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  • Mauritania summons foreign-based players to face Zimbabwe
    12 november 2003 17:51:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania will face Zimbabwe on Friday in a return match of the combined 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifier in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Mali and Guinea-Bissau to clash in 2006 CAN, World Cup qualifier
    12 november 2003 17:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Mali football team will take on their Guinea-Bissau counterparts in Bamako on Friday in a second leg match of the first round preliminaries of the 2006 World Cup-cum- African Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Nigeria begins CAN 2004 preparations in Portugal
    12 november 2003 12:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials have hinted that the country's national team, the Super Eagles, will begin its build-up for the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia by camping in Faro, Portugal. Full text...

  • FIFA player gala set for 15 December
    12 november 2003 11:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- This year's FIFA World Player is set for 15 December in Basel, Switzerland, FIFA has said. Full text...

  • Burkinabe to raise funds for football squads
    12 november 2003 10:35:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A National Initiative for the Support of the Stallions (INSE) has been launched in Burkina Faso in a bid to raise funds for the national U-21 and senior football squads due to feature in the 2004 Youth World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, respectively. Full text...

  • Interclube wins Angola's football cup
    12 november 2003 09:59:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Interclube has won the Angolan football cup after beating Esperance Sagrada 1-0 in the final played Tuesday in Luanda, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Africa's national squads set up friendlies
    12 november 2003 09:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Several African national squads will play friendly matches against teams from within and outside the continent from 15 to 19 November in Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Full text...

  • Nigerian referees to officiate Benin-Madagascar tie
    11 november 2003 19:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Next Sunday's match in Cotonou between Benin against Madagascar in the 2006 Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifying series will be handled by Nigerian referees, official sources announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger plays Cup Winners Cup final without key players
    11 november 2003 16:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Julius Berger will miss as many as five key players when it hosts Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel in the first leg final of the African Cup Winners Cup in the south-west city of Abeokuta Saturday, according to team officials. Full text...

  • CECAFA Senior Challenge draw set for Thursday
    11 november 2003 14:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will conduct draws for this year's Senior Challenge Cup Championships in Nairobi on Thursday, CECAFA secretary-general Nicholas Musonye said here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya, Tanzania intensify World Cup tie preparations
    11 november 2003 12:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Tanzania have intensified preparations for Saturday's 2006 World Cup-cum-Africa Cup of Nations qualifier preliminary round return match in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Portugal beats Angola 23-22 in handball friendly
    11 november 2003 11:31:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's female handballers have lost 22-23 to their Portuguese counterparts in Lisbon during a friendly tie to prepare for the Handball World Championships due to start on 1 December in Croatia. Full text...

  • Malian national soccer coach drops three players
    11 november 2003 11:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national football team coach Henri Stambouli announced Monday that three players have been dropped from the national squad preparing for this coming Friday's clash with Guinea. Full text...

  • Dutch cyclist wins 17th Tour de Faso
    11 november 2003 10:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Here are the final rankings of the 17th edition of the Tour de Faso won Sunday by Dutchman Maarteen Tjallingii: Individual rankings 1 Maarteen Tjallingii (Netherlands) 2 David Thierry (France) 3 Kermer Kay (Netherlands) 4 Cuylits Gunther (Belgium) 5 Martinien Tega (Cameroon) 6 Lecocq Alexandre (France) 7 Mahamadi Sawadogo (Burkina Faso) 8 Thomas Dietsch (France) 9 Seydou Sanfo (Burkina Faso) 10 Jonathan Kern (France) Team rankings 1 GMC 38 (France) 2 Aliplast (France) 3 A. Full text...

  • Cape Verde referee to handle Sierra Leone-Congo tie
    10 november 2003 22:17:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde international referee Herminio Lopes will handle the return leg match in Freetown between Sierra Leone and Congo in the 2006 World Cup Africa Zone preliminaries, billed for 15 November 2003. Full text...

  • Michael Wadworth prepares to take charge of Simbas
    10 november 2003 22:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The new manager of the Congolese national football team, Englishman Michael Wadworth is completing formalities to leave English club side Newcastle, where he was assistant coach, sports sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Kotoko close in on Ghanaian league title
    10 november 2003 20:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko inched closer to the league title after the 27th day of play Sunday in the Ghanaian premiership when they pulled a 3-1 win away to Brong Ahafo United at the Sunyanu Coronation Park. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enyimba FC prefers EST in CAF Champions League final
    10 november 2003 14:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Officials of Nigeria's Enyimba FC, which made history in becoming the country's first club to reach the CAF Champions League final at the weekend, said on Monday that they would prefer to clash with Esperance of Tunisia rather than Ismaili of Egypt in the final. Full text...

  • Algeria still wary over return match with Niger
    10 november 2003 12:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national football team is apprehensive about Friday's return match against Niger despite winning 1-0 in the away preliminary round tie for the 2006 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Ghana women's team ousts DR Congo from Olympics
    10 november 2003 12:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) women's national football team lost 1-2 to Ghana in Kinshasa in a return elimination tie for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Moroccan football league results
    10 november 2003 12:08:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Results of Morocco's weekend football matches: KAC Kenitra 1 - 2 FAR Rabat Moghreb Fes 4 - 0 Chabab Mohammedia Olympique Khouribga 1 - 0 Kawkab Marrakech Hassania Agadir 0 - 1 Renaissance Settat Ittihad Tanger 1 - 2 CODM Meknes Mouloudia Oujda 0 - 0 Wydad Casablanca Jeunesse El Ayoun 0 - 0 Ittihad Khemisset Raja Casablanca vs ASS-Sale (postponed) Rankings: CODM Meknes 21 pts FAR 19 pts Olympique Khouribga 17 pts Wydad Casablanca 14 pts Mouloudia Oujda 13 pts Raja Casablanca 12 pts Moghreb Fes 11 pts KAC Kenitra 9 pts Kawkab Marrakech 9 pts ASS Sale 9 pts Renaissance Settat 9 pts Hassania Agadir 8 pts Ittihad Khemisset 6 pts Ittihad Tanger 5 pts Jeunesse El Ayoun 5 pts Chabab Mohammedia 3 pts Full text...

  • African teams for FIFA Youth Championship in UAE
    10 november 2003 11:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Burkina Faso, Mali, South Africa, Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire are among the 24 countries that will battle it out at the FIFA World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates (UAE) later in November. Full text...

  • Pressure on for heads to roll after S. Africa's Rugby loss
    10 november 2003 11:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Pressure is mounting for the top echelon of South Africa's rugby to go following South Africa's quarterfinals exit on Saturday from the Rugby World Cup at the hands of New Zealand. Full text...

  • Benin Cup quarterfinals results
    10 november 2003 09:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The results of the Benin Cup quarterfinal matches as played on Sunday: Entente FC 2 - 1 Requins FC Soleil FC 1 - 0 Postel FC Mogas 90 1 - 0 Buffles FC JSP 2 - 1 ASJA This means that Entente, Soleil, Mogas and JSP will clash in the semi-finals billed for Wednesday. Full text...

  • Results of premier league matches in Ghana
    09 november 2003 20:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Results of premier league matches played on Sunday: In Accra: Great Olympics 3 - 0 Heart of Lions Sekondi: Hasaacas 0 - 0 Power FC Koforidua: Stay Cool 0 - 0 Arsenals Bolgatanga: Real Tamale United 1 - 1 Liberty Obuasi: Goldfields 0 - 2 Hearts of Oak (Match rained off after 76 min) Kumasi: King Faisal 2 - 0 Bofoakwa Sunyani: Borng Ahafo United 1 - 3 Asante Kotoko Mpraeso: Okwawu 1 - 1 Mine Stars Full text...

  • Morocco's Raja Casablanca beat Cameroon's CS Garoua 2-0
    09 november 2003 16:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Morocco's Raja Casablanca, enjoying home support, humbled visitors Cotonsport Garoua of Cameroon 2-0 on Saturday in the first leg of the CAF Cup final played in Casablanca. Full text...

  • Enyimba of Nigeria through to African Champions League final
    09 november 2003 09:56:00
    Aba- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Enyimba FC of Aba Saturday made history when it beat USMA of Algeria 2-1 to become the first Nigerian club side to reach the final of the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enyimba through to CAF Champions League final
    08 november 2003 19:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nigeria's Enyimba Football Club are through to the final of the CAF Champions League after they beat Algeria's USMA FC 2-1 in a hard fought game in Aba in south- eastern Nigeria on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya, Tanzania name World Cup qualifier teams
    08 november 2003 17:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Both Kenya and Tanzania have named squads to play against their teams before their 2006 World Cup-cum- Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match in Nairobi next Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa bow out of Rugby World Cup after 29-9 defeat
    08 november 2003 15:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South Africa, Africa's last hope in the Rugby World Cup being held in Australia, were on Saturday defeated by the formidable All Blacks of New Zealand in a quarter-final match, losing 29-9, at Telstra Dome in Melbourne. Full text...

  • Nigeria sacks female soccer team coach
    08 november 2003 13:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has sacked Sam Okpodu, coach of the national female football team, the Super Falcons, following its disastrous performance at the last Women's World Cup finals in the US, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • DR Congo names new coach ahead of CAN 2004
    07 november 2003 18:47:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Englishman Michael Wadsworth has been appointed head coach of DR Congo's national football team as it prepares for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals slated for early 2004 in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Hayatou, Bhamjee set for Titanic battle in CAF poll
    07 november 2003 17:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent withdrawal of Al-Saadi Kadhafi from January's Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential poll, paves the way for a straight fight between incumbent Issa Hayatou and challenger Ismail Bhamjee. Full text...

  • FCs of Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt face each other
    07 november 2003 16:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has scheduled a CAF Cup match in Morocco and a CAF Champions League encounter in Nigeria on Saturday. Full text...

  • IAAF ratifies Kipchoge's, Dibaba's world records
    07 november 2003 15:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has ratified the new men's 5000m World Junior Record set by Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on 27 June this year in Oslo, Norway. Full text...

  • Malaria hits South Africa's contingent at All-Africa Games
    07 november 2003 13:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South Africa Sports Commission is preparing a malaria warning for its contingent which participated in the recent All-Africa Games in Nigeria after the death Thursday of assistant national handball team manager Mthandazo Miya. Full text...

  • Benin's national squad to train in France, Emirates
    07 november 2003 08:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese national football team, the Squirrels, will soon travel to France and the United Arab Emirates for training ahead of the 2004 African Cup of Nations, sports sources have said in Cotonou, the Beninese capital. Full text...

  • S. Africa's World Cup bid "best bet for Africa," says official
    07 november 2003 08:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's 2010 World Cup Bid Committee's chief executive officer, Danny Jordaan, has expressed confidence that "South Africa is the best bet for the African continent. Full text...

  • Ghana revives Security Services Games
    07 november 2003 08:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Personnel of Ghanaian Security Services will take to the tracks and fields when the Security Services Sports Association (SESSA) Games resume later this month after 12 years' suspension. Full text...

  • Algerian soccer league leader suffers defeat
    06 november 2003 22:39:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian premier league leaders Es Setif on Thursday lost 2-3 to US Chaouia as the national competition entered its 12th round. Full text...

  • Ghana to host Commonwealth Boxing Council meeting
    06 november 2003 19:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana will host the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) next October in what organisers say could be a "showpiece of the Ghanaian hospitality. Full text...

  • Brazil to set up sports gear factory in Mozambique
    06 november 2003 19:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Brazilian Sports Minister Agnello Queiroz announced in Maputo Wednesday that his country is considering setting up a factory in Mozambique to produce balls, nets and other sports equipments. Full text...

  • Kotoko go five points clear atop Ghanaian league table
    06 november 2003 18:34:00
    Accra- Ghana - PANA - Kumasi Asante has opened a 5--point lead on top of the standings in the Ghanaian premiership, after winning 2-1 at home against bottom club Stay Cool, while rivals Hearts of Oak only managed a draw against King Faisal at Cape Coast. ) Full text...

  • More Kenyan professionals arrive for World Cup match
    06 november 2003 17:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two more Sweden-based Kenyan footballers have arrived here for a 2006 World Cup preliminary tie with Tanzania coming up 15 November. Full text...

  • Nigeria suspends ex-England star Fashanu from soccer board
    06 november 2003 14:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former England football star John Fashanu has been suspended from the board of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) for "conduct inconsistent with that of a board member," officials said. Full text...

  • Benin plans 2.3 billion FCFA budget for CAN 2004
    06 november 2003 14:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin plans to budget 2. Full text...

  • Enyimba kicks out skipper ahead of crucial CAF League tie
    06 november 2003 11:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian champions Enyimba of Aba has sent its captain, Romanus Orjinta, out of training camp a few days to its crucial return leg semi-final CAF Champions League match against USMA of Algeria. Full text...

  • Ghana's Abedi Pele throws in hat for CAF executive committee
    06 november 2003 10:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian international Abedi Pele has joined the contest for a post on the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) reserved for West Africa's Zone A. Full text...

  • Nigeria drops plans to hire Robson as soccer coach
    06 november 2003 09:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former England football captain Bryan Robson will no longer lead Nigeria to next year's African Nations Cup in Tunisia, Nigerian Sports Minister Musa Mohammed said late Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal's coach eyes French player Patrice Evra
    05 november 2003 22:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national football team coach Guy Stephan has hinted plans to recruit a French youth team defender Patrice Evra into his outfit preparing for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals to be held in Tunisia. Full text...

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