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  • Japan seconds a ping-pong expert to Zambia
    03 september 2001 20:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia, whose performance in almost all sports has almost been disastrous, may revamp her image in table tennis with the help of a Japanese expert in the sport. Full text...

  • Teams push hard for top league places
    03 september 2001 20:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Yanga football club Sunday tasted their second league defeat, crashing 0-1 to Simba FC, when the two arch-rivals clashed in the Lake Victoria town of Mwanza during the first matches this month of the mainland Super Eight soccer tourney. Full text...

  • Zambian army club slides in relegation waters
    03 september 2001 15:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia army sponsored Green Buffaloes Football Club sunk closer to relegation at the weekend when it lost 0-1 to Power Dynamos FC. Full text...

  • Government pledges air tickets for Kenya hockey team
    03 september 2001 15:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya national women's team received a boost Monday when the government pledged to provide nine air tickets to enable it travel to France for this month's World Cup qualifier in France. Full text...

  • Hearts, Kotoko maintain pace in Ghana league
    03 september 2001 11:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko maintained their pace in Ghana's premier football league by winning their respective matches on Sunday. Full text...

  • Namibia stages inter-prison games
    02 september 2001 15:20:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Windhoek Central Prison beat Hardap Prison 6-1 in the soccer final of the Namibia Inter- Prison Games played at the Katutura Youth Sport Complex on Saturday. Full text...

  • Zuma hopeful of breakthrough against global racism
    02 september 2001 15:06:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Vice-President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said that his government wass hopeful that delegates attending the World Conference Against Racism would be able to agree on a number of contentious issues of the agenda. Full text...

  • Mediterranean Games open in Tunisia
    02 september 2001 15:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Some 3,500 athletes are on roll for the 14th edition of the Mediterranean Games beginning Sunday, and to run through 15 September in Tunis. Full text...

  • Namibia earns silver medal at university world games
    02 september 2001 14:29:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Stephan Louw returned home with a silver medal for his long-jump of 8,04m at the World Student Games which ended Saturday in Beijing, China. Full text...

  • Civics defeat Tigers in Hotspurs final
    02 september 2001 14:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Civics football club beat United Africa Tigers 4-2 in a replay of the Hotspurs soccer tournament final at Khomasdal Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Upcoming runner causes major upset in weekend meet
    02 september 2001 11:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Upcoming long distance runner, Beata Naigambo, caused a major upset when she defeated seasoned campaigner, Elizabeth Mongudhi, in the first leg of the Khomas Regional cross-country event in the Windhoek suburb of Katutura Saturday. Full text...

  • Six African countries for Afro-Asian Games
    01 september 2001 13:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Kenya is among six African countries picked for the inaugural Afro-Asian Games, to be held from 3 November in New Delhi, India. Full text...

  • FIFA rejects Egypt's appeal
    01 september 2001 12:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The international governing body of soccer, FIFA, has rejected an appeal from the Egyptian Football Association following the World Cup Group C qualifying match in Algeria on 21 July. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj among Golden League winners
    01 september 2001 10:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The 1,500m world champion and world record holder, Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj, made it five wins out of the seven Golden League meets, with his 2,000m victory at the Berlin meet Friday evening. Full text...

  • Botswana's Under-20 team leaves for training in UK
    31 august 2001 23:35:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's national under-20 team Friday left for Britain to play build-up matches in preparation for the regional Cosafa Cup scheduled for December. Full text...

  • Regional body falls back on old format
    31 august 2001 12:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East, Central and Southern Africa boxing tournament has reverted to its old three-nation format, down from some 11 countries. Full text...

  • Kenya sports council resists probe
    31 august 2001 12:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National Sports Council has rejected a five-man committee appointed by the country's Football Federation to probe its financial management. Full text...

  • Zambian strikers drill in penalty kicks
    31 august 2001 09:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- After losing four matches on penalty shoot-outs, goal-shy Zambian strikers are to undergo special training on how to shoot home from the penalty spot. Full text...

  • Mauritania hires an Argentinean coach
    30 august 2001 23:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has signed a contract with an Argentinean coach whose task will be to prepare the country's new national team, known as the Mourabitounes. Full text...

  • Women's hockey on the ascendancy in Kenya
    30 august 2001 15:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he set himself the task of revamping the dormant Kenya Ladies Hockey Association (KLHA), critics dismissed the late Tobias Oduor as a joker. Full text...

  • Embattled KFF bans treasurer from office
    30 august 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Succumbing to pressure from the government to put its house in order, the embattled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has slapped an indefinite ban on its treasurer, Levi Obondo. Full text...

  • CAN Boulevard to be inaugurated at African Cup draw
    30 august 2001 09:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The draw next weekend of the first round groups in the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Bamako, will be marked by Malian President Omar Alpha Konare's inauguration of CAN 2002 Boulevard in honour of the football tournament. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj tops IAAF ratings
    30 august 2001 09:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj has taken the top position in the world ratings of the International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF), formerly held by 100m sprinter Maurice Greene of the United States. Full text...

  • Australian appointed cricket team coach
    29 august 2001 15:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Wednesday appointed Australian Geoff Marsh as coach for its national cricket team ahead of tough international matches against South Africa and England in the coming months. Full text...

  • KFF steps on a football minefield
    29 august 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A two-week ultimatum the government gave the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to put its house in order came as a surprise to the Kenyan soccer fraternity. Full text...

  • Maximum entry for CECAFA tourney
    29 august 2001 14:56:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- It's a full house for this year's Central and East Africa Senior Challenge Cup after 11 countries confirmed their participation in the tournament to be hosted by Rwanda. Full text...

  • Morocco plays friendly with Italy on 5 September
    28 august 2001 22:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Italian and Moroccan national football teams are scheduled to play a friendly match on 5 September as part of the Maghreb team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations to be staged in Mali, soccer sources said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host regional football tournament
    28 august 2001 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will for the second time host this year's prestigious regional soccer tournament, the Central, Eastern and Southern Senior Challenge Cup in early December, a senior sports official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisian gold winners offered 80,000 euros each
    28 august 2001 13:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Any Tunisian athlete who wins a gold medal during the Mediterranean Games to be held in Tunis from 2 to 15 September will run to the bank with 100,000 dinars (over 80,000 euros) in the pocket, press reports said. Full text...

  • Ministry removes Nigerian FA Secretary-General
    28 august 2001 10:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sports Ministry has re-deployed the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tijani Yusuf, in a move to restructure the Association for better performance, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Moroccoan stands 29th on ATP ranking
    27 august 2001 20:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccoan tennis player, Hicham Arazi, emerged 29th on the 2001 ATP Tour ranking as the US Open, the last round of the Gran Slam, started Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Stade Malien wins Challenge Cup
    27 august 2001 15:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako won the 41st edition of the Mali's football Challenge Cup after stunning Mamahira of Kati 5-0 in the final played at the weekend in Koulikoro, 70 km from Bamako. Full text...

  • Morocco invites footballers for Mediterranean Games
    27 august 2001 14:27:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has invited a team of 18 mostly locally-based players to national camp in preparation for the 14th Mediterranean Games being held in Tunisia 2-15 September. Full text...

  • No change in Togo's premier football league
    27 august 2001 14:09:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- In three matches on the nineth day of play in Togo's First Division football championship at the weekend, ended up in ties. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe attacks UK over proposed cricket cancellation
    27 august 2001 13:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe cricket officials reacted angrily Monday to the British government's wish to cancel a tour of its former colony by the England cricket team in October because of alleged political instability. Full text...

  • Mauritians greet Edmonton heroes
    26 august 2001 14:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Tens of thousands of Mauritians greeted Sunday local athletes Stephane Buckland and Eric Milazar on their return from the recent world athletics championship in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Defending champions knocked out of BP Top Eight
    25 august 2001 17:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs's first half goal sent defending champions Orlando Pirates out of the BP Top Eight Cup in a tightly fought Soweto derby at the FNB stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • African Champions League: Julius Berger 2 Sundowns 0
    25 august 2001 17:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Julius Berger of Nigeria defeated visiting Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-0 Saturday, to grab the maximum three points at stake in an African Champions League match played in Nigeria's south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • South Africa beat Namibia 31-28 in netball encounter
    25 august 2001 15:28:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- Walvis Bay coastal residents were treated to top netball action when South Africa narrowly beat Namibia 31 to 28 in the Confederation of School Sports Associations in Southern Africa (COSSASA) competition on Friday. Full text...

  • Namibia overcomes South Africa in Under-20 football clash
    25 august 2001 15:14:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- At the ongoing Confederation of Schools Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) games in Walvis Bay, Namibia's Under-20 football selection Friday beat their South African counterparts 1-0. Full text...

  • Namibia, Botswana ready for Saturday tussle
    25 august 2001 14:09:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- A tough battle is looming when Namibia and Botswana square up in the boys' basketball final of the Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Association (COSSASA) Ball Games on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunis lab officially accredited by IOC
    24 august 2001 23:18:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A Tunis laboratory to screen those using illegal drugs during the 14th edition of the Mediterranean Games of 2-15 September has received official approval from the Montreal, Canada-based World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Full text...

  • Nine Central African players still at large in France
    24 august 2001 23:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nine players of the national basketball team of the Central African Republic (CAR) who defected during a stopover in Paris recently were still at large as of Friday, confirmed the CAR ambassador in France. Full text...

  • Algerian Football Federation boss dismissed
    24 august 2001 22:21:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Football Federation President Omar Kezzal has been dismissed for alleged poor performance, football administration sources said. Full text...

  • Afro-Asian games risk postponement
    24 august 2001 21:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The much-touted inaugural Afro-Asian Games slated for November in New Delhi, India, risks being postponed following disputes among India's sports administrators. Full text...

  • Confident Kenyans off to Kampala
    24 august 2001 20:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A confident Kenya national team to Sunday's East African Golf Challenge tournament in Kampala, Uganda, departed Nairobi Friday predicting nothing short of victory in the contest. Full text...

  • Nigeria FA approves Eagles' World Cup programme
    24 august 2001 16:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has approved the programme submitted by Super Eagles' Chief Coach, Shaibu Amodu, in preparation of the team's 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Moroccoan tennis player seeded at US Open
    23 august 2001 22:05:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccoan tennis player Hicham Arazi has been seeded Number 28 at the US Open, in last round of the Grand Slam due to start next Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Dyto of Lome tops Togolese soccer league table
    23 august 2001 20:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Dyto of Lome is leading in the Togolese soccer first division after playing a 1-1 draw with Maranatha of Fiokpo in their eighth round match Wednesday. Full text...

  • Liberia joins international swimming body
    23 august 2001 16:06:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has joined the world swimming governing body, the Federation of International Natation Amateur, a local official said in Monrovia Thursday. Full text...

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