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  • Morocco prepares for 13th junior CAN in Burkina Faso
    27 december 2002 18:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's junior national football team, begins residential training Sunday at the Sale royal armed forces sports Centre to prepare for the category's 13th Africa Cup of Nations finals in Burkina Faso from 4-18 January 2003. Full text...

  • Liberian striker, Prince, joins Club Africain
    27 december 2002 18:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Liberian forward Daye Prince is on Sunday expected to play his first match for Tunisia's Club Africain football club, with whom he signed a contract Thursday evening. Full text...

  • Morocco invites players for Junior CAN in Burkina Faso
    27 december 2002 17:59:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan junior national football team begins training Sunday at the Royal Armed Forces sports Centre in Sale, for the finals of the 13th Africa football championship, scheduled for 4-18 January 2003 in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Over 50 Algerian athletes undergo training in Morocco
    27 december 2002 17:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A group of 54 Algerian athletes are undergoing training at the Ifrane Athletics Centre in Central Morocco and at the Moulay Rachid Institute of Maamora Rabat to prepare for forthcoming international competitions. Full text...

  • Zambians launch football academy to raise standards
    27 december 2002 14:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The dawn of a new era in Zambia's football scene begins Saturday with the launch of a football academy in the central mining town of Kitwe. Full text...

  • Cape Verde gets new basketball chair
    26 december 2002 22:47:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Kitana Cabral, previously vice-chair of the Cape Verde Basketball Federation (FCB) was promoted chairman, inside sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisia offers to host 2010 Football World Cup
    26 december 2002 21:47:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia has announced its intention to host the football World Cup finals in 2010, the Tunisian news agency (TAP) reported Thursday quoting the Ministers of Sports, Abderrahim Zouari and Equipment and Housing, Slaheddine Belaid. Full text...

  • French footballers holidaying in Seychelles
    26 december 2002 20:55:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A number of French professional footballers including Zinedine Zidane, Christophe Dugarry and Vincent Candela, as well as former international Eric Cantona, are spending their end-of-year holidays in the Seychelles, a reliable source said Thursday. Full text...

  • Mouloudia Algiers win African Cup Winners Cup
    26 december 2002 19:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mouloudia Algiers (MCA) have won the African Cup Winners Cup in women's volleyball despite losing two sets to three (25-18, 19-25, 29-27, 22-25, 14-16) against Telkom of Kenya at the final played Wednesday in Algiers. Full text...

  • Leila Lassouni, Salim Iles voted best athletes
    26 december 2002 13:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Leila Lassouni (athletics) and Salim Iles (swimming) were voted late Wednesday best Algerian athletes of 2002 by sports journalists after an annual survey organised by the Algerian news agency (APS) and national television. Full text...

  • ASEC Abidjan sign Guinean striker
    25 december 2002 15:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian football club champions ASEC of Abidjan have signed Guinean striker Alhassane Koivogui, who formerly played with Satellite Plateau. Full text...

  • Angolan referee selected for U-21 African Cup
    25 december 2002 14:12:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan international assistant referee Luciano Antonio is among the 16 officials selected by the African Football Confederation (CAF) for the finals of the Under-21 African Cup of Nations, scheduled 4-18 January in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Algerian football authorities slam Mouloudia of Oran
    24 december 2002 22:09:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's disciplinary committee has suspended the Ahmed Zabana stadium of Oran (450 km west of Algiers) until next season. Full text...

  • Algeria, Belgium to meet in junior ties
    24 december 2002 21:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's U-17 and U-20 national football teams will on 4 and 5 January host their Belgian counterparts in Blida, 50 km west of Algiers, in two friendly ties announced Tuesday by the Algerian Football Federation. Full text...

  • Mauritius names best sportsmen
    24 december 2002 21:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian athletes Eric Milazar (runner) and Dolly Moothoo (judo) were Monday declared the country's best sports people for the year 2002. Full text...

  • Two Mauritanian clubs set for continental campaigns
    24 december 2002 20:54:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- FC Nouadhibou and Nasr Sebkha will represent Mauritania in the 2003 African Champions League and Cup Winners Cup competition respectively. Full text...

  • Ivorian football association gets new statutes
    24 december 2002 20:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has at a general assembly meeting revised its statutes as well as elected Jacques Anouma new president. Full text...

  • Ghana FA invites more applications for Black Stars' coaching job
    24 december 2002 20:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) said Tuesday it was inviting more applications from local and foreign coaches, to choose a new handler of the Black Stars following the departure of Yugoslav Milan Zivadinovic. Full text...

  • Tunisia beat Senegal 48-45 in women's youth basketball
    24 december 2002 18:56:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian Under-20 women's basketball team beat Senegal 48-45 on Monday at the ongoing African women's championship in Nabeul, 60 km east of Tunis. Full text...

  • Zambia names team to 2003 All-Africa Games
    24 december 2002 18:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) has selected a team of 14 athletes to represent the country at the All-Africa Games to be hosted by Nigeria in 2003. Full text...

  • South Africa to spend millions on 2010 World Cup bid
    24 december 2002 13:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football authorities have allocated 70 million Rand (more than 7 million USD) to ensure that the country wins the right to host the 2010 World Cup. Full text...

  • Diaraf stays atop Senegalese league
    23 december 2002 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Diaraf of Dakar consolidated its lead in the Senegalese Division One championship at the weekend, beating Port Autonome of Dakar 2-0 on the seventh day of play. Full text...

  • Esperance of Tunis suffers first defeat
    23 december 2002 23:32:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance of Tunis, who dominated the Tunisian premier league 10 points clear of second-placed CS Sfaxien have suffered their first defeat in the season. Full text...

  • Etame Mayer quits Cameroon's national team
    23 december 2002 23:24:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian professional footballer Lauren Etame Mayer has called it quits with the national team, local press accounts indicated Monday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Results of the 3rd round of Malian Division 1 championship
    23 december 2002 19:06:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Following are the results of the 3rd round of the Malian first division football championship, played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in various stadiums of the country: ASB-AS Réal 2-0 COB-Usfas 0-0 Stade malien-ESD 3-0 CSK-Renaissance 5-0 AS Biton-AS Mandé 0-0 Nianan-Djoliba AC 2-0 Tata-Commune II 0-0 Table Points GD 1. Full text...

  • EFO extend lead in Burkinabe championship
    23 december 2002 18:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Etoile Filante Ouagadougou (EFO) increased their lead in the Burkinabe first division football championship after beating second-placed US Ouagadougou 2-1 in the seventh round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Yaounde Stadium to be closed for repairs
    23 december 2002 18:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Ahmadou Ahidjo Sports Stadium in Yaounde is to be closed for a three-month repair work from late December, according to sources at Cameroonian Youth and Sports Ministry. Full text...

  • Benin national football team to camp in Ghana ahead of CAN tie
    23 december 2002 18:19:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin national football team is expected to camp for two weeks in Ghana in January, to prepare for the Tunisia 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN), qualification match against Sudan in March 2003, FA officials said in Cotonou Monday. Full text...

  • Zambia beats Somalia 4-1 in Africa Under-17 soccer
    23 december 2002 15:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has eliminated Somalia from the Under-17 Africa Youth soccer championship qualification with a 4-1 victory Monday. Full text...

  • Guinea beat Cote d'Ivoire in youth football
    23 december 2002 13:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Guinea's under-17 national football team beat Cote d'Ivoire 2-0 Sunday in Abidjan in a first leg qualifier to the category's African Cup of Nations to be held in Swaziland in May 2003. Full text...

  • Algeria to honour Moroccan champion El Guerrouj Wednesday
    23 december 2002 13:01:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan athlete Hicham El Guerrouj, three times world champion and world record holder for 1,500m, will be honoured at the annual gala of Algerian sports awards scheduled Wednesday in Algiers, sports sources in Rabat said. Full text...

  • Wydad requests CAF to move Super Cup final from Cairo
    23 december 2002 10:50:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Wydad Casablanca, winners of the African football Cup of Cup Winners have requested CAF to move their 8 February Super Cup match against Zamalek of Egypt, this year's African Champions League champions, from Cairo to a neutral venue. Full text...

  • Ivorian FA gets new President
    22 december 2002 19:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Jacques Anouma was Sunday elected President of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) for a four-year mandate, during the Federation's General Assembly held in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Algeria gears up for major football reforms
    22 december 2002 14:31:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Youth and Sports minister Abou Bakr Benbouzid hinted Saturday of impending reforms in Algerian football, touching on regulations, infrastructure and training. Full text...

  • Kenyan international boxers pass on
    22 december 2002 12:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Death struck the Kenyan boxing fraternity this week with two retired international boxers, Modest Napunyi and Peter Dula passing on. Full text...

  • Tanzanian, Ugandan battle for ABU title
    22 december 2002 12:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania's Ramadhan Miyeyusho and Adam Katumwa of Uganda take to the ring Sunday in Kampala, in a fight for the African Boxing Union (ABU) super-middleweight title. Full text...

  • Kenya rock Ghana in Under-17 match
    22 december 2002 11:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national Under-17 team beat their Ghanaian counterparts 2-0 Saturday in Nairobi, in a qualifier counting for the first leg (Round One) of the African Youth Championship. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Under-17 national football team beats Malawi
    21 december 2002 19:52:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) – Zimbabwe's Under--17 national football team beat Malawi 2-1 Saturday here in the first leg of the second round of the Confederation of African Football Youth Championships. Full text...

  • Nigeria celebrates African Women's Cup victory
    21 december 2002 11:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is basking in the glory of its national team's unprecedented three consecutive victories in the biennial African Women Championship, following its 2-0 win over Ghana in Friday's final of the third edition of the competition hosted by Nigeria. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe welcomes chance to host World Cup cricket
    20 december 2002 21:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean cricket officials Friday welcomed the decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to allow the country to co-host next year's World Cup with South Africa and Kenya, saying politics had not been allowed to interfere with sport. Full text...

  • Zambia doubts age of Somali U-17 players
    20 december 2002 16:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has accused Somalia of recruiting over-age players, as the two countries prepare to clash in Lusaka on Saturday in a match counting for the eliminatory series of the 2003 African Youth Championship. Full text...

  • Harambee Stars take centre stage as Kenya's sports season ends
    20 december 2002 13:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- While Kenyan athletes and boxers made some impact on the international scene, it was the revamped senior national football team, the Harambee Stars, that made the most of the sports season just ending. Full text...

  • Nine countries to participate in Angola's "Sao Silvestre" race
    19 december 2002 22:17:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Nine countries have confirmed their participation in the 49th Angolan "Sâo Silvestre" race which takes place every 31 December, informed sources said in Luanda Thursday. Full text...

  • USM of Algiers tops Algeria's autumn league
    19 december 2002 21:15:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's football champion USM of Algiers has been awarded the honorific title of autumn champion after beating Mouloudia of Oran 0-1 Thursday in the 15th and last game of the first phase of the national league. Full text...

  • Somali U-17 squad in Lusaka for championship tie
    19 december 2002 17:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Somalia's Under-17 national football team is in Lusaka for a clash with their Zambian counterparts this weekend in the qualifying rounds for the Africa Youth Championship due next year in Swaziland. Full text...

  • Kenyan national football team invited to US, Canada
    19 december 2002 16:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan senior national football team, Harambee Stars, has been invited to tour Canada and the US, ahead of next year's 2004 Africa Cup of Nations return qualifier matches, Kenya Football Federation secretary-general, Hussein Swaleh said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambians seek football fortunes in Malaysia
    19 december 2002 14:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Three Zambian football players have left for Malaysia to attend trials, hoping to sign up with Bolasepak Perlis FC. Full text...

  • Egypt, Kenya qualify for All-Africa Games soccer
    19 december 2002 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Egypt have qualified for the 2003 All-Africa Games soccer finals, according the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Full text...

  • Nigerian Falcons fly over South Africa to Women's soccer final
    18 december 2002 20:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champions, Nigerian Super Falcons, Wednesday romped into the final of the third African Women's Nations Cup after walloping South Africa 5-0 in the semi-final. Full text...

  • Uganda withdraws U-23 team from All Africa games qualifiers
    18 december 2002 17:31:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda FA authorities have withdrawn the Under-23 national team, The Kobs, from the forthcoming All Africa games qualifiers, accusing CAF administration of hypocritical tendencies. Full text...

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