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  • Nigeria fail to meet Ecuador in friendly tie
    05 july 2003 15:33:00
    Houston- US (PANA) -- For the second time in two months, hundreds of Nigerian soccer fans in the US have been disappointed with the failure of the Super Eagles to honour an international friendly with their Ecuadorian counterparts. Full text...

  • Kenya names provisional African Games boxing team
    05 july 2003 15:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has named its provisional boxing team to October's 8th All Africa Games slated for Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Fans organise evening prayers for late Foé
    05 july 2003 09:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabon-based Cameroonian community and scores of fans of the 'Indomitable Lions' of Cameroon held a memorial prayer Friday night here to pay homage to Marc-Vivien Foé, who died on the pitch 26 June during the semi-final of the Confederations Cup. Full text...

  • Canon regain top slot in Cameroon football league
    04 july 2003 23:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon of Yaounde regained the top slot of the national elite football championship at the end of the 18th round played Thursday after clinching a 2-0 away win over Fovu of Baham. Full text...

  • Cameroonian govt releases funeral rites for late Foe
    04 july 2003 22:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Wake-keeping over the remains of Marc- Vivien Foe takes place Sunday night at the 70,000-seat Amadou Ahidjo stadium, according to the official funeral programme published here Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya names CAN qualifier team
    04 july 2003 14:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Coach Jacob Mulee on Friday named Kenya's squad to Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations Group Five return match against Cape Verde in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to face Kenya in Nairobi for CAN 2004 match
    04 july 2003 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A 23-member Cape Verdian squad to Saturday's 2004 Africa Cup of Nations Group Five return qualifier against Kenya arrived in Nairobi Thursday night. Full text...

  • Kenyan coach Mulee walks tightrope in CAN qualifier
    04 july 2003 10:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he took charge of the national football team last year, Kenya head coach Jacob Mulee promised to take the Harambee Stars to the 2004 CAN finals and, a year down the line Tunis is so near, yet so far for Kenyans. Full text...

  • Congo takes on Mozambique in 2004 CAN qualifier
    04 july 2003 10:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national football team will play Mozambique Sunday in Brazzaville in the sixth and final round of qualifiers to the 2004 Cup of Nations (CAN) finals billed for Tunisia. Full text...

  • Cotonou volleyball tourney update
    04 july 2003 09:02:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of the first round of the ongoing Cotonou International Volleyball Tournament (TOVOCO), played last Wednesday: Women: Agaza de Lome (Togo)/Nova (Benin) 3-1 Men: Postels (Benin)/AS Douane (Togo) 3-1 USFA (Burkina Faso)/German Co (Benin) 3-0 The competition, which is into its second edition, features eight clubs (4 men's, 4 women's) from the West African sub region. Full text...

  • Morocco on roll for African Basketball championship
    04 july 2003 08:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan men's team will take part in the 22nd African basketball championship billed for 7-16 August in Alexandria, Egypt, sources confirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Blatter says late Foe was 'respected athlete'
    03 july 2003 23:18:00
    Lyon- France (PANA) -- The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has described Marc-Vivien Foe, Cameroon's midfielder who collapsed and died 26 June during a semi-final match in the Confederations Cup, as a "brilliant, loved and respected athlete. Full text...

  • Ghana's 'Black Stars' arrive Kigali for CAN tie
    03 july 2003 20:34:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The 'Black Stars' of Ghana arrived here Thursday ahead of an African Nations Cup (CAN) qualifier against its Rwandan counterparts Sunday, Rwandan Football Association (FERWAFA) officials said. Full text...

  • Cameroon to hold official funeral for Foe
    03 july 2003 17:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- An official funeral has been set for Monday for the late Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe who died last Thursday in Lyon (France) after collapsing during the Confederations Cup semi-finals against Colombia. Full text...

  • This weekend's 2004 CAN group qualifier fixtures
    03 july 2003 14:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 20 Africa Cup of Nations group qualifiers matches are on the card this weekend in different parts of the continent. Full text...

  • Zambia flies to Benin for CAN 2004 tie
    03 july 2003 14:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambia national team, Chipolopolo, has left home for Cotonou in Benin to play the final and deciding match against that country's national team known as the Squirrels on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria calls off soccer friendly against Ecuador
    03 july 2003 14:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's friendly against Ecuador in the US state of Texas on Saturday has been cancelled due to the ongoing national strike, Nigerian Football Association (NFA) officials said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya launches sports fund
    03 july 2003 12:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The government of Kenya has set up a Sports Fund geared towards safeguarding the financial interests of Kenyan sportsmen. Full text...

  • Uganda to host U-19 regional rugby World Cup qualifiers
    02 july 2003 19:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has been selected to host the Under-19 rugby World Cup qualifiers for the East and Central African region in August this year, Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Vice President, Paul Sigombe announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mazembe to take on Kaiser Chiefs in Vodacom Challenge final
    02 july 2003 17:08:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Supporters of the Lubumbashi football side of Mazembe, which is due to take on South Africa's Kaiser Chiefs in the Vodacom Challenge final, have demanded that their team should avenge the 4-1 crushing defeat inflicted by the South Africans on St Eloi Lupopo, another DR Congo team featured in the tourney. Full text...

  • Cape Verde due in Nairobi Thursday for CAN tie
    02 july 2003 13:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Cape Verde squad to Saturday's Cup of Nations Group 5 qualifier against Kenya in Nairobi flies in Thursday afternoon, local football authorities indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nation-wide strike forces cancellation of Nigerian league matches
    02 july 2003 12:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ongoing nation-wide strike over increased fuel prices, which has crippled economic and social activities in Nigeria has further forced the postponement of league matches this weekend, football officials said in Lagos Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African football stars duck Burundi CAN tie
    02 july 2003 11:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- At least three top South African football players have ducked the weekend trip to war-torn Burundi for the last Group 11 Cup of Nations qualifier. Full text...

  • Mauritius coach names squad for Madagascar tie
    02 july 2003 11:27:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius national football coach Akbar Patel Wednesday listed 18 players for the last Group 10 match in the 2004 Cup of Nations qualifying series scheduled for next Saturday in Antananarivo against Madagascar. Full text...

  • Victorious Nigerian Olympic team returns to heroes' welcome
    02 july 2003 11:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Victorious Nigerian Olympic football team returned to Lagos Tuesday night to the warm welcome of the supporters' club and some other football fans who defied the ongoing nation-wide strike to receive the team at Murtala Mohammed Airport. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe promises national team big reward for win over Eritrea
    02 july 2003 09:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government Wednesday pledged a whopping 100 million Zimbabwean dollars (123,000 US dollars) to the national football team should the players pull a 5-0 win against Eritrea next weekend, in the last round of the 2004 Cup of Nations qualifying series. Full text...

  • Aliu, Mutola, Bekele excel at Lausanne
    02 july 2003 08:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reigning African, Olympics and World women's 800m champion Maria Mutola, double World Cross Country champion Kenenisa Bekele and Nigerian sprinter Deji Aliu are among the African athletes who excelled in Tuesday's IAAF Super Grand Prix meet in Lausanne, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean players promised windfall for victory over Eritrea
    01 july 2003 14:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bid to spur the national team onto qualification for the 2004 Cup of Nations finals, Zimbabwean authorities Tuesday offered the largest ever reward for a win against Eritrea in a crunch match coming up next weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroonian dailies hail Indomitable Lions' performance
    01 july 2003 08:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon dailies were full of praise on Monday for the impressive performance of the Indomitable Lions in spite of their 0-1 loss to France in the Confederations Cup finals played on Sunday in Paris. Full text...

  • Results of 15th round of Gabon D1 championship
    30 june 2003 21:53:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Here are the results of the 15th round of the Gabonese football first division championship played last weekend: FC 105-USB 2-0 (unfinished match) USM-JSL 3-1 CMS-Munadji 76 1-0 Stade Akebé-SOGEA FC 1-0 TP Akwembe-Mangasport 0-2 Wongosport-Pétrosport 3-1 Ranking Points 1-USB 26 2-Wongosport 26 3-FC 105 22 4-CMS 22 5-Stade Akébé 22 6-Mangasport 21 7-JSL 20 8-SOGEA FC 16 9-USM 16 10-TP Akwembé 15 11-Munadji 76 14 12-Pétrosport 11 Full text...

  • Kenyan schoolboy humbles international athletes
    30 june 2003 21:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan primary schoolboy Sunday outshone international athletes in a 10,000-meter race during the North Rift athletic trials held at Iten Township, some 340km north-west of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Top African athletes lined up for IAAF Super Grand meet
    30 june 2003 17:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thirteen Olympic and 13 World Champions, among them double World Cross Country champion, Keninisa Bekele of Ethiopia are among the big track stars set for Tuesday's IAAF Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Mali through to next round of Olympic qualifiers
    30 june 2003 15:37:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Mali is through to the next round in the qualifying series of the 2004 Olympic Games, following a goalless draw here Sunday with Guinea. Full text...

  • Kenyans dominate steeplechase race in Grand Prix meet
    30 june 2003 15:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan athletes dominated the men's 3000m steeplechase race in Sunday's IAAF Grand Prix 11 Josefa Odlozila Memorial meet in Praha, Czech Republic. Full text...

  • Ivorian sports fraternity pays tribute to Foe
    30 june 2003 14:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A minute's silence was observed on Sunday in all stadiums across Cote d'Ivoire during the 16th round of the Ivorian Challenge Cup competition, in memory of Cameroonian international Marc-Vivien Foe, who died last Thursday in France during a semi-final match at the just-ended Confederations Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Moroccan football championship goes to the wire
    30 june 2003 14:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The outcome of the Moroccan first division football championship is still undecided following the 29th and penultimate round played on Sunday, with Hassania Agadir and Raja Casablanca, Wydad and CODM Mekness still neck and neck. Full text...

  • Foe's remains due repatriation next Friday
    30 june 2003 12:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The body of Cameroonian international Marc-Vivien Foe, who passed on last Thursday in the heat of the Confederations Cup semi-finals in Lyon, will be repatriated on Friday, state television indicated Sunday. Full text...

  • Blatter booed at Confederations Cup for being inhumane
    30 june 2003 12:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Joseph Sepp Blatter, president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), was booed for several minutes during Sunday's Confederations Cup final between France and Cameroon at the Stade de France in Paris. Full text...

  • Enyimba FC climbs to the top of Nigerian League
    30 june 2003 12:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending champion Enyimba FC has shot back to the top of the Nigerian premier league after a second- half goal by last season's top scorer, Victor Ezeji, caused the defeat of Lobi Stars in Aba at the weekend. Full text...

  • Congo U-23 beat Cameroon 1-0 in Olympics qualifier
    30 june 2003 10:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Under-23 national football side beat Cameroon 1-0 on Sunday in Brazzaville in a return qualifiers for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Clipper yachts depart from Cape Town
    30 june 2003 10:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The sun shone brightly over Cape Town's Table Mountain for Sunday's start of Race 13 in the Clipper Round the World yacht race. Full text...

  • Imed Mathlouthi retakes world full contact crown
    28 june 2003 20:01:00
    Bizerte- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian 32-year-old Imed Mathlouthi Friday evening regained the full contact title after beating 27- year-old Congolese Josef Yaucat-Guendy in 10-round bout here. Full text...

  • DR Congo U-23 soccer team beats Rwandan counterparts 2-0
    28 june 2003 19:15:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Under-23 football squad of DR Congo beat their Rwandan counterparts 2-0 Saturday at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali in a return leg match counting for the preliminaries of the 2004 Olympic Games. Full text...

  • Tunisians share loss of Cameroonian football international
    28 june 2003 19:07:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian national side, currently in camp at Aïn Draham, has sent its condolences to the Cameroonian delegation at the ongoing Confederations Cup finals in Lyons, France, following the death last Thursday of midfielder Marc- Vivien Foe. Full text...

  • South Africa bundles Kenya out of 2004 Olympics
    28 june 2003 18:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa eased Kenya out of the race to the 2004 Olympic football finals when the visitors forced the home side to a goalless draw in a return leg match played here Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroonians demand state funeral for Marc-Vivien Foe
    28 june 2003 17:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The public here is clamouring for a state funeral for Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe, who collapsed and died during last Thursday's Confederations Cup semi-final match against Colombia in Lyons (France). Full text...

  • FIFA should scrap tourneys to save player's lives - Monitor
    28 june 2003 14:16:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The world football governing body, FIFA, should consider scrapping some of its tournaments in order to preserve players' health, a Ugandan private daily said on Saturday. Full text...

  • BMW signs on as official car for 8th All-Africa Games
    28 june 2003 12:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- BMW motor company of Germany has paid the local organising committee for the eighth All-Africa Games (COJA) 1. Full text...

  • Kenya's Africa Games boxing trials results
    28 june 2003 11:12:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- National team regular Nick Abaka had to use all his arsenal to beat Samson Macharia in a tough All Africa Games boxing trials semi-finals light-welterweight contest here Friday night. Full text...

  • S. African football star helps underprivileged children
    28 june 2003 10:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football star Lucas Radebe has begun his annual national road show to assist young children with football training programmes. Full text...

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