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  • Relegated club takes court action
    06 august 2001 22:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Relegated African Wanderers FC is taking the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to the High Court to prevent the league from starting Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malawi's barefoot runner fails the 5000m test
    06 august 2001 20:50:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Malawi's barefoot runner, Rodwell Kamwendo, Monday failed to advance to the next rounds of the men's 5000m race at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Togolese premier league results
    06 august 2001 20:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's elite football championship was into the fifth day of play last weekend, with Agaz of Lome beating AS Douane of Lome 2-1 and Dyto of Lome slamming Gomido of Kpalime 2-0, while Asko of Kara and Maranatha of Fiopko tied one- all. Full text...

  • Namibia's cricket wonder boy gets symbolic bat
    06 august 2001 20:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian cricket sensation Burton van Rooi Monday received a V600 cricket bat from the Michelle McLean Children's Trust, the Namibian News Agency (NAMPA) reported. Full text...

  • Nine Africans qualify for next 5000m race rounds
    06 august 2001 19:41:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Nine African runners were among the 15 that qualified Monday for the next rounds of the men's 5000m event at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Kotoko maintain unbeaten run
    06 august 2001 12:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko maintained their unbeaten record in Ghana's premier soccer league with a 2-0 victory over Dawu Youngsters in Kumasi on Sunday, but it was Hearts and Goldfields who stole the show by sharing 12 goals equally. Full text...

  • Toyota takes top honours in fuel economy run
    06 august 2001 12:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A Toyota Camry 200Si, crewed by Willie and Rentia Nel, won the overall Index of Fuel Efficiency for petrol-engined vehicles in the 25th running of the Total Economy Run at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria for African badminton tourney
    06 august 2001 11:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will send 12 players to the 5th All-Africa Junior Badminton Championships scheduled 12-26 August in Lusaka, Zambia, according to officials of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN). Full text...

  • Ethiopian fails to win place in 1500m race
    06 august 2001 09:26:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Ethiopian runner Abebech Negussie Sunday failed to make it into the finals of the World Athletics Championships' 1500m race slated for Tuesday in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Green proves too much for African runner, others
    06 august 2001 09:20:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- World and Olympic champion Maurice Green proved too strong for last placed African runner Abdul Aziz Zakari Sunday when the US ace easily won the 100m race at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Moroccan hurdler shows great promise
    06 august 2001 08:08:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Though she still has more hurdles to overcome, Morocco's Nezha Bidouane clocked the second fastest time Sunday in her qualifying round to advance to the next in the World Athletics Championships (World's) being held in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Ghanaian champion falls to the tougher ones
    06 august 2001 07:54:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Despite Ghanaian heptathlon champion Margaret Simpson's hard work to place herself on the podium, her 5748 points Sunday were not good enough to win any medals at the World Athletics Champioships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • South Africans win International Fraternity Car Rally
    05 august 2001 20:05:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The South African duo of Sylvia Burger and Piet Swanepoel Sunday won the three-day International Fraternity Rally flagged off by Rwandan President Paul Kagame Friday. Full text...

  • Four African female sprinters advance in World Athletics
    05 august 2001 19:48:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Four African female sprinters qualified Sunday for the next round of the women's 100m race Sunday at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Brazil beats Nigeria 4-3 in youth soccer friendly
    05 august 2001 19:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil beat host Nigeria 4-3 in an international under-17 soccer friendly played at the National Stadium in Lagos Sunday. Full text...

  • African champ triumphs at Namibian mountain bike race
    05 august 2001 13:29:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Current African Mountain Bike Champion Mannie Heymans Sunday won the National Mountain Bike Championships in Namibia held at Kleine Kuppe on the outskirts of Windhoek. Full text...

  • Wrangling rocks Namibian volleyball authority
    05 august 2001 13:12:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ahead of the Zone Six Championships scheduled for Swakopmund in November, the Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) is in the thick of a divisive quarrel over the management of funds. Full text...

  • Namibia University tops hockey league
    05 august 2001 12:16:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The University of Namibia (UNAM) men's teams campaigning in the National Hockey League Premier and First Divisions have shot to the top of the log standings after winning both league commitments at the Union Fields on Saturday. Full text...

  • Namibian netball leagues in forfeiture spree
    05 august 2001 11:12:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- At least three teams in Namibia's Central Netball League got points for free when their opponents failed to turn up for scheduled matches at the Katutura Youth Complex netball courts on Saturday. Full text...

  • Two Africans make it to the 100m semi-finals
    05 august 2001 09:56:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Nigerian Uchenna Emedolu and Ghana's Abdul Aziz Zakari were the only African sprinters to qualify Saturday for the 100m semi-finals coming up Sunday afternoon at the 8th World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Developing countries could eventually host the Olympics
    05 august 2001 09:47:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- International Olympics Organisation (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has intimated he was in favour of a rotational format for the staging of the Olympic Games, provided there was some flexibility to the arrangement. Full text...

  • Leading chess play to host workshop in Gaborone
    04 august 2001 19:34:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) ­ World number one femal-e chess player Judit Polgar is to hold a workshop in Gaborone to popularise the game in Botswana. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates storm into 'BP Top Eight Cup' semi-finals
    04 august 2001 18:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending champions Orlando Pirates won Saturday's 'BP Top Eight Cup' quarterfinal Match at Johannesburg stadium in extra time after erasing Supersport United's three goal lead. Full text...

  • Ivoirian Bile elected new basketball secretary general
    04 august 2001 17:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Alphonse Bile was on Friday elected as new Secretary General of the African Federation of Basketball Associations, replacing Yousri Hammouda of Morocco. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's Abera wins marathon in grand style
    04 august 2001 17:18:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Gezahegne Abera proved that his Sydney 2000 Olympics marathon win was not a fluke as he beat a tough field of 62 runners to win the 42-km race at the 8th International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Athletics Friday night in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Rogge satisfied with IOC-IAAF relations
    04 august 2001 15:04:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has commended the existing working relations with the International Association of Athletics Federations after an audience with IAAF president Lamine Diack. Full text...

  • Botswana soccer league postponed
    03 august 2001 23:45:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Kick-off of Botswana's soccer league has been postponed from 11 August to 1 September, it was announced in Gaborone Friday. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou hosts West African Taekwondo championships
    03 august 2001 22:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- About 200 athletes are participating in the sixth men's senior West African Taekwondo championships officially opened in Ouagadougou Friday by Burkina Faso's youth and sports minister Rene Emile Kabore. Full text...

  • President Kagame flags off international rally
    03 august 2001 20:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday morning flagged-off the three-day international rally in Kigali, state-run radio Rwanda reported Friday night. Full text...

  • Men's marathon to open world athletics games
    03 august 2001 20:11:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Kenya's Josephat Kiprono is a leading contender among 24 African marathon runners taking part Friday in the only event scheduled during the opening of the 8th International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Botswana national chess champion beats Polgar
    03 august 2001 19:18:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Grandmaster and world number one female chess player, Judit Polgar Friday lost to Botswana national chess champion Ignatius Njobvu in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Brazil's U-17 team arrives for Charity match
    03 august 2001 18:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil's Under-17 national soccer team arrived in Lagos Friday, two days ahead of a match against its Nigerian counterpart to help raise funds for the "Kanu Heart Foundation. Full text...

  • Kenyan athlete threatens running for Uganda
    03 august 2001 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Dropped for insubordination from Kenya's athletics team to the World Championship in Edmonton, Canada, Tecla Lorupe is contemplating running for Uganda. Full text...

  • Nigerian basketball team leaves for Nations Cup
    02 august 2001 21:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A 12-man Nigerian basketball team leaves Lagos for Morocco Thursday to participate in the 21st edition of the African Nations Cup, scheduled to begin on Saturday. Full text...

  • World's athletes set for Friday's championships
    02 august 2001 20:57:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- African athletes and fellow sports persons from other parts of the world Thursday fine-tuned under a blistering sun in readiness for the 8th International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) championships starting Friday in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Nigerian quits historic basketball career with Houston
    02 august 2001 20:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigerian-born Akeem Olajuwon has signed to play for a Canadian basketball team, thus ending a historic career relationship with the Houston Rockets and the city of Houston, Texas. Full text...

  • Kotoko slip but Hearts fail to take advantage
    02 august 2001 20:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko slipped when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenals in the Ghanaian mid-week Premier Soccer League Wednesday. Full text...

  • Axed Lorupe lands IAAF invitation
    02 august 2001 19:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rotterdam Marathon champion, Tecla Lorupe who was one of the two athletes dropped from the Kenyan team to the World Championship which opens Friday in Edmonton, Canada, has been invited to the championship by the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Full text...

  • Botswana prepares for squash championship
    02 august 2001 15:44:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana squash racket association (BSRA) has hired an international coach to prepare the country's team for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Full text...

  • Distinguished entry for 25th Total Economy Run
    02 august 2001 15:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The 2001 Total Economy Run, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, has attracted one of the strongest fields and most distinguished driver/co-driver line-ups in many years. Full text...

  • Lamine Diack becomes first African IAAF President
    02 august 2001 10:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An overwhelming majority of delegates to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Congress in Edmonton, Canada, has elected Senegalese Lamine Diack as President of the world sports body. Full text...

  • Buffaloes win Benin Independence Cup
    02 august 2001 09:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The "Buffaloes" Wednesday won the Benin Independence football Cup for 2001 after beating rivals Dragons 1-0 at the Cotonou Friendship Stadium. Full text...

  • South Africa carries African flag at Commonwealth Games
    01 august 2001 13:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South African men and women's hockey teams will represent Africa at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Full text...

  • Botswana pulls out of U-19 Female soccer World Cup
    01 august 2001 13:20:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) --­ Botswana has pulled out of the qualification matches for the Under-19 Women's soccer World Cup because of poor preparations, the country's Football Association said. Full text...

  • Senegal selects squad for basketball championship
    01 august 2001 09:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Basketball officials in Senegal have selected the men's national team comprising 12 players to represent the country at the African Championships scheduled to hold 4-12 August in Morocco. Full text...

  • South Africans dominate 1st canoeing championship
    31 july 2001 21:48:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Competitors from South Africa overshadowed the first African Canoeing Championship which ended on the Bouregreg river in Rabat. Full text...

  • Rwanda's young cricket club to play in Kampala
    31 july 2001 20:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan University Cricket Club is scheduled to play friendly matches mid-August in Kampala, Uganda, sports officials in Kigali have announced. Full text...

  • Namibia receives German sports donation
    31 july 2001 19:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association on Tuesday received in Windhoek an assortment of soccer equipment from its German counterpart, GFA. Full text...

  • Nigerian athletes leave for world championship
    31 july 2001 18:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian delegation has left Lagos for Edmonton, Canada for the 8th World Athletics Championships scheduled to start on Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars to be revamped - FA boss
    31 july 2001 16:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman Ben Koufie has said that the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, will be revamped to prepare them for next year's Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

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