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  • Controversy over Cameroonian squad for CAN 2004
    15 january 2004 14:07:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Controversy is brewing here over the list of 22 players selected into Cameroon's football team for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals, which kick off on 24 January in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Cox remains top South African in Dakar race
    15 january 2004 13:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African motorsport racer Alfie Cox on Wednesday claimed fourth place overall in the on- going 2004 Telefonica Dakar race. Full text...

  • Morocco names team for CAN 2004
    15 january 2004 13:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan soccer coach Badou Zaki has named the 22 players to represent the country at the 24th African Cup of Nations CAN 2004 tournament kicking off in Tunisia 24 January. Full text...

  • State television seeks partnerships for CAN 2004 coverage
    15 january 2004 13:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) general manager Gervais Mendo Ze has initiated contacts with businessmen for partnerships in the coverage of the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals kicking off 24 January in Tunisia, State radio announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon names CAN 2004 squad
    15 january 2004 11:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national football team coach, Winfried Schafer of Germany, has named his 22-man squad for the African Cup of Nations CAN 2004 tournament kicking off 24 January in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Victorious Zambian U-19 Cricketers back from South Africa
    15 january 2004 09:06:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's under-19 cricket team is back home from South Africa, where it won an international tournament. Full text...

  • FIFA 2010 World Cup inspectors end Libyan tour
    14 january 2004 20:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Inspectors from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) left Tripoli Tuesday after completing a weeklong inquiry on Libya's preparedness to host the 2010 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Nigeria names CAN 2004 squad
    14 january 2004 20:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Wednesday named the country's final 22-man squad of mainly foreign-based players for the African Nations Cup (CAN) kicking off in Tunisia 24 January. Full text...

  • Asec and Africa clubs of Abidjan seek French coaches
    14 january 2004 20:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Two leading Ivorian football clubs, Asec Mimosas and Africa Sports have recruited French coaches ahead of the national championship, which kicks off 21 February. Full text...

  • Congo names squad for CAN 2004
    14 january 2004 19:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Football Federation has published the list of 22 players selected for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals due in Tunisia from 24 January to 14 February. Full text...

  • Burkina's coach names 22-member squad for CAN 2004
    14 january 2004 18:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's national team head coach Jean-Paul Rabier has issued a list of 22 players who will participate in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals kicking off in Tunisia on 24 January. Full text...

  • Tunisia beats Benin 2-0 in soccer friendly
    14 january 2004 18:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia beat Benin 2-0 in a soccer friendly played Wednesday in Djerba, south of Tunisia, host of the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) championship, kicking off 24 January. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea, Gabon to co-host CAN 2008
    14 january 2004 18:16:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea and Gabon will simultenously co-host matches of the 2008 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Malabo and Libreville, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou revealed here. Full text...

  • Algeria, Mali clash in soccer friendly Thursday
    14 january 2004 17:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria and Mali will Thursday in Algiers play a friendly match ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • DR Congo organises fans flight to CAN 2004
    14 january 2004 17:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A national committee to ensure that a cheering squad of DR Congo's national football team, "The Simbas", flies to Tunisia for the 2004 African Nations Cup has announced requirements for the trip. Full text...

  • Race for Zambian FA leadership intensifies
    14 january 2004 15:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The race for the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) presidency has narrowed down to two candidates after one of the aspirants dropped out. Full text...

  • S. Africa, Real Madrid $12 million match angers opposition
    14 january 2004 13:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has condemned South Africa's offer of $12 million to Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid for a friendly against SA XI to promote South Africa's bid for the 2010 World Cup. Full text...

  • Africans El Guerouj, Cloete still lead IAAF rankings
    14 january 2004 13:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African athletes Hicham El Guerrouj and Hestrie Cloete are perched atop the latest International Associaiton of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Rankings. Full text...

  • Ikatel donates 30 millions cfaf to Malian football team
    14 january 2004 13:16:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Private mobile telephone operator Ikatel has donated 30 million cfa francs to the Malian national football team to beef up preparations for the 24th African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals, which kick off on 24 January in Tunis. Full text...

  • Swazi FA faces halt to FIFA aid package
    14 january 2004 11:53:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Cash-strapped National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) stands to lose a Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) quarterly funding of US$11,000 unless the Swazi FA puts its house in order promptly. Full text...

  • Nigerian skipper may miss CAN 2004 over money problem
    14 january 2004 11:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian team captain Austin "Jay Jay" Okocha may miss the 2004 African Nations Cup finals following word that his bankers in Nigeria were in trouble, local press accounts intimated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Two venues for CAN 2004 matches in Tunis
    14 january 2004 10:25:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The El Menzah stadium in Tunis and the 7 November sports complex in Rades (10 km from the Tunisian capital) will host most of the matches in the 24th Cup of Nations (CAN) finals opening here 24 January. Full text...

  • Mitsubishi continues lead in Dakar Rally
    14 january 2004 09:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports (MMSP) team drivers Stephane Peterhansel and Hiroshi Masuoka took no risks on Tuesday's 213 km special stage of the 2004 Telefonica Dakar Rally between Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Kenyan CAF official dies
    14 january 2004 08:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan assistant minister of Foreign Affairs Job Omino, who was also an official of the African Football Confederation (CAF) died here Tuesday afternoon. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone Football Association dissolved
    13 january 2004 22:19:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- After accusing executives of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) for inefficiency and the total collapse of football in the country, sports stakeholders Tuesday signed a memorandum dissolving the SLFA. Full text...

  • 12 professionals on Zimbabwe's CAN 2004 squad
    13 january 2004 19:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Tuesday named its 22-member squad for the African Cup of Nations finals scheduled later this month in Tunisia, ahead of the 14 January Confederation of African Football deadline for submission of team lists. Full text...

  • South African quad racer leads in 2004 Dakar Rally
    13 january 2004 15:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- With stages 10 and 11 of the 2004 Paris-Dakar Rally cancelled for security reasons, the South African quad rider, Cornel de Villiers, is still leading the Experimental Class for Quads after finishing 11 days of his first Dakar Rally on a Bombardier DS650. Full text...

  • Nigerian international to quit Super Eagles after CAN 2004
    13 january 2004 12:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian soccer star Tijani Babangida has said he will end his international career after the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia, according to press accounts here. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Magereza lift regional handball title
    13 january 2004 10:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania mainland's Magereza Kiwira have won the East and Central Africa Clubs' women's handball championship title in Mwanza, north western Tanzania. Full text...

  • 15 volleyball teams qualify for Athens 2004
    13 january 2004 09:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 15 teams have booked their tickets to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, in August following the conclusion of eight continental Olympic qualifier tournaments over the weekend. Full text...

  • FIFA official to probe Swazi FA
    12 january 2004 17:54:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Development Officer Ashford Mamelodi arrives here Monday to probe the cash-strapped National Football Association of Swaziland. Full text...

  • Patrick Mboma rejoins Indomitable Lions ahead of CAN 2004
    12 january 2004 17:00:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian striker Patrick Mboma has has rejoined the 27-man group of Indomitable Lions that left Yaounde on Sunday for Malaga in Spain to continue with their preparations for the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Al-Olympique still tops Libyan league
    12 january 2004 16:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Despite draw 1-1 against Al-Wahda, Al-Olympique still tops the Libyan football league following matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • FAR of Rabat wins Throne Cup
    12 january 2004 16:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Royal Armed Forces (FAR) FC have retained the Throne Cup by defeating Wydad of Casablanca 1-0 in the finals played in Rabat, the capital's kingdom. Full text...

  • Zambian football icon grabs FA senior position
    12 january 2004 16:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer legend, Kalusha Bwalya, is to become the new vice president of the Football Association of Zambia after he went through unopposed at the weekend at close of nominations for elections to be held at the end of the month. Full text...

  • Benin lists squad of 22 players for CAN 2004
    12 january 2004 13:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Coach Cecile Jones Atturquayefio of Benin's national football team Sunday announced a squad of 22 players for the 24th edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) slated for 24 January to 14 February in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Swaziland shines at sub-regional swimming gala
    12 january 2004 13:09:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Youthful Swazi swimmers swept to fame at the weekend in the three-day inaugural Nedbank sub-Saharan Invitational Gala held at Sifundzani Primary School here. Full text...

  • Kenya trims Olympic qualifier boxing team
    12 january 2004 11:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Cash-strapped Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) will enter four boxers in this week's Africa Zone Olympic Games qualifier tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Nigeria beat Dutch club in CAN 2004 warm-up
    12 january 2004 09:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ukraine-based Nigerian striker Julius Aghahowa at the weekend netted the winning goal for the Super Eagles in a 2-1 victory over FC Zwolle in Faro, Portugal, as part of the country's build-up to the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Kenyan team trains in Libya ahead of CAN finals
    12 january 2004 09:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan team to the 2004 Cup of Nations finals left Nairobi Monday for Libya, where they would train for a week before proceeding to Tunisia. Full text...

  • Mauritania clears army in Paris-Dakar rally scam
    11 january 2004 16:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian government has denied allegations that the national army received money from the Paris-Dakar rally when it passed through the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius in COSAFA quarterfinals after 2-0 over South Africa
    11 january 2004 15:58:00
    Port Louis Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius football team have advanced to the Confederation of Southern African Associations (COSAFA) Cup's quarterfinals after beating South Africa 2-0 in Curepipe in a first round match of the contest. Full text...

  • Enyimba clinches Nigerian super cup
    11 january 2004 13:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- African champion Enyimba of Aba defeated FA Cup holder Lobi Stars of Makurdi 5-3 on penalties to clinch the country's super cup played between the league champions and the cup winners Saturday in the eastern Nigerian city of Owerri. Full text...

  • Kenyan Targat triumphs in Belfast cross country
    11 january 2004 10:31:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Kenya's Paul Targat to narrowly beat Tanzania's Fabian Joseph in the Belfast international cross- country in northern Ireland on Saturday thanks to a powerful sprint finish. Full text...

  • Tunisia men volleyball squad qualify for 2004 Olympics
    10 january 2004 20:35:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's male volleyball team Saturday clinched their ticket to the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece, after beating Egypt 3-0 (25/19, 25/16, 25/22) in the last round of the African zone playoff hosted here this week. Full text...

  • Kenya knocks Nigeria to qualify for Athens Olympics
    10 january 2004 18:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya beat Nigeria 3-1 in an Africa Zone Olympic Games women's volleyball qualifier match in Nairobi Saturday to earn the coveted position of the African representatives at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games slated for August in Greece. Full text...

  • Kenya, Nigeria win Olympic play-off ties
    09 january 2004 18:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nigeria beat the Seychelles 3-0 in an Africa Zone Olympic Games women's volleyball qualifier in Nairobi on Friday to enhance their chances of booking their tickets to the event. Full text...

  • Kenya names 2004 CAN squad
    09 january 2004 18:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's football team Coach Jacob Mulee has named his squad to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia, pledging that the Harambee Stars would do the country proud in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Ilunga Pierrot is DR Congo's best athlete of 2003
    09 january 2004 16:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo's Sports Writers' Association (AJSC) has named basketballer Ilunga Pierrot, who plies his trade for BC Onatra of Kinshasa, as the best athlete of 2003. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso beat Ghana's Ashanti Kotoko in friendly tie
    09 january 2004 15:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkina Faso national football team on Thursday in Ouagadougou beat Ghana's Ashanti Kotoko 3-2 in a friendly tie ahead of the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Tunisia. Full text...

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