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  • Kenyan basketballer killed in South Africa
    12 january 2002 12:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan basketball player, named Steve Biko has been murdered in South Africa. Full text...

  • IAAF impressed with offers to host 2005 athletics championships
    11 january 2002 21:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack welcomed delegates from Belgium (Brussels), Hungary (Budapest), Finland (Helsinki), Germany (Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart), Italy (Rome) and Russia (Moscow) to Monaco Friday to brief them about the bid process and requirements for the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. Full text...

  • Zambian fans buoyed by their team's draw against Mali
    11 january 2002 20:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans were on Friday trying to work out their team's chances at the Cup of African Nations finals after their celebrated Chipolopolo (Bullet) Boys drew 1-1 against a full strength Mali national team Thursday in Kayes, Mali, in a preparatory friendly. Full text...

  • South Africa's Paterhansel pulls out of Dakar motor rally
    11 january 2002 20:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Stephane Peterhansel, driving a South African built Team Dessoude Nissan pick-up, finally threw in the towel Thursday at the start of stage 13 of the 2002 Total Arras Madrid Dakar rally. Full text...

  • Togolese coach names 22 players for CAN 2002
    10 january 2002 16:59:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's national soccer coach has released the final list of 22 players who will represent the country during the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations to be stage in Mali from 19 January to 10 February 2002 The 'Eperviers' (Sparrow hawks) are expected back in Lome Friday after an acclimatisation camp in Niamey, Niger. Full text...

  • Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso to host CAVB tourney
    10 january 2002 16:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso will host this year's Africa volleyball club championship in March and April. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau's football league kicks off 19 January
    10 january 2002 14:15:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's national football league kicks off 19 January, it has been confirmed. Full text...

  • Cameroonians rally support for Indomitable Lions
    10 january 2002 13:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- There are massive preparations for two music concerts Friday and Saturday in Yaounde and Douala to support Cameroon's national team, the Indomitable Lions, currently in training camp to prepare for CAN 2002 slated to start 19 January Mali. Full text...

  • Liberia lists team for CAN 2002
    10 january 2002 08:07:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has selected a 22-player squad to represent the country at the CAN 2002 due to begin 19 January in Mali. Full text...

  • Mali ready to host CAN 2002, says journalist
    09 january 2002 21:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Mali is ready to host the African Cup of Nations (CAN) which will be held from 19 January to 10 February 2002, a DR Congolese journalist said in Kinshasa Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal announces selection for CAN 2002
    09 january 2002 19:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's national football coach, Bruno Metsu, Tuesday announced the country's squad for the Cup of Nations (CAN) finals, scheduled for 19 January to 10 February 2002 in Mali. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso announces list of 'Etalons' for CAN
    09 january 2002 17:19:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Football authorities in Burkina Faso have announced 22 names of players forming the national team, the 'Etalons', that will play the 23rd African Cup of Nations finals in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya pays up CECAFA debt
    09 january 2002 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation has cleared the way for the country's clubs to play regional games after it paid $6,000 owed to the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA). Full text...

  • Zimbabwean Referee to Officiate at World Cup
    09 january 2002 14:20:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- FIFA has appointed a Zimbabwean to officiate this year's World Cup finals to be played in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Ghana names players selected for CAN 2002
    09 january 2002 11:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association on Tuesday released the names of the 22-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals kicking off in Mali on 19 January. Full text...

  • Nigeria misses friendly with Egypt
    09 january 2002 08:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles, failed to travel to Cairo for a soccer friendly on Tuesday against the "Pharaohs" of Egypt due to a dispute over pay, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Liberia turns down Togo's invitation for a friendly
    08 january 2002 21:30:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian FA has turned down an invitation from its Togolese counterpart for a soccer friendly in Lome, Togo, next week on the heels of the CAN 2002, Liberian FA press officer said Tuesday. Full text...

  • IAAF to pick 2005 world championship host in Nairobi
    08 january 2002 21:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The country to host the 2005 World Athletics Championship will be picked during the 14 April International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) council meeting in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenya's Oserian picks Africa Champions League side
    08 january 2002 20:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's player of the year 2001, Tom Juma, is among the 19 regulars picked by Premier League champions Oserian Fastac for the forthcoming Africa Champions League tournament. Full text...

  • Dutch football experts due in Sierra Leone
    08 january 2002 20:06:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) secretary general Alimu Bah has announced the expected arrival of two Dutch football experts in the country for a week- long visit. Full text...

  • Nigerian football team misses friendly with Egypt
    08 january 2002 19:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian national squad, the Super Eagles, failed to travel to Cairo for Tuesday's friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt due to a dispute over pay, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Algeria announces squad for CAN 2002
    08 january 2002 14:09:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian national football team coach Rabah Madjer on Monday released a list of 22 players selected for the African Cup of Nations finals scheduled in Mali from 19 January to 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Zambians for Zone Five Handball Tourney
    08 january 2002 12:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zambia has confirmed it will take part in this month's Africa Challenge Cup Zone Five handball tournament in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Bans Soccer Player for Outspokenness
    08 january 2002 12:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe football authorities Tuesday banned the national team's captain from playing for the country for life after he criticized them for giving players "low allowances" during the team's current international tour of the Middle East. Full text...

  • Lions of Senegal accept 10 million francs bonus
    08 january 2002 09:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal will pay its foreign-based professional footballers a bonus of 13,484 dollars (10 million CFA francs) each for qualifying to play in this year's Cup of African Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Tunis to host African tennis championship
    08 january 2002 07:31:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunis will for the second time running host the African tennis championship this year with 20 countries taking part, it has been confirmed. Full text...

  • Congolese sports minister laments at poor sports development
    07 january 2002 22:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congolese youth and sports minister Timothee Moleka Nzulama has lamented at the poor development of sports in general and football in particular in the country. Full text...

  • Football fans welcome Mali's 2-1 victory over Egypt
    07 january 2002 21:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian football fans have expressed optimism of doing well at the forthcoming CAN 2002 finals following their Eagles' 2-1 victory over Egypt's Pharaohs Sunday in Ismailia, Egypt. Full text...

  • Morocco's Hassania of Agadir gets closer to the leader
    07 january 2002 21:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) – Morocco's Hassania of Agad-ir is still eyeing the top position after defeating CODM of Meknes 3-0 in a game of the Moroccan football league played on Sunday. Full text...

  • Senegalese Olympic Committee gets new president
    07 january 2002 21:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Abdoulaye Sèye was at the weekend elected president of the Senegalese National Olympic Committee (CNOSS), following the body's general assembly held Saturday in Dakar. Full text...

  • JA re-claims lead in the Senegalese premier league
    07 january 2002 21:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Jeanne d'Arc of Dakar (JA) football club has re-claimed its lead in the country's premier league's second phase, thanks to its 3-2 victory over SONACOS of Diourbel Saturday. Full text...

  • Algerian championship attracts African footballers
    07 january 2002 20:43:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian premier league is increasingly attracting African players flocking in to play professional football. Full text...

  • S. Africa's football captain fails to meet call up deadline
    07 january 2002 19:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Prolific Charlton Athletic striker, South African Shaun Bartlett who is also the captain for Bafana Bafana, failed to meet the deadline for the national football team's camp ahead of CAN 2002 in Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya to host Davis Euro/Africa event
    07 january 2002 17:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is bracing for next month's Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone Four tournament to be held in Mombasa. Full text...

  • L'Etoile du Sahel leads in Tunisian Championship
    07 january 2002 12:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- L'Etoile du Sahel, which defeated l'Espérance sportive de Zarzis (ESZ) 2-1 on Sunday, heads the general table after the first phase of the first division Tunisian football championship. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe football clubs go professional in quest of glory
    06 january 2002 18:52:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bid to improve their fortunes on the pitch and, more especially, placate supporters who are increasingly restless for international glory, Zimbabwean football clubs are turning professional in droves. Full text...

  • Algerian football authorities suspend two players
    06 january 2002 18:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the countdown to the Cup of Nations finals opening 19 January in Mali, Algerian football authorities have announced the suspension of goalkeeper Hichem Mezair and striker Issaad Bourahli for an undetermined period. Full text...

  • French club holds back Cameroonian international
    06 january 2002 16:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian international Bill Tchato, who plays for French Division One side Montpellier, is having trouble joining the national team for a friendly with Burkina Faso scheduled for Monday in Ouagadougou, sources at the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) complained this weekend. Full text...

  • 4th day of Libyan handball championship
    06 january 2002 15:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of matches after the 4th round of the Libyan handball championship: Al Shorta-Al Nasr 27-15 Al Ahli-Al Jawira 29-28 Al Hilal-Al Michaal 25-12 Rankings after 4th day of play: Played Points 1) Al Hillal 4 10 2) Al Ittihad 3 9 4) Al Shorta 3 7 5) Al Najma 3 7 5) Al Ahli 4 7 6) Al Nasr 3 6 7) Al Jawira 4 6 8) Al Michaal 4 4 Full text...

  • Results of 11th day of Libyan football league
    06 january 2002 14:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of the matches played Friday and Saturday after the 11th day of the Libyan football league: [ST] - Al-Madina Al-Tahadi 2 - 1 - Al-Olympique Al-Akhdar 0 - 1 - Al-Nasr Al-Mourouje 4 - 2 - Al-Ahli Al-Hillal 3 - 1 - Al-Ittihad Al-Sawaed 3 - 0 - Al-Swihli Al-Wifak 1 - 0 - Al-Mahala Rafik 3 - 1 - Al-Tirsana Al-Dahra 2 - 1 The league tables are as follows: Club Pts P W D L GF GA 1- Al-Nasr 31 11 10 1 0 26 9 2- Al-Ittihad 26 11 8 2 1 21 8 3- Al-Madina 21 11 5 5 1 18 13 4- Al-Ahli 19 11 5 4 2 16 8 5- Al-Hillal 19 11 5 4 2 18 13 6- Al-Tahaddi 16 11 5 1 5 18 14 7- Rafik 16 11 4 4 3 15 12 8- Al-Sawead 14 11 4 2 5 16 21 9- Al-Olympique 13 11 3 4 4 8 11 10- Al-Tirsana 13 11 4 1 6 14 19 11- Al-Wifak 12 11 3 3 5 15 11 12- Al-Swihli 11 11 2 5 4 11 14 13- AlMahala 11 11 2 2 7 15 25 14- Al-Mourouje 10 11 3 1 7 12 27 15- Al-Dahra 8 11 2 2 7 8 18 16- Al-Akhdar 5 11 1 2 8 8 22 [ET] Full text...

  • Togo's national team goes to Niger for acclimatisation
    06 january 2002 10:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's national football team left Lome Saturday for Niamey, Niger, to acclimatise itself ahead of the African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Mali from 19 January to 10 February. Full text...

  • Nigeria may submit list for nations cup late
    05 january 2002 16:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Due to the late arrival in camp of its key players, Nigeria may request the Confederation of African Football Confederation (CAF) for permission to delay submitting its final list of 22 players for the 2002 African Cup of Nations finals starting 19 January in Mali. Full text...

  • Former broadcaster elected to head Nigeria's FA
    05 january 2002 13:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former television broadcaster Charles Ojugbana has been named Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon Premier League About to Start
    04 january 2002 22:14:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's 43rd football league kicks off January 23, the national football federation has announced. Full text...

  • Morocco shortlists 22 players for CAN 2002
    04 january 2002 18:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's national football team coach, Humberto Cuelho Friday released the names of 22 players selected for the African Cup of Nations finals to be held from 19 January to 10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • Schlesser out of Total Dakar Rally
    04 january 2002 15:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PAN A) -- Two-time winner of the Total Dakar Rally, Jean-Louis Schlesser, and his navigator Henri Magne, are out of the 2002 Total Arras Madrid-Dakar. Full text...

  • Ivorian Elephants take on Nigeria's Super Eagles in friendly
    04 january 2002 15:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's national football team, the Elephants, are due to leave Abidjan Monday for the central city of Bouake, to play a friendly game against Nigeria's Super Eagles on 13 January, Ivorian Football Association (FIF) officials said Friday. Full text...

  • 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...

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