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  • Power struggle pulls down Gabonese boxing federation
    29 october 2002 21:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A leadership quarrel between the president of the Gabonese Boxing Federation (FEGABOXE) and his main collaborators has led to the dissolution of the body, sources indicated Tuesday in Libreville. Full text...

  • Esperance extend lead in Tunisian football championship
    29 october 2002 20:34:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance Tunis (EST) widened the gap at the top of the Tunisian first division football championship with a 2-1 victory over CS Sfaxien in the seventh round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Mauritanian FA chairman to be elected in November
    29 october 2002 20:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian Football Association will elect its chairman on 30 November, an official source has said in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Ivorian takes charge of Malian club
    29 october 2002 19:10:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Former international defender for the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, Monguehi François, has taken charge of Club Olympique de Bamako (COB), a first division team. Full text...

  • South African league leaders' coach quits
    29 october 2002 14:14:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Russian coach Viktor Bondarenko of Sundowns has quit, and the Pretoria club has accepted his impromptu resignation. Full text...

  • Kenya to play Egypt, Nigeria, S. Africa in friendlies
    29 october 2002 13:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will play friendly matches against Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa in preparation for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tie against Mauritania in March next year, Kenya Football Federation announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Highflying Kenyans post another victory (Analysis)
    28 october 2002 20:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's victory in the just-concluded Castle Lager Cup four-nations soccer tournament in Tanzania has boosted the country's desire to make an impact in continental soccer after a decade of declining fortunes. Full text...

  • Mount Cameroon, Sable of Batie in Challenge Cup final
    28 october 2002 20:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The final of the 46th edition of the Cameroonian National Football Cup will pitch Sable of Batie against Mount Cameroon on a date to be set later. Full text...

  • CS La Mancha wins Congo's FA Cup
    28 october 2002 19:04:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Cercle Sportif (CS) La Mancha of Pointe-Noire won the first edition of Congo Brazzaville Football Federation (FECOFOOT) Cup after beating AS Police of Brazzaville 2-1 at the weekend. Full text...

  • CAF outing lands Zambian FA boss in trouble
    28 october 2002 16:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian Football Association President Evaristo Kasunga, is to face the country's Sports Council's disciplinary Committee, for alleged illegal travel to Cairo for last week's Confederation of African Football (CAF) meeting in Egypt. Full text...

  • CODM Meknes on top of Moroccan championship
    28 october 2002 13:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- CODM Meknes on Sunday beat Raja of Casablanca 2-0 to take the top slot in the Moroccan first division football championship. Full text...

  • Nigeria Olympic Committee vows crackdown on doping
    28 october 2002 11:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has promised to fight the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, in the wake of increasing drug use by the country's athletes. Full text...

  • Canoeist drowns during race near Johannesburg
    28 october 2002 10:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A search continued Monday for a Gauteng canoeist who fell into the water during a race on the Klip river near Johannesburg this past weekend. Full text...

  • Morocco well represented in African club competitions
    28 october 2002 09:52:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan football teams are well represented in African club competitions, with Wydad Casablanca headed to the final of the Cup Winners' Cup and city rivals Raja in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Full text...

  • Nigerian coaches attend CAF/NFA course
    27 october 2002 16:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has short-listed 22 national team coaches and eight professional league club coaches for a high-level coaching course slated to begin in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • 164 candidates jostle for Nigeria's football posts
    27 october 2002 15:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 164 persons have applied to be government nominees to the board of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Full text...

  • Egypt to host African Games zonal soccer elimination
    27 october 2002 15:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt will host the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) Zone Five soccer elimination in December. Full text...

  • Kenya lifts Castle Lager Cup
    27 october 2002 12:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya pipped neighbours Uganda 3-2 on post-match penalties to lift the Castle Lager Cup trophy Saturday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Namibian cricket squad to tour Kenya
    26 october 2002 15:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Namibia's national cricket team will next Friday start a 10-day tour of Kenya to test their skills against top local clubs and the Kenyan national team. Full text...

  • USM Algiers back on top of Algerian soccer league
    26 october 2002 11:07:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Reigning champions USM of Algiers on Friday beat CR Belouzidad 1-0 to regain its top slot in the Algerian first division football championship, which entered its eight round. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's St. George recruits Nigerian professionals
    26 october 2002 10:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Saint George Sports Club has included two Nigerian footballers in its list of 18 players, the club's manager Solomon Bekele said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe climbs up in soccer rankings
    25 october 2002 18:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- After a series of victories in international matches recently, Zimbabwe has climbed up in FIFA's world and continental football rankings to 58th and 8th positions, respectively. Full text...

  • Nine countries seek Central and East African trophy
    25 october 2002 10:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nine countries are on roll for the Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) Cup tournament, slated to run 30 November through 15 December in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Coaching crew of Nigeria's junior football team sacked
    24 october 2002 19:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian football authorities have sacked the entire coaching crew of the junior national team, the Flying Eagles, following the team's failure to qualify for next year's African Youth Championship in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigeria to play Egypt in football friendly
    24 october 2002 19:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national football team, Super Eagles, will meet its Egyptian counterpart in a friendly slated for 26 November in Lagos, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Military athletes for Kigali running competition
    24 october 2002 19:16:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Military athletes representing eight eastern and central African countries will on Saturday take part in a cross-country racing competition organised by Rwanda's defence ministry. Full text...

  • Egypt to host 2006 African Nations Cup finals
    24 october 2002 15:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) met in Cairo Thursday to select Egypt as the host of the 2006 African Nations Cup final tournament. Full text...

  • Tunisia rests Cup of Nations hope on Roger Lemerre
    24 october 2002 13:09:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- At the age of 61, and after a long and wealthy career as a footballer and coach, former manager of the French national side Roger Lemerre is taking up a new challenge in an old environment, the Tunisian football scene where he had a one-year stint in 1983-84. Full text...

  • FIFA opens 2010 World Cup bid
    24 october 2002 11:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African countries keen on hosting the 2010 World Cup have until 31 December 2002 to declare their intentions, the world soccer governing body FIFA has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya, Uganda to play Castle Cup final
    24 october 2002 09:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Uganda have qualified for Saturday's final of the four-nation Castle Cup tournament in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • Malagasy volleyball team victorious in Port Louis
    23 october 2002 20:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Malagasy volleyball team COSFA on Wednesday defeated Red Star of Port Louis by three sets to zero (25-23, 25-17, 25-16) to occupy the top slot in group B of the ongoing Indian Ocean tournament. Full text...

  • Nigeria's junior soccer team's coaching crew sacked
    23 october 2002 18:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian soccer authorities have sacked the entire coaching crew of the country's junior national team, the Flying Eagles, following the team's failure to qualify for next year's African Youth Championship in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigeria to Play Egypt in Soccer Friendly
    23 october 2002 18:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national soccer side, the Super Eagles, will meet their Egyptian counterparts, in a soccer friendly slated for Lagos ON 26 November, Nigerian football officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sponsors rename and re-route Dakar rally
    23 october 2002 15:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Total oil company has indicated it would maintain its relationship with the Dakar marathon rally, despite losing naming rights for the event for the first time in ten years. Full text...

  • Ivorian delegation for CAN 2006 off to Cairo
    22 october 2002 22:01:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An official delegation of Côte d'Ivoire left here Tuesday for Cairo to present the country's candidature for hosting the 2006 edition of the African Cup of Nations to the Confederation of African Football. Full text...

  • Réunion beat Mauritius volleyball champions
    22 october 2002 20:32:00
    Port-Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Mauritius volleyball champions, Port Louis Red Star were Tuesday beaten by Reunion's second-placed ALN Bras Panon in the male category of the Indian Ocean Cup Winners' Cup tourney under way here. Full text...

  • CAF to name CAN 2006 hosts Thursday
    22 october 2002 14:28:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) will on Thursday name the hosts of the 2006 Cup of Nations finals, with Egypt tipped favourites among four bidding countries. Full text...

  • Nairobi snatches trophy in Kenyan-Ugandan cities tourney
    22 october 2002 12:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan city of Nairobi's boxing team out-pointed Kampala City of Uganda 33-30 to take the inter-cities boxing crown Monday night. Full text...

  • Moghreb, CODM leading in Moroccan football championship
    21 october 2002 20:50:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moghreb Fes and CODM Meknes are joint leaders of the Moroccan first division football league, which entered its third day over the weekend. Full text...

  • Results of Tunisian premier league sixth round
    21 october 2002 20:37:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's defending champions, Esperance of Tunis will play their delayed sixth round match against Esperance of Zarzis on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mali's Aiglons junior team proceed to finals
    21 october 2002 19:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's Aiglons national team has qualified for the junior Cup of African Nations finals after beating the Mozambican side 1-0 on Sunday in Maputo. Full text...

  • Wydad Casablanca, Asante Kotoko for African Cup Winners final
    21 october 2002 19:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca (Morocco) and Asante Kotoko of Ghana have qualified for this year's African Cup Winners football final following victories in their respective semi-finals at the weekend. Full text...

  • Niger to host African judo championships
    21 october 2002 12:28:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger will host an African judo tournament from 25 to 27 October, Roger Nignon, chair of the Niger Judo Federation (NJF), has said in Niamey. Full text...

  • International cricket body honours African sportspersons
    21 october 2002 09:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four Kenyans are among 41 sports personalities honoured by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Full text...

  • Cyclist reaches Cape after mammoth journey through Africa
    21 october 2002 09:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Round-the-world cyclist Briton Alistair Humphreys arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday after travelling across Africa. Full text...

  • South Africa's Ajax stuns Sundowns with 3-1 win
    20 october 2002 20:23:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's most expensive coach Gordon Igesund steered his new club Ajax to a stunning 3-1 victory over Sundowns to take the Cape Town outfit to the next round of the R2 million Coca Cola Cup. Full text...

  • Widad of Casablanca knocks USM of Algiers from African league
    20 october 2002 18:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Widad football club of Casablanca on Sunday ejected USM of Algiers from the African Champions League after holding them to a 2-2 draw at Rouiba stadium, 20-km from the Algerian capital. Full text...

  • Egypt boots Zimbabwe out of African youth championships
    20 october 2002 16:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Egypt's Under-20 national soccer team Sunday held Zimbabwe to a goalless draw in their backyard to boot the southern Africans out of next year's African Youth Championships on a 2-0 aggregate. Full text...

  • Kenyan athletes to take part in Great Ethiopian race
    20 october 2002 12:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Three Kenyan long-distance runners will take part in the second Great Ethiopian Run scheduled to take place here on 3 November, the event coordinator has confirmed. Full text...

  • East Africans set for Castle cup tourney
    20 october 2002 11:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa's participation in this week's four-nation Castle Cup football tournament in Tanzania has added a new dimension to the event. Full text...

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