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  • Rogge satisfied with IOC-IAAF relations
    04 august 2001 15:04:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has commended the existing working relations with the International Association of Athletics Federations after an audience with IAAF president Lamine Diack. Full text...

  • Botswana soccer league postponed
    03 august 2001 23:45:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Kick-off of Botswana's soccer league has been postponed from 11 August to 1 September, it was announced in Gaborone Friday. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou hosts West African Taekwondo championships
    03 august 2001 22:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- About 200 athletes are participating in the sixth men's senior West African Taekwondo championships officially opened in Ouagadougou Friday by Burkina Faso's youth and sports minister Rene Emile Kabore. Full text...

  • President Kagame flags off international rally
    03 august 2001 20:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday morning flagged-off the three-day international rally in Kigali, state-run radio Rwanda reported Friday night. Full text...

  • Men's marathon to open world athletics games
    03 august 2001 20:11:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Kenya's Josephat Kiprono is a leading contender among 24 African marathon runners taking part Friday in the only event scheduled during the opening of the 8th International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Botswana national chess champion beats Polgar
    03 august 2001 19:18:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Grandmaster and world number one female chess player, Judit Polgar Friday lost to Botswana national chess champion Ignatius Njobvu in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Brazil's U-17 team arrives for Charity match
    03 august 2001 18:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil's Under-17 national soccer team arrived in Lagos Friday, two days ahead of a match against its Nigerian counterpart to help raise funds for the "Kanu Heart Foundation. Full text...

  • Kenyan athlete threatens running for Uganda
    03 august 2001 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Dropped for insubordination from Kenya's athletics team to the World Championship in Edmonton, Canada, Tecla Lorupe is contemplating running for Uganda. Full text...

  • Nigerian basketball team leaves for Nations Cup
    02 august 2001 21:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A 12-man Nigerian basketball team leaves Lagos for Morocco Thursday to participate in the 21st edition of the African Nations Cup, scheduled to begin on Saturday. Full text...

  • World's athletes set for Friday's championships
    02 august 2001 20:57:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- African athletes and fellow sports persons from other parts of the world Thursday fine-tuned under a blistering sun in readiness for the 8th International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) championships starting Friday in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Nigerian quits historic basketball career with Houston
    02 august 2001 20:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigerian-born Akeem Olajuwon has signed to play for a Canadian basketball team, thus ending a historic career relationship with the Houston Rockets and the city of Houston, Texas. Full text...

  • Kotoko slip but Hearts fail to take advantage
    02 august 2001 20:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko slipped when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenals in the Ghanaian mid-week Premier Soccer League Wednesday. Full text...

  • Axed Lorupe lands IAAF invitation
    02 august 2001 19:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rotterdam Marathon champion, Tecla Lorupe who was one of the two athletes dropped from the Kenyan team to the World Championship which opens Friday in Edmonton, Canada, has been invited to the championship by the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Full text...

  • Botswana prepares for squash championship
    02 august 2001 15:44:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana squash racket association (BSRA) has hired an international coach to prepare the country's team for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Full text...

  • Distinguished entry for 25th Total Economy Run
    02 august 2001 15:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The 2001 Total Economy Run, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, has attracted one of the strongest fields and most distinguished driver/co-driver line-ups in many years. Full text...

  • Lamine Diack becomes first African IAAF President
    02 august 2001 10:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An overwhelming majority of delegates to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Congress in Edmonton, Canada, has elected Senegalese Lamine Diack as President of the world sports body. Full text...

  • Buffaloes win Benin Independence Cup
    02 august 2001 09:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The "Buffaloes" Wednesday won the Benin Independence football Cup for 2001 after beating rivals Dragons 1-0 at the Cotonou Friendship Stadium. Full text...

  • South Africa carries African flag at Commonwealth Games
    01 august 2001 13:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South African men and women's hockey teams will represent Africa at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Full text...

  • Botswana pulls out of U-19 Female soccer World Cup
    01 august 2001 13:20:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) --­ Botswana has pulled out of the qualification matches for the Under-19 Women's soccer World Cup because of poor preparations, the country's Football Association said. Full text...

  • Senegal selects squad for basketball championship
    01 august 2001 09:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Basketball officials in Senegal have selected the men's national team comprising 12 players to represent the country at the African Championships scheduled to hold 4-12 August in Morocco. Full text...

  • South Africans dominate 1st canoeing championship
    31 july 2001 21:48:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Competitors from South Africa overshadowed the first African Canoeing Championship which ended on the Bouregreg river in Rabat. Full text...

  • Rwanda's young cricket club to play in Kampala
    31 july 2001 20:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan University Cricket Club is scheduled to play friendly matches mid-August in Kampala, Uganda, sports officials in Kigali have announced. Full text...

  • Namibia receives German sports donation
    31 july 2001 19:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association on Tuesday received in Windhoek an assortment of soccer equipment from its German counterpart, GFA. Full text...

  • Nigerian athletes leave for world championship
    31 july 2001 18:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian delegation has left Lagos for Edmonton, Canada for the 8th World Athletics Championships scheduled to start on Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars to be revamped - FA boss
    31 july 2001 16:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman Ben Koufie has said that the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, will be revamped to prepare them for next year's Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya poised to square up against Ethiopia
    31 july 2001 16:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's contingent to this year's world athletics championship in Edmonton, Canada jetted out Monday night determined to settle scores with Ethiopia, local officials quipped. Full text...

  • Kenyans snatch five bronze medals in Dar
    31 july 2001 16:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national boxing champions, Prisons, picked five bronze medals at the recent Championship Boxing Tournament in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Dakar World Cup matches raise 299 million FCFA
    31 july 2001 14:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The gross amount from gate-taking in four matches played in Dakar in the run up to next year's World Cup finals stands at 299 million francs CFA (398,000 US dollars), according to the Senegalese Football Association (FSF). Full text...

  • Black Africa shows better performance at national level
    30 july 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa south of the Sahara demonstrated its supremacy on the occasion of the 2000 world Cup qualifying matches/Africa zone by raking four out of the five slots reserved for the continent, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) commented Monday. Full text...

  • 2002 World Cup Africa qualifying results
    30 july 2001 19:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After the last World Cup qualifying games played over the weekend, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and South Africa have qualified to represent Africa at the 2002 finals being co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Mauritian boxers suspended for shoplifting.
    30 july 2001 16:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian boxers Bruno Julie and Giovanni Frontin have been suspended until March 2002, from international competitions, following their expulsion for shoplifting last week from the Francophonie Games in Ottawa-Hull, Canada. Full text...

  • Canon Yaounde close in on league leaders
    30 july 2001 15:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon Yaounde beat current leaders Coton Sport 2-1 Sunday, on the 21st day of play in Cameroon's elite football championship. Full text...

  • Hungary's Gubacsi wins Lalla Meryem Grand Prix
    30 july 2001 15:30:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hungarian lady Zsofia Gubasci won the maiden Lalla Meryem International Tennis Grand Prix Sunday in Casablanca, a World Tennis Association (WTA) event with an 110,000-US-dollar cash prize. Full text...

  • Nigeria celebrates World Cup qualification
    30 july 2001 12:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians Monday continued their celebration of the Super Eagles' qualification for the 2002 World Cup finals, following a 3-0 victory over Ghana in a crucial encounter on Sunday in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Scandal rocks football administration
    30 july 2001 12:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he took charge of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) last year, Chairman Maina Kariuki promised to revolutionise soccer in the country. Full text...

  • Results of African Canoeing Spring Championships
    30 july 2001 11:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Results of the African Sprint Canoeing championships held in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sunday are as follows: Senior 500m k1 final 1. Full text...

  • Okocha wins MVP award in Nigeria/Ghana tie
    30 july 2001 11:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's star midfielder, Austin Okocha, has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Sunday's 2002 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana by a team of journalists who decided the award. Full text...

  • World Cup qualifying results
    30 july 2001 10:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After the last World Cup qualifying games played over the weekend, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and South Africa have qualified to represent Africa at the 2002 finals co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Nigeria qualifies for 2002 FIFA World Cup finals
    29 july 2001 18:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Sunday became the fifth and last African country to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals, after beating Ghana 3-0 in a crucial tie in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Nigeria leads Ghana 3-0 In World Cup qualifier
    29 july 2001 17:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria was leading Ghana 3-0 in the first half of their crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt Sunday. Full text...

  • CAF confirms Mali as host of CAN 2002
    29 july 2001 12:55:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The president of football governing body in Africa, CAF, has confirmed that Mali would host the African Cup of Nations 2002 from 19 January to 10 February in the five cities selected in agreement with Malian authorities. Full text...

  • Zambia beat Cameroon 25-24 in rugby Pool A opener
    29 july 2001 11:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia unconvincingly won the first of the three games to decide the winner in Pool A of the 2003 Africa World Cup qualifying rugby series. Full text...

  • Springboks beat visiting Wallaby in tri-nations match
    28 july 2001 19:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Springboks beat the Australian rugby World champions 20-15 in a tri-nations match played Saturday at Minolta Loftus stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Namibia begins countdown to COSSASA games
    28 july 2001 16:55:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian authorities have begun final preparations ahead of the annual Confederation of School Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) ball games the country would host 23-25 August. Full text...

  • Premier opens first Indian Ocean Games
    28 july 2001 16:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth Saturday opened the maiden Indian Ocean Cities and Municipal Games at the Gaetan Duval Stadium, Rose-Hill, 10-km south of Port Louis. Full text...

  • Ghana arrives for World Cup tie with Nigeria
    28 july 2001 15:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's Black Stars have arrived in Nigeria for Sunday's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles, the local press reported Saturday. Full text...

  • KFF suspend senior official over football transfers
    28 july 2001 13:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has slapped an indefinite ban on one of its senior officials over his role in the controversial transfer of three players to Egypt's Ismailia Football Club. Full text...

  • Super Eagles get more incentives for Ghana match
    27 july 2001 21:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian oil company has announced a "Most Valuable Player" (MVP) award worth 5,000 US dollars for the national team, the Super Eagles in its crucial 2002 World Cup Group B African qualifier against arch-rivals Ghana on Sunday. Full text...

  • Young Namibian cricketer heads for fame
    27 july 2001 21:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's qualification for the 2003 World Cricket Cup finals, pundits agree, was thanks to a little-known teenager now looking set for the skies. Full text...

  • Liberia looks up to God for World Cup berth
    27 july 2001 16:28:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- If pleasing God were the route to the World Cup 2002 in Korea and Japan, then Liberia can be counted among the "saints" that would go marching on to glory. Full text...

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