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  • Kenya's dismal performances trouble officials
    07 september 2002 17:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is slowly losing its place on international athletics championships to emerging rivals, a trend that has left the country's sports administrators shifting in their seats. Full text...

  • Algeria beats Namibia 1-0 in CAN qualifier
    07 september 2002 17:33:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria defeated Namibia 1-0 in their African Cup of Nations qualifier played in Windhoek Saturday. Full text...

  • Ugandan Cranes blank Ghana Black Stars 1-0 in CAN qualifier
    07 september 2002 17:07:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan Cranes defeated Ghana's Black Stars 1-0 in an African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualification match played in Kampala Saturday. Full text...

  • Maurice tour comes up 12-15 September
    07 september 2002 15:30:00
    Port-Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- The 22nd Maurice tour has been slated for 12-15 September and will feature cyclists from Reunion, the Seychelles, France and South Africa, official sources disclosed Saturday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • President Conte orders Guinean team to defeat Liberian squad
    07 september 2002 11:18:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean president Lansana Conte Friday said he would like to see his country's national football team defeat its Liberian counterpart in Sunday's African Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry, the country's capital. Full text...

  • IAAF's 2002 Grand Prix results in Berlin
    07 september 2002 10:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Here is a summary of the results of Friday's International Association of Athletics Federation's 2002 Grand Prix meet in Berlin, Germany: Men 100m 1. Full text...

  • Cape Verde beats Mauritania 2-0 in CAN 2004 qualifier
    06 september 2002 23:44:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's national football squad, better known as the Mourabitounes, lost 0-2 to a more sparkling Cape Verdean side in a match played as part of the CAN 2004 qualifiers at Nouakchott's Olympic Stadium before 30,000 spectators. Full text...

  • Africa's giants square up for semifinals of the Cricket Cup
    06 september 2002 21:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Four teams, out of the 10 that entered the Africa Cricket Cup tournament, have emerged winners in their respective groups and they will now go into the semifinals of the tournament. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire faces South Africa in CAN 2004 qualifier
    06 september 2002 20:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian soccer team, the Elephants, Sunday faces South Africa's Bafana Bafana in a qualifying first leg match of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2004) to be played in Abidjan, country's commercial centre. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host Zone 3 boxing tournament
    06 september 2002 20:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will 24-30 September host the fifth edition of the West Africa Zone 3 boxing tournament, sources at the Benin Boxing Federation (FBB) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambian fans dismiss recruitng soccer idol Kalusha as coach
    06 september 2002 20:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans have dismissed suggestions that soccer idol and former national team skipper Kalusha Bwalya should be recruited to revive the Chipolopolo national team's fortunes. Full text...

  • Mamelodi expresses surprise at exclusion from CAF committee
    06 september 2002 20:22:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Ashford Mamelodi, FIFA development officer for Southern Africa has expressed surprise at his exclusion from the club competitions committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF). Full text...

  • L-Sporto signs four-year contract with Ghana FA
    06 september 2002 19:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- L-Sporto, a US-based sports manufacturing Company, has signed a four-year renewable contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to kit all the national teams as well as referees for the local premier league. Full text...

  • Liberia's national team for Guinea
    06 september 2002 14:20:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A 25-man Liberian delegation leaves here Saturday for Conakry to play the Guinean side in a qualifier for the 2004 African Cup of Nations championship. Full text...

  • Super Eagles arrive in Luanda for 2004 CAN qualifier match
    06 september 2002 11:13:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Super Eagles of Nigeria began a warm-up session at Cidadela Stadium in Luanda on Friday following their arrival Thursday. Full text...

  • Super Eagles arrive in Luanda for 2004 CAN qualifier match
    06 september 2002 11:12:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Super Eagles of Nigeria began a warm-up session at Cidadela Stadium in Luanda on Friday following their arrival Thursday. Full text...

  • African fans await first leg of CAN 2004 qualifying matches
    05 september 2002 23:29:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- African fans are preparing for a weekend of first round matches of the 24th Football African Cup of Nations (CAN) contest whose finals will take place in 2004 in Tunisia The first leg will be played from Friday to Sunday (6 to 8 September) in most African cities hosting the various national squads. Full text...

  • Ivorian striker Bakayoko expelled from national squad
    05 september 2002 23:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian striker Ibrahima Bakayako, who plays for the French side Olympic of Marseille, has been expelled from the country's national football squad, the Ivorian Football Association (FIF) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Benin braces for CAN 2004 qualifier against Tanzania
    05 september 2002 22:46:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin fans and press have mobilised unprecedented support for the country's football squad's encounter with Tanzania in three days as part of the qualifiers of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) to be hosted by Tunisia in 2004. Full text...

  • Tanzanian squad in Benin for Sunday's CAN qualifier
    05 september 2002 21:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Tanzania's national football team has arrived in Cotonou for Sunday's African Cup of Nations qualification match against Benin. Full text...

  • Malawi shortlists six professional for COSAFA finals
    05 september 2002 21:22:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- As the Malawi national football team prepares to go into camp Tuesday, Coach Kim Splidsboel has included six professional players in his 29-man call up list. Full text...

  • Cameroon begins training camp in Germany
    05 september 2002 20:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian national football team is currently in the German city of Bitburg for a five-day training camp, led by German coach Winfrid Schafer, whose contract was recently renewed for two years. Full text...

  • Mauritian football league resumes in two weeks
    05 september 2002 20:29:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius' premier football league will resume playing matches in two weeks, an official source said Thursday in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Niger football fans to watch tie with Ethiopia for free
    05 september 2002 20:15:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The chairman of a support committee for Niger's national football team has hinted that entrance to the Seyni Kountche Stadium for Saturday's African Cup of Nations qualifier with Ethiopia could be free. Full text...

  • Congo's AC Colombe wins female football championship
    05 september 2002 19:53:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- With a game left to play before the season ends, Congo's AC Colombe has won the female football championship in the Brazzaville Football League (LIFOBRA) with a 3-0 victory over US Mikalou. Full text...

  • CAF cancels Zambia/Somalia football match
    05 september 2002 19:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has cancelled the first leg of an Under-17 match between Zambia and Somalia that was to have been played this month, citing heightened insecurity in strife-torn Somalia. Full text...

  • Sudan, Zambia prepare for CAN clash Sunday
    05 september 2002 19:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Zambia's national football team is already in Khartoum for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualification match against host Sudan Sunday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Asante Kotoko sacks British coach, Porterfield
    05 september 2002 16:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Asante Kotoko FC of Ghana, has sacked its British coach Ian Porterfield for alleged disrespect for the club's management. Full text...

  • Botswana Hosts Third African Karate Youth Championship
    05 september 2002 15:53:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The third African Cadets and Junior Karate championship kicks off Friday with hosts Botswana aiming to record a rare win in international sport. Full text...

  • Porto Rico beats Angola in Basketball World Cup
    05 september 2002 14:06:00
    Indianapolis- Indiana (PANA) -- Angola lost to Port Rico 87-89 points in the third and last game of the second phase of 2002 World Basketball Cup after a second extra time. Full text...

  • Nigeria Orders Indicted Wrestler To Return Games Medal
    05 september 2002 13:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sports Ministry has ordered wrestler Victor Kodei to return the silver medal he won at the 17th Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, after he tested positive to a banned performance-enhancing drug. Full text...

  • South Africa for Castle Cup tourney in Tanzania
    05 september 2002 13:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four East African teams and South Africa will take part in next month's Castle Lager Cup tournament in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Mali worries over injury to star player
    05 september 2002 13:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Malian national soccer team officials were worried Thursday over a training injury to star player Seydou Keita, and the absence of another England-based star ahead of an African Cup of Nations tie against Zimbabwe at the weekend. Full text...

  • Togolese players trickle in for CAN 2004 qualifier match
    05 september 2002 10:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four foreign-based Togolese players have arrived in Nairobi for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifier match against Kenya scheduled on Saturday. Full text...

  • ASFA-Y stretch lead in Burkinabe championship
    05 september 2002 10:14:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Association Sportive Faso- Yennega (ASFA-Y) stretched their lead to six points in the Burkinabe first division football championship after beating Santos 2-0 in the 19th round played on Wednesday, while second- placed USFA lost 0-1 at home to USO. Full text...

  • Race decision on South African cricket squad turns controversial
    04 september 2002 23:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A quarrel has erupted between South Africa's main opposition party and the government over a move by the United Cricket Board (UCB) to scrap race quotas for the national team. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe stretches lead at Africa Cricket Cup tournament
    04 september 2002 23:03:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zimbabwe stretched its lead in Group B at the Africa Cricket Cup tournament in Lusaka following a third successive win over hard fighting Namibia, whom they subdued on a narrow score line of 203 runs in 49 overs against 202 runs in 50 overs. Full text...

  • Mauritania braces for CAN qualifier against Cape Verde
    04 september 2002 21:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Three days before the Mauritania national football squad faces Cape Verde's squad in a CAN 2004 qualifier scheduled for Friday, a general mobilisation is under way in Nouakchott to support the new team with the "green and golden jersey". Full text...

  • Benin to host 12th African junior handball championship
    04 september 2002 21:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 12th edition of the African junior handball championship will hold 12-23 September in Cotonou, Benin, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Five professionals beef up Angolan squad
    04 september 2002 20:47:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Five professionals based in Portugal and Egypt were due to join the Angolan national football team Wednesday ahead of next Sunday's match against Nigeria in Luanda, according to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • CAN 2004 first round qualifying fixtures
    04 september 2002 19:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the first round qualifying matches for the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals spread across all 13 groups and coming up next weekend: Group 1: Angola-Nigeria Malawi exempted Group 2: Guinea-Liberia Niger-Ethiopia Group 3: Benin-Tanzania Sudan-Zambia Group 4: Congo-Burkina Faso Central African Republic-Mozambique Group 5: Mauritania-Cape Verde Kenya-Togo Group 6: Seychelles-Eritrea Zimbabwe-Mali Group 7: Gabon-Morocco Equatorial Guinea-Sierra Leone Group 8: Lesotho-Senegal Sao Tome-Gambia Group 9: Libya-DR Congo Botswana-Swaziland Group 10: Madagascar-Egypt Mauritius exempted Group 11: Côte d'Ivoire-South Africa Burundi exempted Group 12: Namibia-Algeria Chad exempted Group 13: Uganda-Ghana Rwanda exempted Full text...

  • Tanzania to host Castle tourney
    04 september 2002 18:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania will host the third edition of the Castle Lager Cup tournament next month, sponsors South African Breweries have announced. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to play Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kenya in cricket friendlies
    04 september 2002 13:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe cricket officials said Wednesday the national team will play Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Kenya in international friendly matches soon to prepare for next year's world cup finals. Full text...

  • Talented midfielder dropped from Bafana Bafana
    04 september 2002 07:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Talented South African midfielder Jabu Pule will not feature in the African Nations Cup qualifier match at the weekend against Ivory Coast for failure to turn up for camp. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone's Under 14 tennis player brings home gold medal
    03 september 2002 23:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Tennis player Hindolo Karim of the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Secondary School has returned home with a Gold Medal from the West/Central African Tennis Championship co-hosted by Ghana and Togo. Full text...

  • Senegalese, Nigerian compete for UFOA chair
    03 september 2002 22:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Two football administrators from Senegal and Nigeria are competing for the presidency of the Union of West African Football Associations (UFOA), sources at UFOA headquarters in Abidjan said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malians arrive for Sunday's CAN qualifier against Zimbabwe
    03 september 2002 21:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Malian national soccer team arrived in Harare Tuesday for Sunday's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Malawi Wanderers coach arrested for scam, released on bail
    03 september 2002 21:30:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Football coach Stuart Mbolembole, who steers one of Malawi's top football teams called MTL Wanderers in the country's elite Super League, has been arrested for misusing funds meant for his players. Full text...

  • German Winfried Schafer stays on as Cameroon coach
    03 september 2002 20:11:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- German national Winfried Schafer will coach the Cameroon national football team for another two years, the youth and sports ministry said Tuesday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa gear up for CAN tie
    03 september 2002 19:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The South African national football team, Bafana Bafana is already in Abidjan for next Sunday's clash with Cote d'Ivoire in the 2004 Cup of Nations qualifying series. Full text...

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