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  • Namibia's former goalkeeper cannot play for national side
    22 november 2001 22:01:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's former national goalkeeper, Ronnie Kanalelo, remains ineligible to play for his country's team again because he has not yet renounced his South African citizenship. Full text...

  • DR Congo in South Africa to prepare for CAN 2002
    22 november 2001 18:01:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Ahead of next year's Cup of Nations finals in Mali, DR Congo's national football team is currently training in the South African city of Midrand, between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Full text...

  • Kenyan WBA title holder to face English challenger
    22 november 2001 17:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight champion Evans Oure will defend his title against a British challenger next month. Full text...

  • Kenyan athlete eyes French citizenship
    22 november 2001 15:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Kenyan long distance runner Margaret Kerubo Maury, is not only determined to win laurels, but also intent on acquiring French citizenship. Full text...

  • Nigeria reviews training schedule ahead of CAN 2002
    22 november 2001 15:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles, will begin camping earlier than planned and play three friendly matches in the run up to the 2002 Nations Cup finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Key Zambian players desert relegated soccer clubs
    21 november 2001 23:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Senior Zambian players are reluctant to play for four soccer clubs that were relegated from the premier to the lower league recently. Full text...

  • Liberia's Lone Star invited to Oman mini-tourney
    21 november 2001 20:50:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's cash-strapped national soccer side, Lone Star, has got yet another near expense-free invitation, this time from Oman, Football Association officials said in Monrovia Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia names players selected for match with Togo
    21 november 2001 19:31:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's national football coach Henri Michel on Wednesday released the list of the players selected for residential training in preparation for a trial match against Togo on 28 November in Tunis. Full text...

  • Female football making slow progress in Namibia
    21 november 2001 17:17:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Female football is only active in four of Namibia's 13 regions, despite efforts by the authorities to popularise the game. Full text...

  • Suspense continues over date for Cameroon's Challenge Cup final
    21 november 2001 12:16:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) is reported worried by the silence of the State House concerning the date for the Challenge Cup final to be played between Cintra of Yaounde and Fovu of Baham. Full text...

  • Cream of Angolan boxing set for Independence tourney
    21 november 2001 11:42:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan provinces of Luanda, Cabinda, Lunda Norte and Namibe have confirmed their participation in the national boxing tournament dubbed "Independence Tournament," to 22-24 November in the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • Disgruntled Angolan fans attack players
    21 november 2001 11:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Dozens of supporters attacked players of Luanda's Petro Atletico FC following the club's elimination last Sunday from the semi-finals of the African Champions League by South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns. Full text...

  • Tunisian club sacks coach following defeat
    20 november 2001 17:54:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Algerian-born Ali Fergani has been sacked by Esperance of Tunis following the club's semi-final exit from the African Champions League last Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian coach sues French official
    20 november 2001 17:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Former Cameroonian MP and football coach Emmanuel Bityeki has lodged a complaint with an examining judge in Paris against former French football official Gerard Houillier alleging fraud, swindle and breach of trust. Full text...

  • Kenyan volleyball team withdraws from Afro Cup tourney
    20 november 2001 17:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Next month's Africa Women's Cup of Cups volleyball tournament in Nairobi suffered a major setback over the weekend when Kenya Pipeline Club withdrew from the contest, citing internal problems. Full text...

  • Oserian, Mathare gun for Kenyan league title
    20 november 2001 16:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Oserian Fastac's grip on Kenya's Premier League suffered a bad scare over the weekend when Mathare United bagged the maximum six points to narrow the gap on their race to the league title. Full text...

  • Prince Louis FC wins Burundian championship
    20 november 2001 16:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Prince Louis Football Club have won Burundi's First Division championship, totalling 38 points. Full text...

  • Zambia wins full membership in the handball association
    20 november 2001 15:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The International Handball Federation has accepted Zambia's application for full membership of the organisation, opening the way for the country to compete against the best in the world. Full text...

  • Congolese teams to compete in 6 football events
    20 november 2001 14:46:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese football season opens 1 December 2001 and would run through October 2002, according to the president of the Congolese Football Federation (FECOFOOT), Sylvestre Mbongo. Full text...

  • Angolan basketball team wins tournament in Portugal
    19 november 2001 21:56:00
    Pacos de Ferreira- Portugal (PANA) -- Angola's male basketball team defeated Russia's Dynamo of Moscow 78-63 to win the 14th edition of the Portuguese "RTP" international tournament held in Pacos de Ferreira from 16-18 November. Full text...

  • Simba Club Takes Tanzania Union Soccer Title
    19 november 2001 21:31:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Simba Sports Club of Dar es Salaam on Sunday beat Mlandege of Zanzibar 2-1 to snatch Tanzania's union soccer league title. Full text...

  • Saint-Louisienne win Reunion championship
    19 november 2001 20:32:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Saint-Louisienne club has for the 14th time won the football championship of Reunion after drawing 1-1 against Jeanne d'Arc in the final match of this year's league played Saturday, MATERA news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Algeria plans friendly matches with Ghana, Togo
    19 november 2001 20:18:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team, "Fennecs" will successively play its counterparts from Ghana and Togo in friendlies to prepare for the finals of the African Cup of Nations scheduled in Mali 19 January-10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Italy's AS Roma to sponsor Kinshasa's Dragons football club
    19 november 2001 19:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An Italian first division soccer club, AS Roma, has accepted to sponsor Kinshasa's Dragons Sports Association with effect from 2002, the Congolese Press Agency reported Monday. Full text...

  • Hearts win Ghana Premier Soccer league
    19 november 2001 18:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak have retained Ghana's Premier Soccer League trophy after drawing 1-1 with Arsnals in weekend's match. Full text...

  • Togo requests soccer friendlies with Liberia
    19 november 2001 17:49:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Togo Football Association has requested two friendlies between the country's national team and their Liberian counterparts between November and December, a Liberian FA official said in Monrovia Monday. Full text...

  • Nigerian coach Amodu out to prove point
    19 november 2001 14:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At the relatively young age of 41, coach Shuaibu Amodu is handling the gigantic task of guiding highflying Nigeria's Super Eagles to victory at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Egypt's Al Ahly through to African Champions League final
    19 november 2001 13:50:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Egypt's Al Ahly football club has zoomed into the final of the African Championship League following a 1-1 draw against Esperance of Tunisia in their return leg semi-final match played Saturday at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Nkana snatch football league title
    19 november 2001 10:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Nkana United Football Club bagged their 2001 and 12th Zambia premier football league championship title at the weekend when they beat 5-1 legendary cup fighters Mighty Mufulira Wanderers. Full text...

  • South Africans Ernie Els, Retief Goosen win Golf World Cup
    19 november 2001 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of South Africans are paying tribute to local heroes Ernie Els and Retief Goosen who won the three million US dollar Golf World Cup in Gotemba, Japan on Sunday. Full text...

  • Free State Stars draw with South African champs, Orlando
    18 november 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending South African champions Orlando Pirates equalised in injury time to earn a hard fought draw against Free State Stars at Charles Mopeli stadium Sunday. Full text...

  • Malian coach Kasperczak calls 23 players to face "Elephants"
    18 november 2001 16:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian national football team coach Henri Kasperczak has called 23 players to prepare for an international friendly against Cote d'Ivoire's "Elephants" on 5 December in Sikasso, 380-km south of Bamako. Full text...

  • South Africa's Springboks overrun inexperienced Italians
    17 november 2001 19:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of South African rugby fans Saturday watched in glee as the Springboks beat Italy 54-26 in match televised from Genoa, only a week after the South African side suffered an embarrassing 20-10 defeat against France. Full text...

  • Angola beats Portugal in Basketball tournament
    17 november 2001 16:20:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan national male Basketball team, Friday defeated their Portuguese counterparts 73-63 in the opening match of the 14th International tournament organised by the Portuguese Radio and Television (RTP), in Lisbon. Full text...

  • Kenyan sports body breaks hockey stalemate (Sports Feature)
    17 november 2001 12:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Now that Kenyan sports authorities have settled the long-running stand-off between the male-dominated Kenya Hockey Union and its female side, its time to focus on the future of the game in the country and abroad. Full text...

  • Cameroonian capital to get new sports stadium
    16 november 2001 22:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian government is planning to build a new sports stadium in the capital, Yaounde, an official source hinted Friday. Full text...

  • Challenge Cup tourney to be televised in 46 countries
    16 november 2001 22:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the first time in 27 years, this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament to be held in Rwanda, will be broadcast live on television to 46 African countries. Full text...

  • Football league in photo-finish at the weekend
    16 november 2001 20:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian 2001 premier league soccer championship comes to an end on Saturday with the country's two top teams vying for the league crown. Full text...

  • Angolan club set for decisive champions league semi-final
    16 november 2001 20:09:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Petro de Luanda will this Sunday fight to overcome a 2-goal deficit incurred a fortnight ago against South Africa's Sundowns at the away leg semi-finals of the African champions league. Full text...

  • Douala to host Cameroon's Karting Grand Prix
    16 november 2001 19:38:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's economic capital, Douala, would on 24-25 November host a Karting Grand Prix, a year after the sport was introduced in the country. Full text...

  • Kenya's prisons department rewards world class athletes
    16 november 2001 11:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Prisons Department has promoted four top ranking Kenyan athletes, among them reigning women's marathon world champion, Catherine Ndereva, in recognition of their world class performance. Full text...

  • Bribery scandal rekindles Liberia's World Cup hopes
    15 november 2001 23:08:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberians are still nursing the hope of their country going to the 2002 South Korea/Japan World Cup, following the allegation of match-fixing in the July Ghana-Nigeria African qualifier. Full text...

  • Cotonsport of Garoua emerge Cameroon champs
    15 november 2001 23:00:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- CAF Cup semi-finalist Cotonsport of Garoua have finished atop Cameroon's 2000/2001 Division One football championships, following the last day of play Wednesday. Full text...

  • Namibia's national football coach retains job
    15 november 2001 22:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The National Football Association of Namibia (NFA) has reappointed Rusten Mogane head coach of the national football team, the Brave Warriors, while also retaining his former assistant, Seth Boois. Full text...

  • Algeria tackles Ghana in solidarity soccer tie
    15 november 2001 21:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's national football team hosts its Ghanaian counterpart in a solidarity match 5 December, in Algiers, informed sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • African athletes among nominees for IAAF annual awards
    15 november 2001 20:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Council of the International Athletics Foundation is to choose athletes of the Year 2001, during its 24 November meeting in Monaco, Monte Carlo, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisian coach Henri Michel to get 25,000 dollars monthly
    15 november 2001 15:35:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's French-born national football coach Henri Michel will be paid 25,000 US dollars per month, Le Quotidien de Tunis reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Three clubs reach semi-final in Ghana FA Cup
    15 november 2001 10:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi Asante Kotoko eased past rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 in their quarter-final clash of the Ghana knockout competition at the Kumai Sports Stadium on Wednesday while second division Dwarfs humbled premier side Olympics by the same margin. Full text...

  • Libyan referees to officiate League's semi-final in Tunis
    15 november 2001 07:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Libyan referee Abdelhakim Chelmani would officiate the second leg of the semi-final of the African Soccer Champions' League between Esperance de Tunis (EST) and Al Ahly of Egypt scheduled Saturday night at El Menzah olympic stadium in Tunis, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Chiluba donates to bowling and tennis club
    14 november 2001 16:40:00
    Ndola- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has donated K10 million (2,617 US dollars) to enable the Ndola Bowling and Tennis Club rehabilitate ageing infrastructure. Full text...

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