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  • S. Africa's horseracing plans continue despite facility closure
    16 december 2003 15:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The equine influenza has not appeared to let up in South Africa, with another racing facility being placed under quarantine and a Johannesburg horse getting the equine influenza. Full text...

  • Germany's Prinz voted 2003 FIFA women's World Player
    16 december 2003 10:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- German striker Birgit Prinz, 26, has topped the poll for FIFA Women's World Player of the Year ahead of US player Mia Hamm and Sweden's Hanna Ljungberg. Full text...

  • Zidane clinches 2003 FIFA best player trophy
    16 december 2003 10:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- French footballer Zinedine Zidane has been crowned as the 2003 FIFA World Player for a record-equalling third time at the FIFA Gala held Monday in Basel, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Obasanjo to host triumphant Nigerian club
    15 december 2003 15:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo will host victorious Enyimba football club of Aba at his Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, club sources told PANA in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • ASPL 2000 still atop Mauritian football championship
    15 december 2003 11:11:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Association Sportive of Port Louis 2000 (ASPL) have retained the top slot of the Mauritian Division One football championship at the end of the 8th round played at the weekend, after thrashing Curepipe Starlight 3-1. Full text...

  • Gabonese Karate Federation gets new chairman
    15 december 2003 11:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gregoire Joumas has been elected as the new chairman of the Gabonese Karate Federation at the end of an extraordinary general assembly held at the weekend here. Full text...

  • FAR of Rabat tops Moroccan football league
    15 december 2003 10:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Armed Forces (FAR) has moved atop the Moroccan elite football championship after a 1-0 away win over defending champions Hassania of Agadir during the 13th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ethiopian-born runner second at European cross-country race
    15 december 2003 10:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ethiopian-born runner Elvan Abeylegesse has blamed Edinburgh's freezing weather for her last minute loss to Britain's Paula Radcliffe in the senior women's race of the European Cross Country Championships held Sunday in Scotland's Holyrood Park in Britain . Full text...

  • Brazilian striker gets Tunisian nationality
    15 december 2003 09:14:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Brazilian striker Silva Dos Santos, currently starring with French Division One side FC Sochaux has acquired Tunisian nationality and would consequently join the Tunisian national team, the Carthage Eagles for the Cup of Nations (CAN) finals billed for next month in Tunisia. Full text...

  • DR Congo's "Simba" to prepare for CAN in Egypt
    14 december 2003 19:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo's national football team begins residential training in Egypt Tuesday to prepare for the 24th African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Tunisia, which kicks off on 24 January. Full text...

  • Twelve Senegalese pros for qualifier against Egypt
    14 december 2003 18:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has called 12 football professionals for its second round elimination match against Egypt on 20 December for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece Among the 12-based soccer players is Kader Mangane (Neuchâtel Xamax, Switzerland, who was recently called to join the senior national team by the French coach Guy Stephan. Full text...

  • Ivorian team wins 32nd Bandama rally
    14 december 2003 14:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 32nd Bandama rally ended in Abidjan, Saturday, with the victory of Ivorian Fané Bakary/Konan Clément team on Subaru, who ran the race's 955. Full text...

  • Cameroon, CAR in Sunday's CEMAC soccer Cup final
    13 december 2003 13:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Cameroon and the Central African Republic (CAR) will lock horns in Sunday's final of the maiden Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) football Cup championship in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Nigerians celebrate CAF Champions League triumph
    13 december 2003 12:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- It was jubilation unlimited across Nigeria Friday night with soccer fans celebrating the nation's first ever CAF Champions League victory by Enyimba of Aba that beat Ismailia of Egypt 2-1 on aggregate. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Enyimba wins Champions League Cup
    12 december 2003 20:00:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Nigeria's Enyimba (Igbo for People's Elephant) made history Friday as the first club from the country to lift the lucrative Champions League Cup with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Ismailia of Egypt. Full text...

  • Guinea braces up for CAN 2004
    12 december 2003 19:10:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The Guinean national football team, Syli National will camp 26-30 December ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals billed for 24 January to 14 February 2004 in Tunisia, according to coach Michel Dussuyer. Full text...

  • Senegalese Football League kicks off weekend
    12 december 2003 18:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese 2003/2004 premier soccer League will kick off at the weekend featuring 20 teams. Full text...

  • Algeria to name Athlete of the Year 28 December
    12 december 2003 17:02:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria will name its Athlete of the Year on 28 December after a vote count from the country's 36 news organisations. Full text...

  • Buffles still unbeaten in Benin's Super League
    12 december 2003 15:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin PANA) -- Buffles FC trounced Mogas 90 with a single goal at the end of round four of the Beninese Super League last Wednesday to retain the top slot on the chart. Full text...

  • Beaten Berger returns to Nigeria after flight hitch
    12 december 2003 15:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defeated African Cup Winners Cup finalist Julius Berger of Lagos returned to Nigeria early Friday after being stranded in Egypt for two days due to difficulties in flight connection. Full text...

  • SA restricts racehorse movements over equine influenza
    12 december 2003 14:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Horseracing and tote betting operators Gold Circle and Phumelela, and the Jockey Club of Southern Africa on Friday stepped up recent measures to stop the spread of equine influenza, imposing restrictions on the movement of racehorses. Full text...

  • FIFA inspectors visit Tunisia's football facilities
    12 december 2003 11:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A group of inspectors from the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) have begun a visit to Tunisia, the third country out of the five African states bidding to host the 2010 World Cup. Full text...

  • CAF to dedicate 2004 Super Cup to Marc-Vivian Foe
    12 december 2003 11:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football's executive committee has decided to dedicate the 2004 Super Cup match to late Cameroonian footballer Marc-Vivian Foe, who died mid-year on the pitch in France. Full text...

  • SOS Children's Village, FIFA campaign for six villages
    11 december 2003 13:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- SOS Children's Villages and FIFA have launched a joint charity campaign under the slogan "6 Villages for 2006", with the objective of collecting donations for the construction of six new SOS Children's Villages -- one on each continent. Full text...

  • Flight failure stops Chad from CEMAC Cup contest
    10 december 2003 16:52:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad's national football team missed the first Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Cup held in Brazzaville by the other member countries' football squads due to lack of flights from here to Congo, Chadian sports minister Djimet Daboubou said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Loroupe to host Tergat, Gebreselassie in peace race
    10 december 2003 16:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's world record runner Tegla Loroupe will Saturday join fellow elite internationals for a race to highlight the human cost of crime among the country's warring ethnic groups in an effort to promote peace among them and their neighbours. Full text...

  • DR Congo squad due in Egypt Sunday
    10 december 2003 16:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo's national football squad will begin on Sunday in Egypt the third phase of its preparation ahead of the 2004 African Cup of Nations in January in Tunisia, the DRC football association has said. Full text...

  • CECAFA reprieves Ethiopia, Tanzania
    10 december 2003 16:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) has decided to forgive Tanzania Mainland and Ethiopia following their last minute withdrawals from the ongoing regional challenge cup championship. Full text...

  • Injury rules DR Congo's Herve Lembi out of CAN 2004
    10 december 2003 11:59:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo professional footballer Herve Lembi, who has seriously injured his heel, will be sidelined for six months, forcing him to miss the 2004 African Cup of Nations contest set for January in Tunisia. Full text...

  • CAF sub-committee meets to review statutes, regulations
    10 december 2003 09:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Members of the Confederation of African Football sub-committee reviewing the statutes and regulations of the continental football governing body meet Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • Rwanda hits Kenya hard in CECAFA semi-final
    09 december 2003 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defending champions Kenya's hopes of retaining the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup crown went up in smoke Monday night when they were beaten 5-4 by Rwanda in a tough semi-final tie in Khartoum, Sudan. Full text...

  • Africans ousted from World Youth Championship
    09 december 2003 10:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa's three remaining representatives at the FIFA World Youth Championship have failed to advance to the quarterfinals, losing close encounters in which two results could have gone either way. Full text...

  • Diaraf retains Senegal's Parliament Cup
    08 december 2003 16:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Diaraf FC of Dakar, Senegal's runners-up in the league championship, on Sunday beat defending champions Jeanne D'Arc 2-1 to win the National Assembly trophy. Full text...

  • CAN 2004: Nigerian Super Eagles to train in Europe
    08 december 2003 15:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Top Nigerian football officials led by national team coach Christian Chukwu are in Europe to inspect training camp sites for the Super Eagles ahead of next year's African Cup in Nations (CAN) championship in Tunisia, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • Buffles FC dominate Benin's Super League
    08 december 2003 12:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Buffles FC have retained the top slot of the Beninese super league after beating UNB FC 2-0 during the third round played on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host West African University Games
    08 december 2003 12:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 11th West African University Games will be held from 11 to 20 December in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Dyto emerge Togo's football champs in mid-race
    08 december 2003 12:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Defending champions AS Douanes' 0-0 draw with Dyto FC of Lome left the latter still atop the premier league at the weekend. Full text...

  • ASFB tops Burkinabe football league
    08 december 2003 12:08:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- ASFB's 1-0 victory against Kiko FC has pushed them to the top spot of Burkina Faso's premier league table at the weekend. Full text...

  • Africans dominate Cross Country race in Spain
    08 december 2003 09:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africans dominated Spain's 22nd Cross Country race known as Internacional de la Constituciَn held Sunday in Alcobendas, Spain, with Tanzania's John Yuda narrowly winning the contest in 30:20. Full text...

  • Algeria upbeat about 2006 Word Cup prospects
    07 december 2003 13:28:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian head coach Rabah Saadane has described as "relatively favourable" the country's draw in the qualifying series for the 2006 World Cup made last Friday in Frankfurt, Germany. Full text...

  • Al Ahli maintains Libyan league lead
    07 december 2003 13:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Al Ahli maintained its leadership in the Libyan elite football championship despite losing 0-1 to Al Ittihad during the 8th round played this weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria hopeful about qualifying for 2006 World Cup
    07 december 2003 12:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian officials and players have tipped the country's team, the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany following what they described as a favourable draw for the team in the qualifying rounds of the championship. Full text...

  • Congo beat Gabon in CEMAC Cup tie
    07 december 2003 11:01:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese national football team, the Red Devils beat the Panthers of Gabon 3-2 Saturday in the first round of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Cup finals underway here. Full text...

  • Nigerian's hat trick sinks countrymen to hand Etoile last Cup
    06 december 2003 19:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's Etoile Sportive du Sahel on Saturday beat Julius Berger of Nigeria 3-0 to become the last African Cup Winners' Cup champions on a 3-2 aggregate. Full text...

  • Three African sides in round two of World Youth Championship
    06 december 2003 16:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three African teams -- out of four -- have qualified for the second round of the World Youth Championship underway in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso raises over 330 million FCFA for 'Stallions'
    06 december 2003 14:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The National Initiative to Support the Stallions (INSE) has raised more than 330 million FCFA in two months to cover costs of Burkina Faso's participation in two leading international tourneys. Full text...

  • Al-Ahli tops Libyan football league
    06 december 2003 12:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of the 8th round of Libyan national football league played at the weekend: Al-Akhdar - Al-Swihli 1-0 Al-Charara - Rafik 2-2 Wifak - Al-Wahda 1-1 Al-Madina - Al-Nasr 1-3 Al-Hillal - Al-Tahaddi 0-0 Al-Olymique - Al-Tirsana 2-1 Al-Ittihad - Al-Ahli 1-0 League Table Ranking: Points 1. Full text...

  • Ex-Swazi national soccer coach becomes King's adviser
    05 december 2003 19:59:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Former national football coach Mandla Ephraem Dlamini has been appointed a member of the Swazi National Council Standing Committee, an advisory body to King Mswati III. Full text...

  • Abedi Pele, Youssou N'Dour conduct Africa's 2006 World Cup draw
    05 december 2003 18:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian footballer Abedi "Pele" Ayew and superstar Youssou N'Dour of Senegal were among well-known celebrities who conducted the 2006 World Cup draw in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday. Full text...

  • 2006 World Cup tickets go on sale in 2005, cheapest 35 euros
    05 december 2003 16:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) --The German organisers of the 2006 FIFA World Cup said on Friday that ticket sales to the world sports extravaganza will start in the first quarter of 2005, with the lowest ticket costing 35 euro and the highest costing 600 euro. Full text...

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