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  • 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...

  • Kenya picks athletes for Africa Junior championship
    27 july 2001 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reigning World Cross Country Championship junior champion Viola Jelagat is among 13 athletes picked for Kenya's team to next month's Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Mauritius. Full text...

  • 2002 World Cup: The big match is here
    26 july 2001 20:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final countdown has begun to Sunday's Nigeria-Ghana epoch clash in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Port Harcourt, that will decide Africa's fifth ticket for the South Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Togolese elite league results
    26 july 2001 19:07:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Following are results recorded on the second day of play in Togo's elite football championship played Wednesday: [ST] ASKO-AS Douanes : 0-0 Gomido-Maranatha: 0-1 Dyto-Agaza : 2-0 [ET] The third day of play has been billed for Sunday. Full text...

  • "Time Bomb" wins WBU Junior Lightweight title
    25 july 2001 22:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Phillip "Time Bomb" Ndou knocked out Carlos Rios of Argentina in the fifth round of their bout to take the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) Junior Lightweight title Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Africa Sports fires coach for poor performance
    25 july 2001 21:50:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian oldest soccer club, Africa Sports, has fired its Swiss coach, Franco Cuccinotta, for poor performance, informed sources said in Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Ghanaian coach predicts trouble-free match
    25 july 2001 19:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian coach, Fred Osam Duodo says he does not envisage any problem in Sunday's crucial Ghana-Nigeria World Cup soccer qualifier in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Super Eagles hit camp in droves
    25 july 2001 19:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of Sunday's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier against Ghana, at least 18 of the 26 players invited by Nigeria have arrived at the national camp. Full text...

  • Athlete with disability eyes 2004 Olympics
    25 july 2001 17:50:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's champion archer, Charlton Sitler is an athlete with a difference. Full text...

  • Cameroonians expected for Rugby World Cup Qualifier
    25 july 2001 15:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Cameroon's national rugby team arrives in Lusaka Thursday for a world cup qualifying match against Zambia on Saturday in the copper and cobalt mining town of Chingola. Full text...

  • Algeria to host World Volleyball Championship qualifier
    25 july 2001 15:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya, Tunisia and Algeria will battle it out in an Africa Zone Men's World Championship volleyball qualifier scheduled 7-11 August in Algiers. Full text...

  • More hope for the improvement of sports in Senegal
    25 july 2001 10:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Even if members of the Senegalese Football Federation do not acknowledge the qualification of the national team, the "Lions", to World Cup finals as a fresh start, they do not deny that it is a springboard for reorganisation from the bottom. Full text...

  • Wade bestows national honours on footballers
    24 july 2001 23:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has promised to help the country's football team to achieve its goal during its preparations for the 2002 World Cup competition in South Korea/Japan. Full text...

  • Nigerian athletes threaten to change nationality
    24 july 2001 22:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Three Nigerian athletes have threatened to renounce their nationality in favour of taking those of Portugal, Canada and Great Britain, respectively, press reports said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ladies hockey team appeals for IHF's financial aid
    24 july 2001 20:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Ladies Hockey Association (KLHA) is seeking financial aid from the world hockey governing body - the International Hockey Federation - to facilitate its participation in September's World Cup qualifier in France. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe To Introduce Doping Tests In Soccer
    24 july 2001 15:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's football administrators said Tuesday they planned to introduce compulsory doping tests for all players to comply with international standards and practice. Full text...

  • Senegalese celebrate the qualification of the Lions
    23 july 2001 23:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Heavy rains which fell the whole day on Abidjan did not prevent Senegalese nationals living here to celebrate their national team's qualification for the finals of the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Nigeria picks squad for World Athletics Championships
    23 july 2001 19:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Monday named an 11-strong team of mostly sprinters to represent the country at the eighth World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada next month. Full text...

  • Controversy hits Kenyan squad ahead of Edmonton
    23 july 2001 19:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morale is reported low among Kenyan athletes in camp for next month's World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada after the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) dropped two world-class runners for failing to meet last Thursday's deadline for moving in. Full text...

  • Namibia crowns its boxing champs
    23 july 2001 18:53:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Seven boxers, including a woman, were at the weekend crowned best boxers at Namibia's inter- regional boxing tournament in Ongwediva. Full text...

  • Namibia to stop hiring foreign coaches
    23 july 2001 17:08:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Two days after Namibia suffered a crushing defeat in the World Cup qualifying match, the country's top soccer administrator Monday announced that no foreign coach would be hired to train the national team. Full text...

  • Senegal show East Africans how to do it
    23 july 2001 14:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegal's first time qualification for the World Cup, to be co-hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002, is a great lesson for Kenya in particular and eastern Africa in general. Full text...

  • Safari Rally retains its thrills and spills
    23 july 2001 14:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya - (PANA) Kenya's Safari Rally has o-nce again lived up to its reputation as one of the world's toughest motor rallies. Full text...

  • Cold comfort for Total AMG Honda at Kyalami
    23 july 2001 12:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A strong performance by main rivals Toyota saw Team Total AMG Honda having to settle for the lesser placings in rounds 11 and 12 of the Midas Production Car Championship at AA Kyalami the weekend. Full text...

  • Senegal make World Cup history
    23 july 2001 10:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The streets of Dakar were empty on Saturday afternoon while the Senegalese national football team were playing their last World Cup qualifier against Namibia in Windhoek, but the capital suddenly teemed with celebration fifteen minutes after the final whistle. Full text...

  • FIFA to build regional soccer centre in Gambia
    22 july 2001 18:18:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- As part of efforts to develop talents, the world's football governing body, FIFA is to build a regional soccer education Centre in the Gambia, a Gambian football official has said. Full text...

  • Ivorian officials refute match-fixing allegations
    22 july 2001 16:31:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has refuted allegations that FIF officials struck a deal that compromised the country's chances at qualifying for the 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • National record falls
    22 july 2001 15:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Victoria Moradeyo of the Nigerian Army has set a new national record of 4:21. Full text...

  • Super Eagles return to camp for Ghana tussle
    22 july 2001 14:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final countdown to this weekend's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana begins Sunday, when members of Nigeria's Super Eagles to arrive at the team's camp in the southeastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's junior tennis star in semis
    22 july 2001 13:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Felix Kobena, the upcoming tennis star from Cote D'Ivoire, has powered his way to the semi-finals of the International Tennis Federation junior championship being hosted by Zambia in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Harry Simon wins WBO middleweight title
    22 july 2001 13:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Harry Simon's gamble to relinquish the junior World Boxing Organisation's middleweight world title for the vacant middleweight crown paid off handsomely when he defeated Frenchman Hacine Cherifi in a 12-round contest at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayoman, Puerto Rico, Sunday morning. Full text...

  • Zambia drawn against Angola in COSAFA semi-finals
    22 july 2001 12:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian soccer team known as the Chipolopolo (Bullet) has been drawn against Angola in the semi- finals of the regional Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup to be played in August. Full text...

  • Senegal beats Namibia 5-0 to qualify for 2002 World Cup
    21 july 2001 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A rousing welcome awaits Les Lions of Senegal Sunday in Dakar after their emphatic 5-0 win over Namibia's Brave Warriors in Windhoek Saturday to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • British firm to take over Kenya's Safari Rally
    21 july 2001 19:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- InterWorld Sports Communications of the United Kingdom will from next year take over the management of Kenya's annual Safari Rally. Full text...

  • Nigeria Advises Weah To Stay Away From Qualifier
    21 july 2001 15:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials said they would not be able to guarantee the security of Liberian coach/player George Weah if he chooses to be a spectator at the 2002 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana next weekend. Full text...

  • 28 countries in Morocco grand prix
    21 july 2001 14:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Twenty-eight countries from four continents are represented at the Princess Lalla Meryem tennis grand prix, which started Saturday at the Al Amal sports complex in Casablanca. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj, Ngeny duel in London Sunday
    21 july 2001 14:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Morocco's 1500m world record holder and reigning world champion, Hicham El Guerrouj, will Sunday in London face his 2000 Sydney Olympics conqueror, Kenya's Noah Ngeny, for the first time since last summer's games in the 1500m final. Full text...

  • Algeria to revenge past humiliation from Egypt
    20 july 2001 22:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Fans have billed the Saturday match between the national squads of Algeria and Egypt as an encounter to be filled with revenge crowned by sportsmanship. Full text...

  • Lamine Diack set to clinch IAAF presidency
    20 july 2001 19:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Kuwaiti Eisa al Dashti's Friday's withdrawal from the race for the presidency of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), virtually leaves Africa's acting IAAF President, Lamine Diack, as the sole candidate for the post. Full text...

  • Goat racing is a thrill in Kenya
    20 july 2001 18:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Having associated goats with sizzling roast meat feasts, who would ever thought that one day the horse race tracks would ever be taken over by the tiny animals. Full text...

  • Champion Burns out of Safari Rally
    20 july 2001 15:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defending champion Richard Burns was the earliest casualty at this year's Safari Rally which started in Nairobi Friday morning. Full text...

  • Man-United star donates to Zambian Orphans
    20 july 2001 12:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Prolific Manchester United striker Andy Cole has donated 19,000 dollars to a Zambian charity dealing with orphaned children. Full text...

  • Kenya athletics association drops Ngeny, Lorupe
    19 july 2001 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan star athletes Noah Ngeny and Tecla Lorupe have been dropped from the team to next month's World Championship in Canada after defying a directive to return home. Full text...

  • Benin's Paraiso elected African Karate Union Vice-President
    19 july 2001 17:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Yves Mohammed Paraiso, a former chairman of Benin Karate Federation, has been elected a Vice-President of the Union of African Karate Federations (UAKF). Full text...

  • Kenya Safari rally rolls of on Friday
    19 july 2001 16:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- This year's Safari Rally starts Friday at Nairobi's Kenyatta International Conference Centre with 42 drivers gunning for top honours. Full text...

  • Kotoko extends lead, but Olympics' troubles worsen
    19 july 2001 13:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat King Faisal 1-0 to extend their lead in Ghana's Premier Soccer League to five points but the troubles of Accra Great Olympics continued as thy were humbled 2-0 at home by Goldfields. Full text...

  • Liberia spent two million dollars on soccer team
    19 july 2001 12:47:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- About two million US dollars was expended by Liberia to participate in the World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifying rounds, press reports said Thursday. Full text...

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