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  • Sacked Zimbabwe football executive says he is still in charge
    14 december 2002 14:43:00
    Warri- Nigeria (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) chairman Leo Mugabe, who was sacked for alleged financial impropriety Friday, has described his removal as illegal and declared that he is still in charge of the association. Full text...

  • FESCABA championship bolsters African boxing
    14 december 2002 14:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following Kenya's successful hosting of the revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) championship in Nairobi, the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) looks set to recognise the event. Full text...

  • Zamalek wins 2002 African Football Champions League
    14 december 2002 00:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Egyptian side of Zamalek won Friday in Cairo the 2002 African Champions League after beating Raja of Casablanca (Morocco) 1-0 in the second leg final. Full text...

  • Nigeria beats Mali 5-1 in African women football championship
    13 december 2002 17:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Friday beat Mali 5-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the third African women football championship, being staged at Nigeria's mid-western State of Delta. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe FA boss sacked
    13 december 2002 16:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has voted out its Chairman Leo Mugabe and the Finance Director James Mutisi, over alleged misuse of over 60,000 donated by the world's soccer governing body FIFA for football development in the country. Full text...

  • 24th African handball champion league opens
    13 december 2002 08:45:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The 24th edition of the African champion's league of handball has opened in Libreville, Gabon, with the participation of twenty-four men and female clubs. Full text...

  • Zamalek wins African Handball Super Cup
    13 december 2002 07:39:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Egyptian club, Zamalek, has won the African Handball Super Cup after beating Club African of Tunis 25-23 points. Full text...

  • Kenya to gun for berth in African Games
    12 december 2002 23:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Thursday confirmed the senior national team's participation in next week's All Africa Games Zone Five football qualifier in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • Ivorian women's handball team gets IOC grant
    12 december 2002 22:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted the Ivorian women's handball team 49 million francs CFA to prepare for the 2004 Olympic Games in Anthens, sources in Abidjan said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian Judo Federation lifts sanction on athletes
    12 december 2002 22:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire, (PANA) -- The Ivorian Judo Federation (FIJDA) has decided to lift sanctions meted on athletes of the national team during the last international tournament in Abidjan, sources indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • Results of West African tennis tourney
    12 december 2002 19:56:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of Day 4 encounters at the West African International Tennis tourney underway in Cotonou: In the quarterfinals (single): N'Goran Claude (Côte d'Ivoire)-Daïro Toyin (Niger): 6-1/6-1 Jeguedé Sunday (Nigeria)-Ilesanmi Ibukun (Nigeria): 6-2/6-0/6-2 Otu Gabriel (Nigeria)-Agbodeka Jean (Benin): 6-3/3-6/6-3 Pognon Christophe (Bénin)-Otu Gabriel (Nigeria): 6-1/3-1 Sègodo Armand (Benin)-Maku Xunday (Nigeria): 6-1/6-4 In the semi-finals (double), N'Goran Claude (Nigeria) and Dabire Sansan (Burkina Faso) beat Daïro Toyin (Niger) and Out Gabriel (Nigeria) 6-3/6-4, while Gandonou Alphonse (Benin) and Ndiaye Daouda (Senegal) beat Jeguede Sunday (Nigeria) and Ayodéji Ayayi (Nigeria) 6-3/1-6/6-3. Full text...

  • USM of Algiers regains Algerian league lead
    12 december 2002 19:20:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Defending champions USM of Algiers are back in the lead after wallopping CAN Bordj 5-0 Thursday in the 14th round of the Algerian First Division championship. Full text...

  • Kenya to meet Tanzania in Challenge Cup final
    12 december 2002 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya beat Uganda 3-1 Thursday to advance to the final of the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup Championship on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tanzania romp into Senior Challenge Cup final
    12 december 2002 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania hit Rwanda 3-0 in Mwanza, Tanzania Wednesday evening to romp into the final of the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya clinch FESCABA crown
    12 december 2002 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya bagged 19 points to win the revived Federation of Eastern, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament in Nairobi Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • South African still lead women football championship
    12 december 2002 10:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- South Africa played 1-1 with Angola Wednesday but maintained its lead in group B of the ongoing African women football championship in Nigeria's mid-western state of Delta. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso, Algeria plan friendly for 25 December
    12 december 2002 08:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The national football teams of Algeria and Burkina Faso have planned a friendly match for 25 December in Ouagadougou, sports authorities in Algiers said. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie banned from Stadium over crowd violence
    11 december 2002 20:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian football authorities have banned JS Kabylie from using its Tizi-Ouzou Stadium, 100 km east of Algiers following crowd violence during the club's match at the Stadium on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxers shine at FESCABA tourney
    11 december 2002 18:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Enjoying home ground advantage, Kenyan boxers look set to clinch the crown as the revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament entered its fifth and final day in Nairobi Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • Malawi decides not to keep Danish Coach
    11 december 2002 15:43:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawian government authorities have finally decided not to renew the contract of national football coach Kim Splidsboel, which expires later this month. Full text...

  • Nigeria-Togo soccer friendly postponed indefinitely
    11 december 2002 14:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The soccer friendly between Nigeria and Togo slated for Wednesday (today) has been postponed indefinitely, the second time within a week that the match would be put off. Full text...

  • Zambian promoter to introduce female boxing
    11 december 2002 12:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Zambian boxing promoter plans to organise a historic fight between women boxers from Zimbabwe and Zambia in Lusaka shortly after the New Year that will also involve a title bout involving male pugilists. Full text...

  • Ghana beats Nigeria 1-0 at Women's Cup of Nations finals
    10 december 2002 19:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana Tuesday defeated defending champions Nigeria 1-0 in their second group match at the ongoing women's Cup of Nations finals in Nigeria's mid-western Delta State. Full text...

  • Zambia's national football team prepares for Botswana
    10 december 2002 14:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- All called up Zambia national football team players except two have started residential training ahead of Sunday's friendly match against Botswana in Gaborone. Full text...

  • CAF nominates 22 for best footballer award
    10 december 2002 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has nominated 22 players for this year African Footballer of the Year Award. Full text...

  • Kenya, Uganda play semi-final in Challenge Cup Thursday
    10 december 2002 09:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee is boasting a Kenyan victory over Uganda in Thursday's semi-finals of the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup Championship in Mwanza, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Reigning Burkinabe champs suffer defeat
    09 december 2002 20:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Reigning champions ASFA-Y lost 0-1 to Kiko FC during weekend matches counting for the second round of the elite football championship in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Malian D1 championship results
    09 december 2002 19:39:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Following are results of weekend matches counting for round one of the 2002/2003 Malian Division 1 football championship: USFAS-Djoliba AC 0-3 AS Mandé-ASB 1-1 Stade malien-AS Biton 3-0 CSK-Commune II 2-1 Nianan-ESD 5-1 Tata-COB 1-2 Renaissance-AS Réal 0-3 Full text...

  • MC Oran tops Algerian Premier League
    09 december 2002 19:06:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- MC Oran perches atop Algerian Premier League table with one-point lead after stunning JS Kabylie at home 1-0 in the 13th round of the championship. Full text...

  • Belgian Georges Leekens to coach Algerian soccer team
    09 december 2002 17:29:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Belgian coach, Georges Leekens is expected to sign a two-year contract this week to handle Algerian national team, sources close to the Algerian Football Federation (AFF) said in Algiers Monday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's handball teams leave for African championship
    09 december 2002 17:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Players of Red Star and Rombo handball club champions of Cote d'Ivoire leave Tuesday for Libreville, Gabon, to take part in the African champions' league. Full text...

  • Zambia leaves for world rugby championship
    09 december 2002 16:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia will take part in the World Sevens rugby series kicking off next weekend in the South African town of George where Argentina, New Zealand and Italy are will also participate in qualification matches. Full text...

  • Hassania of Agadir tops Moroccan League table
    09 december 2002 13:03:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Defending champions, Hassania of Agadir perched atop the Moroccan soccer league after defeating CODM of Meknes during the 7th round of matches played during the weekend. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean football team in auto crash at African championship
    09 december 2002 11:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In spite of a road accident involving its team a day earlier, Zimbabwe Sunday managed a 1-1 draw against Angola in their first match at the ongoing third African women football championship in Nigeria's mid-western Delta state. Full text...

  • Uganda hit Zanzibar in Challenge Cup tie
    09 december 2002 09:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Uganda beat Zanzibar 2-0 in Arusha, Tanzania, Sunday to wrap up their East and Central Africa Senior challenge Cup Championship Group B first round matches with 12 points. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso assures Ivorian football squad, fans of security
    08 december 2002 19:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Jean-Baptiste Parkouda, chairman of the National Organising Committee of the 13th Junior African Cup of Nations (CAN), being hosted in January by Burkina Faso has assured Ivorian team and their supports of maximum security. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe retains COSAFA Under-20 Cup
    08 december 2002 18:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-20 national football team Sunday beat Angola 1-0 to retain the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup in South Africa. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean traditional healer advocates witchcraft in football
    08 december 2002 18:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A leading Zimbabwean traditional herbalist Sunday urged local soccer clubs to use sorcery or juju, to win continental tournaments. Full text...

  • CAF criticised over CAN Junior broadcasting rights
    08 december 2002 17:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Members of the National Organising Committee (COCAN) of the 13th Junior African Nations Cup (CAN) being hosted by Burkina Faso 4-18 January 2003, have criticised the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the broadcasting rights for the event. Full text...

  • Wydad of Casablanca lifts 2002 African Cup Winners' Cup
    08 december 2002 16:54:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca Sunday won the 2002 African Winners' Cup on superior 2-2 goal difference after losing the second leg of the finals to Ghana's Asante Kototo 1-2 in Accra. Full text...

  • Malagasy runners shine in Mauritius half marathon
    08 december 2002 15:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Malagasy runners Prosper Randriasoalaz and Clarisse Rasoarizay came first in the men's and women's series of the Phoenix Beer Jogging International Half Marathon Championship in Coco Beach east of Mauritius on Saturday. Full text...

  • Half time scores at Cup Winners Cup final
    08 december 2002 15:35:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Home side Asante Kotoko of Ghana and Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca, Morocco were at half time tied 0-0 at the final of the African Cup Winners Cup final underway in Kumasi. Full text...

  • Uganda withdraws from FESCABA event
    08 december 2002 11:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Uganda has withdrawn from the Federation of East, Southern and Central African Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament in Nairobi, citing financial constraints. Full text...

  • Nigeria beat Ethiopia 3-0 in African women soccer championship
    07 december 2002 17:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champions Nigeria Saturday got on to a flying start with a 3-0 victory over Ethiopia in the opening match of the third African women football championship at the Warri Township Stadium in Nigeria's mid-western Delta state. Full text...

  • Marlin world cup contest opens in Mauritius
    07 december 2002 13:31:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Twenty-six teams from seven countries will take part in the 18th edition of the Marlin Fishing World Cup competition opening Sunday off Rivière-Noire coast in western Mauritius, organisers told PANA. Full text...

  • Uganda reach East and Central Africa Challenge Cup semi-finals
    07 december 2002 11:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Uganda beat Rwanda in the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup Group B match played Friday in Arusha, Tanzania, to qualify for the semi-finals of the event. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe set to retain COSAFA Under-20 Cup
    06 december 2002 17:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Defending champions Zimbabwe Friday defeated host South Africa 2-0, to advance to the finals of the Under-20 Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup. Full text...

  • Tanzania romp into CECAFA Cup semis
    06 december 2002 16:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hosts Tanzania hit Burundi 2-0 Thursday in Mwanza to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Zimbabwe in Nairobi for FESCABA event
    06 december 2002 15:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Teams from Mauritius and Zimbabwe are already in Nairobi for this weekend's Federation of East and Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) Championship. Full text...

  • 2003 All-Africa Games to serve as Olympic qualifier
    06 december 2002 13:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 2003 All-Africa Games to be hosted by Nigeria next October will serve as the African qualifier for some of the events to be held during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, according to the games' organisers. Full text...

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