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  • Kenyans dominate 3000m race in Golden Spike meet
    13 june 2003 19:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans dominated the men's 3000m race in Thursday's Golden Spike athletics meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Full text...

  • Mali's backup team to play Guinean counterparts Sunday
    13 june 2003 15:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's back-up national soccer team will play its Guinean counterparts at Bamako's Modibo Keïta Omnisports Stadium Sunday in a first leg qualifying match of the Athen 2004 Olympic Games. Full text...

  • Zambian soccer legend, Kalusha, loses father
    13 june 2003 14:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's soccer idol Kalusha Bwalya was in mourning Friday after his father, Benjamin Bwalya Senior, died of a stroke in the northern mining town of Mufulira. Full text...

  • CAF chief Hayatou visits Nigeria
    13 june 2003 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Issa Hayatou, arrived in Nigeria Friday to begin a three-day visit, national football authorities said here. Full text...

  • Nigeria to play Ecuador, Poland and Japan in friendlies
    13 june 2003 14:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria, buoyed by the success of Wednesday's international soccer friendly against world champion Brazil, has lined up more friendly matches against Ecuador, Poland, Japan and Mexico, NFA officials revealed here Friday. Full text...

  • Deputy coaches quit in Mauritius over defeat
    13 june 2003 13:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Deputy coaches Rajen Dorasami and France L'Aiguille have resigned over the 7-0 defeat which the national Mauritian squad succumbed to last Sunday in their CAN 2004 Group 10 qualifying match with Egypt. Full text...

  • Rwandan footballers earn $24,000 for victory over Uganda
    12 june 2003 22:35:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Rwandan government offered 12 million F (24,000 US dollars) to its national football team after its 1-0 victory over Uganda in last Saturday's crucial match in Kampala, Radio Rwanda said on Thursday. Full text...

  • USM Alger win Algerian Challenge Cup
    12 june 2003 20:20:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Alger scored a golden goal at extra time Thursday against CR Belouizdad to win the Algerian Challenge Cup for the sixth time. Full text...

  • Romania supports Tunisia's World Cup bid for 2010
    12 june 2003 19:06:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Romanian Sports Minister Giorgiu Gingaras on Thursday said that he supported Tunisia's bid to host the 2010 World Cup which FIFA has decided to hold in Africa for the first time. Full text...

  • Cameroon U-17 side to get State House reception
    12 june 2003 18:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national Under 17 football team, which emerged champions at the 5th African youth championship in Swaziland would on Friday be honoured by a State House reception here. Full text...

  • ITF orders Zimbabwe to travel to Israel
    12 june 2003 18:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday dismissed Zimbabwe's security fears and ordered the southern African country to honour its Euro-Africa Zone tie with Israel in July. Full text...

  • Swaziland honours first black African to climb Mt Everest
    12 june 2003 10:20:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swazi King Mswati III has honoured Sibusiso Vilane, the first Swazi and black African, who last month climbed Mount Everest -- the world's highest mountain. Full text...

  • Brazil thrash Nigeria 3-0 in friendly tie
    11 june 2003 21:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil beat hosts Nigeria 3-0 Wednesday in an international friendly match played at the Abuja Stadium before an average crowd. Full text...

  • Kenyans shine at Slovak Gold Grand Prix event
    11 june 2003 19:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans reigned supreme at the Cena Slovenska/Slovak Gold Grand Prix 11 athletics meet in Bratislava men's 800m race 2 on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda complains to CAF over match violence in Uganda
    11 june 2003 13:50:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda has lodged a complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following the aggression its national team players faced when it played against Uganda last Saturday in a CAN qualifying match. Full text...

  • Gambia complains of poor reception during CAN tie with Senegal
    10 june 2003 20:49:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Football officials here said Tuesday they were petitioning the African Football Confederation (CAF) in protest against the poor reception accorded the Gambian national team during last weekend's Cup of Nations qualifier with host country Senegal. Full text...

  • USM Alger, CR Belouizdaz play Algerian Cup final
    10 june 2003 19:31:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Alger will lock horns with CR Belouizdaz in the Algerian Challenge Cup final slated for next Thursday in Blida, 50 km west of Algiers. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Zambia, Senegal closer to CAN 2004
    10 june 2003 18:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- With only two rounds left before the end of the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying series, Nigeria, Zambia and Senegal are closer to qualification after beating respectively Malawi, Tanzania and the Gambia. Full text...

  • Juju scare turned Uganda-Rwanda match into fistfight
    10 june 2003 17:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African soccer authorities would be justified to punish Uganda and Rwanda for engaging in un-sportsman like conduct during last Saturday's CAN 2004 Group 13 return qualifier match in Kampala. Full text...

  • Senegalese, Gambian soccer fans urged to regain calm
    10 june 2003 15:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Senior Minister for Sports Youssou Ndiaye has appealed to his country's soccer fans and those of Gambia to exercise serenity and preserve peace between the two neighbouring states. Full text...

  • Elephants to acclimatise in Swaziland ahead of Bafana Bafana tie
    10 june 2003 14:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire leave here Wednesday for Swaziland ahead of an African Nations Cup (CAN) qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Ivorian FA director general Alfred Namogo said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya to host Africa Nations Volleyball Cup in August
    10 june 2003 14:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya would host the Africa Nations Volleyball Cup next August after the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) withdrew the World Girls' Under-18 Championship from it. Full text...

  • Brazil here for friendly against Nigeria
    10 june 2003 11:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- World soccer champions Brazil arrived here from Paris Monday night for a friendly on Wednesday against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Full text...

  • No one killed in post Senegal-Gambia match skirmishes
    10 june 2003 11:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese authorities have confirmed that no soccer fans were killed after the highly-charged African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying round match with Gambia staged here last Saturday. Full text...

  • South African football star Quinton Fortune not camping
    10 june 2003 08:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Manchester United's Quinton Fortune has still not arrived for the Bafana Bafana camp ahead of Saturday's friendly against Trinidad and Tobago, according to Sabc radio reports. Full text...

  • Morocco beats Sierra Leone 1-0 in CAN qualifier
    09 june 2003 19:14:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco beat Sierra Leone 1-0 Sunday in Casablanca in a Group 7 match counting for the preliminaries of the 2004 Cup of Nations finals, with Youssef Chippo scoring the lone and winning goal in the 25th minute. Full text...

  • Round 4 Cup of Nations results
    09 june 2003 18:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are complete results of the 4th round 2004 Cup of Nations preliminaries played at the weekend: Group 1 Nigeria-Malawi 4-1 Angola: exempt Group 2 Liberia-Ethiopia 1-0 Niger-Guinea 1-0 Group 3 Zambia-Tanzania 2-0 Benin-Sudan 3-0 Group 4 Burkina-Mozambique 4-0 CAR-Congo 0-0 Group 5 Mauritania-Kenya 0-0 Togo-Cape Verde 5-2 Group 6 Seychelles-Zimbabwe 2-1 Mali-Eritrea 1-0 Group 7 Morocco-Sierra Leone 1-0 Equatorial Guinea-Gabon 2-0 Group 8 Senegal-Gambia 3-1 Lesotho: exempt Group 9 Botswana-Libya 0-1 DR Congo-Swaziland 2-0 Group 10 Egypt-Mauritius 7-0 Madagascar: exempt Group 11 Cote d'Ivoire-Burundi 6-1 South Africa: exempt Group 12 Namibia-Chad 2-1 Algeria: exempt Group 13 Uganda-Rwanda 0-1 Ghana: exempt Full text...

  • CAN 2004: A look at weekend qualifying matches in Africa
    09 june 2003 16:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The road to Tunisia 2004 will not be easy for some teams, as the African Cup of Nations qualifiers played over the weekend in various cities showed. Full text...

  • Results of Nebiolo Memorial Grand Prix 11 athletics meet
    09 june 2003 16:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following are results of the Primo Nebiolo Memorial Grand Prix 11 athletics meet held in Turin, Italy at the weekend in memory of former IAAF chief, the late Dr Primo Nebiolo. Full text...

  • Togo trounces Cape Verde 5-2 in CAN tie
    09 june 2003 16:15:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese national football team, the Sparrowhawks thrashed their Cape Verde counterparts 5-2 here Sunday in a match counting for the 4th round of the 2004 Cup of Nations preliminaries. Full text...

  • Djoliba retains top slot in Malian football league
    09 june 2003 15:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Djoliba AC of Bamako retained its position as leader of the Malian elite football championship after whacking Etoile Sportive of Darsalam (ESD) 5-0 during the 18th round of matches played Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenyans train in Ghana ahead of 2004 CAN qualifier tie
    09 june 2003 14:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan senior national team, the Harambee Stars, is training in Accra in Ghana ahead of its 22 June 2004 African Cup of Nations Group Five qualifier return match against Togo. Full text...

  • Kenyans shine in US Track and Field athletics meet
    09 june 2003 12:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan athletes swept the boards in the men's 5000m race in the US Track and Field Open Grand Prix 11 athletics meet in Palo Alto, California, over the weekend According to results released by the International Association of Athletics Federations, Luke Kipkosgei won the race in 7:46. Full text...

  • Benin mauls Sudan 3-0 in 2004 CAN qualifier
    09 june 2003 12:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national football squad, Les Ecureuils (Squirrels in French), beat their Sudanese counterparts 3-0 on Sunday in Cotonou in a qualifying match of the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Nigeria shifts CAN 2004 tie against Angola to Benin City
    09 june 2003 11:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has shifted its African Nations Cup qualifying match against Angola on 21 June from the capital Abuja to the midwestern Benin City, Nigerian football officials told PANA in Abuja on Monday. Full text...

  • Over 100 countries to watch Nigeria/Brazil friendly on TV
    09 june 2003 10:23:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- More than 100 countries will watch a live TV broadcast of Wednesday's friendly between Nigeria and world champion Brazil in Abuja, organisers of the match told PANA in the Nigerian capital on Monday. Full text...

  • CAR wins Zone 4 basketball tournament
    08 june 2003 18:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) emerged winner at the Africa Zone 4 men's basketball tournament that wound up here Sunday. Full text...

  • Cameroon are Africa Under-17 champs
    08 june 2003 18:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Cameroon beat Sierra Leone 1-0 at Somhlolo Stadium in Mbabane after 120 minutes of action to claim the CAF Under-17 championship in Swaziland. Full text...

  • CAN 2004: Niger beats Guinea 1-0
    08 june 2003 14:10:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Niger football team, Mena, on Saturday defeated Guinea's Sily National by 1 goal to 0 in Niamey in a qualifier for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) to be held in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Senegal beat Gambia 3-1 in CAN qualifier
    07 june 2003 20:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Teranga Lions of Senegal beat their Gambian counterparts 3-1 (2-0 in the first half) during a match played Saturday at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium here in the preliminaries of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2004). Full text...

  • Rwanda beat Uganda 1-0 in a bloody CAN 2004 qualifier
    07 june 2003 19:49:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Rwanda has enhanced their chances to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2004 final draws after humiliating Uganda 1-0 in a Group 13 bloody preliminary return leg encounter that was marred by violence here Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria trounces Malawi 4-1 in Nations Cup qualifier
    07 june 2003 19:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria trounced visiting Malawi 4-1 Saturday in a return leg qualifying match of the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Cameroon names 23 players for Confederations Cup
    07 june 2003 17:16:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The coach of Cameroon's national football squad, Winfried Shaëfer, has disclosed a list of 23 players named for the Confederations Cup kicking off next 18 June in France. Full text...

  • Zambia snatches vital 2-0 win against Tanzania
    07 june 2003 17:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia Saturday strengthened their claim to leadership of Group Three when after snatching a comfortable 2-0 win over Tanzania's 'Taifa Stars' at Independence Stadium here. Full text...

  • Three teams lose in zone four basketball tourney
    07 june 2003 16:33:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Despite their 92-67 win on Friday over Congo Brazzaville in the zone 4 basketball tourney, Cameroon has lost any hope of qualifying for the next Africa Games and the 14th African league scheduled in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • South Africa beat Kenya 2-1 in soccer Olympic qualifier
    07 june 2003 16:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Under-23 football side scored twice in the first half to beat Kenya 2-1 in an exciting Olympic qualifier Saturday. Full text...

  • Anxiety overwhelms Beninese ahead of Sudan CAN tie
    06 june 2003 22:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Fans of Benin's national soccer squad, the "Squirrels", are having anxious moments pondering the fate of their national pride as they go to battle Sunday against Sudan in an African Nations Cup (CAN) qualifier here. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Kenya draw in a CAN tie
    06 june 2003 22:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania and Kenya played a goalless draw on Friday in Nouakchott in their 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifiers series. Full text...

  • Moroccan FA assures Zaki of new contract
    06 june 2003 21:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- On the heels of a decisive African Nations Cup (CAN) qualifier Sunday against Sierra Leone, the Moroccan FA has assured renewal of head coach Badou Zaki's contract with the national soccer team. Full text...

  • Brazil to get $1.5m to play Nigeria in friendly
    06 june 2003 16:10:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- World champions Brazil will be paid 1. Full text...

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