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  • Upcoming marathoners shine at Eldoret meet
    14 october 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Marathon sensation Robert Cheruiyot Sunday won the Eldoret 10-km men's road race, clocking 28:28;00. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to have athletics village
    14 october 2001 12:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Parliamentary Speaker Dawit Yohannes laid the foundation stone Sunday, for an athletics village 40 km east of the Ethiopian capita, Addis Ababa, promising government's assistance to the project. Full text...

  • Manning Rangers beat AmaZulu 2-1 in Durban league derby
    13 october 2001 18:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Manning Rangers' deadly striking duo, Gilbert Mushangazhike and Ismael Maluleke, scored a goal each in Saturday's 2-1 league victory over Durban city rivals AmaZulu whose goal was scored by captain Sibusiso Mazibuko from the penalty spot. Full text...

  • South Africa Wins ITF Doubles Tournament
    13 october 2001 14:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South African men's doubles team has won the International Tennis Federation circuit for Central Africa in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Kenya gearing up for Castle Cup
    13 october 2001 12:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After three month's of inactivity, Kenya's senior national team, Harambee Stars, returns to action Monday in preparation for this month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Kumbo Strikers in Luanda for match against Inter
    12 october 2001 14:22:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Cameroon's Kumbo Strikers are in Luanda to lock horns with Angola's Inter in their first leg African Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenyan guns for WBA title
    12 october 2001 12:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A fortnight after Kenyan boxer Joseph Akhasamba lost the World Boxing Board heavyweight title to German challenger Karl Heinz, his compatriot Athanus Nzau is gunning for an inter-continental belt. Full text...

  • CAF World Cup selection plans are plausible
    12 october 2001 12:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) proposal to pick Africa's representatives to the World Cup from the Cup of Nations finals has been hailed in Kenya as a step in the right direction. Full text...

  • Former Zambian striker, coach passes on
    12 october 2001 10:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambia national football coach and one time prolific striker Samuel Ndhlovu died Wednesday at his hometown of Mufulira, at the age of 63. Full text...

  • "Etoile du Congo" wins national championship
    11 october 2001 22:36:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- "Etoile du Congo" on Thursday defeated Manchester of Pointe Noire 1-0 in Brazzaville to win the 16th Congolese football championship. Full text...

  • Mali sacks national football coach
    11 october 2001 21:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Football Federation on Wednesday sacked the national coach Romano Matte of Italy and appointed the Franco-Polish Henri Kasperczak as his replacement. Full text...

  • Kenya picks Ekiden team
    11 october 2001 18:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Amateur Athletic Association (KAAA) has picked the country's team to this month's Chiba Ekiden in Japan. Full text...

  • Nigerian footballer dies after armed robbery attack
    11 october 2001 17:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A few hours after helping his team to victory in a continental outing, a Nigerian footballer died from injuries received in an armed robbery attack, club sources confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Leopards capture Moi Golden Cup
    11 october 2001 13:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Determined to book their tickets for the elusive continental titles, Kenya's AFC Leopards proved their critics wrong Wednesday by hitting rivals Mathare United 2-0 to lift the Moi Golden Cup. Full text...

  • Five Ivorian players miss training camp in France
    10 october 2001 22:12:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five Ivorian national football team players missed the Elephants' first camp held recently in Montpellier, France as part of preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN). Full text...

  • Cameroon fixes CAN and World Cup bonuses
    10 october 2001 14:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Youth and Sports minister Bidoung Mpkatt has fixed bonuses players of the national football team would get at the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) finals in Mali and the World Cup finals in Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Olympic academy opens in Cotonou
    10 october 2001 12:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 30 representatives from sports associations in Benin Wednesday continued discussions on the 2001 edition of the country's Olympic Academy, with focus on the place of volunteers. Full text...

  • Four teams in stadium's inauguration tournament
    09 october 2001 19:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- National football teams from Gambia, Mali, Morocco and South Africa will participate in tournament beginning Friday to mark the inauguration of Bamako's 26 March Stadium, where the opening and final matches of the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN) would be held. Full text...

  • Coton Sport widen lead in Cameroonian championship
    08 october 2001 13:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua Sunday extended their lead to four points at the top of the Cameroonian First Division football championship after beating Union Douala 1-0 on the 28th day of play. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger moves closer to African Champions semi
    08 october 2001 13:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representative in the African Soccer Champions League, Julius Berger, pipped visiting DR Congo TP Mazembe 1-0 Sunday, to brighten its chances of reaching the semi-final of the competition. Full text...

  • Challenge Cup finalists tussle over venue
    08 october 2001 12:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A dispute over the match venue has taken centre stage as Premier League sides Mathare United and AFC Leopards brace for Wednesday's Moi Golden Cup final in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenya to host CAVB championships
    08 october 2001 12:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) has nominated Kenya to host this year's Africa Women's Cup Winners tournament slated for 10-17 December. Full text...

  • Hassania leads Moroccan championship
    08 october 2001 11:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania of Agadir maintained their unshaken perch at the top of the Moroccan premier league when they beat Kawkab Marrakech 1-0 Sunday, on the third day of play. Full text...

  • Government bails out Benin football association
    08 october 2001 11:22:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Youth, Sports and Recreation minister Valentin Aditi Houde on Sunday made a grant of 20 million francs CFA (27,700 US dollars) to the national football association. Full text...

  • League matches spring surprises
    08 october 2001 09:21:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Surprising results emerged at the weekend in Namibia's Tafel Lager Premiership, with most fancied sides failing to deliver, even as non-starters held their own. Full text...

  • Esperance, Sundowns draw in Champions League
    08 october 2001 09:07:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance Sportive of Tunisia were held to a goalless draw by South Africa's Sundowns FC in their fifth round Group A African Champions League match played Saturday at the El Menzah stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Namibia's disabled athletes in national championships
    08 october 2001 08:58:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 70 disabled Namibian athletes competed Sunday in several disciplines in the National Championships held at Windhoek's Independence Stadium. Full text...

  • Haile Gebrselassie breaks new ground in Bristol, England
    08 october 2001 08:17:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Ethiopia's 10,000m World Champion Haile Gebrselassie has broken new ground in his long distance running career by winning his first-ever world half-marathon race in Bristol, England. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Japan draw 2-2 in soccer friendly
    07 october 2001 18:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and Japan drew 2-2 in an international soccer friendly played in Southampton, England on Sunday. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs in Coca-Cola Cup quarter final
    07 october 2001 16:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs struggled to beat Hellenic 1- 0 in their Coca Cola Cup qualifier at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ajax Cape Town knock out Orlando Pirates in Coca Cola Cup
    07 october 2001 14:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two first half goals by Ajax Cape Town were enough to boot Orlando Pirates out of the Coca Cola Cup in the first of two matches at Newlands Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ghana, Togo for Nigerian Rugby Championship
    07 october 2001 10:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The national men's Rugby teams of Ghana and Togo have confirmed their participation in the first Abuja International Rugby Championship scheduled for the Nigerian capital 25 October, organisers said. Full text...

  • Coca-Cola Cup game abandoned over ticket dispute
    06 october 2001 16:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of South African football fans were disappointed Saturday after visiting Golden Arrows abandoned their Coca Cola Cup qualifier against Santos, over gate-taking dispute. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Japan friendly match on course
    05 october 2001 15:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The friendly football match between Nigeria and Japan, scheduled for Southampton in England on Sunday, remained intact following the settlement of disagreements over Nigerian players' match bonus, national football officials said. Full text...

  • Yaounde to host international half-marathon
    05 october 2001 10:55:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Three hundred athletes from several countries are expected to participate in the fifth Yaounde international half-marathon on 13 October. Full text...

  • Namibia still looking for national soccer coach
    05 october 2001 07:55:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association's Secretary General Alfeus Gawaseb has said that the soccer controlling body has not yet found a replacement for Ted Dumitru as Brave Warriors coach. Full text...

  • Why African youth teams do better than their seniors
    04 october 2001 23:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At the just-ended FIFA under-17 tournament in Trinidad and Tobago France beat Nigeria 3-0 to lift the youth cup but, of significance for Africa was Nigeria making it to the final, coupled with the exploits of Burkina Faso and Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya football authorities drop deputy coaches
    04 october 2001 22:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In an apparent move to cut down on costs, the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has dropped two deputy national coaches. Full text...

  • Nigeria's U-17 Team Arrives
    04 october 2001 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national under-17 soccer team returned to Lagos late Wednesday, after a silver-winning performance at the ninth World Under-17 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. Full text...

  • University awards top sports personalities
    04 october 2001 11:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African hockey player Sophie Mayer and basketball star Quintin Denyssen were crowned sportswoman and sportsman of the year, respectively, at the University of the Witwatersrand's annual sports awards dinner Wednesday night in Cape Town. Full text...

  • National team hailed for winning regional trophy
    04 october 2001 09:25:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Speaker of Parliament, Roberto de Almeida said Angola's capturing of the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup brought "honours to the national team and sports in the country and makes people vibrate". Full text...

  • International Beach Soccer Tournament planned for Mauritius
    03 october 2001 23:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- French former football star, Eric Cantona plans to organise an international beach soccer tournament in Mauritius in 2002, the regional news agency MATERA, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Castle Cup
    03 october 2001 21:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top football action resumes Friday in Kenya when national coach Reinhardt Fabisch names the squad to this month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament slated for 24-27 October in the Tanzanian towns of Arusha and Mwanza. Full text...

  • Internal wrangling rocks Kenyan club
    03 october 2001 19:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top-flight Kenyan football club, Mathare United, is in the thick of an internal quarrel pitting management against two players. Full text...

  • Tanzania's sports marred by incompetence and corruption
    03 october 2001 15:42:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Corruption and poor administration are standing on the way to Tanzania's road to sporting excellence, government authorities say. Full text...

  • KPBC ought take blame for Kenyan boxer's debacle
    02 october 2001 20:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When heavyweight boxer Joseph Akhasamba took issue with the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) for failing to organise sparring fights ahead of his world title defence, the commission ignored him. Full text...

  • Ticket sales for Manchester 2002 launched
    01 october 2001 22:17:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The first phase of ticket sales for next year's Commonwealth Games scheduled for Manchester, UK, has been launched 297 days ahead of the scheduled date. Full text...

  • DR Congo shortlists 58 players for CAN 2002
    01 october 2001 19:25:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo Football Association has named 58 players including 16 professionals, from which to draw up the national team for the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Liberia names 28-man squad for CAN 2002
    01 october 2001 17:42:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has named a 28-man squad for the African Cup of Nations 2002, comprising local and foreign based players, according to a listing published by dailies here Monday. Full text...

  • Hearts stretch lead as Kotoko stumble
    01 october 2001 17:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak stretched their lead to eight points in Ghana's Premier Football League when they beat Ghapoha 2-0 and their closest rivals Kotoko stumbled as they lost 0-1 to Okwawu United at home. Full text...

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