach, Christian Chukwu, among other issues. Full text...

  • CAF names Zimbabwe as 'best runners-up' for CAN 2004 finals
    08 july 2003 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zimbabwe earned its first-ever ticket to the African Nations Cup (CAN) by ranking the "best runners-up" in its group, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) list of the 16 teams billed for the 2004 finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Results of the last day of the Libyan championship
    08 july 2003 14:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of the last round of the Libyan national football championship league played last weekend: Al-Wifak/Al-Ahli 1-0 Al-Swihli/Al-Dahra 7-0 Rafik/Al-Olympique 0-2 Al-Hillal/Al-Tahaddi 4-3 Al-Ittihad/Al-Madina 1-0 Al-Tirsana/Al-Sokour 1-1 Al-Nasr/Al-Wahda 1-0 Table: Pts P W D P GF GA Diff. Full text...

  • Nigeria to play Norway, Germany before Women's World Cup
    08 july 2003 13:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's female football team, the Super Falcons, will face Norway 2 August and Germany four days later in friendly matches ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup scheduled in the US in September, Nigerian football officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Six to represent Nigeria at World Swimming Championships
    08 july 2003 12:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Six swimmers will represent Nigeria at the 10th FINA World Championships slated for Barcelona, Spain from 12-27 July, Nigerian swimming officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Stade, Djoliba, Tata and Sigui in Malian Cup semi-finals
    07 july 2003 23:12:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Bamako rivals Stade Malien and Djoliba are through to the semi-finals of the 43rd edition of the Malian football cup, along with Tata of Sikasso and Sigui of Kayes. Full text...

  • Our defeat is a wake up call, says Ghanaian minister
    07 july 2003 23:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's deputy sports minister Joe Aggrey on Monday declared that the elimination of the country's senior national team from the 2004 African Cup of Nations tournament was a wake-up call for the country. Full text...

  • Group standings after CAN 2004 qualifying series
    07 july 2003 22:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the standings after the qualifying rounds of the 2004 Cup of Nations finals: Group 1 Points GA 1 Nigeria 8 +4 2 Angola 5 +3 3 Malawi 3 -7 Group 2 1 Guinea 12 +7 2 Niger 9 -1 3 Ethiopia 9 -2 4 Liberia 6 -4 Group 3 1 Benin 13 +8 2 Zambia 11 +1 3 Sudan 7 0 4 Tanzania 0 -9 Group 4 1 Burkina 13 +10 2 Congo 9 +1 3 Mozambique 8 -5 4 CAR 2 -6 Group 5 1 Kenya 13 +7 2 Togo 10 +2 3 Cape Verde 9 +1 4 Mauritania 2 -10 Group 6 1 Mali 13 +7 2 Zimbabwe 13 +5 3 Seychelles 6 -6 4 Eritrea 3 -6 Group 7 1 Morocco 16 +10 2 S'Leone 10 +3 3 Gabon 6 -2 4 Eq'Guinea 3 -13 Group 8 1 Senegal 10 +6 2 Gambia 4 +3 3 Lesotho 3 -9 Group 9 1 DR Congo 11 +4 2 Libya 10 +4 3 Swaziland 8 -4 4 Botswana 3 -4 Group 10 1 Egypt 9 +13 2 Madagascar 6 -6 3 Mauritius 3 -7 Group 11 1 S'Africa 10 +5 1 C'Ivoire 7 +5 3 Burundi 0 -10 Group 12 1 Algeria 10 +5 2 Chad 4 -2 3 Namibia 3 -3 Group 13 1 Rwanda 7 0 2 Uganda 5 0 3 Ghana 4 0 The top teams have qualified for the finals, joining titleholders Cameroon and host Tunisia. Full text...

  • Over 70,000 people pay homage to fallen hero
    07 july 2003 21:25:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Thousands of Cameroonians paid their homage to footballer Marc-Vivien Foe who died on 26 June, filling the 70,000-seat Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé Sunday night. Full text...

  • Kenya braces for tough CAN 2004 finals
    07 july 2003 21:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After seeing his dream of taking Kenya to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations finals come true, coach Jacob Mulee has yet another hurdle to clear. Full text...

  • Rwandans celebrate CAN 2004 qualification
    07 july 2003 20:54:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The qualification of the Rwandan national football team to the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN), clinched with a historic 1-0 win against giants Ghana on Sunday in Kigali, led to massive celebrations which continued late into the night in the Rwandan capital. Full text...

  • Ivorian Challenge Cup update
    07 july 2003 20:36:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Rio d'Anyama, CO Bouaflé, ES Bingerville, ASI d'Abengourou, Daoukro, Issia Wazi, Asec and Africa Sports are through to the quarterfinals of the Ivorian Challenge Cup following 8th final matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Football fraternity lays Marc Vivien Foe to rest
    07 july 2003 20:07:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian international Marc Vivien Foe, who died in action during the last Confederations Cup finals in Lyon, France was buried Monday in the Yaounde suburb of Biteng, in a sports complex he was building. Full text...

  • President hails Mali's qualification for Nations Cup finals
    07 july 2003 18:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian head of state Amadou Toumani Toure has addressed a message of congratulations to the national team, the Eagles, following their qualification for the 2004 Cup of Nations finals thanks to a 2-0 victory over Seychelles at the weekend. Full text...

  • Marc-Vivien Foe died of 'cardiac hypertrophy' - Post-mortem
    07 july 2003 18:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé who died on 26 June after collapsing during the Cameroon- Colombia semi-final match of the Confederations Cup in Lyon, France, died of "cardiac hypertrophy," French judicial sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • Hassania Agadir win 2nd Moroccan soccer title
    07 july 2003 17:34:00
    Rabat- Marocco (PANA) -- Defending Moroccan football champions Hassania Agadir have won the first division title for the second consecutive season, despite a scoreless draw against Wydad Casablanca in the 30th and final round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Benin, Rwanda in maiden CAN finals
    07 july 2003 16:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Benin and Rwanda would be making their debut in the finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN), after beating Zambia 3-0 and Ghana 1-0 respectively in CAN 2004 qualifiers at the weekend. Full text...

  • Congo, Mozambique draw in CAN tie
    07 july 2003 16:45:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo and Mozambique Sunday played to a scoreless draw here in the last qualifying tie for the 2004 African Cup of Nations slated for Tunisia. Full text...

  • Blatter attends Foe's funeral
    07 july 2003 15:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Joseph Sepp Blatter, president of the world's football governing body, FIFA, Monday joined thousands of Cameroonians and other nationals attending the funeral of Marc-Vivien Foe, the Cameroonian mid-fielder who died 26 June in Lyons, France. Full text...

  • West Africa confirms dominance in continental football
    07 july 2003 13:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- West Africa will still be the most represented sub-region in the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals scheduled for Tunis, Tunisia, confirming its dominance in continental football. Full text...

  • Rwanda humbles Ghana 1-0 to get Tunisia 2004 ticket
    07 july 2003 11:46:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda qualified for the first time for the CAN tournament after shockingly beating Ghana 1-0 in their last Group 13 qualifier series match played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso beat CAR 3-0 to qualify for CAN 2004
    07 july 2003 08:56:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Burkina Faso qualified for CAN 2004 Sunday after beating Central African Republic (CAR) 3-0 at the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium of Bangui in their last round match of the Cup of Nations preliminaries. Full text...

  • Results of Ghana Premier Football League
    07 july 2003 07:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The following are the results of the Premier football league matches played on Sunday: Hearts of Lions 1 Power FC 0 Liberty Professionals 3 B. Full text...

  • Foe's death leaves a big void in Cameroonian squad - team mates
    06 july 2003 20:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The sudden demise of Cameroonian midfielder Marc Vivien Foe will definitely leave a big gap in the national football team, team mates told PANA. Full text...

  • Rwanda to feature in CAN 2004 finals
    06 july 2003 20:14:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda beat Ghana 1-0 here Sunday in the last round of the CAN 2004 preliminaries, thus qualifying for Cup of Nations finals for the first time in its history. Full text...

  • Benin beats Zambia 3-0 to qualify for CAN 2004
    06 july 2003 19:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Hosts Benin qualified Sunday for the 2004 Cup of Nations finals following a 3-0 spanking of Zambia. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs pip TP Mazembe 3-2 win back Vodacom Cup
    06 july 2003 19:43:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Celebrations carried on into Sunday night after local side Kaizer Chiefs narrowly beat visiting DR Congo club TP Mazembe 3-2 in a fast and entertaining cup final of the Vodacom challenge. Full text...

  • Morocco beats Equatorial Guinea 1-0
    06 july 2003 18:03:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Visiting Morocco beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in a Group 7 Cup of Nations tie played Sunday in Bata. Full text...

  • Mauritius stuns Madagascar 2-0 in crucial CAN tie
    06 july 2003 17:59:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Visiting Mauritius beat Madagascar 2-0 Sunday in their last Group 10 Cup of Nations tie to deny the home side a chance to catch up on Egypt, who finally picked the group's ticket to the 2004 finals on 9 points. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe sneaks into Cup of Nations finals
    06 july 2003 17:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- After more than 20 years of failed attempts, Zimbabwe has finally qualified for the next Cup of Nations finals as best runners-up, thanks to Gabon's 2-0 victory Sunday over Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Mbeki hails South Africa's triumph over Burundi in CAN tie
    06 july 2003 17:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki on Sunday evening congratulated the national team, Bafana Bafana for their 2-0 victory over Burundi, which saw them qualify for the 2004 Cup of Nations finals billed for Tunisia. Full text...

  • CAN 2004 match between Sudan and Tanzania cancelled
    06 july 2003 10:56:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A football match between Sudan and Tanzania in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers has been cancelled after the Tanzanians failed to show up, apparently for financial reasons, an official at the Sudan Football Association (SUFA) said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Biya honours fallen Foe as Commander of Worthy Order
    06 july 2003 09:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon will on Monday hold an official funeral for the late footballer Marc-Vivien Foé, who died on 26 June in Lyon, France. Full text...

  • IAAF Gaz de France Golden League results
    05 july 2003 19:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The following is a summary of Friday's Gaz de France IAAF Golden League athletics meet in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Arrival of Foe's body rekindles mourning in Yaounde
    05 july 2003 18:47:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The body of Marc-Vivien Foe arrived here early Saturday morning, rekindling emotions in Cameroon over his sudden death on 26 June during the Confederations Cup semi- finals in Lyons, France. Full text...

  • Kenya sail on to 2004 CAN finals
    05 july 2003 18:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya triumphed over Cape Verde 1-0 in a 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group Five match in Nairobi Saturday to qualify for next year's finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Eritrea in CAN qualifying match
    05 july 2003 16:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe beat Eritrea 2-0 Saturday in Harare in a crunch African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying match, but failed to reach the finals billed for Tunisia in 2004. Full text...

  • Hostile reception in Cotonou appals Zambia team
    05 july 2003 15:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has threatened to protest to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the hostile reception given the national team in Cotonou, Benin since the players arrived there for the final qualifying tie. Full text...

  • Nigeria fail to meet Ecuador in friendly tie
    05 july 2003 15:33:00
    Houston- US (PANA) -- For the second time in two months, hundreds of Nigerian soccer fans in the US have been disappointed with the failure of the Super Eagles to honour an international friendly with their Ecuadorian counterparts. Full text...

  • Kenya names provisional African Games boxing team
    05 july 2003 15:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has named its provisional boxing team to October's 8th All Africa Games slated for Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Fans organise evening prayers for late Foé
    05 july 2003 09:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabon-based Cameroonian community and scores of fans of the 'Indomitable Lions' of Cameroon held a memorial prayer Friday night here to pay homage to Marc-Vivien Foé, who died on the pitch 26 June during the semi-final of the Confederations Cup. Full text...

  • Canon regain top slot in Cameroon football league
    04 july 2003 23:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon of Yaounde regained the top slot of the national elite football championship at the end of the 18th round played Thursday after clinching a 2-0 away win over Fovu of Baham. Full text...

  • Cameroonian govt releases funeral rites for late Foe
    04 july 2003 22:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Wake-keeping over the remains of Marc- Vivien Foe takes place Sunday night at the 70,000-seat Amadou Ahidjo stadium, according to the official funeral programme published here Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya names CAN qualifier team
    04 july 2003 14:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Coach Jacob Mulee on Friday named Kenya's squad to Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations Group Five return match against Cape Verde in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to face Kenya in Nairobi for CAN 2004 match
    04 july 2003 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A 23-member Cape Verdian squad to Saturday's 2004 Africa Cup of Nations Group Five return qualifier against Kenya arrived in Nairobi Thursday night. Full text...

  • Kenyan coach Mulee walks tightrope in CAN qualifier
    04 july 2003 10:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he took charge of the national football team last year, Kenya head coach Jacob Mulee promised to take the Harambee Stars to the 2004 CAN finals and, a year down the line Tunis is so near, yet so far for Kenyans. Full text...

  • Congo takes on Mozambique in 2004 CAN qualifier
    04 july 2003 10:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national football team will play Mozambique Sunday in Brazzaville in the sixth and final round of qualifiers to the 2004 Cup of Nations (CAN) finals billed for Tunisia. Full text...

  • Cotonou volleyball tourney update
    04 july 2003 09:02:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of the first round of the ongoing Cotonou International Volleyball Tournament (TOVOCO), played last Wednesday: Women: Agaza de Lome (Togo)/Nova (Benin) 3-1 Men: Postels (Benin)/AS Douane (Togo) 3-1 USFA (Burkina Faso)/German Co (Benin) 3-0 The competition, which is into its second edition, features eight clubs (4 men's, 4 women's) from the West African sub region. Full text...

  • Morocco on roll for African Basketball championship
    04 july 2003 08:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan men's team will take part in the 22nd African basketball championship billed for 7-16 August in Alexandria, Egypt, sources confirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Blatter says late Foe was 'respected athlete'
    03 july 2003 23:18:00
    Lyon- France (PANA) -- The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has described Marc-Vivien Foe, Cameroon's midfielder who collapsed and died 26 June during a semi-final match in the Confederations Cup, as a "brilliant, loved and respected athlete. Full text...

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