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  • 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...

  • Ghana's Agbeko knocks out Uganda's Kizza to win WBF title
    08 september 2001 10:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian boxer Joseph Agbeko Saturday knocked out Ugandan counterpart Mike Kizzaa in the first round to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight title in their bout in Accra. Full text...

  • Cameroon's withdrawal a major blow to East Africa
    07 september 2001 19:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa football champions Cameroon's decision to opt out of next month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania has denied East African soccer lovers a chance to watch one of Africa's best teams in action. Full text...

  • Army outfit dismisses top officials
    07 september 2001 13:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Green Buffaloes Football Club has bowed to intense pressure from fans and dismissed three of its top officials. Full text...

  • Cameroon out of Castle Cup tourney
    07 september 2001 11:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Cameroon has opted out of the four-nation Castle Cup tournament to be played October in the Tanzanian towns of Arusha and Mwanza. Full text...

  • Hearts, Kotoko lose but stay atop
    06 september 2001 20:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Hearts of Oak and Kotoko lost their mid-week matches but remain far ahead of the pack in Ghana's premier football championship. Full text...

  • Kenya's controversial Lorupe to run for Africa
    06 september 2001 19:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Outspoken Tecla Lorupe is among 18 Kenyan athletes picked for the November Afro-Asian Games in New Delhi, India. Full text...

  • Victoria Falls hosts thrilling rafting competition
    06 september 2001 18:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Teams from 16 countries are taking part in a challenging rafting sport, which got underway on the River Zambezi, at the foot of the world famous Victoria Falls on Thursday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean boxer banned for being HIV positive
    06 september 2001 17:42:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean boxing suffered a major blow Thursday after one of the country's top pugilists tested positive for HIV, which automatically ended his international career. Full text...

  • Kenya enters 12 teams for Bonite Volleyball Cup
    05 september 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has entered 12 teams for the Bonite International Volleyball tournament taking place in Moshi, Tanzania 25-29 September, sports officials said in Nairobi Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria names U-17 World Cup team
    05 september 2001 16:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's soccer-ruling body has named the country's team to next month's Under-17 World Youth Soccer Championship, to be staged in Trinidad and Tobago from 13-30 September. Full text...

  • Botswana athletes train in Namibia
    04 september 2001 21:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Athletes from Botswana would in mid September race their Namibian counterparts as part of a training programme ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games. Full text...

  • Zanzibar to host regional handball clubs tourney
    04 september 2001 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- East Africa's top handball clubs converge on Zanzibar later this month for the annual regional championship, it was disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 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...

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