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  • Togo to meet Burkina Faso in warm-up match
    12 december 2001 23:32:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's national football team would next Sunday play their Burkinabe counterpart in Ouagadougou, as preparations heat up for next January's Cup of Nations finals billed for Mali. Full text...

  • CAF President Hayatou excited about CAN 2002 preparations
    12 december 2001 23:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), said Wednesday that all arrangements for the 23rd edition of the African Cup of Nations slated from 19 January-10 February 2002 in Mali have been made to guarantee a popular and organisational success. Full text...

  • Algeria beats FC Troyes 2-1 in friendly
    12 december 2001 22:48:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team narrowly defeated the French Division One team, FC Troyes, 2-1 Tuesday in Algiers in a friendly game played as part of its preparations for the 19 January-10 February 2002 continental tournament in Mali. Full text...

  • South African Football club owner gets FIFA appointment
    12 december 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Irvin Khoza, the owner of South Africa's Orlando Pirates football club has been appointed into the Dispute and Resolution Sub-Committee of the world's soccer governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • S. Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe for Junior Cricket World Cup
    12 december 2001 19:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four African countries will feature in next month's junior Cricket World Cup contest in Christchurch, New Zealand. Full text...

  • Zambia hires new coach for national team
    12 december 2001 12:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's former national soccer team coach, Roald Poulsen, Wednesday took over preparation for the Cup of African Nations tournament, raising hopes among fans that their team could greatly improve. Full text...

  • Nigerians get accolades for French league victory
    11 december 2001 21:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Officials of French Division One club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Sunday credited two Nigerians, Augustine Okocha and Bartholomew Ogbeche, with a weekend victory over FC Metz on the 17th day of play. Full text...

  • Mali selects 21 players for friendly with Morocco
    11 december 2001 21:05:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national football coach, Henri Kasperczak, has selected 21 players for the country's friendly match against Morocco Wednesday in Settat, 160 south of Rabat, the Moroccan capital. Full text...

  • Mali versus Morocco Wednesday to prepare for CAN 2002
    11 december 2001 14:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian national team "les Aigles" will lock horns Wednesday with the Moroccan side, Lions de l'Atlas, in the Moroccan city of Setter in partial preparations for the 23rd Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled 19 January-10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • South African top clubs refuse to release players
    11 december 2001 12:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's national soccer coach Carlos Queiroz is livid following the refusal by the country's top clubs "Kaizer Chiefs" and "Sundowns" to release players called up to attend national team training. Full text...

  • Reunion's Jeanne d'Arc off to African Cup contest in 2002
    10 december 2001 22:20:00
    Saint Denis- the Reunion (PANA) -- Jeanne d'Arc of Reunion, which Sunday won the Reunion cup, will represent in 2002 the island for the first time in the African Cup Winner's Cup. Full text...

  • Cameroon disappointed over volleyball tourney postponement
    10 december 2001 22:07:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's sports authorities said they were disappointed following the postponement this weekend of the African Women Volleyball Championship scheduled from 10 to 15 December in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Wydad, Hassania still chasing each other in Moroccan league
    10 december 2001 21:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad consolidated its position in the Moroccan football league after its 2-0 victory over Raja of Casablanca after 12 round of matches played Sunday. Full text...

  • Results of the 9th round of the D1 championship
    10 december 2001 14:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are results of matches of the 9th round of Benin's division I football championship played Saturday and Sunday: Goup A Cavalier-Etoile : 0-0 Energie-Cavalier : 3-1 Mogas-Buffles : 1-1 Group B Lions-UNB : 1-0 Soleil-Asja : 4-1 Dragon-Tonnerre : 2-0 Requins-Tatapouranou : 2-0 Provisional ranking Group A 1-Mogas 90 18 pts 2-Buffles 14 pts 3-Variétés 12 pts 4-Energie 12 pts 5-Panthères 11 pts 6-Postel 10 pts 7-ASACO 6 pts 8-Cavalier 3 pts 9-Etoile 2 pts Group B 1-Dragons 18 pts 2-Requins 15 pts 3-Lions 15 pts 4-Vautours 13 pts 5-Asja 10 pts 6-Soleil 10 pts 7-UNB 7 pts 8-Tonnerre 7 pts 9-Tatapouranou 1 pt. Full text...

  • Cameroon names Daniel Wansi best footballer of the year
    10 december 2001 14:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Nineteen-year old striker Daniel Wansi of the Yaounde club Cintra, has won the 2001 Crack d'Or Title, after being chosen by a jury composed of 30 sport journalists and coaches. Full text...

  • Wydad, Hassania extend lead in Moroccan championship
    10 december 2001 13:55:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad Casablanca and Hassania Agadir widened the gap at the top of the Moroccan first division football championships with victories in the 12th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • SONACOS still lead Senegalese championship
    10 december 2001 13:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- SONACOS of Diourbel are still on top of the Senegalese first division football championship following their 2-0 away win against Jaraaf of Dakar in the 10th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • CAF names 2001 best footballer candidates
    09 december 2001 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has named strikers El Hadj Diouf of Senegal and Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon as well as Ghanaian defender Samuel Kuffor as candidates for the 2001 African best footballer award. Full text...

  • DR Congo to spend $1 million for Simba's CAN preparations
    09 december 2001 13:16:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo government will spend 1. Full text...

  • South Africa's Sundowns held to 1-1 draw by Egypt's Al Ahly
    09 december 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A spectacular first half goal by Zambian international Gift Kampamba Saturday gave South African hosts Sundowns a 1-0 lead, but Al Ahly of Egpyt equalised in the second half to hold on till the end of the first match of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League final. Full text...

  • New sports magazine on Cameroon's news-stands
    07 december 2001 22:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Great football nations do not become famous because of the performance of their national teams alone, according to 'Cameroon Football' magazine which got on news- stands for the first time Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal Olympic Committee to choose Diack's successor
    07 december 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's National Olympic Committee will on 29 December elect a successor of its former head, Lamine Diack, who now heads the International Amateur Athletics Federation. Full text...

  • CECAFA releases contest timetable
    07 december 2001 16:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The following is the East and Central African Cup schedule for matches starting in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday: [ST] Group A: Saturday, December 8 Rwanda v Somalia Monday, December 10 Eritrea v Kenya Wednesday, December 12 Kenya v Somalia Rwanda v Eritrea Friday, December 14 Eritrea v Somalia Saturday, December 15 Rwanda v Kenya Group B: Sunday, December 9 Djibouti v Uganda Burundi v Tanzania mainland Tuesday, December 11 Burundi v Djibouti Tanzania mainland v Uganda Thursday, December 13 Djibouti v Tanzania mainland Friday, December 14 Burundi v Uganda Group C: Monday, December 10 Rwanda B v Zanzibar Thursday, December 13 Ethiopia v Zanzibar Saturday, December 15 Rwanda B v Ethiopia Quarterfinals: Monday, December 17 Tuesday, December 18 Semi-finals: Thursday, December 20 Final: Saturday, December 22 [ET] Full text...

  • Senegal's Lions to play friendly matches before CAN 2002
    07 december 2001 16:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Les Lions, Senegal's national football team, is to play friendly matches before the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Mali. Full text...

  • DR Congo court orders FIFA to pay 400,000 dollars in damages
    07 december 2001 16:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A court in Gombe, DR Congo has ordered the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to pay 400,000 US dollars in damages to Edouard Kiaku Mbuta, a former secretary general of the Congolese Football Association (FECOFA). Full text...

  • Africa volleyball body cancels Africa Cup of Cups tourney
    07 december 2001 15:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Africa Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) has cancelled the annual Women's Africa Cup of Cups tournament scheduled to spike off Sunday at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Training in sports administration in Dakar
    07 december 2001 15:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Administrators of athletics federations from French-speaking African countries will take part in a training seminar on sports administration to be held in Dakar from 11 to 15 December, official sources said. Full text...

  • Regional Challenge Cup tournament kicks off in Rwanda Saturday
    07 december 2001 15:02:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A sub-regional football Challenge Cup competition kicks off in Rwanda Saturday featuring nine countries. Full text...

  • Algeria-Ghana friendly ends in draw
    06 december 2001 21:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Ghana and Algeria on Wednesday played to a 1-1 in a soccer friendly held in Algiers to collect funds for people affected by the 10 November floods. Full text...

  • Malians disappointed by the "Eagles" trashing in Sikasso
    06 december 2001 20:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers and football fans have expressed deep disappointed following their national team's 3-1 defeat by Cote d'Ivoire Wednesday at Sikasso's Babemba Traore stadium. Full text...

  • Juma wins Kenya's top football award
    06 december 2001 16:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Veteran midfielder Tom Juma has been voted Kenya's player of the year. Full text...

  • Obasanjo warns against corruption in Nigerian sports
    06 december 2001 10:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Taking his anti-corruption campaign to the sports arena, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said Wednesday steps must be taken to curb corruption in the administration of sports in the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to Host Regional Women's Soccer Tourney
    05 december 2001 21:43:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Football Association announced Wednesday the country would host the regional COSAFA soccer tournament for women in April next year. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host international boxing gala
    05 december 2001 21:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Boxers from four African countries will enter the ring here on Saturday for an international boxing gala, Boxing Association of Benin officials have said. Full text...

  • Togo may lose goalkeeper Agassa Kossi for CAN 2002
    05 december 2001 17:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo national football team goalkeeper, Agassa Kossi, who used to play for Cote d'Ivoire's Africa Sport of Abidjan until his recent successful test in the French club of Metz, might not participate in the upcoming African Cup of Nations finals tournament hosted by Mali. Full text...

  • Kenyans, Tanzanian boxers for Commonwealth elimination
    05 december 2001 17:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan boxers will test their might against Tanzanian counterparts in next year's Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) elimination fights to be held in Nairobi. Full text...

  • New coach finds Cameroon a serious World Cup contender
    05 december 2001 14:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, is a side to reckon with at the forthcoming World Cup finals, boasts their new coach, German-born Rudi Voeller. Full text...

  • Four bid to host CAN 2006
    05 december 2001 14:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Gabon are bidding to host the 2006 Cup of Nations football finals, the winning bid of which would be announced at the opening of the 2002 event in Mali next January. Full text...

  • Mali takes on Cote d'Ivoire Wednesday to inaugurate stadium
    04 december 2001 23:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali national football takes on Cote d'Ivoire in Sikaso Wednesday in a friendly match to mark the official inauguration of "Babemba Traore Stadium", one of the venues of the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations to be held from 19 January to 10 February 2002. Full text...

  • Cameroon regrets cancellation of soccer friendly with Germany
    04 december 2001 23:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Football Association expects to suffer a loss of 300 million FCFA (about 428,587 US dollars) following FIFA's cancellation of a soccer friendly the country's national team was scheduled to play against Germany in May next year. Full text...

  • Prime Minister dedicates new stadium in Bamako
    04 december 2001 22:58:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian Prime Minister Mande Sidibe Tuesday dedicated Bamako's Stade du 26 Mars which will serve as venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 23rd African Cup of Nations scheduled 19 January-10 February. Full text...

  • Algeria seeks to host African Cup in 2006
    04 december 2001 22:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria has expressed interest in hosting the 2006 African Cup of Nations finals tournament, Mohammed Raouraoua, secretary general of the Algerian football federation said. Full text...

  • Former Cameroonian goalkeeper happy with World Cup
    04 december 2001 22:11:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's former goalkeeper, Joseph- Antoine Bell said Monday that the World Cup 2002 draw made last Saturday was "excellent" for the "Indomitable Lions". Full text...

  • CAN 2002: The road to Mali
    04 december 2001 16:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Even as all finalists focus on Africa's greatest football fiesta, many among the 14 who toiled through an eliminatory round to join hosts Mali and defending champions Cameroon can hardly forget the rough road to CAN 2002. Full text...

  • Tourism Golf Media Cup highlights benefits of golf in S. Africa
    04 december 2001 13:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The second South African Tourism Golf Media Cup attended by 30 Pan European journalists, representing leading international golf publications, was played at courses around South Africa between 25 November and 3 December. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean Volleyball Champions' Cup set for December
    04 december 2001 13:15:00
    Victoria- Seychelles (PANA) -- The 2001 edition of the Indian Ocean Volleyball Champions' Cup will be held from 4 to 9 December at the Roche Caiman Sports Centre in the Seychelles for the second time in the history of the competition. Full text...

  • Kenya picks Challenge Cup team for Rwanda regional contest
    04 december 2001 12:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following a poor showing at the recent four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania, Kenya's seasoned custodian Victor Onyango has been dropped from the team going to this weekend's regional Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Egyptian, Zambian lead in Africa Youth Chess championship
    04 december 2001 09:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- After two rounds of play, an Egyptian and a Zambian now lead the pact at the 2001 Africa junior Chess championship in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Partiality robs Congolese fighters of victory
    03 december 2001 23:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Poor refereeing and poor judging at the weekend robbed two professional boxers from DR Congo chance to win their bouts in Zambia's central mining city of Kitwe. Full text...

  • Commission probes selection of over-aged Botswana players
    03 december 2001 22:01:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A three-member commission is investigating circumstances which led to the inclusion of five over-aged players in Botswana's national football team for the Under 20 COSAFA tournament in South Africa. Full text...

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