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  • 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...

  • Zambia to play Malawi in COSAFA's Under-17 semi-final
    23 august 2001 14:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's junior 'Chipolopolo' team Wednesday beat Lesotho 3-0 to enter the semi-finals of the regional COSAFA under-17 soccer tournament under way in Lilongwe, Malawi. Full text...

  • Guadaloupian-born French footballer for racism conference
    23 august 2001 14:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Guadaloupian-born French professional footballer, Lilian Thuram, is expected to attend the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to be held in Durban, South Africa later this month. Full text...

  • Kenya lands in tough world volleyball group
    23 august 2001 14:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya, the sole African team in next month's girls World Youth Volleyball Championship in Croatia has been placed in group "A" together with Spain, the Republic of China (Taipei) and the hosts. Full text...

  • Cassius Baloyi stuns Jorge Paredes to retain title
    22 august 2001 22:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Cassius Baloyi retained his World Boxing Union (WBU) featherweight title Wednesday after knocking out Argentinean challenger Jorge Paredes in the seventh round. Full text...

  • Namibia is still Africa's 20th best soccer nation
    22 august 2001 20:33:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- There has been little change in the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) rankings announced on Wednesday, with Namibia still placed at 97th position in the world-wide line-up. Full text...

  • Tide turns against Namibian under-17 selection
    22 august 2001 18:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Under-17 football team, currently competing in the first ever Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Youth Cup in Lilongwe, Malawi looks set for an early exit after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of their South African counterparts on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Prominent traditional wrestler dies of Asthma
    22 august 2001 17:52:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's most well known wrestler and four time national champion, Yacouba ANGO, alias Kantou, died last week of Asthma as he was being transported from his home town of N'Tuila to the Dakoro medical centre 750 kilometres north of Niamey. Full text...

  • Crave for top flight soccer grips Cecafa nations
    22 august 2001 09:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Although eastern African nations could not go far in contests for the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifiers, they have not given up the chase for top flight soccer. Full text...

  • Nairobi to host intercity boxing
    21 august 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi will host this year's East African intercity boxing tournament on 20 October, the Nairobi Provincial Amateur Boxing Association announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cecafa tourney gets maximum entry
    21 august 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All 11 countries have confirmed participation in this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament, thus making a full house. Full text...

  • Football management factions clash at youth tourney
    20 august 2001 19:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) found itself on the spotlight again over the weekend when the giant Nairobi branch entered two rival teams in the ongoing Coca-Cola National Under 17 tournament at Eldoret, about 350 km north-west of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe out of hockey World Cup qualifier
    20 august 2001 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will be Africa's sole representative at the hockey World Cup qualifier to be held September in France. Full text...

  • Nkana FC Lead Zambia's Premier League
    20 august 2001 14:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Nkana United FC still lead Zambia's premier league table after matches played over 20 weeks. Full text...

  • Win over RTU puts Hearts atop league table
    20 august 2001 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Defending league champions Accra Hearts of Oak toppled their arch-rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko from the top of the 16-team premier league table when they beat Real Tamale United 2-1 in their outstanding league match played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • New comer Maruno helps Sundowns in crucial win
    19 august 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- New signing Simba Marumo assisted Sundowns to clinch a 2-0 victory over Jomo Cosmos in a BP Top Eight Cup semi-final match Sunday. Full text...

  • Namibian wins Southern Open Golf Championship
    19 august 2001 18:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian champion Werner Lassen, Saturday won the Southern Open Golf Championship played in Keetmanshoop. Full text...

  • Namibia set for sub regional under-20 ball games
    19 august 2001 14:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) Netball team was Saturday declared poised for the Confederation of Schools Sport Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) Ball Games that start next Wednesday in Walvis Bay. Full text...

  • Black Africa dethrone United
    19 august 2001 14:15:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Black Africa shook off their second best tag Saturday when they defeated United by nine goals to eight to win the Netball Club Championships at Otjiwarongo, Namibia. Full text...

  • South Africa, Zimbabwe excel at regional bowling championship
    19 august 2001 10:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- South Africa's bowling team emerged victorious in the men's category with a gold medal at the African Bowling Championship which ended in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday. Full text...

  • Angola beat Zambia 4-2 in COSAFA Cup semi-final
    18 august 2001 20:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Chipolopolo failed to redeem national pride at Independence Stadium in Lusaka Saturday when they allowed visiting Angola to toss them out of the regional COSAFA Castle Cup competition 4-2 on post-match penalties. Full text...

  • Kenya's Oure to defend boxing title September
    18 august 2001 14:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan International Boxing Federation Intercontinental light middleweight champion, Achira Oure defends his crown in Spain next month. Full text...

  • World 10,000m champion Kimathi promoted
    18 august 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's world 10,000m champion Charles Kamathi has been promoted to a Police corporal. Full text...

  • Nigeria soccer coach to visit Japan, South Korea
    18 august 2001 11:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Chief Coach Shaibu Amodu is scheduled to travel to Japan and South Korea this weekend to assess facilities for the 2002 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by the two countries, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Niger hosts Zone III karate championship
    17 august 2001 15:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The fourth karate championship in Zone III of the Union of West African Karate Federations is underway in Niamey, Niger. Full text...

  • Thiam dedicates her gold medal to Senegal and Africa
    17 august 2001 08:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- "I dedicate my gold medal to the president, all Senegalese and to Africa," said Amy Mbacke Thiam, the new world champion in the 400m, Thursday. Full text...

  • Gold winner accorded grand welcome on arrival
    17 august 2001 08:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye Thursday led the nation to welcome home Amy Mbacke Thiam, the 400m world champion who won the country's first gold medal at last week's World Athletics Championships held in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Premier soccer league thrown into quandary
    16 august 2001 22:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's 2001 premier football league suffered a major blow Thursday after a five-year sponsorship deal signed between the government and a beer company at the beginning of the year collapsed. Full text...

  • Hearts close the gap on Kotoko
    16 august 2001 18:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian League defending champions, Accra Hearts of Oak narrowed the gap with rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko after defeating Liberty Professionals 4-2 in their outstanding match at the Accra Sports Stadium Wednesday. Full text...

  • Keep athletes' earnings secret, Kenyan press told
    16 august 2001 18:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan sports authorities Thursday appealed to the local press not to disclose athletes earnings to avoid jeopardising their security. Full text...

  • Kenya coach attributes Edmonton victory to teamwork, discipline
    16 august 2001 17:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Head coach, Dan Muchoki has attributed Kenya's success at the just-ended World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada, to good teamwork and discipline. Full text...

  • Sweden beats South Africa in friendly clash
    16 august 2001 08:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's football squad lost 0-3 to Sweden in a friendly match Wednesday night, which was billed as a warm up to next year's football World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Kenya's Gor Mahia in financial mire
    15 august 2001 11:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Financial troubles in Kenya's most celebrated football club, Gor Mahia, has reached a head with the abrupt resignation of chairman Fred Mwango and his replacement by Raj Binder Singh. Full text...

  • Organisers plan big for Nigerian golf championship
    15 august 2001 10:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Organisers of the 28th Nigerian Open Golf Championship, scheduled for 19-25 November in Abuja, have doubled the prize money to 500,000 dollars, half of the competition budget, as part of efforts to attract world-class players. Full text...

  • Botswana Sends Women's Team To Africa Softball Contest
    14 august 2001 23:11:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana will send only a women's team to the African Softball Cup of Nations championship slated for Kampala, Uganda, later this month. Full text...

  • Benin to take part in African Taekwondo Championship
    14 august 2001 15:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin would take part at the African Taekwondo Championship to hold 1-10 September in Dakar, Senegal, a source close to the Benin Taekwondo Federation said. Full text...

  • IAAF to refurbish Kenya's Nyayo Stadium
    14 august 2001 15:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is to refurbish the tartan track at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium. Full text...

  • Benin to take part in African Junior Championships
    14 august 2001 15:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A lone runner, Allassane Bentille, is representing Benin at the African Junior Athletics Championships that open Tuesday in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Namibian junior golfers tee off in Windhoek
    13 august 2001 20:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's SWABOU National Junior Golf Championships got underway on Monday with 50 youngsters teeing off at the Windhoek Country Club greens. Full text...

  • Angola are African Basketball Champions
    13 august 2001 20:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Angolan national men's team won the 21st edition of the African Basketball Championship after beating Algeria 78-68 on Sunday in Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

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