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  • 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...

  • Nigerian coach denies asking for pay rise
    13 august 2001 19:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's acting Chief Coach Shaibu Amodu Monday denied widely circulated reports that he had asked for a pay rise shortly after taking the country's national soccer side to the 2002 World Cup finals in July, even as he prepares to negotiate a new contract with his employers. Full text...

  • Bad day for Cameroonian league leaders
    13 august 2001 19:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 24th round of the Cameroonian firs division football championship played on Sunday saw all the three frontrunners lose in their respective matches. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Women Soccer Team Wallop Zimbabwe
    13 august 2001 18:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Nigeria's visiting women's national soccer team, the Super Falcons, walloped their host Zimbabwe 6-0 in a friendly international match at the weekend. Full text...

  • Jomo Cosmos advance to BP Top Eight semi-final
    13 august 2001 11:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Jomo Cosmos took the last available ticket to South Africa's BP Top Eight semi-final at the weekend with an emphatic 3-0 win over fancied Cape Town side, Santos. Full text...

  • African athletes bids Canada farewell with medals galore
    13 august 2001 10:58:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- African athletes Sunday bade Canada farewell bagging five medals on the last day of the World Athletics Championships held in Edmonton. Full text...

  • African Champions League results
    13 august 2001 09:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Full African Champions League first-round results of matches played over the weekend and leading goal scorers. Full text...

  • Total AMG Honda team triumphs in Welkom
    13 august 2001 09:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Total AMG Honda team reaffirmed its authority over Class B of the Midas Production Car Championship with a convincing performance in rounds 13 and 14 of the championship at Welkom's Phakisa Freeway at the weekend. Full text...

  • Four African marathon runners placed in top 20
    12 august 2001 19:27:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Romania's Lida Simon won the women's marathon Sunday at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton in which four African runners placed in the top 20 of the 42-km race through the streeets of this western Canadian city. Full text...

  • Holding of Indian Ocean games still deadlocked
    12 august 2001 15:12:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The opening of the games of the Indian Ocean Youth and Sports Commission (CJSOI) were still deadlocked Sunday morning in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's bronze saves Africa from medal-drought
    12 august 2001 10:15:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Ethiopian Ayelech Worku's third place finish Saturday in the 5000m race at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada, saved Africa's reputation from ending the day without booking a place on the winners' podium. Full text...

  • Visiting Esperans hold Sundowns held to a 0-0 draw
    11 august 2001 18:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns of South Africa were held to a virgin tie Saturday by visiting Esperance of Tunisia in an African Champions League match at Loftus stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs through to BP Top Eight semi final
    11 august 2001 18:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs scored a goal in each half against Ria Stars Saturday, to progress to the semi final of the BP Top Eight Cup in South Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya football authority comes under probe
    11 august 2001 16:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Heritage and Sports ministry has ordered a probe on the country's football federation (KFF). Full text...

  • Kenya's Limo wins 5000m tactical race
    11 august 2001 10:52:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Kenyan middle distance runner Richard Limo Friday night won the men's 5000m race with an impressive kick at 150 metres from the finish line to earn a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • African triple jumper wins silver, Mutola qualifies
    11 august 2001 09:57:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Cameroonian Francoise Mbango Etone won a silver Friday night in a hotly contested triple jump event at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Zambian fans write off squad ahead of Uganda match
    10 august 2001 10:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian rugby fans have expressed disquiet over the manner in which the national rugby football union has handled its team ahead of Saturday's crucial World Cup qualifying tie in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • National Olympic Committee defended
    10 august 2001 09:56:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- African officials within the Commonwealth and Olympic movements have rallied behind the Namibia National Olympic Committee in its ongoing feud with the National Sports Commission The two local sport bodies have been at each other's throat since the Commission demanded the resignation of Olymppic Committee President, Agnes Tjongarero and Secretary General, Daan Nel. Full text...

  • Medals elude African athletes in Thursday's contests
    10 august 2001 08:58:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- There were no medals for African athletes Thursday night during the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates start League defence with a win, but...
    09 august 2001 23:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football defending league champions Orlando Pirates defeated Bush Bucks 2-1 in their first league match Thursday at Johannesburg Stadium, but a cloud hangs over the eligibility of their Zambian striker Dennis Lota. Full text...

  • Cleric goes fund-raising for Mauritius athletes
    09 august 2001 23:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius priest Gerard Lajoie Thursday opened a bank account for collecting contributions to reward two of the country's athletes presently taking part in the World championships at Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Namibian to defend WBO title against Briton
    09 august 2001 22:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Namibian to meet Briton in WBO title defence
    09 august 2001 22:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Egypt qualify for semi-finals
    09 august 2001 17:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Egypt have qualified for the semi-finals of the African men's Basketball Championship being held in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Kotoko, Hearts maintain top spot
    09 august 2001 16:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and defending champions Accra Hearts of Oak maintained their top spots on Ghana's Premier Soccer League table on Wednesday after winning their respective penultimate matches of the first round. Full text...

  • Gold for Moroccan hurdler and Kenyan steeplechaser
    09 august 2001 14:51:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Morocco's Nezha Bidouane Wednesday shed tears of joy when she won a gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Kamathi beats Gebrselassie to win 10,000m race
    09 august 2001 12:43:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- In a second surprising defeat in as many days, Kenyan Charles Kamathi Wednesday won the 10,000m race by beating Olympic and four-time world champion Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Moroccan hurdler, Kenyan steeplechaser wind gold medals
    09 august 2001 12:31:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Morocco's Nezha Bidouane Wednesday shed tears of joy when she won a gold medal for her efforts in the women's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Veteran tennis players ready for action
    08 august 2001 19:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A record 62 players will take part in Namibian Veterans' Lawn Tennis tournament taking place in Swakopmund at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian soccer coaches for training in Holland
    08 august 2001 19:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four Nigerian football coaches are to attend an advanced course in the Netherlands from 18-29 August, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Don King sponsors Tanzanian boxer
    08 august 2001 12:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- American professional boxing promoter Don King has agreed to sponsor the training of Tanzania's pugilist Mbwana Matumla under a three-year contract. Full text...

  • Sub-regional wrestling tournament in Cotonou
    08 august 2001 11:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will host a three-day sub-regional traditional wrestling tournament, Benin's Ministry of Youth, Sports and Recreation has announced. Full text...

  • Uganda, Zambia meet Saturday for World Cup rugby tie
    08 august 2001 10:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's national rugby team leaves Lusaka on Thursday for Kampala to play the Ugandan side in a crucial match that will decide the qualifier to the next round of the 2003 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Bucher wins gold, Bungei settles for silver in 800m
    08 august 2001 08:10:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Swiss Andre Bucher managed to elude five Africans to win a gold medal Tuesday at the World Athletics Chmpionship in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • African women triumph at the world championships
    08 august 2001 07:48:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- African women pushed themselves to the limit Tuesday at the World Athletics Championships under way here. Full text...

  • Frank Fredericks fails fans
    07 august 2001 20:43:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ace Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks again disappointed his compatriots Tuesday when he failed to take his position in the fifth heat of the 200m event at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Police punch their way up Kenya's boxing league
    07 august 2001 20:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police punched their way into the leadership of the National Boxing League when they bagged 30 points at the end of the fourth leg in Nyeri at the weekend. Full text...

  • African runners progress in 200m, 400m races
    07 august 2001 20:00:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Five African sprinters in the 200m and three in the 400m hurdles Tuesday qualified for the next rounds of the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Nigeria may bid for 2010 Commonwealth Games
    07 august 2001 15:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has indicated interest in bidding for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the four-yearly sports extravaganza involving the 54 members of the Commonwealth, an official of the Nigeria Olympic Committee said in Lagos Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nkana Opens three-point lead on top of Zambian league
    07 august 2001 13:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Nkana United FC has opened a three point lead at the top of the premier league table after matches played on Monday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe players collapses, dies on the pitch
    07 august 2001 12:35:00
    Kadoma- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A football player of one of Zimbabwe's top-flight soccer clubs collapsed and died on the pitch during a match Sunday, team officials said. Full text...

  • 13 regions participate in Namibia's under-14 hockey
    07 august 2001 10:36:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- All Namibia's 13 regions are expected to participate in this weekend's National Under-14 Hockey Championships to be held at the Union Fields in Olympia. Full text...

  • Marion Jones loses world title to Ukrainian rival
    07 august 2001 08:27:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- US sprinter Marion Jones lost her world title in the women's 100 metres to Zhanna Pintusevich-Block of Ukraine Monday evening in a spectacular upset at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Africa out to win women's 400m and steeplechase
    07 august 2001 08:08:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Senegal's Amy Thiam Mbacke Monday qualified for the finals of the women's 400m race by winning her heat in 50. Full text...

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