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  • Gabonese football league update
    22 april 2003 12:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Here are the results of the seventh round of the Gabonese premier football league played at the weekend. Full text...

  • SARS virus to affect Chinese runners in S. African marathon
    22 april 2003 11:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A number of Chinese competitors are planning to pull out of South Africa's Comrades Marathon because of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Full text...

  • USO determined to win Burkinabe league
    22 april 2003 08:33:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- By beating USFRAN 2-1 in Burkina Faso's second city of Bobo-Dioulasso, Union Sportive of Ouagadougou (USO) is determined to snatch the title this season. Full text...

  • Morocco sweeps gold in first African judo tourney
    21 april 2003 18:00:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Host Morocco walked away with 40 medals in the Casablanca international judo tournament that ended at the weekend, in a manner that resembled a sweepstakes winner. Full text...

  • Tandja, CAF chair hold talks in Niger
    21 april 2003 17:23:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Visiting Confederation of African Football (CAF) chairman Issa Hayatou on Monday held talks with President Mamadou Tandja on the development of football in Niger and Africa. Full text...

  • Coton Sport leads Cameroonian league
    21 april 2003 16:30:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua grabbed the lead in Cameroon's national first division football league after their 1-0 away win over Bamboutos of Mbouda in the 12th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Malian first division league results and rankings
    21 april 2003 16:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Following are the results recorded during the 14th round of the Malian football championship played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at two venues in the country. Full text...

  • Zamalek expected Wednesday in Nairobi
    21 april 2003 15:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa Champions League defending champions, Zamalek have changed their travel plans and will instead arrive here Wednesday for their first round return match against Nzoia Sugar, the Egyptian Embassy said here. Full text...

  • South African families sue govt over Ellis Park tragedy
    21 april 2003 11:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Families of 12 soccer fans who were crushed to death by the crowd at a match in Johannesburg two years ago are suing the South African government for compensation. Full text...

  • South African FA refuses to comment on bribery claims
    21 april 2003 10:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Football Association officials have declined to comment on fresh allegations that Germany's successful 2006 soccer World Cup bid was rigged. Full text...

  • Stade, Satellite trounce opponents in 10th round
    20 april 2003 20:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Four of the eight matches of the 10th round of the Ivorian soccer league played Saturday saw three clubs win their matches away. Full text...

  • Lowly Celtic exits favourites Sundowns from Absa Cup
    20 april 2003 19:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African glamorous football side Sundowns was booted out of the multi-million rand Absa Cup Sunday by lower division side Bloemfontein Celtic after an early second half onslaught that saw the home side score twice in eight minutes. Full text...

  • Red Star, Soa in crucial Ivorian handball semi-final
    20 april 2003 18:00:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The semi-finals of Côte d'Ivoire's national handball league kicks off Monday with pairing between Red Star and Soa in the men's division one, officials said Sunday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Angola in COSAFA soccer tie
    20 april 2003 15:41:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, playing at home Sunday, beat Angola 1-0 in a regional Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) soccer tie. Full text...

  • Egypt hosts African volleyball event
    20 april 2003 14:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt will host the Africa Women's Volleyball Club Championship in Cairo beginning Wednesday, the vice-president of the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Charles Nyaberi said PANA here Sunday. Full text...

  • Morocco performs well in Casablanca judo tournament
    20 april 2003 10:22:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco performed well in almost all categories during the first Casablanca international judo tournament this weekend. Full text...

  • Hayatou says Benin can host 2005 Junior CAN
    19 april 2003 19:18:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Visiting President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) Issa Hayatou said in Cotonou Saturday that Benin has the necessary facilities to host the 2005 Junior African Cup of Nations (CAN). Full text...

  • Faucon Flacq wins Mauritian national soccer cup
    19 april 2003 18:45:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Faucon Flacq SC Saturday clinched the Mauritian National Challenge Soccer Cup after beating Union Sportive of Beau-Bassin/Rose-Hill 2-1 in the final played at the Quartier-Militaire stadium. Full text...

  • Wydad Casablanca's coach, Fullone, resigns
    19 april 2003 17:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca's Argentine coach Oscar Fullone has resigned his appointment with the Moroccan football team because of poor results in the national league, club sources said. Full text...

  • Kenyans tipped to win Boston Marathon
    19 april 2003 14:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The pendulum swings in favour of Kenyan athletes ahead of Easter Monday's Boston Marathon, the men's race of which they have lost only once in the last 12 years. Full text...

  • Transkei policeman wins Two Oceans Marathon
    19 april 2003 13:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Mluleki Nobanda, an unknown runner from the Eastern Cape, won the prestigious 56-km Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town Saturday. Full text...

  • Ivorian league leaders play away in 10th round
    18 april 2003 23:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 10th round of the Ivorian soccer league comes up this weekend with the current leaders in Pools A and B playing away in Yamoussoukro and Bingerville respectively. Full text...

  • ASEC regains 2nd place in Ivorian league
    18 april 2003 19:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC of Abidjan beat Man FC 3-0 Thursday in a late match counting for the 9th round of the Ivorian premier league, consequently bouncing back to the second slot in Group A. Full text...

  • Zamalek to acclimatise in Nairobi ahead of tie
    18 april 2003 10:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Leaving nothing to chance, Africa Champions League title holders, Zamalek, will acclimatise in Nairobi a week ahead of their first-round return match against Nzoia Sugar of Kenya. Full text...

  • Kenyan handball teams off for African Games qualifiers
    18 april 2003 09:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan teams that would compete in the weeklong All Africa Games Zone 5 handball elimination in Addis Ababa jetted out to the Ethiopian capital Friday. Full text...

  • Countries to select two teams each for 2004 Champions League
    17 april 2003 23:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football has chosen 12 African countries which will be allowed to have a second representative in the expanded CAF Champions League which starts in 2004, the African governing body has said. Full text...

  • Gabon, Equatorial Guinea discuss joint bid to host CAN 2008
    17 april 2003 22:53:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Gabon and Equatorial Guinea have begun consultations with a view to making a joint bid to host the 2008 Cup of Nations finals. Full text...

  • Results of Algerian cup quarter finals
    17 april 2003 17:32:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Below are the results of Algerian Football Cup quarter finals played Thursday: 1. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans 2010 World Cup bid awareness in Washington
    17 april 2003 12:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- World Cup Bid Management Committee for Nigeria 2010 said Thursday it will recruit the services of US publicity giant, Alan Rothenberg, as it plans to showcase the American chapter of the bid on 26 April in Washington, DC. Full text...

  • Benin hosts training for karate referees, coaches
    16 april 2003 23:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin will on Thursday host a four-day training session in Cotonou for referees and coaches in the Zone 3 of the Union of West African Karate Associations. Full text...

  • Reunion hopes to beat Zimbabwe's Highlanders in return leg
    16 april 2003 21:16:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Having returned home from Zimbabwe after losing 3-1, Reunion's Saint Louisienne FC said they were confident of beating the Zimbabwe's Highlanders FC in a return match at home. Full text...

  • IAAF world rankings
    16 april 2003 19:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The following is the latest International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world rankings: Men (top 32): 1 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 1435 points, 1500m 2 Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic) 1408, 400m hurdle 3 Tim Montgomery (USA) 1402, 100m 4 Bernard Lagat (Kenya) 1390, 1500m 5 Christian Olson (Sweden) 1389, triple jump (indoor) 6 Arnie Garcia (Cuba) 1387 100m, 60m hurdle 7 Jonathan Edward (Britain) 1378 t/jump 8 Dwain Chambers (Britain) 1376, 100m 9 Benjamin Limo (Kenya) 1375, 5000m (3000m) 10 Sammy Kipketer (Kenya, 1371) 5000m,10,000m (3000m) 11 Roman Serble Czech Rep,1369) decathlon (heptathlon ind) 11 Maurice Greene (USA, 1369) 100m 13 Stephen Diagana (France, 1368) 400mH 14 Wilson Kipketer (Denmark, 1367) 800m (800m ind) 15 Robert Fazekas (Hungary, 1362) discus 15 Stephen Cherono (Kenya, 1362) 3000m s/c 17 Allen Johnson (USA, 1358) 110mH, 60mH 17 Frankie Fredricks (Namibia, 1358) 100m, 200m, 300m (200m ind) 19 James Carter (USA, 1356) 400mH 20 Cornelius Chirchir (Kenya, 1352) 1500m 21 Adrian Annus (Hungary, 1350) hammer 22 David Krummenacker (USA, 1349) 800m, 1500m (800m ind) 22 Boit Kipketer (Kenya, 1349) 3000m s/c 24 Adam Nelson (USA, 1346) shot put 24 Tim Lobinger (Germany, 1346) pole vault (pole vault ind) 27 Francis Obikwelu (Portugal, 1343) 100m, 200m 27 Stefan Holm (Sweden, 1343) high jump (high jump ind) 29 Michael Blackwood (Jamaica, 1342) 400m 29 Tom Pappas (USA, 1342) decathlon (heptathlon ind) 29 Jeff Hartwig (USA, 1342) pole vault 32 Koji Morofushi (Japan, 13410 hammer Women (top 20): 1 Gail Devers (USA, 1398) 100mH (60mH) 2 Marion Jones (USA, 1394) 100m,200m 3 Ann Guevara (Mexico,1393) 400m 4 Berhane Adere (Ethiopia, 1380) 5000m,1000 (3000m, 3000 ind) 4 Maria Mutola (Mozambique, 1380) 800m (800m ind, 1000m) 6 Gabriela Szabo (Romania, 1377) 1500m, 5000m (3000m) 7 Kajsa Bergqvist (Sweden, 1375) h/jump (h/jump ind) 8 Brigette Forster (Jamaica, 1353) 100mH 9 Glory Alozie (Spain, 1352) 100mH (60mH) 9 Zhanana Block (Ukraine, 1352) 100m, 200m (60m) 11 Tatyana Kotova (Russia, 1351) h/jump 11 Svetlana Foefanova (Russia, 1351) pole vault (pole vault ind) 13 Caroline Kluft (Sweden, 1349) heptathlon (pentathlon ind) 14 Loraine Fenton (Jamaica, 1347) 400m 15 Edith Masai (Kenya, 1342) 3000m (3000m, cross country 16 Alesya Turova (Belarus, 1338) 1500m 16 Muriel Hurtis (France, 1338) 100m, 200m (200m ind) 18 Tayna Lawrence (Jamaica, 1337) 100m 18 Regina Jacobs (USA, 1337) 1500m (1500m Ind) 20 Michelle Collins (USA, 1332) 400m (200m ind) Full text...

  • Nigeria sports associations get training grants
    16 april 2003 12:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has disbursed $48,000 as training grants to eight sports associations for the Eighth All Africa Games, that Nigeria would host next October, NOC spokesman Tony Nezianya said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan athletics chief cries foul in leadership elections
    16 april 2003 09:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Long serving Athletics Kenya chair, Isaiah Kiplagat has accused French-speaking African countries of ganging up to lock their Anglophone counterparts out of the African athletics leadership. Full text...

  • Gabon's boxing championship kicks off Wednesday
    15 april 2003 16:32:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's national boxing championship opens Wednesday in Moanda, a manganese mining town some 600 km south of Libreville, the country's boxing federation, FEGABOXE, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Pretoria throws weight behind 2010 World Cup bid
    15 april 2003 08:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour said South Africa was "readier than ever" to host the 2010 World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Ivorian jugglers give Beveren resounding victory
    14 april 2003 21:06:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Beveren whacked fellow Belgian Division One side Lierse 7-1 at the weekend with 6 of the goals coming from three Ivorians. Full text...

  • FC Lupopo lose 0-1 to Mbila Nziami in Champions League tie
    14 april 2003 20:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- FC Lupopo of Lubumbashi bowed 0-1 to visiting US Mbila Nziami of Gabon in the first leg 16th finals of the Champions League played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Uganda clubs ready for regional darts open
    14 april 2003 19:49:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Three Ugandan clubs have confirmed their participation in the 2003 edition of the East and Central Africa Darts Championship Open due to start later this week in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Toyota takes top honours in South African Rally
    14 april 2003 19:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Multiple South African champion Serge Damseaux and co-driver Robert Paisley, piloting the new Castrol Toyota RSi, took top honours in the Total Rally in South Africa this weekend, winning with a 39-second lead over the Sasol DuelFuel factory team of Enzo Kuun and Guy Hodgson. Full text...

  • ASEC Abidjan maul visiting AS Niamey 3-0 in Champions League
    14 april 2003 19:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Home side ASEC Abidjan whacked visiting AS Niamey of Niger 3-0 in the first leg 16th finals of the Champions League played at the weekend. Full text...

  • CAF clubs competitions round up
    14 april 2003 18:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following are results of matches counting for the 16th finals of the Champions League, CAF Cup and Cup Winners Cup competitions played at the weekend: Champions League: USMA (Algiers) v Walidan (Gambia) 2-0 Stade Malien (Mali) v AS Police (Congo-Brazzaville) 1-0 Canon Yaounde (Cameroon) v El-Merreikh (Sudan) 5-0 St Eloy Lupopo (DR Congo) v US Nziami (Gambia) 0-0 Asec Mimosa (Cote d'Ivoire) v AS Niamey (Niger) 3-0 Hassania Agadir (Morocco) v Ittihad (Libya) 0-0 Hearts of Oak (Ghana) v ES Douanes (Togo) 1-0 Atletico Aviacao v SC Villa (Uganda) 1-2 Jean de Arc (Senegal) v ASFA (Burkina Faso) 2-1 EST (Tunisia) v Rayon (Rwanda) 5-0 Highlanders (Zimbabwe) v St Louissiene (Reunion) 3-1 Zamalek (Egypt) v Nzoia (Kenya) 3-0 Sanlan Santos (South Africa) v Simba (Tanzania) 0-0 Ismailia (Egypt) v Zanaco (Zambia) 1-0 Ferroviario (Mozambique) v AS Port Louis (Mauritius) 2-0 CAF Cup: Maxaquene (Mozambique) v Black Rhinos 1-1 St Michel (Seychelles) v DSA (Madagascar) 0-0 Green Buffaloes (Zambia) v Express (Uganda) 2-1 Khartoum Three (Sudan) v Kiyovu (Rwanda) 1-1 Coffee (Ethiopia) v Anassr (Libya) 0-0 AS Kaloum (Guinea) v AS Sonacos (Senegal) 0-0 Etoile Filante (Burkina Faso) v Raja Casablanca (Morocco) 2-3 FC 105 (Gabon) v Djoliba (Mali) 3-0 Requins (Benin) v Club Africain (Tunisia) 1-0 La Mancha (Congo-Brazzaville) v JCA (Cote d'Ivoire) 0-1 Cottonsport Garoua (Cameroon) v Maranatha de Siokpo (Togo) 2-0 DC Motema Pembe (DR Congo) v Renaissance (Equatorial Guinea) 4-1 Cup Winners Cup: Africa Sport (Cote d'Ivoire) v Dynamo de Lome 1-1 WAS (Morocco) v FC Hafia (Guinea) 2-0 Wydad Tiemcen (Algeria) v El Hilal (Libya) 2-1 Baladeyet Mahla (Egypt) v Police (Uganda) 4-1 Kenya Pipeline (Kenya) v ANSE (Seychelles) 2-1 Olympique Moka (Mauritius) v Power Dynamos (Zambia) 1-3 Mount Cameroon (Cameroon) v Akonangui (Equatorial Guinea) 2-0 Etoile du Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) v Petro Atletico 1-0 US Lubumbashi (DR Congo) v APR (Rwanda) 1-0 Insurance (Ethiopia) v Al-Hilal (Sudan) 0-2 Costa do Sol (Mozambique) v Jomo Cosmos (South Africa) 1-0 Julius Berger (Nigeria) v Jeunesse Sportive (Gabon) 4-0 AS Douanes (Senegal) v Club Olympique (Mali) 0-2 ESS v JS Pobe 0-0 WAC (Morocco) v Nasr de Sebkha (Mauritania) 2-0 Full text...

  • Morocco's Aynaouni is world's 8th best tennis player
    14 april 2003 17:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Younès El Aynaoui, runners-up in Sunday's final of the 19th Hassan II Grand Prix is the world's eighth best tennis player, according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking. Full text...

  • Govt freezes Kenyan FA accounts
    14 april 2003 15:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The government has frozen the accounts of troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF), citing tax evasion by the national soccer office, KFF officials confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • CAF's Hayatou expected in Benin Thursday
    14 april 2003 13:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Confederation of African Football (CAF) Chair Issa Hayatou is expected Thursday in Benin on a four-day visit, Benin Football Association (FBF) announced Monday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian clubs off to good start in CAF tourneys
    14 april 2003 13:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Except for the goalless draw at home by Cotton Sport of Garoua to Maranatha of Togo, Cameroonian clubs registered good showings during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions first-leg matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ferroviario beats Mauritian ASPL 2000 2-0 in Champions League
    14 april 2003 11:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mozambique's Ferroviario footbal club Sunday defeated Association Sportive of Port Louis 2000 by two goals to nil in Maputo in a first-leg match of the first round of the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Benin's Requin beats Club Africain of Tunis 1-0 in CAF Cup
    14 april 2003 10:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Requin de l'Atlantic football club of Benin Sunday beat Club Africain of Tunis 1-0 here in a first-leg first round match of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup. Full text...

  • Budd-Pieterse sees 'personal victory' in London Marathon
    14 april 2003 08:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former international athletics star, Zola Budd-Pieterse, on Sunday dropped out of the London Marathon nine kilomtres from the end, after experiencing problems with her blood sugar levels. Full text...

  • Morocco's Hassania draw 0-0 with Libya's Al-Ittihad in CAF League
    13 april 2003 20:23:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Hassania played out a goalless draw at home with visiting Al-Ittihad of Libya in Sunday's African Champions League tie. Full text...

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