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  • Groebelaar loses coaching job
    28 october 2001 10:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Groebelaar was Saturday fired from his coaching job at Pretoria-based Supersport United football club. Full text...

  • Madagascar beats Cameroon, qualifies for 3rd round
    28 october 2001 09:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Madagascar Saturday beat Cameroon 30- 24 in Yaounde to win its ticket to the third round of the 2003 Rugby World Cup preliminaries. Full text...

  • Stiff contest for Liberian football office bearers
    27 october 2001 19:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian Football Association Saturday went to the polls to elect a new corps of officials in what may turn out to be the most contested elections in the 65 years history of the body. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe fails to send team to Bangui
    27 october 2001 18:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-19 women's national soccer team Saturday pulled out of next year's World Cup after it failed to raise funding to travel to the Central Africa Republic for a qualifying match. Full text...

  • Taifa Stars are Castle Lager Cup champs
    27 october 2001 18:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's national soccer team, Taifa Stars, Saturday lifted the prestigious regional Castle Lager Cup for the first time after whipping Kenya's Harambee Stars 3-1 in a thrilling match in Mwanza City on the shores of Lake Victoria. Full text...

  • Gbagbo donates 20 million FCFA to Ivorian team
    27 october 2001 15:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has donated 20 million FCFA (27,209 dollars) to assist his national soccer team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • South African women's soccer team in Zambia
    27 october 2001 14:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South Africa's Under-19 women soccer team, 'Banyana-Banyana', is in Lusaka ready for their encounter against Zambia on Sunday. Full text...

  • Twelve Kenyans attain CBC rankings
    27 october 2001 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Twelve Kenyan boxers have attained the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) rankings. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie qualifies for CAF cup final
    26 october 2001 22:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's JS Kabylie on Friday defeated Cote d'Ivoire's Africa Sports 2-0 in Algiers to qualify for the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) cup. Full text...

  • Cameroon plays Madagascar Saturday
    26 october 2001 21:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national rugby team takes on Madagascar on Saturday in the second leg of qualifying matches for the 2003 World Cup finals to be held in Australia. Full text...

  • CAF ban looms over Kenya for unpaid dues
    26 october 2001 12:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya risks suspension by the African Football Confederation (CAF) should it fail to pay 1. Full text...

  • Kenyan team defends win as ICC probes match
    26 october 2001 11:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A week since the International Cricket Council (ICC) began probing a one-day international in which Kenya beat India by 70 wickets in South Africa, captain Maurice Odumbe and coach Sandip Patel have been striving to set the record straight. Full text...

  • Mali confirms to host "Amilcal Cabral" tournament
    25 october 2001 23:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Football Federation confirmed in Bamako Thursday that it would host the eight-nation "Amilcal Cabral" tournament from 3-11 November. Full text...

  • Liberia, Egypt play friendly on 7 November
    25 october 2001 20:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has accepted an invitation from Egypt for a friendly match on 7 November in Cairo, FA president Edwin Snowe confirmed Thursday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Zambia begins preparations for Nations Cup finals
    25 october 2001 14:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia Wednesday kicked off preparations for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, with coach Jan Brouwer conceding that his squad needed even more training to be ready for the challenge in Mali. Full text...

  • Taifa, Harambee Stars face off in Castle Cup tourney
    24 october 2001 23:31:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's national football team, Taifa Stars, Wednesday made a sensational comeback into international soccer by beating Simba of the DR Congo 4-2 in the 2001 Castle Lager Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Congolese Boxers for Afro-Asian Games
    24 october 2001 21:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Les Simba, the national boxing team of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been invited to take part in the three-day Afro-Asian Games opening 17 November in New Delhi, India. Full text...

  • DRC boxers invited to African-Asian games
    24 october 2001 19:11:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Pugilists from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been invited to participate in the 17-19 November African-Asian Games in New Delhi, India, according the national coach, Tshibanda Wata. Full text...

  • Govt tells federations to seek funds elsewhere
    24 october 2001 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports federations in Kenya have been advised to fend for themselves instead of looking up to the over- stretched government kitty. Full text...

  • Vita Club of Kinshasa become champion of DR Congo
    23 october 2001 19:23:00
    Kinsasha- DR Congo (PANA) -- Vita Club of Kinsasha was crowned champion of Congo after defeating Veti Club of Matadi 3-0 in the final match of national competitions. Full text...

  • Abidjan's ASEC Mimosa stranded in Angola
    23 october 2001 18:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's soccer champions, Asec Mimosa, are still stranded in Luanda for lack of an aircraft to take them back to Abidjan after last Sunday's match against hosts Petro Athletico in the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Champions League jinx hits Nigeria yet again
    23 october 2001 17:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African football Champions League reached its penultimate stage at the weekend with very telling revelations, not least among which was the Nigerian jinx. Full text...

  • Nairobi hits Kampala in cities contest
    23 october 2001 13:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi surprised Kampala with a 15-12 point victory in the first leg of the inter-cities boxing tournament over the weekend. Full text...

  • ICC peers into Kenya's hockey victory
    22 october 2001 14:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Even as Kenyans celebrate a sensational victory over India in the ongoing triangular tournament in South Africa, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is having second thoughts about the run of the match. Full text...

  • Kenya to play at four-nation tournament
    22 october 2001 12:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya national women's team have been invited to a four-nation hockey tournament in Zimbabwe next January, in which they will test their might against the hosts as well as Namibia and South Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya picks squad for Castle tourney
    22 october 2001 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four foreign-based professionals are in the final selection for Kenya's team at this week's four-Nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Nigerian Team Crashes Out Of CAF Champions League
    21 october 2001 15:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Champions League continues to be elusive for Nigerian clubs after the country's representative in this year's competition, Julius Berger FC, crashed out of the League following a 1-0 away loss to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa Saturday. Full text...

  • Results of fifth round of Libyan championship
    21 october 2001 14:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are results of the Libyan national football championship after the fifth round of matches played Friday and Saturday: Ranking Pts P W N L GF GA 1) Al-Nasr 13 5 4 1 - 11 1 2) Al-Tahaddi 11 5 3 2 - 12 5 3) Al-Ittihad 10 5 3 1 1 10 6 4) Al-Madina 10 5 3 1 1 7 3 5) Rafik 9 5 2 3 - 6 4 6) Al-Mourouje 9 5 3 - 2 7 11 7) Al-Hilal 8 5 2 2 1 6 6 8) Al-Ahli 6 5 1 3 1 5 5 9) Al-Sawaed 6 5 2 - 3 5 6 10)Al-Swihli 6 5 1 3 1 2 3 11)Al-Olympique 5 5 1 2 2 1 4 12)Al-Wifak 4 5 1 1 3 7 6 13)Al-Thahra 4 5 1 1 3 4 5 14)Al-Akdhar 4 5 1 1 3 5 10 15)Al-Mahala 2 5 - 2 3 6 10 16)Al-Tirsana 1 5 - 1 4 4 3 Full text...

  • Customs Team To Represent Nigeria In Basketball Tourney
    21 october 2001 14:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Customs basketball club will represent Nigeria at the African female basketball tournament scheduled for Abidjan from 3-10 November, according to an official of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). Full text...

  • MCO still tops Algerian elite football league
    20 october 2001 13:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mouloudia of Oran (MCO) kept to the top spot in the Algerian first division football championship following a 2-1 win over USM Blida on the seventh day of play last Thursday. Full text...

  • Government bails out Bissau Football Federation
    20 october 2001 11:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The government of Guinea Bissau has granted the country's national football federation 20 million CFA francs (about 27,410 US dollars), making it possible for its elite football championship to resume. Full text...

  • National rally championship opens this weekend
    19 october 2001 20:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Championship battles have already been won and lost, but there are still titles up for grabs when the Great North Rally brings the curtain down on this year's national rally championship in the Northern Province this weekend. Full text...

  • First ever Namibian championship holds next week
    19 october 2001 19:42:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The first ever Namibia National Basketball Championship will take place in Windhoek on 26 and 27 October, the Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA) reported Friday. Full text...

  • ANOCA Zone Five Athletes Head for Zanzibar
    19 october 2001 14:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zanzibar will next weekend host the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Zone Five athletics championship. Full text...

  • Govt puts suspended trainer on half pay
    19 october 2001 13:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Jan Brouwer, Dutch born trainer of Zambia's national football team, has been placed on half salary following his one-year suspension last month by the Confederation of African football (CAF). Full text...

  • Kenya, Egypt drawn in tough World Championship pools
    18 october 2001 23:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's representatives to next year's Women's World Volleyball Championship in Germany, Egypt and Kenya, are drawn in tough pools comprising world and Olympic champions. Full text...

  • Kenyan official called to account for FIFA funds
    18 october 2001 20:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The chairman of the Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA), Farah Ado, has demanded that former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary Sam Nyamweya account for a 24 million Kenyan shilling (308 000 US dollar) grant from FIFA, made two years ago. Full text...

  • Cintra, Fovu to play Challenge Cup final
    18 october 2001 19:33:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Premier league sides Cintra of Yaounde and Fovu of Baham have qualified for this year's Cameroon Cup final. Full text...

  • Cape Verde competes at world eurhythmics championship
    18 october 2001 19:18:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Two Cape Verde athletes are taking part in the 24th world individual eurhythmics championship in Madrid, Spain running 18-21 October, sources in Praia said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone champions in Liberia for soccer friendlies
    18 october 2001 19:12:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's soccer champions, Mighty Blackpool are in Liberia for a series of "peace and reconciliation" friendlies, a Liberian FA official said Thursday. Full text...

  • Controversial player dropped from Zimbabwean cricket tour
    18 october 2001 16:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe cricket officials Thursday dropped one of the national team's key players from a tour of the Middle East and Asia after he made controversial racial remarks about players' selection last week. Full text...

  • Namibia drops on FIFA ranking list
    18 october 2001 09:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia risks sliding out of the top 100 bracket of the world's best soccer playing nations if it does not play a series of friendlies or competitive matches soon, the Nambia News Agency (NAMPA) has warned. Full text...

  • Zambia sends squad of 22 swimmers to Kenya
    18 october 2001 08:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has put together a squad of 22 swimmers who will take part in the Nairobi Invitational Open gala championship this weekend. Full text...

  • Zambian top scorer headed for South African league
    18 october 2001 08:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian young striker Dudley Fichite is in the process of transferring to the South African premier soccer league on the side of Hellenic FC. Full text...

  • Mozambique launches Lurdes Mutola foundation
    17 october 2001 23:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has launched the "Lurdes Mutola Foundation," an initiative of Mozambique's foremost athlete, Maria de Lurdes Mutola, to encourage and promote sports in the country. Full text...

  • Two national players pass FIFA dope test
    17 october 2001 17:15:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Two players of the Liberian national soccer squad, Lone Star, have passed a dope test administered by FIFA, the world football governing body, press reports said in Monrovia on Wednesday. Full text...

  • National sports committee meets
    17 october 2001 16:53:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's National Sports Committee (CNS) have met in Yaounde to define the status of high-level Cameroonian sportsmen and those of sports federations. Full text...

  • Taylor, Weah feature on Lone Star jerseys for CAN 2002
    17 october 2001 15:05:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian FA has apparently laid to rest a brewing controversy over the type of jersey the national soccer side, Lone Star, will don at the African Cup of Nations 2002. Full text...

  • Racial remarks simmer crisis in cricket team
    17 october 2001 14:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's cricket team faced disintegration Wednesday after black players threatened to quit over unpleasant racial remarks made by one of their white colleagues. Full text...

  • Benin gears up for Amilcar Cabral Cup
    17 october 2001 11:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin national football team's new coach, Rene Taelman, has called up 35 players to prepare for the Amilcar Cabral Cup to be hosted by Mali in November. Full text...

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