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  • Mali to change working hours during CAN 2002
    04 january 2002 14:52:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali Wednesday decided to change the country's working hours during the 2002 African Nations Cup (CAN) contest scheduled to take place from 19 January to 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Zambia FA resorts to gala for CAN funds
    04 january 2002 13:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Faced with a budget shortfall of 500 000 US dollars as the 2002 Cup of Nations finals close in, the Football Association of Zambia would Friday night organise a fund-raising gala. Full text...

  • Big names stay away from Nigeria's CAN 2002 camp
    04 january 2002 12:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of the 2002 African Nations Cup starting 19 January, most of Nigeria's Super Eagles stars are yet to report in camp, one day to the deadline given by the team's handlers. Full text...

  • Benin, Ghana friendly postponed for 11 January
    03 january 2002 21:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The friendly match between Benin's Ecureuils and the Black Stars of Ghana initially billed for 6 January in Cotonou has been postponed for 11 January in Accra, the Benin Football Federation said Thursday. Full text...

  • Wydad, Raja de Casablanca for tournament in Tripoli
    03 january 2002 20:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's most prestigious football clubs -- Wydad and Raja de Casablanca -- will participate in the Sakr Al-Wahid tournament scheduled 22-24 February in Tripoli to raise funds for some young would-be couples. Full text...

  • Controversy over allowances for Senegalese football squad
    03 january 2002 20:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) said it has no intentions to augment the sum of 10 million francs CFA (about 13,334 US dollars) previously promised each player if the national team qualified for the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Junior team from Stuttgart tours Cameroon
    03 january 2002 20:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A 16-member junior football team from the German region of Stuttgart is currently on a 10-day tour in the northern Cameroonian town of Garoua and Douala, the country's economic capital. Full text...

  • Tunisia shortlists 22 players for CAN 2002
    03 january 2002 19:37:00
    Tunis- Tunisian (PANA) -- Coach Henri Michel of Tunisia's national football team Thursday released a list of 22 players earmarked for the 23rd edition of the African Cup of Nations finals scheduled for 19 January-10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Ivorian sportsmen imprisoned for poor performance
    03 january 2002 15:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Members of the Ivorian military handball club (SOA) spent New Year in prison, sources close to the Ivorian Handball Federation disclosed Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambian coach names CAN squad in dire straits
    03 january 2002 13:06:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian national football coach Roald Poulsen has announced his final team for the Cup of Nations finals scheduled to kick off 19 January in Mali. Full text...

  • A Mali club employs a DR Congolese national as coach
    03 january 2002 12:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- DR Congolese national Michel Kolonga Kigoma has been appointed as the new coach for AS Nianan of Koulikoro (70 km away from Bamako), a club in Mali's premier league. Full text...

  • Cameroon international Eto'o assists patients, prisoners
    03 january 2002 12:24:00
    Douala- Cameroon, (PANA) -- Cameroon's international Samuel Eto'o Fils, who plies his trade for the Spanish first division club of Majorca, has lent his support to patients of New Bell Hospital and prisoners at the central prison in Douala. Full text...

  • Senegal's Elhadj Diouf voted African Footballer of the Year
    03 january 2002 12:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese striker, Elhadj Ousseynou Diouf, 21, has been voted African Football of the Year 2001, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) has reported, quoting a source at the African Football Confederation (CAF). Full text...

  • FIVB to second top volleyball coach to Kenya
    03 january 2002 11:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- To enhance Africa's performance at this year's Women's World Championship in Germany, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) will second a top-class coach to Kenya to help it fine tune the country's volleyballers, the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) secretary-general, Jacob Owiti, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Algeria's national football league to start work soon
    03 january 2002 09:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The new president of the Algerian Football Association, Mohammed Raouraoua, has said that the country's National Football League, which is responsible for organising and managing the football competitions, will be operational soon after a five-year suspension. Full text...

  • Togo names 25 players for CAN 2002
    02 january 2002 22:11:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Following is the list of Togolese players selected to join the national football team that will compete in the finals of the African Cup of Nations to be held in Mali from 19 January to 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Results from West African Junior Tennis competition
    02 january 2002 21:02:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are results of the West African Junior Circuit tennis tournament finals played Monday at the Amitie stadium in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • Togo's star striker stabbed while walking at a Lome beach
    02 january 2002 16:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's star striker Dossevi Thomas, playing in the French second division club of Chateroux, was assaulted with a knife and a machete by bandits Tuesday night in Lome. Full text...

  • Kenya champs Oserian worried over affiliation dues
    02 january 2002 09:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- League champions Oserian Fastac are nagging the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to clear dues at the Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA), lest the club be barred from a sub regional tournament coming up next month in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Wydad lead Moroccan premier league after 14th day
    01 january 2002 18:57:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad of Casablanca shot to the top of the Morocan First Division football championship after beating Hassania of Agadir in a match counting for the 14th day play at the weekend. Full text...

  • Senegal's footballers threaten to boycott CAN 2002 over pay
    01 january 2002 18:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national team footballers have threatened to boycott their participation in the African Cup of Nations if they do not receive their qualification allowances before 13 January, six days before the beginning of the contest which takes place from 19 January to 10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Ghana to host Africa club hockey championship
    01 january 2002 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ghana will host this year's 14th Africa club hockey championship in April, Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) chairman Hardev Singh said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles break from CAN 2002 preparations
    01 january 2002 14:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Super Eagles of Nigeria have taken time off their preparations for the African Nations Cup 2002 to enjoy the New Year celebrations. Full text...

  • Bafana final selection surprises South Africans
    31 december 2001 20:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Selection of South Africa's squad for the 2002 Cup of African Nations tournament in Mali has raised criticism due to exclusion of many locally based players. Full text...

  • Results of the fourth round of West African tennis tournament
    31 december 2001 20:09:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of the fourth round of the West African junior tennis circuit tournament played Sunday at the Cotonou Friendship Stadium. Full text...

  • Press criticises coach over Algeria's 0-1 defeat in Dakar
    31 december 2001 19:17:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Local sport press Monday criticised Coach Rabah Madjer of the Algerian national football team for a selection that apparently caused the 0-1 defeat of the Fennecs at the hands of Senegal's Lions on Sunday in Dakar Madjer was earlier criticised for selecting just 22 players on the Algerian squad. Full text...

  • Morocco, Tunisia to exchange expertise in doping
    31 december 2001 19:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Morocco and Tunisia will exchange expertise in sports medicine and doping under an agreement signed by their sports ministers at the weekend in Rabat. Full text...

  • Abidjan kids beat veterans from France
    31 december 2001 18:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Young footballers from the Mimo- Sifcom academy of ASEC Abidjan gave a 5-1 rollicking Friday in Abidjan to "Black Stars," a selection of retired footballers of African descent who spent their playing years in France. Full text...

  • Libyan premier league results, 10th day of play
    31 december 2001 17:56:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A total of 19 goals were scored on the 10th day of play in the Libyan premier league at the weekend. Full text...

  • ASPAC lifts Benin U-19 basketball trophy
    31 december 2001 16:39:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- ASPAC of Cotonou at the weekend won the first edition of the men's U-19 basketball tournament dubbed "Christmas Junior Basketball," when they beat Lumiere of Abomey 75-35. Full text...

  • Ivorian international on trial with England's Arsenal
    31 december 2001 16:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Kolo Habib Toure, a young defender with ASEC Abidjan and the Ivorian national football team, has been in London for a few days on trial at English Premiers league leaders Arsenal, ASEC sources said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • South African competitor escapes injury in Dakar 2002 Rally
    31 december 2001 15:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African biker Alfie Cox, racing for the KTM motorcycle team, had a narrow escape in the Dakar 2002 rally on Sunday en route from Narbonne to Madrid, when a large rock hit his helmet. Full text...

  • Senegal announces squad for CAN 2002
    31 december 2001 15:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national coach Bruno Metsu Sunday evening released the list of players selected for the Cup of Nations finals scheduled to run 19 January through 10 February 2002 in Mali. Full text...

  • Morocco wins 3 gold medals at junior Arab judo championships
    31 december 2001 13:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan judokas have won three gold medals and a bronze at the Junior Arab Judo Championships held in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday and Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal beats Algeria 1-0 in friendly international
    31 december 2001 12:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national football team beat Algeria 1-0 Sunday in Dakar in a friendly match played as part of both teams' preparations for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) to be hosted by Mali from 19 January to 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Algerian referee blames plot for his non-selection
    31 december 2001 12:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian referee Brahim Djezzar said that his non-selection for the finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) to be hosted by Mali from 19 January to 10 February was the result of a plot by a former Algerian colleague who is now a member of the Referees Committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF). Full text...

  • Egyptian, Angolan clubs win African nations cup in handball
    31 december 2001 09:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Zamalek of Egypt and Petro Atletico of Angola have emerged winners of the African Nations Cup in handball which ended in Nigeria's mid-western city of Edo at the weekend. Full text...

  • Super Eagles Begin Training For CAN 2002
    30 december 2001 14:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Even though most of the invited players are yet to report to camp, Nigeria's national soccer side, the Super Eagles, started training for the 2002 African Nations Cup Saturday, a day after their camp opened in Ota, near Lagos. Full text...

  • Shortage of sports facilities in Cameroon
    29 december 2001 19:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The situation of sports facilities in Cameroon leaves much to be desired notwithstanding the country's successes at continental and world levels, experts have noted. Full text...

  • Morocco braces for Dakar-2002 rally
    29 december 2001 19:02:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan authorities say they are through with arrangements to host, beginning 1 January, four stages of the Dakar-2002 rally that started Friday in Arras, northern France. Full text...

  • Pundit blames officials for downturn in East African football
    29 december 2001 16:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) chairman Farah Addo has indicted local sports administrators for the region's failure to qualify for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Ghanaian coach recalls Kuffour
    29 december 2001 15:26:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's national football coach Fred Osam Duodu has acquiesced to letting skipper Samuel Osei Kuffour back into the squad preparing for next month's African Cup of Nations finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles start camp ahead of CAN 2002
    29 december 2001 14:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles football team formally kicked off their preparations for the 2002 African Nations Cup Friday, with the opening of the team's training camp in Ota, near Lagos. Full text...

  • CECAFA club tourney set for February in Zanzibar
    29 december 2001 10:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ten teams will battle it out in February's East and Central Africa Club Championship in Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Benin basketball tournament results after third day
    28 december 2001 23:43:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the results after three days of the first edition of a basketball tournament dubbed "Christmas for the junior basketball" as played on Friday in Cotonou: Aspac-Modèle : 78-70 Renaissance-Lumière: 42-62 Espoir-Postel: 32-53 Lions-Etoile : 49-45 The tournament ends Saturday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian, Zimbabwean, Cuban runners arrive for "Demos 2001"
    28 december 2001 22:55:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Ethiopian, Zimbabwean and Cuban runners competing in the 46th edition of the end of the year "Demosthenes de Almeida" race on 31 December have arrived in Luanda, the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • Angolan Boxing Association President dies in Ouagadougou
    28 december 2001 21:48:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The President of the Angolan Boxing Association (FAB), Augusto Jorge Baptista, has died in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, from acute diabetes, the weekly magazine Sidwaya Sport, reported Friday. Full text...

  • Benin basketball tournament results after second match
    28 december 2001 20:09:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are the results of the second match of the first edition of the Under-19 basketball tournament, referred to as "Christmas junior basketball," played in Cotonou Thursday: Postel-Buffles : 84-28 Aspac-Brigh stars : 84-24 Etoile-Association Omnisport Lagune: 42-53 Lumière-Phoenix : 70-28 The tournament started 26 December and will end 29 December. Full text...

  • Israel donates sports equipment to DR Congo
    28 december 2001 15:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Israeli embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has donated 25 footballs and 40 bags to the Kinshasa/Gombe Football Academy and to young footballers at a high school. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe soccer team travels to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
    28 december 2001 13:14:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national soccer team Friday left Harare for international friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Full text...

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