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  • Zimbabwe's Under-20 team beats Malawi in COSAFA Cup
    04 december 2002 20:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-20 national soccer team Wednesday defeated Malawi 4-3 on penalties to advance to the semi-finals of the regional COSAFA Cup championship being hosted by South Africa. Full text...

  • Two ASEC Abidjan players to pursue career abroad
    04 december 2002 19:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC of Abidjan's striker Kono Bakary will star next season for Qatari club El Etehad, while his colleague Kouatouan Nantcho has left for trials in Norway, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Teams jet into Nigeria for women's football championship
    04 december 2002 11:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Teams from South Africa and Ethiopia arrived in Nigeria Tuesday for the third African women's football championship scheduled for 7-21 December in the mid- western Delta state. Full text...

  • Nigeria schedules friendlies with Togo, Ghana
    04 december 2002 10:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian football authorities have scheduled two friendlies against Togo and Ghana in the next two weeks, in continuation of ongoing efforts to build a new Super Eagles team ahead of next year's qualifiers for the 2004 Nations Cup finals. Full text...

  • ASEC Mimosa beat Interclub of Congo-Brazzaville 61/70
    03 december 2002 21:32:00
    Luanda- Angola, (PANA) -- ASEC Mimosa of Abidjan on Monday beat Interclub of Congo for the second consecutive time (61-70) during a basketball game, qualifying for the second round of the 18th African Cup winners Cup played in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Elated Zambian fans cheered progression of U-20 team
    03 december 2002 17:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans were on Tuesday bubbling with excitement after their Under-20 youth team walloped Mauritius 6-0 at the on-going VODACOM COSAFA regional youth tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Militia group frees abducted Liberian football players
    03 december 2002 13:48:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Three players with Liberian second division football clubs abducted by a suspected government militia group, have been released, even as the local press Tuesday reported more conscription. Full text...

  • Kenya to host volleyball qualifiers for African Games
    03 december 2002 12:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will host the All Africa Games Zone Five volleyball eliminatory series in Nairobi next year, Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) secretary-general Jacob Owiti confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan, Tanzania draw in regional football championship
    03 december 2002 11:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania and Sudan drew 1-1 in an East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup Championship Group "A" match at CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza, Tanzania Monday evening. Full text...

  • International tennis tourney under way in Kigali
    02 december 2002 23:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A six-day international tennis tourney opened here Monday with about 50 players from 15 countries taking part. Full text...

  • Libreville hosts African handball championship
    02 december 2002 18:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese capital will 11-21 December host the 24th edition of the African Handball Champion club Cup finals, according to the Gabonese Handball Federation (FEGAHAND). Full text...

  • Burkinabe Division 1 football championship kicks off
    02 december 2002 18:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The first round of Burkinabe 2002-2003 Division 1 football championship kicked off at the weekend with reigning champions AS Faso/Yennega (ASFA-Y) beating Santos FC 2-1. Full text...

  • Zambian amateur football side wins AIDS trophy
    02 december 2002 16:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian amateur side Chiparamba Soccer Academy beat Golden Breweries 3-0 on Sunday to lift the maiden World AIDS Day youth championship in Lusaka that was watched by prominent personalities including a talent scout from English league champions Manchester United. Full text...

  • Jomo Cosmos' tainted win still talk of South Africa
    02 december 2002 12:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Long after Jomo Cosmos FC pocketed a two million rand (200,000 US dollars) prize money for winning the Coca Cola Cup Saturday, South Africans were still debating the merits of the only goal that led to near riots from Kaizer Chiefs fans. Full text...

  • Kenya's cash-strapped Mathare withdraw from CAF Cup
    02 december 2002 11:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Mathare United have withdrawn from next year's Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup tournament, bringing to two the number of Kenyans teams backing out of continental events. Full text...

  • Nigeria FA chair heads committee for African championship
    01 december 2002 12:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Newly-elected chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Ibrahim Galadima, has taken over from Sports Minister Steven Akiga as head of the local organising committee for the forthcoming African Women (football) Championship. Full text...

  • ASEC, ABC take part in African basketball tourney
    30 november 2002 10:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian clubs of ASEC and Abidjan Basketball Club (ABC) left Abidjan Friday for Luanda (Angola) to take part in the 18th African Basketball championship being held from Saturday to 7 December, the Ivorian Basketball Federation (FIBB) said. Full text...

  • Senegal's Malick Sy is sole candidate for WAFA chair
    29 november 2002 23:50:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Senegalese Football Association's chairman El Hadji Malick Sy has expressed interest in the chairmanship of the West African Football Association (WAFA), the institution's Abidjan-based permanent secretariat has said. Full text...

  • Terrorist attacks in Kenya steal thunder from sports event
    29 november 2002 20:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament kicks off in Tanzania Saturday, heavily overshadowed by Thursday's terrorist attacks in neighbouring Kenya. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean boxer loses world boxing title fight
    29 november 2002 17:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's World Boxing Federation (WBF) welterweight title aspirant Farai Musiiwa has been knocked out of the tournament by Ghana's Joshua Okine. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe sweeps past Swaziland in Cosafa tie
    29 november 2002 17:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-20 national soccer team has swept past Swaziland 2-0 in an opening encounter of the regional Cosafa Cup being held in South Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets new FA Chairman
    29 november 2002 17:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A former Commissioner of Sports in northern Kano State, Ibrahim Galadima, was Friday in Abuja elected Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), electoral Committee officials said. Full text...

  • FIFA donates football kits to Zimbabwe
    29 november 2002 17:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- FIFA, the world soccer governing body, Friday donated football kits worth USD 173, 000 to Zimbabwe to help develop the sport at community level, especially in rural areas. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs, Jomo Cosmos in Coca Cola Cup final Saturday
    29 november 2002 15:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's most popular football club Kaizer Chiefs take on Jomo Cosmos in Saturday's final of the R2-million Coca Cola Cup without their volatile coach Muhsin Ertugral who is on forced leave. Full text...

  • Seven countries for FESCABA championship in Kenya
    28 november 2002 23:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Seven countries, including hosts Kenya, have confirmed participation in next month's Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Association Championship in Nairobi. Full text...

  • African Tennis Magazine debuts in Nigeria
    28 november 2002 16:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Tennis Africa, a sports magazine that seeks to expose and empower African and black players in the Diaspora, has hit the newsstands in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Cape Verde's ABC will not participate in Angola tourney
    27 november 2002 21:01:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's men's basketball league champions, ABC, will not take part in the finals of the African champions league due 30 November-7 December in Luanda (Angola), club sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya's KPA basketball squad off to Angola
    27 november 2002 20:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's representatives to this weekend's Africa Men's Club Championship, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), left Wednesday for Luanda, the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • 2002 Turquoise Raid to kick off in Seychelles
    26 november 2002 23:38:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Turquoise Raid, a famous maritime sport, will take place for the second consecutive year in the archipelago of Seychelles from Wednesday. Full text...

  • World Cricket Council chief in Zimbabwe to assess security
    26 november 2002 22:45:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A delegation of the International Cricket Council (ICC), led by its chief executive Malcom Speed, arrived in Zimbabwe Tuesday to assess the security situation ahead of the 2003 World Cup tournament to be co-hosted by the country with South Africa and Kenya. Full text...

  • Nzoia FC to represent Kenya in Africa Champions League
    26 november 2002 21:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nzoia Sugar FC have replaced cash strapped AC Nakuru as Kenya's representatives to next year's Africa Champions League tournament the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has said. Full text...

  • Zambian U-20 soccer team leaves for COSAFA championship
    26 november 2002 14:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Under-20 national football team has left Lusaka by road for Johannesburg to participate in the regional COSAFA Youth Cup, which kicks off Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Egypt play 1-1 in football friendly
    26 november 2002 10:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles drew 1-1 with the Pharaohs of Egypt in an international football friendly played at the National Stadium in Lagos Monday night. Full text...

  • Morocco's Wydad, one point clear of front-runner
    25 november 2002 21:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca is now second in the Moroccan premier league, with only one point clear of frontrunners CODM of Mekhes, following a 6th round of matches played during the weekend. Full text...

  • DR Congo hosts FIFA seminar for sports journalists
    25 november 2002 20:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congo-Brazzaville and DR Congo journalists are taking part in an international seminar dubbed "FIFA Media" in the DR Congo capital of Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Satellite FC to represent Guinea African Champions League
    25 november 2002 20:20:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Satellite Football Club of Conakry is to represent Guinea in next year's African Champions League after defeating rivals ASK Kaloum 3-2 in the national Super Division finals played Sunday. Full text...

  • Africa Sports of Abidjan's former President dies
    25 november 2002 19:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Pierre Koffi N'Guessan, a former President of Abidjan's foremost soccer club, Africa Sports, has died at the age of 70, club officials said Monday. Full text...

  • JSP wins Benin's Football Challenge Cup
    25 november 2002 18:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Division II side Jeunesse Sportive of Pobe (JSP), has won Benin's 2002 Football Challenge Cup after beating a premier Division club, Mogas 90 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out (1-1 full and extra-time) at the Rene Pleven Stadium, Cotonou on Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe eliminates Mozambique from All-Africa Games football
    25 november 2002 16:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-23 national football team held Mozambique to a 1-1 draw in Maputo at the weekend to advance to the final qualifying round of the 8th All-Africa Games (Abuja 2003) on a 2-1 aggregate. Full text...

  • Govt militias abduct three soccer players, medic
    25 november 2002 16:13:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian government militias have abducted three players of second division sides, Millennium Stars and Karn United Sports Association (KUSA) and a sports medic, local press reports quoted an escapee player as saying. Full text...

  • CAF president announces dates for CAN 2004 finals
    25 november 2002 15:48:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou announced here Sunday that the finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) will be held in Tunis, Tunisia from 24 January to 14 February 2004. Full text...

  • Nathalie Cox, Silas win 20th Kigali car rally
    25 november 2002 13:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A Rwandan crew composed of Nathalie Cox and her co-pilot Silas Vindeervageer, driving a Toyota Corolla, won the 20th annual car rally staged here over the weekend. Full text...

  • Algerians celebrate JS Kabylia's CAF Cup victory
    25 november 2002 10:54:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Several hundred supporters of Jeunesse Sportive of Kabylia (JSK) stormed the streets Sunday evening in several urban centres after their team lifted the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup despite losing 0-1 to Cameroon's Tonnerre of Yaounde in the final. Full text...

  • Asec of Abidjan wins 18th title
    25 november 2002 09:14:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Asec of Abidjan walked over Satellite of Plateau with a 4-2 win to claim their 18th championship title in a final match of Côte d'Ivoire's Super division league played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Rwanda beats Malawi 2-0 in Olympics qualifier
    24 november 2002 19:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's Under-23 national team Sunday in Kigali, defeated their Malawi counterparts 2-0 in one of the Athens (Greece) 2004 Olympic Games qualifiers. Full text...

  • Algeria's JS Kabylie wins CAF Cup for third year running
    24 november 2002 19:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Algeria's JS Kabylie (JSK) has won the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup for the third consecutive year despite losing 0-1 to Tonnerre of Yaounde in the second leg of this year's final played in the Cameroonian City Sunday. Full text...

  • Seychelles eliminates Mauritius from 2004 Olympic football
    24 november 2002 17:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Under-23 football squad was eliminated Saturday from the 2004 Olympic Games after playing a 1-1 draw with Seychelles at the Sir Gaëtan Duval Stadium, 50-km south of Port Louis. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Egypt clash in football friendly Monday
    24 november 2002 16:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles will tackle the Pharaohs of Egypt in an international football friendly in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville names squad for CEMAC football Cup
    24 november 2002 16:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congo Brazzaville Football Association (FECOFOOT) has named a 22-member team for the new Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) tournament opening 1 December in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Tunisia wins bid to host World Handball Cup in 2005
    23 november 2002 20:33:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia was chosen Saturday to host the World Handball Cup in 2005, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

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