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  • Ghana's Black Stars Set To Beat Nigeria's Green Eagles
    17 july 2001 19:22:00
    Accra- Ghana -- Ghana's Black Stars coach Fred Osam Doudo has cautioned Nigeria's Green Eagles to be ready for a tough battle of survival when the two national soccer teams meet later this month. ) Full text...

  • Kenyan trio's transfer to Ismailia sparks row
    17 july 2001 18:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent transfer of three Kenyan football players to Egypt's Ismailia has sparked off controversy pitying the players' club Mathare United against the Kenya Football Federation (KFF). Full text...

  • Hearing into Ellis Park stampede underway
    17 july 2001 18:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The general manager of Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium, scene of a stampede in April which killed 43 people and left more than 150 injured, said Tuesday that he was confident that sufficient security measures were in place on the night of the fateful match. Full text...

  • KAAA gives athletes ultimatum
    17 july 2001 17:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan athletes who do not return home by Thursday to start preparations for the August World Championship in Edmonton, Canada will be dropped from the team. Full text...

  • Budding tennis champs to meet in Lusaka
    17 july 2001 17:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Some 80 young tennis players from 14 African and four foreign countries would on Thursday begin a four-day championship in Lusaka, aimed at entrenching them in the game. Full text...

  • Romania's Melinte suspended for doping
    17 july 2001 16:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Romania's Mihaela Melinte, the world record holder in the women's hammer, has been found guilty of a doping offence for nandrolone. Full text...

  • Opposition leader's son opts for football career
    17 july 2001 16:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The teenage son of Anderson Mazoka, leader of the opposition United Party for National Development, has won a professional contract with Chester City Football Club, an English first division team. Full text...

  • Tunisia joins Cameroon, South Africa in World Cup line-up
    16 july 2001 19:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After weekend's qualifying games, Tunisia became the third African team to book a place for the South Korea/Japan 2002 soccer World Cup. Full text...

  • Nigerian, Cameroonian win Tennis Tournament
    16 july 2001 18:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sule Ladipo clinched the men's singles event while Lillie Nzudie of Cameroon won the women's singles as the second Governor Bola Tinubu International Tennis Tournament rounded off in Lagos at the weekend. Full text...

  • Belgian Jacques Rogge elected new IOC President
    16 july 2001 18:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Jacques Rogge, a Belgian, was Monday elected new President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to succeed Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, who ran the Committee for the past 21 years. Full text...

  • Football victory lands Liberians work-free day
    16 july 2001 18:05:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor declared Monday a "working holiday" in recognition of the advances made by the national soccer side, Leone Stars, in the World Cup and African Nations Cup competitions. Full text...

  • Leadership changes hands in Zambian football league
    16 july 2001 16:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Leadership of the Zambian premier football league changed hands at the weekend with 11-time winners Nkana FC taking over the driving seat. Full text...

  • Namibia beats Zimbabwe 19-15 in rugby
    16 july 2001 13:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national rugby team, the Welwitschias, defeated their Zimbabwean counterparts 19-15 in an Africa Rugby Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Namibian basketball results for weekend
    16 july 2001 12:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Civics Starzz basketbal team lost its first game 60-55 at hands of University of Namibia (UNAM) Wildcats at a game played at UNAM campus Saturday night. Full text...

  • World Cup qualifier: Nigeria declares Ghana tie a do or die
    16 july 2001 12:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has declared its last qualifying match for the 2002 World Cup against Ghana 29 July a "do or die affair," following Liberia's 1-0 victory over Sierra Leone at the weekend, which upset all permutations and increased the pressure on the Nigerians to beat arch-rival Ghana or miss the trip to Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Rugby Currie Cup results
    16 july 2001 12:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Currie Cup South African inter-provincial rugby union championship results this weekend (four points for win, two for draw, none for loss, one bonus point for scoring four tries or losing by seven or less points). Full text...

  • Namibia's Naruseb scores 100th goal in Egypt
    16 july 2001 12:18:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, (PANA) -- Namibia's leading footballer, Mogale Naruseb, who is bound for Sundowns Football Club in South Africa, has scored his 100th goal for the national side since the country joined the FIFA family in 1991. Full text...

  • Namibia qualifies for 2003 world cup in cricket
    16 july 2001 10:32:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- "A great day for African cricket. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Burkina Faso in world club qualifier
    15 july 2001 20:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe took full home ground advantage Sunday to beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying soccer match, in which both teams are already out of the running for the tournament. Full text...

  • Tunisia beats DR Congo 3-0 to snatch World Cup ticket
    15 july 2001 20:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Tunisia national football team 'Eagles of Carthage' Sunday qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo 3-0 in the last but one set of qualifying rounds. Full text...

  • Five ASEC players transferred to Belgium
    15 july 2001 18:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five teenage soccer players have been transferred from ASEC Mimosas' SIFCOM football academy in Abidjan to the Belgian team, KSK Beveren, under a partnership arrangement, sources close to the Ivorian team said. Full text...

  • Zambia, Cameroon draw in World Cup qualifier
    15 july 2001 17:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia defied all odds Saturday when they held Cameroon, the reigning African soccer champions, to a 2-2 draw in a Group A World Cup qualifying round match in Lusaka. Full text...

  • FIFA World Cup preliminary results
    14 july 2001 20:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Here are the results of World Cup 2002 Africa zone qualification matches played Friday and Saturday: [ST] Senegal 1-0 Morocco Liberia 1-0 Sierra Leone South Africa 2-0 Malawi Cameroon 2-2 Zambia Egypt 8-2 Namibia (Friday) Other matches for the Africa zone scheduled for Sunday are: Zimbabwe vs Burkina Faso (Harare) DR Congo vs Cote d'Ivoire (Kinshasa) Ghana vs Sudan (Accra) Togo vs Libya (Lome) [ET] Full text...

  • Namibia beats Zimbabwe in African rugby qualifier
    14 july 2001 19:52:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national rugby team, the Welwitschias, Saturday beat their Zimbabwean counterparts 19- 15 in Windhoek in a match counting for the Africa Rugby Cup qualifying series. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Senegal beats Morocco 1-0
    14 july 2001 19:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal pipped Morocco 1-0 Saturday in Dakar, to keep its 2002 World Cup hope alive, but the victory leaves Group C wide open for grabs among the three top contenders. Full text...

  • Athlete sets record before competition proper
    14 july 2001 18:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Hungarian javelin thrower Saturday while yet at the qualifying heats in the IAAF/Westel World Youth Athletics Championships, set a new record in the event. Full text...

  • Weah among Africa's frustrated soccer players
    14 july 2001 18:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After doing almost everything a player need do in football, the frustration of Liberian soccer star George Opong Weah can certainly be understood. Full text...

  • Hollywood star crusades for Special Olympic athletes
    14 july 2001 12:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hollywood movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is the "Global Torch Bearer" of Special Olympics, Friday continued with his campaign to celebrate global commitment to build awareness and participation of the Special Olympics in Africa. Full text...

  • Boxers to take compulsory HIV/AIDS tests
    14 july 2001 10:42:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian boxers would now have to undergo compulsory HIV/AIDS tests before being allowed to participate in the game, the Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission (TPBC) has ruled. Full text...

  • CAN 2002 facilities 95 percent ready
    13 july 2001 23:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Ninety-five percent of the facilities to cater for the 2002 African Cup of Nations are ready, Sory Ibrahima Mankanguile, chairman of the organising committee (COCAN), said Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda hosts Fraternity Rally in August
    13 july 2001 23:34:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will host a car rally in August, sports officials said Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda hosts regional basketball tourney
    13 july 2001 23:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is scheduled to host a regional basketball tournament starting Saturday, state radio Rwanda reported Friday. Full text...

  • World Cup Qualifier: Egypt massacres Namibia 8-2
    13 july 2001 23:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egypt hammered Namibia 8-2 in a one-sided African World Cup qualifier played Friday in Alexandria, Friday. Full text...

  • Diack salutes Beijing on 2008 Olympics hosting right
    13 july 2001 23:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lamine Diack, acting President of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), has congratulated China over its successful bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Full text...

  • 44-man Liberian team in Freetown for World Cup tie
    13 july 2001 22:09:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A 44-member Liberian soccer team has arrived in Freetown for Saturday's crucial African World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Namibian squad in winning spree at under-19 tournament
    13 july 2001 21:16:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national under-19 football selection Friday looked set for a place in the semi- finals of the ongoing Tivoli Cup competition in Denmark, after three straight wins. Full text...

  • Kenyan footballers join Ismailia of Egypt
    13 july 2001 19:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three Kenyan footballers players, all from Premier League club Mathare United, have joined top Egyptian side Ismailia, well-placed sources in Nairobi confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria reacts to award of 2008 Olympics to Beijing
    13 july 2001 18:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has described as a "welcome development" Friday's award of the 2008 Olympics hosting to Beijing, the Chinese capital. Full text...

  • Cape Verdian basketball coaches attend refresher course
    13 july 2001 10:02:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian basketball coaches are in the third day of a refresher course being conducted by a French trainer, Abdourahmane Ndiaye. Full text...

  • Botswana hosts regional table tennis tournament
    12 july 2001 21:35:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana will host a four-day regional table tennis tournament beginning Saturday, the Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA), announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Benin delegation for 4th Francophonie Games
    12 july 2001 20:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A second Benin delegation left Cotonou Thursday for the 14-24 July 4th Francophonie Games in Ottawa, Canada, official sources said. Full text...

  • FIFA resumes funding of Kenya's Youth Programme
    12 july 2001 20:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World soccer governing body, FIFA has resumed funding of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Youth Development Programme, a KFF official has said. Full text...

  • Safari Rally grappling with diminishing status
    12 july 2001 19:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gone are the days when the Safari Rally used to be a crowd puller. Full text...

  • Namibian U-19 team in good showing at Denmark tourney
    12 july 2001 19:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's under-19 Football team has won its first three matches at the ongoing Tivoli Cup championship in Denmark. Full text...

  • Ghana coach invites professionals for World Cup qualifier
    12 july 2001 18:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's senior soccer team coach Fred Osam Duodu has invited at least six professionals for the crucial World Cup qualifying home match against Sudan at the weekend. Full text...

  • Great Olympics sink to bottom of soccer league
    12 july 2001 16:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Top club Accra Great Olympics sank deeper into trouble on Wednesday as they lost 0-1 to Real Tamale United in the Ghana premier soccer league match. Full text...

  • Namibian women volleyball team to play Kenya
    12 july 2001 16:37:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- An up-hill task awaits Namibia National women's volleyball team Friday when they clash against Kenya in Nairobi in the Africa Zone World Cup qualifying tournament. Full text...

  • Movie Star on Special Olympics Promotion Tour
    12 july 2001 16:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hollywood movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday paid an emotional visit to Robben Island with Nelson Mandela, the world's famous former political prisoner. Full text...

  • NFA Seeks Funds To Pay Coaches
    12 july 2001 16:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association is looking for funds to pay salary arrears for its consortium of coaches ahead of the national team's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier against Ghana on 29 July. Full text...

  • Athletics trials hold next week
    12 july 2001 10:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 12th edition of the annual Nigeria/Mobil Track and Field Championship has been scheduled in Lagos next week, with the marathon event featuring for the first time, organisers said. Full text...

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