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  • Namibia stages cycle tour October end
    17 september 2001 20:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian Cycle Tour is expected to draw more than 1,000 cyclists when it pedals off in October in the capital Windhoek. Full text...

  • Nigeria Football Association Reacts To U-17 Team's Victories
    17 september 2001 16:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association says it is watching with "cautious optimism" the performance of the country's Under-17 team in the current FIFA U-17 World Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. Full text...

  • Amateur Sides Hold Their Own In Mosi Cup
    17 september 2001 15:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian premier side, Mufulira Wanderers, met their Waterloo in the capital when they were thumped 4-2 on post-match penalties by City of Lusaka FC in the Mosi Cup tournament at the weekend. Full text...

  • KFF secretary Haji quits as Govt intensifies pressure
    17 september 2001 13:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation's Secretary-general Hassan Haji has resigned two days after Heritage and Sports minister, Francis Nyenze, directed the troubled national soccer body to suspend him. Full text...

  • First round results of Moroccan league
    17 september 2001 13:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Following are results of first round matches of the Moroccan football championship played Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Kotoko sink Hearts to improve chance of league success
    17 september 2001 13:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi's Asante Kotoko on Sunday beat arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 2-0 in Kumasi to boost their chances of winning this year's Ghana Premier football league trophy. Full text...

  • Angola, Zimbabwe draw in Cosafa Cup
    17 september 2001 11:16:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national football team on Sunday held Angola to a 0-0 draw at Luanda in the first leg of the regional COSAFA Cup final. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines to sponsor Horn of Africa tour
    17 september 2001 10:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A 37 year-old Ethiopian male cyclist presently residing in Italy, Tibebe Tadesse, is preparing to tour the Horn of Africa beginning November 2001. Full text...

  • Jomo Cosmos beats Moroka Swallows in league champion meet
    17 september 2001 08:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Moroka Swallows unbeaten run in the South African premier soccer league came to an end Sunday after a 0-2 loss to Jomo Cosmos at Rand Stadium. Full text...

  • Black Africa draws with Orlando Pirates
    15 september 2001 20:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Orlando Pirates and Black Africa drew 2-2 in a match played at Windhoek's Ramblers Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon's new soccer coach expected in Yaounde Saturday
    15 september 2001 17:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's new national soccer coach, Winfried Schaffer, will officially take up his post next Thursday, sources close to the youth and sports ministry said. Full text...

  • Cecafa releases Senior Challenge Cup fixtures
    15 september 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eritrea will play Kenya in the opening match of this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament on 8 December in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • French football federation accused of piracy
    14 september 2001 23:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A Cameroonian soccer researcher has accused French Football Federation officials of pirating the results of his research and has lodged a reparations complaint with the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

  • France-based Malians prepare for ACN 2002
    14 september 2001 23:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The High Council of Malians based abroad intends to fly 400 young Malians from Paris to Bamako to witness the finals of the 2002 African Cup of Nations to be staged in several towns in the West African country. Full text...

  • Soccer fever extends to countryside this weekend
    14 september 2001 15:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Soccer fever spreads to rural Zambia this weekend as the more inclusive and highly lucrative Mosi Cup tournament enters round six. Full text...

  • Benin swimming trainers prepare for Athens
    14 september 2001 13:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Twenty swimming trainers from Benin are attending a week-long training workshop in Cotonou to prepare for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Full text...

  • Government orders suspension of football executive
    14 september 2001 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports minister Francis Nyenze has ordered the suspension of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary-general, Hassan Haji. Full text...

  • Zoe Mitchell out of desert challenge
    13 september 2001 22:37:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian 'Iron Lady' Zoe Mitchell, will not defend her title at this year's Desert Adventure Challenge taking place along the Skeleton Coast this weekend. Full text...

  • Weekend football bonanza across Namibia
    13 september 2001 20:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Football action in the prestigious Tafel Lager Premier League will revert to various stadiums across Namibia this weekend. Full text...

  • Zambian judokas to fight in Nigeria
    13 september 2001 12:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to send a team of judokas to Nigeria to participate in an October international open tournament to be held there. Full text...

  • Namibia, Botswana compete in track and field Saturday
    13 september 2001 11:49:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Amateur Athletic Union (NAAU) will stage an open track and field meet on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Full text...

  • Africa begins to feel the pinch of "foot drain"
    13 september 2001 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Call it "foot drain," soccer talent drain, player flight or what you will, but the mass movement of African players to pursue professional careers in Europe is becoming a major stumbling block in the continent's soccer development. Full text...

  • Anger as Kenya withdraws from qualifier
    13 september 2001 10:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- To the chagrin of local sports fraternity, Kenya has pulled out of next week's World Cup qualifier in France. Full text...

  • GFA chair worried about preparation for CAN 2002
    12 september 2001 20:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana would rather forget reclaiming the Africa Cup of Nations trophy if local club officials are unwilling to let their players prepare for the forthcoming tournament in Mali, Ghana Football Association chairman Ben Koufie has said. Full text...

  • Osam recalls Ishmael Addo to Black Stars camp
    12 september 2001 20:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Black Stars caretaker coach, Fred Osam Duodu, on Wednesday recalled Ghana's striker Ishmael Addo, in a 22-man home-based squad to prepare for the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali next January. Full text...

  • CAF Lifts Ban On Accra Sports Stadium
    12 september 2001 20:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has lifted the ban it had imposed on Accra Sports Stadium last December. Full text...

  • Zambia names strong team for Nairobi event
    12 september 2001 16:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zambia has entered a strong team to October's Nairobi invitational swimming gala at the Moi International Sports Centre at Kasarani suburb in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Kenya to reduce athletics agents
    12 september 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) has revisited its perennial war with athletics agents, insisting that their number should be reduced to six. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism and corruption the bane of Kenyan football
    11 september 2001 14:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world sports map but thanks to politics, the country keeps in the shadows when it comes to the king sport, football. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism, corruption the bane of Kenyan soccer
    11 september 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world map of sports. Full text...

  • Leopards, Ulinzi in Moi Cup semi-finals
    11 september 2001 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's former national soccer champions, AFC Leopards and Ulinzi, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Moi Golden Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Cameroonian assistant coach optimistic after ACN draw
    10 september 2001 21:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A member of the Cameroonian national football team's coaching staff, Jean Manga Ongene, has said that his side has prospects of qualifying for the second round of the 2002 African Cup of Nations (ACN) finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Olympics plunge back to the bottom
    10 september 2001 17:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Great Olympics plunged back to the bottom of Ghana's premier football league when King Faisal shot home a last-minute penalty for a two-all tie. Full text...

  • Bottom-placed Ndola United clinch rare win
    10 september 2001 16:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ndola United FC, who have languished for ages at the bottom of Zambia's premier league, did the unimaginable at the weekend when they scored a narrow 1-0 win over equally struggling Lusaka City Council. Full text...

  • Kenya picks World Cup squad
    10 september 2001 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An 18-strong team has been picked to represent Kenya at the Women's Hockey World Cup qualifier in France. Full text...

  • Senegal wins sixth African championships
    10 september 2001 11:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national team won in Dakar Sunday the sixth African taekwondo championships with 12 medals: four gold, two silver and six bronze. Full text...

  • Weekend results of first leg African club cup quarterfinals
    10 september 2001 11:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Below are the results of the first leg African club cup quarterfinals matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Results of South African Currie Cup rugby matches
    10 september 2001 10:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Below are the weekend results of the South African Currie Cup rugby matches played in the various stadiums in the country. Full text...

  • Namibia's Leicher retains chess champion title
    10 september 2001 10:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Helmut Leicher retained his title as champion of the Open Chess Championship that took place in Windhoek over the weekend. Full text...

  • Black Africa beats Blue Waters in their first encounter
    10 september 2001 09:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association's Premier League defending champions Blue Waters fell 0-1 to Black Africa in their first match of the season at the Ramblers stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Goldfields draw 0-0 with Africa Sports in CAF cup match.
    09 september 2001 20:05:00
    Obuasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Obuasi Goldfields were held to a goalless draw Sunday by Cote d'Ivoire's in the first leg CAF Cup quarterfinal match played at the Obuasi Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • Traditional healers cleanse Harare stadium
    09 september 2001 19:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A Zimbabwean university sociology lecturer on over the weekend led a group of local traditional healers in a controversial ritual at the country's largest stadium in Harare. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates held to 1-1 draw by visiting Ria Stars
    09 september 2001 18:33:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending South African premier league champions Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 all draw by visiting Ria Stars Sunday at Vosloorus stadium. Full text...

  • CAF issues nations cup finals programme
    09 september 2001 16:06:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Confederation of African Football on Saturday issued the fixture of matches for the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations to be held in Mali from 19 January to 10 February. Full text...

  • Zambians describe nations cup grouping as 'tough'
    09 september 2001 15:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football fans have called for intensive preparations of the country's national team to boost its chances in the finals of the African Cup of Nations, where it has been placed in Group D together with Egypt, Tunisia and Senegal. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Julius Berger 1 Esperance 1
    08 september 2001 17:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Visiting Esperance of Tunisia Saturday forced Nigeria's Julius Berger to a one-all draw in their Group A match of the CAF Champions' League, played in the south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • CAF announces draws for the 2002 Cup of Nations finals
    08 september 2001 17:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation has just announced the draws for the 2002 African Nations Cup finals billed for Mali. Full text...

  • Konare calls for fair, violence-free CAN 2002
    08 september 2001 16:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare Saturday called for a fair, drug- and violence-free competition at the African Nations Cup (CAN 2002) soccer competition being hosted by his country. Full text...

  • KFF's fate to be determined Wednesday
    08 september 2001 13:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The fate of the troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) will be known Wednesday when sports ministry officials meet to review the progress the federation has made in its house cleaning exercise. Full text...

  • Kenyans land International Hockey Federation posts
    08 september 2001 12:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan hockey officials have been appointed to serve in the International Hockey Federation. Full text...

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