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  • Al Nasr maintain lead in Libyan championship
    12 november 2001 21:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Al Nasr still lead the Libyan first division football championships after beating Al Mahala 2-1 on the seventh day of play at the weekend. Full text...

  • Moroccan football league leaders fail to impress home fans
    12 november 2001 21:48:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The leader of the Moroccan football league, Hassania of Agadir, failed to impress their home fans at weekend as Tihad Sportif held them to a 0-0 draw during the eighth round of matches played on Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Algerian floods force postponement of football matches
    12 november 2001 21:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Football Federation (AFF) postponed football matches scheduled for the weekend due to floods that have hit the country since Saturday, particularly in the capital Algiers. Full text...

  • Football Association Sends Staffers On Compulsory Leave
    12 november 2001 18:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has sent most of its staffers on compulsory leave to facilitate ongoing reorganisation of the body, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Monday. Full text...

  • Zambian officials to attend Nairobi workshop on AIDS
    12 november 2001 16:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A workshop on protecting African sportsmen and sportswomen from contracting HIV opens Wednesday in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Seven set for Africa Women's Volleyball Cup tourney
    12 november 2001 15:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Seven clubs had by Monday confirmed their participation in the Africa Cup of Cups women's volleyball tournament to be held in Nairobi next month, according to Kenya Volleyball Federation. Full text...

  • South African U-23 team wins Africa Rugby Championship
    12 november 2001 14:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The South African under 23 team won the 2001 Africa Cup of Nations for rugby by defeating the Moroccan team (36 to 20), in the finals held in Casablanca Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal beats Gambia 3-1 to win Cabral Cup
    12 november 2001 14:13:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Senegal's national football team on Sunday beat Gambia 3-1 in Bamako to lift the Amilcar Cabral Cup for the 8th time. Full text...

  • Henri Michel appointed coach in Tunisia
    12 november 2001 13:57:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- After several weeks of uncertainty, Frenchman Henri Michel officially became the coach of the Tunisian national football team on Saturday. Full text...

  • Malian "Eagles" disappoint local fans
    12 november 2001 13:31:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian national football team, the "Eagles", disappointed local fans after losing 0-1 to lowly Gambia on Friday in the semi-final of the 17th Amilcar Cabral Cup, two months before the 23rd African Cup of Nations (CAN 2002). Full text...

  • Namibian league: United Africa Tigers fail in comeback bid
    11 november 2001 20:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- In Namibia's premier league games this weekend, United Africa Tigers played a virgin tie with Life Fighters, thus failing to capitalise on a chances to return to the top of the Tafel Lager Premiership. Full text...

  • CAF Cup: Etoile du Sahel takes narrow lead over JS Kabylie
    11 november 2001 17:37:00
    Sousse- Tunisia (PANA) -- Playing at home in Sousse Saturday, Tunisian club side Etoile du Sahel (ESS) beat Algeria's Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (JSK) 2-1 to take slim lead at the first leg final of the CAF Cup competition. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Seychelles win African Volleyball titles
    11 november 2001 16:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Cameroon and Seychelles have emerged the men's and women's champions at the just-ended 13th African Nations Cup Volleyball Championship in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Kenya prisons lead the way in sportsmanship
    11 november 2001 14:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he was appointed Commissioner of Prisons hardly three years ago, the relatively youthful Abraham Kamakil promised to revamp sports in the department. Full text...

  • Peace run in Mogadishu attracts 1000 runners
    10 november 2001 20:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sport for Peace Program for Somalia, in close cooperation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" which will take place in Mogadishu throughout Monday. Full text...

  • Malawi sports administrator convicted of corruption
    10 november 2001 19:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Blantyre Principal Resident Magistrate Court Saturday convicted ex-vice president Sunduzwayo Madise of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on two counts of corruption. Full text...

  • Bafana beat Egypt 1-0 in friendly match
    10 november 2001 17:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Captain Shaun Bartlett's second half goal was enough to secure Bafana Bafana a 1-0 victory over Egypt's national football team in a friendly match played Saturday at Johannesburg Stadium. Full text...

  • Ninth African Women Basketball Championship
    10 november 2001 11:30:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Following are results of the ninth African Women Basketball championship games being held in Abidjan since 3 November. Full text...

  • Gambia to play Senegal in Cabral's final Sunday
    09 november 2001 22:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Gambia and Senegal have qualified for Sunday's final of the 17th edition of Amilcar Cabral football tournament featuring West African teams. Full text...

  • Morocco to undergo intensive preparation for Africa Cup
    09 november 2001 20:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan national team, Lions de l'Atlas, will undergo an intensive training programme in preparation for the 2002 African Cup of Nations tournament, sources close to the Moroccan football federation have said. Full text...

  • Ghana Football Association dismisses bribery allegations
    09 november 2001 20:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association's Executive Council on Friday described as "unfounded and without merit" the bribery allegations levelled against the delegation that took the Black Stars to Nigeria for a crucial World Cup match. Full text...

  • Nigeria FA dissociates self from bribery allegation
    09 november 2001 16:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reacting to the controversy surrounding a 25,000-dollar gift to the Blacks Stars of Ghana by a Nigerian State governor, after a crucial World Cup qualifier in July, Nigerian football authorities have distanced themselves from the gift. Full text...

  • Hundreds of runners sign up for Mogadishu peace run
    09 november 2001 14:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sports for Peace Programme for Somalia, in close co-operation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" to take place in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Monday. Full text...

  • Reigning champ scared off South African challenge
    09 november 2001 10:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Reigning PGA champion David Toms has withdrawn from the 2001 Nedbank Golf Challenge to be played at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Full text...

  • Algerian football federation gets new president
    09 november 2001 09:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mohammed Raouraoua has been elected president of the Algerian football federation (FAF). Full text...

  • Cabral Cup semi-finals slated today
    09 november 2001 07:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral football tournament featuring West African countries, enters the semi-finals Friday afternoon with host Mali taking on Gambia while Senegal locks horns with Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's Gata Coulibaly wins the Faso's 8th stage
    08 november 2001 23:53:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Gata Coulibaly on Thursday won the 78 km-long 8th stage of the Faso Tour. Full text...

  • Thirteen teams participate in African judo championship
    08 november 2001 23:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Algeria was on top of 13 African teams participating in the 23rd African judo championship, which started in Tripoli Tuesday and ends Friday in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • The exploits of Kenyan boxer Oure
    08 november 2001 14:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Notwithstanding a broken finger and thumb in the early 1990's, Evans Ashira Oure rose to clinch two world titles and emerge Kenya's most accomplished middleweight boxer since turning professional in 1998. Full text...

  • Senegalese footballers among best player award contestants
    08 november 2001 12:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three foreign-based Senegalese footballers have been short-listed among 42 other African players by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to contest for the continent's 2001 best player award. Full text...

  • Zambian league leaders stopped
    08 november 2001 08:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football league leaders, Nkana United and Kabwe Warriors, have been stopped temporarily from winning the premier league title after they both lost their mid-week fixtures to determined opponents. Full text...

  • Two Algerians to contest African football player award
    07 november 2001 22:33:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Two Algerian football players, Rafik Saifi (Toyes) and Djamel Benmadi (Marseille) are among the 42 sportsmen short-listed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to contest for the continent's best footballer of the year award. Full text...

  • Cameroonian club fined for indiscipline
    07 november 2001 22:05:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Football Federation (CFF) has ordered Olympic of Mvolye to pay a fine of 500,000 CFA francs for refusing to play a scheduled match of the first division championship. Full text...

  • Europeans still dominate the 15th Faso cycling tour
    07 november 2001 21:57:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- France's Guillaume Retaillon, who belongs to the Loire Atlantique team, on Wednesday won the 7th stages of the 15th Burkina Faso international cycling tour. Full text...

  • Angola vs. South Africa in football friendly 15 January
    07 november 2001 21:30:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The national teams of Angola and South Africa have scheduled a friendly football match on 15 January in Johannesburg, an Angolan sports official confirmed Wednesday in Luanda. Full text...

  • Senegal, South Korea spar ahead of World Cup finals
    07 november 2001 15:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national football team is in Seoul for a friendly encounter billed for Thursday in preparation for next year's World Cup finals tournament to be co- hosted by Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Obasanjo inaugurates All-Africa Games Committee
    07 november 2001 15:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday inaugurated a Presidential Committee on the eighth All-Africa Games to be hosted by the country in 2003, and charged its members to evolve an aggressive marketing strategy to assist government in funding the competition. Full text...

  • Another Nigerian athlete changes nationality
    07 november 2001 15:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sprinter Francis Obikwelu has changed his nationality to enable him represent Portugal in international competitions, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya, Morocco, South Africa for Dubai Sevens
    07 november 2001 12:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and South Africa are drawn against tough sides in this year's Dubai Sevens rugby tournament in Dubai. Full text...

  • Zambia launches 'girl-child' golf programme
    07 november 2001 11:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's sporting authorities have introduced a programme known as Girl Child Golf in the hope of attracting women to the sport currently dominated by men. Full text...

  • Kenya's GSU for top club championship
    07 november 2001 10:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Men's National Volleyball League champions, General Service Unit (GSU), will represent the country in next year's Africa Club Championship. Full text...

  • No referee from Cote d'Ivoire in the CAN 2002
    06 november 2001 23:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- No referee from Cote d'Ivoire was selected to officiate the football matches of the African Cup of Nation (ACN) which begins 19 January in Mali, national television reported Monday night in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Why Kenya suffered double loss in Castle tourney
    06 november 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When Tanzania's "Taifa Stars" rudely brought down their Kenyan counterparts, "Harambee Stars" in the final of the Castle Cup tournament in Mwanza, the Kenya soccer fraternity demanded the removal of coach Reinhardt Fabisch. Full text...

  • Mali, Senegal qualify for Cabral tournament semi-finals
    06 november 2001 21:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national team in group A Monday qualified for the semi-finals of the 17th Amilcar Cabral football tournament. Full text...

  • Ghanaian policemen face manslaughter charges for stadium disaster
    06 november 2001 19:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Six Ghanaian police officers are to be charged with manslaughter for their role in the 9 May Accra Sports Stadium disaster, which claimed 126 lives. Full text...

  • Africa's Zone II Sports Ministers Meet in Bamako
    06 november 2001 19:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's Health Minister, Fatoumata Nafo Traore, who is also acting Sports minister, has urged member states of the High Council for Sports in Africa to pay up their contributions to the council. Full text...

  • Kenya unveils Challenge Cup training programme
    06 november 2001 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national team, the Harambee Stars, embark on residential training in Nairobi from 26 November ahead of December's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Telkom, GSU clinch league crowns
    06 november 2001 17:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Telkom Kenya (women) and General Service Unit (men) are the new national league's champions in volleyball. Full text...

  • Training course for 16 local coaches in Benin
    06 november 2001 16:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Sixteen local basketball coaches are participating (from 5-16 November) in a national training and retraining course organised by the Benin National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSB). Full text...

  • Senegal into semi-finals of Amilcar Cabral Cup
    06 november 2001 16:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's B football team Monday trounced Cape Verde 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral Zone II finals taking place in Mali. Full text...

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