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  • Kenya fires female Volleyball team coach
    27 august 2003 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) has sacked Gilbert Ohanya, the national female team's head coach, after he lost the Africa Nation's Cup in Nairobi at the weekend. Full text...

  • South African jumper guns for world record
    27 august 2003 13:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- South African high jumper Jacques Freitag, who won the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships underway here, told a news conference Tuesday that his aim was to overcome world record. Full text...

  • Kenyans lose steeplechase gold medal to former compatriot
    27 august 2003 13:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Kenyan team was deprived of the steeplechase gold medal by former Kenyan athlete Saaeed Saif Shaheen, who won the medal for his new country Qatar on Tuesday at the World Athletics Championship underway here. Full text...

  • Update on African performances at athletics championships
    27 august 2003 12:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Africans have so far won nine medals at the 9th World Athletics Championships underway in Paris. Full text...

  • Mauritanian, Senegalese teams meet in memorial tourney
    27 august 2003 12:42:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The 2003 edition of an annual basketball tournament featuring teams from Senegal and Mauritania will hold 1-6 September in Boghe, 300 km southeast of Nouakchott, sources said here. Full text...

  • DR Congo federation picks wrestlers for All Africa Games
    27 august 2003 12:34:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Following is a list of 34 wrestlers, including 19 women pre-selected by the Congolese Wrestling Federation (FECOLUTTA) to represent the country at the 8th All Africa Games billed for October 2003 in Abuja, Nigeria: Men -50kg Mampuya, Sinyakala, Fala -60kg: Zakado, Malema, Aroka -66kg: Vengidio, Makanzu, Makitu -74kg: Mampila, Mukadi, Longa -84kg: Fukwabo, Tshibangu, Etana. Full text...

  • Reunion athletes set for Indian Ocean Games in Mauritius
    27 august 2003 07:24:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion is sending some 400 athletes to the 6th Indian Ocean Islands Games in Mauritius, five years after hosting the 5th edition. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Mbango wins silver in triple jump
    26 august 2003 22:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroon's Françoise Mbango Etone on Tuesday won the silver medal in women's triple jump at the ongoing world athletics championships in Paris. Full text...

  • Mbango bags silver medal, scraps African triple jump record
    26 august 2003 22:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroon's Françoise Mbango Etone Tuesday won the silver medal in the women's triple jump event at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Paris, and made a new African record in the event. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Cameroon to open African pre-Olympic try-outs
    26 august 2003 21:24:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Tunisia and Cameroon are billed to kick- off the first game in the men's category of a pre-Olympic handball tournament that convenes in a fortnight in Angola, according to the draw held here Monday. Full text...

  • Mozambique's Maria Mutola wins world 800m gold medal
    26 august 2003 20:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mozambican athlete Maria Mutola on Tuesday won the women's 800-metre race in the 9th world athletics competition underway in Paris since last Saturday. Full text...

  • Coach sees heated female 400m final at World Championships
    26 august 2003 20:44:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A top French athletics coach Tuesday predicted a heated contest in the female 400m final of the World Athletics Championships slated for Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Seychelles athletes arrive in Port Louis for island games
    26 august 2003 19:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Seychelles delegation comprising 246 athletes led by the Youth and Sports Minister, Sylvette Pool, to the sixth Indian Ocean islands games that begin Friday, arrived here Tuesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo for 11 events in All-African Games
    26 august 2003 18:47:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo will engage in 11 disciplines in the Eighth All-African Games slated for October in Abuja, Nigeria, sports officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Seychelles plans 367-member delegation to Islands games
    26 august 2003 18:01:00
    Victoria- Seychelles (PANA) -- Seychelles will send a 367-member delegation to the 6th Indian Ocean islands games (JIOI) scheduled 29 August to 7 September 2003 in Mauritius, an official source said here. Full text...

  • Malian football authorities fire French coach
    26 august 2003 12:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) has fired national football coach Frenchman Christian Dalger, citing "poor working methods and bad choices". Full text...

  • Kenya drops six more teams from African Games
    26 august 2003 12:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has dropped six more teams from the 8th All Africa Games, citing financial constraints and failure to attain the requisite standards. Full text...

  • Kenyans are steeplechase favourites at World Championships
    26 august 2003 11:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi is hot favourite in the final of the steeplechase coming up Tuesday at the 9th World Athletics Championships underway here. Full text...

  • Mauritius names squad for Indian Ocean Games
    26 august 2003 11:48:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius national football coach Akbar Patel announced Tuesday the names of 20 players selected for the Indian Ocean Games opening next Friday at the Anjalay stadium in the north of the country. Full text...

  • Cotonsport extend lead in Cameroonian championship
    26 august 2003 11:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cotonsport of Garoua have extended their lead at the top of the Cameroonian first division football championship, thrashing Cintra of Yaounde 5-0 in a late 24th round match played on Monday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone govt chides deserting U-17 players
    25 august 2003 23:06:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Sierra Leonean government has condemned the action of 13 players and two officials of the country's Under-17 soccer squad who defected after the Junior World Cup a fortnight ago in Finland. Full text...

  • South Africa bags first gold at World Championships
    25 august 2003 21:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- South Africa Monday got its first gold medal when high jumper Jacques Freitag cleared 2. Full text...

  • European clubs eye Angolan female handballer Praca
    25 august 2003 18:54:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least two leading European clubs have shown interest in Angolan female handball player Justina Praca, the local "Jornal dos Desportos," reported Monday. Full text...

  • Results of CAF Champion's League matches
    25 august 2003 17:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the complete results of CAF Champion's League matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian club penalises keeper for conceding too many goals
    25 august 2003 14:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's flag bearer in the CAF Champions League, Enyimba, has stripped international goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of the team's captainship after the disastrous 1-6 loss away to Ismaili of Egypt at the weekend. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean wins ITF circuit in Nigeria
    25 august 2003 12:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Genius Chidzikwe of Zimbabwe at the weekend beat Sanon Valentine of Cote d'Ivoire in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, to win the singles title of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit in Lagos. Full text...

  • Crowd trouble rocks Nigerian league matches again
    25 august 2003 12:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least two Nigerian league matches were abandoned at the weekend following crowd trouble, officials told PANA in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Africa Sports back on top of Ivorian championship
    25 august 2003 12:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Africa Sports of Abidjan reclaimed the top spot in the Ivorian Super Division football championship after beating Satellite FC 2-0 in the fourth round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroonian athlete bemoans 'unfair' suspension
    25 august 2003 11:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian sprinter Leonie Mani, suspended for doping, has expressed great disappointment at missing the 9th World Athletics Championship underway in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Canon beat Atletico Aviacao 2-1 in Champions League
    24 august 2003 20:39:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon of Yaounde Sunday beat Atletico Aviacao of Angola 2-1 in a second round tie of the African Champions League played at the Reunification Stadium in Douala, Cameroon. Full text...

  • Togo's Athleta crush Benin's Black Stones in female soccer
    24 august 2003 19:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese female soccer team Athleta FC beat their Beninese counterparts Black Stones 1-0 in an international friendly played here Saturday. Full text...

  • No African in World Championships women's 100m final
    24 august 2003 18:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- No African will feature in the women's 100m final of the ongoing 9th World Athletics Championships after the continent's sole hope crashed out in the semi-finals here Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's Adere poised for second medal
    24 august 2003 17:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Berhane Adere, who won the women's 10,000m final to offer her country and Africa the first gold medal in the ongoing 9th World Athletics Championship convening here, has announced her intention to compete in the 5000m event. Full text...

  • Senegal's Thiam clocks best time in 400m qualifiers
    24 august 2003 16:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegal's Amy Mbacké Thiam Sunday recorded the best qualifying time in the 400m in the ongoing 9th World Athletics Championships in Paris. Full text...

  • Togolese football league kicks off
    24 august 2003 16:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's 2002/2003 national football championship kicked off Sunday with 16 teams from across the country in the title chase. Full text...

  • Mutola signs best time in 800m qualifiers
    24 august 2003 15:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mozambique's Maria Mutola has clocked 2:00:81 to register the best performance in the women's qualifiers for the 800m final in the ongoing World Athletics Championship convening here since Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Andrew Owusu in triple jump final
    24 august 2003 13:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ghanaian Andrew Owusu will be among contestants in the triple jump finals Monday at the 9th world athletics championship that enters its second day in Paris Sunday. Full text...

  • Another setback for USM of Algiers in Champions League
    24 august 2003 10:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Esperance of Tunis beat USM of Algiers 1-0 Saturday evening in a quarter-final match of the African Champions League played at Blida, 50-km east of the Algerian capital. Full text...

  • Egypt wins African women's Volleyball Nations Cup
    23 august 2003 21:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt Saturday in Nairobi beat host Kenya 3-1 (25-19,19-25,27-25 and 29-19) in the final of the 14th African women's Volleyball Nations Cup match. Full text...

  • 2 Africans impress in World Athletics 400m qualifiers
    23 august 2003 20:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Eric Milazar of Mauritius and Tunisia's Sofiane Labidi have scaled the first round of their 400m qualifiers at the 9th World Athletics Championships that kicked off Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • Regional High School soccer tournament kicks off in Zimbabwe
    23 august 2003 20:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A three-nation regional High School football tournament kicked off in Harare Saturday, with both Zambia and Zimbabwe beating defending champions Malawi. Full text...

  • Coach blames bad luck for Nigeria's exit from FIFA tourney
    23 august 2003 16:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Coach Augustine Eguavoen has said his team was unlucky not to have made it to the last eight of the current FIFA Under-17 Championship in Finland. Full text...

  • USM of Algiers suffers second defeat in Champions League
    23 august 2003 15:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM of Algiers Friday conceded its second defeat in the Champions League quarterfinals, losing 0-1 to Espérance of Tunis. Full text...

  • DR Congo confirms participation in Military Games
    22 august 2003 23:20:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo confirmed Friday that it would take part in the 3rd world military games billed for 13-27 September in Catane, Italy. Full text...

  • Mutola, Mozambican queen of the track
    22 august 2003 21:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Mozambican athlete Maria Mutola is one of Africa best bets at the 9th world athletics championships opening Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • Ivorian super league goes into 4th round
    22 august 2003 20:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The second phase of the Ivorian super league enters the 4th round this weekend with current leaders Stella Abidjan taking on fifth-placed Sabé of Bouna. Full text...

  • 100 African female athletes feature in world championships
    22 august 2003 19:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About a hundred women are among the 285 African athletes featuring in the 9th World Athletics Championships due to kick off Saturday in France, official sources confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal's athlete Thiam to defend world title in Paris
    22 august 2003 19:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Senegal's Amy Mbacke Thiam is set to defend at the 9th World Athletics championship opening in Paris Saturday, the 400m race crown she won in Edmonton, Canada in 2001, when she returned a time of 49. Full text...

  • ASEC, FC Simba lock horns in CAF tie Sunday
    22 august 2003 18:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ASEC of Abidjan lock horns Sunday in Dar es Salaam with Tanzania's Simba FC in a second round duel of the African Champions League. Full text...

  • African Champions League weekend fixtures
    22 august 2003 18:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Following are the fixtures of the second round of the African Champions League scheduled for this weekend. Full text...

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