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  • Algerian boxer wins WBB light-heavyweight title
    21 november 2003 17:02:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian light heavyweight Mohamed Benguesmia Thursday night in El-Eulma (300-km East of Algiers) won the world boxing title in his category of the World Boxing Board by beating Marco Heinichen of Germany. Full text...

  • More Nigerian football clubs sack coaches
    21 november 2003 13:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Premier League sides Kwara United, Insurance of Benin and Gombe United have replaced their head coaches ahead of the new season. Full text...

  • Kenya to tackle S. Africa, Zambia in CAN 2004 build-up
    21 november 2003 12:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will play friendly matches against South Africa, Zambia, Libya and Rwanda ahead of the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia. Full text...

  • Algeria's ES Setif FC top football league
    21 november 2003 12:02:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- ES Setif FC is leading the table of the Algerian Division One football championship after beating WA Tlemcen 3-0 during the 14th round played on Thursday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to host FIFA seminar
    21 november 2003 11:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Officials from football associations in 16 West African countries are due to take part in a two-day Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) seminar starting here on Monday. Full text...

  • Brazil lead FIFA rankings, Cameroon top Africa
    21 november 2003 11:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World football kings Brazil are still perched atop the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings with 852 points, according to the latest FIFA rankings. Full text...

  • 53 competitors sign up for East Africa's Safari Rally
    21 november 2003 09:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Renowned Kenyan rally ace, Rob Collinge, will lead a group of 53 international motor sport competitors to tackle the 5,000 km Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally slated to start on 10 December at the Kenyan coastal port city of Mombasa, organisers told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Mali names squad ahead of World Cup
    20 november 2003 20:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian U-17 national football team head coach, Mamadou Coulibaly has released a 20-member squad ahead of the World Cup finals to be hosted by the United Arab Emirates 27 November-19 December. Full text...

  • Niger FA sacks coaches after Algerian defeat
    20 november 2003 19:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger Football Federation Thursday dismissed all its national football team coaches following a 0-6 defeat the side suffered last Friday at the hands of Algeria in the preliminaries of the 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Kenyan marathon champ to quit Olympics after Athens 2004
    20 november 2003 16:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The world's fastest male marathon runner, Paul Tergat of Kenya makes his final appearance in the Olympic Games during next year's event in Athens, Greece. Full text...

  • Tunisia thump South Africa 2-0 in friendly tie
    20 november 2003 13:14:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia beat South Africa's "Bafana Bafana" 2-0 in an international friendly that saw two South Africans sent off on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • All set for President's Cup Golf tournament
    20 november 2003 08:57:00
    Cape Tow- South Africa (PANA) -- The President's Cup Golf tournament begins in South Africa's Western Cape Town of George Thursday with the world's top golfers bracing for a tough campaign with Tiger Woods and his fellow Americans battling an international team headed by South Africa's Ernie Els. Full text...

  • DR Congo's national squad sends SOS for training
    19 november 2003 23:00:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An official of the Congolese football Federation is urging President Joseph Kabila to personally get involved in the preparation of the national team ahead of the African Cup of Nations ("Tunisia 2004"). Full text...

  • Ghana beat Somalia 2-0 in second leg World Cup match
    19 november 2003 22:19:00
    Accra- Ghana -- PANA - The Black Stars of Ghana on Wednesday defeated their Somali counterparts 2-0 in the second leg of their World Cup preliminary round qualifier played at the Kumasi Sports Stadium in central Ghana. ) Full text...

  • DR Congo Under-23 soccer team gets new coach
    19 november 2003 21:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Former international Santos Muntubile has been appointed new coach of DR Congo's Under-23 national soccer team, the FA announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • World Cup qualifier: Ghana 2 Somalia 0
    19 november 2003 20:03:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Wednesday beat Somalia 2-0 in their second leg World Cup qualifier played at the Kumasi Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • Germany to help Uganda's CAN 2006/World Cup side
    19 november 2003 12:43:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Germany FA has offered Uganda an opportunity to camp in Germany for two months ahead of the 2006 African Nations Cup/World Cup group qualifying ties, according to the Uganda FA Assistant General Secretary Al-Habiri Zubairi Galiwango here. Full text...

  • Top Nigerian soccer club fires coach
    19 november 2003 12:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Premier League club Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Owerri has sacked Coach Alphonsus Dike ahead of the new season, club General Manager Oyebuchi Abia told PANA in Lagos on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian referees to handle Champions League final
    19 november 2003 11:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ethiopian referees led by Tessema Hailemalek will handle the first leg Champions League final coming up 30 November between Enyimba of Nigeria and Ismailia of Egypt in Aba, eastern Nigeria, according to a statement from the African Football Confederation (CAF). Full text...

  • Burkinabe team in Qatar ahead U-17 World Cup championship
    18 november 2003 19:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's Under-17 soccer squad has left Ouagadougou for Qatar to finalise preparations for the 27 November-19 December World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates, FA official said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean police deny delay in Zambian player's death case
    18 november 2003 17:43:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean police Tuesday denied charges by a Zambian Rugby club that they were dragging their feet in investigating the death of a Zambian player killed by a motorist in Harare last week. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean police deny delay in Zambian player's death case
    18 november 2003 17:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean police Tuesday denied charges by a Zambian Rugby club that they were dragging their feet in investigating the death of a Zambian players killed by a motorist in Harare last week. Full text...

  • CAF upholds official's suspension from Kenyan football body
    18 november 2003 14:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A two-year suspension of former Kenya Football Federation secretary-general Hussein Swaleh will remain in place for now, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Olympic soccer team resumes training
    18 november 2003 12:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has called up 32 players from the local league for training ahead of next month's Olympic qualifier against Tunisia in Nigeria's northern city of Bauchi. Full text...

  • Patrick Mboma recalled to play in Cameroonian squad
    18 november 2003 12:36:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The German-born coach of the Cameroonian national football squad, Winfried Schaefer, has decided to recall striker Patrick Mboma to join the Indomitable Lions for a friendly tie against Japan set for Wednesday in Oita, Japan. Full text...

  • Mozambican national coach resigns
    18 november 2003 11:40:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Ukrainian-born Victor Bandarenko has resigned as coach of the Mozambican national football team following two consecutive defeats in the ongoing 2006 Cup of Nations and World Cup preliminaries. Full text...

  • Togolese boxer retains African middleweight crown
    18 november 2003 10:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese boxer Sabou Balogou has retained his title as African middleweight champion after beating Ghanaian George Amuzu on points in a 12-round bout staged at the Palais des Congres in Lome. Full text...

  • Zambians demand explanation of rugby player's death in Harare
    18 november 2003 10:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Lusaka Rugby Club has sent a protest note to the Zimbabwe High Commissioner here, Cain Mathema, demanding an explanation from his government why police in Harare were not acting on the death of a Zambian rugby player killed in a road accident at the weekend. Full text...

  • No surprises in 2006 CAN/World Cup preliminaries
    17 november 2003 22:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- No major surprises occurred during last weekend's preliminary round qualifying matches for the 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup, as most of the expected teams made it to the next round. Full text...

  • FAR of Rabat tops Moroccan soccer League
    17 november 2003 18:06:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA - Royal Armed Forces (FAR) fo-otball club now tops the Moroccan Division One League table after round 10 matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Vita Club crowned DR Congo soccer champions
    17 november 2003 17:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Vita Club of Kinshasa has won DR Congo's Premier soccer League for the 2002-2003 season, concluded at the weekend. Full text...

  • Race for leadership of Algerian premier League hots up
    17 november 2003 17:51:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- ES Setif, JS Kabylie and WA Tlemcen are joint leaders, only separated by goal difference on the Algerian soccer premier League table. Full text...

  • Benin qualifies for CAN/World Cup preliminaries
    17 november 2003 17:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has qualified for the 2006 African Cup of Nations/World Cup 2006 preliminaries after beating Madagascar 3-2 in a second leg match played here on Sunday. Full text...

  • Togo beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in CAN 2006/World Cup
    17 november 2003 17:00:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese football squad beat Equatorial Guinea counterparts 2-0 in the CAN 2006/World Cup's second leg qualifier match played here on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mixed fortunes for E. Africans in CAN 2006/World Cup qualifiers
    17 november 2003 15:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- East African teams posted mixed results in the just-concluded 2006 World Cup/African Cup of Nations qualifier preliminary rounds over the weekend. Full text...

  • Defending champs Canon finish runners-up in Cameroon league
    17 november 2003 12:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Legendary Canon Yaounde have finished second on this seasons First Division championship in Cameroon, nonetheless booking themselves a ticket to next year's Champions League competition. Full text...

  • 8 teams for Nigerian basketball championship play-offs
    17 november 2003 12:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Defending Nigerian basketball champions, Lagos Islanders will lead seven other teams to this year's national championship play-offs, now re-scheduled for 13-20 December 2003, officials revealed here Monday. Full text...

  • China wins World Cup, romp into 2004 Olympics
    17 november 2003 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- China scored a double victory at the just-ended FIVB women's volleyball World Cup in Japan when they emerged the World champions and qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Full text...

  • Ethiopians triumph in Portugal
    17 november 2003 09:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal -- World 10,000m champion Kenenisa Bekele, 21, of Ethiopia on Sunday won the Oeiras International Cross Country race in Jamor, Portugal, beating his Kenyan counterpart to the 10,000m finish line by a mere six seconds. ) Full text...

  • Ghana hammer Somalia 5-0 in World Cup qualifier
    16 november 2003 20:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Sunday hammered Somalia 5-0 in their first leg World Cup qualifier played at the Accra Sports Stadium in the capital. Full text...

  • Liberia wallops Gambia 3-0 in CAN/World Cup tie
    16 november 2003 19:53:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian capital Monrovia exploded into massive jubilation on Sunday evening, after the national side walked over Gambia's Scorpions 3-0, the least number of goals needed to qualify for the group stages of the 2006 African Nations Cup (CAN) and World Cup. Full text...

  • Kenyan, Russian take honours in Monaco Marathon
    16 november 2003 18:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Kenyan Francis Kemboi and Russian Elena Kaledina respectively won the men's and women's seventh edition of the Monaco and Riviera Marathon on Sunday in the Principality. Full text...

  • Ethiopian runner upsets Olympics champion in Tokyo marathon
    16 november 2003 18:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ethiopian Elfenesh Alemu won the Tokyo International Women's Marathon on Sunday, defeating home girl and Olympic champion Naoko Takahashi in an upset thriller that saw the Japanese lose her first race since 1998. Full text...

  • Nassim Sidi Said first Algerian Formula One runner
    16 november 2003 17:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's Nassim Sidi Said, 30, has joined Italy's Minardi team to become the first African and Arab Formula One driver, the Algerian Motor Sports Association (FASM) said. Full text...

  • Ivorian squad named ahead of U-17 World Cup
    16 november 2003 16:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Ivorian Under-17 national football team coach, Mama Ouattara, has named 20 players who will wear the national jersey at the World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates from 27 November to 19 December. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso win 3rd military volleyball tourney
    16 november 2003 16:14:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso have won the third African volleyball military championships, beating their Ghanaian counterparts three sets to love (25-17, 25-22 and 25- 23). Full text...

  • Gabon hammers Burundi in CAN qualifying tie
    16 november 2003 12:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon beat Burundi 4-1 here Saturday in a return match to qualify for the preliminary series of the 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger beats Tunisia's Etoile 2-0 in Winners Cup
    16 november 2003 09:38:00
    Abeokuta- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Julius Berger on Saturday defeated Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia 2-0 in the first leg final of the African Cup Winners Cup played at Abeokuta near Lagos. Full text...

  • Egypt's Ismaili, Nigeria's Enyimba in CAF Champions League final
    15 november 2003 20:05:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Egyptian football club Ismaili will clash with Nigeria's Enyimba FC in the CAF Champions League final after Ismaili beat Tunisia's Esperance 3-1 at home on Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal beat Cote d'Ivoire 1-0 in Dakar friendly
    15 november 2003 19:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An accurate cross from right midfielder Kader Mangane to left midfielder El Hadj Diouf in the 90th minute gave Senegal's Lions the only goal needed to please their victory-hungry but adoring fans at the 60,000-seat Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium on Saturday in Dakar, the country's capital. Full text...

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