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  • Kenya's Paul Kosgei wins Nigerian marathon
    23 november 2002 12:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- World half marathon champion Paul Kosgei of Kenya Saturday won the inaugural MTN International half marathon in Lagos, returning a time of 1:3. Full text...

  • Kenyan football star dies in Nairobi
    23 november 2002 12:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan soccer star John Lichuku died in Nairobi Thursday night from injuries he sustained in a road accident two years ago. Full text...

  • Nigerian President flags off Lagos marathon
    23 november 2002 10:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday flagged off the inaugural MTN International Half Marathon in Lagos, the commercial capital. Full text...

  • CAF delegation visits CAN facilities in Tunisia
    22 november 2002 23:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Confederation of African Football's President Issa Hayatou arrived here Friday on a three-day working visit to assess Tunisia's preparations for the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals. Full text...

  • CAF delegation visits CAN facilities in Tunisia
    22 november 2002 23:54:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Confederation of African Football's President Issa Hayatou arrived here Friday on a three-day working visit to assess Tunisia's preparations for the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Malawi in Olympic qualifier
    22 november 2002 20:03:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's junior football team on Sunday takes on the Malawian side in their second leg of the African qualifying series for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Kenya names squad for CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
    22 november 2002 12:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has named a 22-member team for the December 10-nation Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup Championship in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Africa does it again (Feature)
    22 november 2002 11:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's immense contribution to athletics came to the fore last Sunday in Monaco when Morocco's superstar Hicham El Guerrouj retained the prestigious IAAF male Athlete of the Year Award. Full text...

  • French coach Lemerre to earn 27,000 Euro a month in Tunisia
    22 november 2002 11:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Tunisia will pay its new French soccer coach Roger Lemerre, 27,000 Euro a month under a 17-month contract, Paris 'Le Monde' daily reported Friday. Full text...

  • Senegalese soccer body reaches accord with French coach
    21 november 2002 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Football Federation's President El Hadji Malick Sy on Wednesday reached an agreement with a French trainer Guy Stephen to coach the national team for three years, says a news release issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • Instability reigns on top of Algerian elite soccer league
    21 november 2002 19:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Instability reigned on top of the Algerian premier football league, which entered its 12th round Thursday, confirming the previous trends. Full text...

  • Kenyans start preparing for FESCABA tourney
    21 november 2002 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's squad to December's revived Federation of East, Southern and Central Africa Boxing Associations (FESCABA) tournament has embarked on residential training in the outskirts of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenyan star runners Kosgei, Kiptanui for Nigerian tourney
    21 november 2002 13:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- World Half Marathon champion Paul Kosgei of Kenya has arrived in Nigeria for the inaugural MTN International championship, to be held in the commercial city of Lagos on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Egypt draw 0-0 in football friendly
    21 november 2002 10:26:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia and Egypt settled for a goalless draw in their football international friendly played Wednesday evening at the El Menzah Olympic Stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Morocco loses international football friendly 1-3 at home to Mali
    21 november 2002 10:06:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's national football team lost 1-3 to Mali in an international friendly played Wednesday in Rabat. Full text...

  • Fan apathy plagues Zambian soccer
    21 november 2002 08:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Struggling Zambian football faces another major problem - supporter-apathy - which was the topic of discussion at Wednesday's meeting by the football association officials in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Jamaica end it 0-0 in football friendly
    20 november 2002 21:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An experimental Nigerian national team Wednesday played out a goalless draw with a visiting Jamaica side in an international football friendly at the National Stadium in Lagos. Full text...

  • Asante Kotoko confident of lifting Africa Cup Winners' Cup
    20 november 2002 20:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko of Ghana, which lost Saturday's away first leg African Cup Winners' Cup match 0-1 to Wyda of Morocco, have expressed confidence that the team would lift the continental Cup. Full text...

  • Niger contracts Ivorian coach for national team
    20 november 2002 19:09:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Ivorian Yeo Martial has been contracted as the new coach for Niger's national football team, Amadou Hima Souley, chairman of the Niger Football Association (FENIFOO) said Wednesday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Botswana cancels four-nation tournament
    20 november 2002 12:14:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A two-day four-nation tournament pitching Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe against each other scheduled to be played in Botswana from 14 December has been cancelled following failure by the hosts to secure a sponsor. Full text...

  • Senegal beats South Africa in football friendly
    19 november 2002 23:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national football team on Tuesday beat South Africa 4-1 in post-match penalties after the two sides had tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Algeria's Fennecs still scouting for foreign coach
    19 november 2002 21:54:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team is still searching for a foreign coach since Rabah Madjer was sacked last April, the daily "Le soir d'Algerie quoted national technical director Hamid Zouba in a Tuesday publication. Full text...

  • Ronaldo, Zinedine, Kahn tipped to lift FIFA crown
    19 november 2002 21:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, Germany's Oliver Kahn and Ronaldo are the top contenders for this year's FIFA Player of the Year award. Full text...

  • Niger prepares to host eight nations' tournament
    19 november 2002 21:09:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger is bracing to host national football teams from Zone III of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa (CSSA). Full text...

  • Senegalese football federation head leaves for Paris
    18 november 2002 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) President El Hadji Malick Sy leaves Dakar Monday for Paris to finalise arrangements for the recruitment of a new national team coach to replace the French trainer Bruno Metsu. Full text...

  • Tanzanian, Kenyan win RATP Cross Country Race
    18 november 2002 19:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Tanzanian long-distance runner John Yuda and Kenya's Isabellah Ochichi on Sunday won the 13th international cross-country race, organised by the Paris Public Transportation Company (RATP) in the men's and women's category, respectively. Full text...

  • Four clubs vie in two-day tourney in Tripoli
    18 november 2002 19:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The second "Al-Sakr Al-Awrod" football tournament was expected to kick off late Monday in Tripoli, involving two local and two foreign clubs. Full text...

  • Morocco's Raja qualifies for African champions league final
    18 november 2002 18:55:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Raja soccer club of Casablanca on Sunday defeated ASEC of Cote d'Ivoire 4-0 to qualify for the final of the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Nigeria beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in football friendly
    18 november 2002 13:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Under-23 national football team, the Flying Eagles, beat their visiting Equatorial Guinean counterparts 2-0 in a friendly at the south-eastern city of Calabar at the weekend. Full text...

  • India to host world half marathon
    18 november 2002 10:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has picked New Delhi to host the 2004 Half Marathon Championship. Full text...

  • IAAF honours Kenya's runner Kip Keino
    18 november 2002 09:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's immense contribution to global athletics development came to the fore Sunday night in Monte Carlo in Monaco when retired Kenyan middle distance star Kip Keino scooped the inaugural Primo Nebiolo Lifetime Achievement Award. Full text...

  • African superstar El Guerrouj retains athletics title
    18 november 2002 09:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj Sunday night retained the International Association of Athletics Association (IAAF) Athlete of the Year crown during a colourful ceremony held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • Algeria to feature in world karate event
    18 november 2002 07:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's karate squad has gone to Madrid in Spain to take part in the world karate championship set for 20-24 November, the Algerian Karate Association said. Full text...

  • Wydad beats Kotoko 1-0 in Cup Winners cup
    17 november 2002 19:22:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca on Saturday narrowly beat Ghana's Asante Kotoko 1-0 in the first leg final of the Africa Cup Winners' cup of Football. Full text...

  • Kenya whips Somalia in Olympic game qualifier
    17 november 2002 16:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya walloped Somalia 4-0 here Saturday to advance in the next stage of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games soccer qualifier. Full text...

  • Tanzania picks Senior Challenge Cup squad
    16 november 2002 14:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania has named its team to this month's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Arusha and Mwanza, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Four African athletes change nationalities
    16 november 2002 12:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four African athletes are among nine runners whose change of nationality was endorsed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council meeting in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Friday. Full text...

  • Superstar Youssou N'Dour set for Monaco's athletics gala
    15 november 2002 23:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegalese crooner Youssou N'Dour will entertain distinguished athletics personalities during Sunday's IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • CECAFA honours East African football legends
    15 november 2002 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will honour regional football legends on its 75th anniversary to be marked 29 November in Mwanza, Tanzania. Full text...

  • World Half Marathon Champion For Lagos Race
    15 november 2002 11:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- World Half Marathon champion Paul Kosgei of Kenya will lead an elite pack of world class runners expected to compete 23 November at the inaugural MTN Half Marathon in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Sports legends to attend world athletics gala in Monaco
    14 november 2002 22:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Retired African athletics legends Kip Keino and Morocco's Noureddine Morceli are among the many distinguished former champions invited to Sunday's World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • Congolese teams off to world karate contest in Spain
    14 november 2002 22:33:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo national karate teams (men and women) are expected to leave Brazzaville Friday for Madrid in Spain to take part in the 16th World Championship set for 16 to 24 November. Full text...

  • JSM Bejaia tops Algeria's soccer league
    14 november 2002 20:22:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- JSM Bejaia perched atop Algeria's soccer league following the 11th round played Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria pledges security for All-Africa Games
    14 november 2002 16:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Alexander Ogomudia, has assured of adequate security for all participants at the 8th All-Africa Games, to be hosted by the country in 2003. Full text...

  • Africa seeks to clinch the 2002 IAAF athletics award
    13 november 2002 19:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Will world conqueror, Maria Mutola of Mozambique, clinch the coveted International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athlete of the Year Award? Or will reigning male Athlete of The Year, Hicham El-Guerrouj, retain the crown? These are among the questions African athletics lovers are asking themselves ahead of Sunday's IAAF Gala Night in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Full text...

  • ASEC, Raja to clash in a CAF tie Sunday
    12 november 2002 23:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's ASEC left Abidjan late Tuesday morning for Casablanca in Morocco, where they will take on Raja Sunday in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-finals. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's players to train in France
    12 november 2002 22:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Elephants are to undergo three days of training in Montpellier, France, sources close to the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean soccer player dies during match
    12 november 2002 19:11:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A community football club in Zimbabwe said Tuesday one of its players collapsed and died during a match at the weekend, after scoring a hat-trick in the team's 5-1 trashing of its opponent. Full text...

  • Benin women's football team to meet Nigeria
    12 november 2002 15:47:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Banin's women's national football team meets Nigeria on 17 November in an international friendly to be held at Cotonou's Rene Pleven stadium, a source said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambian clubs on verge of relegation from premier league
    11 november 2002 19:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's five oldest football clubs were Monday on a knife-edge, twiddling their fingers with nervousness, as the prospect of two of them being relegated from premier league to division one was a confirmed reality after matches played at the weekend. Full text...

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